Thursday, March 26, 2020

Lives vs. The Markets; What are the American People Worth to Trump?

Donald J. Trump, before his impeachment (courtesy of the media)
Trump has been a con man his entire life. He has been sued and fined for defrauding thousands of people with Trump University. That is merely one example. If you review his life and times, you will see the fraud enumerated again and again.

His fraud is criminal now as president if you read the Mueller Report as a probable conspiracy to undermine the election process in the 2016 election and afterward. His behavior was criminal with the quid pro quo of withholding millions of dollars mandated for Ukraine's defense for dirt on Joe Biden, a popular candidate for the presidency, for which he was impeached. During these years, Trump has acted purely in his own interest. He has done everything in his power to avoid indictment and prosecution, obviating the constitution and making it subject to him alone, defying the law of the land and establishing the supreme power of the executive branch. He has bent the constitution to his will accordingly and made it is own law with the fawning help of DOJ William Barr. This is so except with regard to the Defense Productive Act where, as a powerful executive, he should be deploying the massive scaling up of production of respirators, PPE supplies, quarantine hotels, Apps to monitor temperature and contact trace and more.

But he has yet to do this. Just today, a respirator company VOLUNTEERED TO MAKE RESPIRATORS, as per Trump's invitation. THEY HAVE YET TO HEAR FROM THE WH. Respirators save lives. Trump is not in the WH to save lives, his mandate and oath of office. He is there to benefit himself and his kids and grandkids, FOREVER. Well, too bad. Not on our watch.
March in NYC 22nd January 2017 (Carole Di Tosti)
It is obvious to the scientists and experts and Governor Cuomo and the governors of the other states that he has not secured the Executive for the good of the nation, as we see with his negligence regarding actively deploying the Defense Production Act's enforcement to massively produce equipment during this war with Corona. He has only secured the Executive for his own benefit and to avoid criminal prosecution. Indeed, he has said that "he is the law," and for the evangelicals he has said, "he is the chosen one." Chosen for what? Committing negligent criminal homicides of the American people? Indeed, then, he has chosen himself rightly as a negligent murderer. And in that he is doing a good job delaying doing his real job to help the American people, save their lives and produce the equipment that will keep health care workers and their patients safe.

Trump is up against an entity that will not bow to him, the novel PLAGUE which traveled and morphed from animal to human, for which we have no natural immunity. Now, all of his underlying psychological illnesses compounding his fraud, incompetence and negligence have been exposed. He cannot get out of his own way to stop the deaths that are happening and he refuses to take responsibility for his actions that have caused these deaths. These are global crimes against humanity caused by his egregious, willful negligence.

And of course, Fox News, Murdock, members of the GOP, the WH staff and others, i.e. the Federalist Society support him. They are responsible for the disinformation campaign about the severity of Covid 19 which they feared would derail his presidency so they mischaracterized it as a Democratic hoax or demeaned its severity. These individuals and entities are in a conspiracy to cover up Trump's dilatory action and pretend this PLAGUE is not serious, or demean it or as the shifting winds have blown them about, now deride anyone who would tell the truth about Trump's lack of due diligence as president in a crisis.

Since the American people are not a part of his limited liability company. The adult children of those who have died in the nursing home in Washington state, those who have prematurely died in other nursing facilities and managed care units and those others with compromised immune systems should sue Trump et. al. in a class action for wrongful death promulgated in the continual disinformation campaign to "pretty up" an ugly, deadly virus.

The Woman's March against Trump's election, NYC, January 2017 (Carole Di Tosti)
Important to note is his counsel advises him toward criminality; the nefarious lawyers and staff, i.e. Jared Kushner, bend to his whims and his fears. They, too, are accountable for killing Americans. We are in a war. Not against Covid 19 but against Trump's hatred of the presidency, the country, his oath of office and finally the American people.

Covid 19 can be easily fought with enough resources if you know math, understand the logic of the disease and follow procedures of testing, contact tracing and quarantine like the City of Vò, Italy has done and as public health officials have stated should be done over and over in articles since epidemics have broken out (SARS, MERS, EBOLA). In the city of Vò  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/20/eradicated-coronavirus-mass-testing-covid-19-italy-vo  out of three thousand people, only 1 person died. They tested everyone and brilliantly, they tested the asymptomatic and they performed contact tracing and isolated accordingly. That made all the difference. They have eradicated the disease in their city. They test anyone coming in and out.

A plague rat I purchased in Siena, Italy in 2003, never thinking I would experience a pandemic (Carole Di Tosti)
We have not done that. Trump could use his vast network of hotels to quarantine individuals, or have NYC and other cities across the nation convert them to hospitals when the tsunami threatens to overwhelm the healthcare system, which if we look at Italy's example, it will and is at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens. When I posted that suggestion online, my friends laughed and said, "Yeah, right." In other words, Trump's generosity and care for others stops at himself. Thus, though other countries have eradicated it in smaller cities, though South Korea, China, Singapore and Hong Kong have gotten ahead of Covid 19 with necessary measures, we have not. For example, they have converted hotels for purposes of quarantine; they have created Apps which monitor the temperature of individuals and track them for the virus and its possible return (contact trace) and they quarantine accordingly done any of that. Governor Cuomo did that for New Rochelle, New York and the effectiveness of this action is now manifesting, the geometric spread decreasing to a manageable rate.

Still, (this reversed yesterday-March 28th after grave criticism) Trump has not employed military grade production ordering companies to produce a massive output of supplies, tests, respirators, hazmat suits, masks, gloves. Every state must have massive testing and contact tracing and then quarantining and then hospitalization if needed. They don't. Only New York's Governor has a handle on this disease and he is helping governors of surrounding states to ramp up testing and isolation.
Currently, Governor Cuomo's leadership is unparalled in the US (Carole Di Tosti)

Supplies, PPE are needed in the multimillions weekly to serve the population of the states which have the virus and are spreading it but don't know it yet because they don't test. These supplies must be scaled up, produced like munitions in this war. But Trump is deaf, dumb and blind as he self-congratulates about the great job he is doing and Mike Pence bows and thanks him every time they are near each other to speak on television, a campaign rally for Trump to show how well, how PERFECT things are going.

Meanwhile, in NYC hospitals because of a lack of supplies/protective equipment (that Trump and his staff have lied about saying it is plentiful) nurses are using garbage bags to cover themselves as they treat patients. They are reusing masks, degrading the masks' power and effectiveness, thereby increasing their vulnerability to the disease. Reports are coming that medical workers are coming down with Covid 19 and now have to be cared for. The medical staff is in extreme jeopardy as a result: the first nurse has died. How many doctors and nurses will follow her? If we lose our medical staff, we will lose the war and millions will die. Experts are warning this constantly. Their deaths are needless.

Recorded are examples of deaths, exploding the myth that youth are invulnerable. Three who have died in NYC of the increasing numbers: one man in his 70s, one 60, another in her thirties. Furthermore, if you are pregnant and ready to have your baby? Do not go to the hospital. Call a midwife. They can't take care of you. The ER is filled with coronavirus cases. One man died in front of others who waited for care; another while he waited on a long line to get in just to be tested. Just another day in the world of this PLAGUE.


On a scale of how the US is doing with the disease, we have been rated an "F." This is not overblown, fake news trying to make Trump look bad to destroy his election chances a QAnon canard. If the news can't report the facts, then just go outside if you are in any state "not impacted" as Trump suggests there are such states. Go out, have fun, congregate, listen to Trump at the implication that this is a plot of the media and ignore the news. Don't believe any of it. I would advise you to do the opposite and listen, not to Fox, but to MSNBC. But oh, I forgot. That is liberal media. Yes, and they are concerned with your life and their lives. They want this pandemic over sooner than later. That means listening to the experts and officials like Governor Cuomo. That is what I would advise. But do what you want.

I wish Covid 19 were fake and it was a media hyped disease that is not serious. Then all of this could go away poof, and I would be able to run to the store for anything I like without worrying about giving THE PLAGUE to others. I would be seeing and reviewing Broadway shows and traveling the world to theater and film festivals, instead of hunkering down and not leaving my 650 square foot apartment.

My toolkit to disinfect supplies and keep areas and myself sterilized (Carole Di Tosti)
Nor would I have to wash items I purchased a week ago after they've been disempowering from Covid in my car. Nor would I have to wear a mask and gloves to throw out the trash, then bleach the door knobs going in and out of my apartment. And I would just love it if by Easter, all would be well and this apocalypse would fly away into the sunny White House where everything is beautiful and glorious and the staff can be tested and get the best medical advice and treatment. A perfect call!

Florida's beauty colors the invisible Covid 19 which lurks everywhere (Carole Di Tosti)
Meanwhile, in Palm Beach County Trump's hometown, no one has seen a test for a few days now, maybe a few weeks. You can't get tested. This is multiplied in areas throughout the US. You need to fly to Washington D.C. to the White House, or be a celebrity who lives in Palm Beach County or a friend of the president or a friend of a friend who can call up one of the senators to arrange for your test. You might also visit a friend in The Villages in Orlando. They have their own testing set up. But for the unsuspecting, the avid fans of Dear Leader in Palm Beach County, you can't get tested. For them, the virus doesn't exist.

Florida's canals, Sarasota (Carole Di Tosti)
I fantasize. What if I, just like the folks in Florida, shut it out of my mind and say Trump is perfect; this is a hoax, the hell with it? What if I cavorted on the beach? Or what if I were like the governor of Mississippi? He reversed the orders of some mayors, like the Mayor of Tupelo, who ordered his folks to shelter in? The Mississippi governor rescinded the mayor's order and forbade any mayor from ordering any sheltering in place in Mississippi. Obviously, Covid 19 isn't serious to them. They enjoy living in an alternate world which doesn't exist. They are fantasists and we are paying for it. Singapore has noted and jail those who advocate and act as if the virus is a "nothingburger." We should too, if we were moral and Christian, loving our brother and sister as ourself. No. Instead, the evangelical community is opening up churches and Liberty University opened its welcoming doors, contravening the sheltering orders. Such is the love. One student comes up to New York with Covid 19 an spreads it here, and the hotspot continues. All it takes is one. All it took was one individual, a lawyer in New Rochelle spreading it to his family and community.

I could be like them, the hoaxists, my mind free and clear, nonplussed by what is happening to those Jews, "niggers" and brownies and the damn "chinks" who brought it into the country* into Jew York SIN City.
 (the racist epithets represent the southern-northern-midwestern Red Neck, fascist, neo Nazi, white supremacist view). I am one of those Jews; I live here. Sucks for me.
 On the other hand, thank God I live here. As Governor Cuomo says, we are the testing ground. I liken it to being a crucible. What happens here does not stay here, it travels and because of the nature of this virus, this pandemic, it is probably in your backyard, too. Since it's invisible unless you re tested, you won't know. New York has so many cases because we have done so many tests. We know where it is and we are fighting it. So, we will dispense with it first. And then we will help anyone who admits that Covid 19 is not a hoax and seeks help.
Expert immunologist with the NIAID, Dr. Anthony Fauci says, "The disease sets the timeline." Saaaay what? If the disease sets the timeline, that means that I will be in my apartment, perhaps for months. Yes! Well, OK. I trust him and Governor Cuomo and his team. They understand math, the geometric spread of Covid 19, the necessity for contact tracing and isolation. Cuomo and his team are making the acquisitions of supplies. They know what to do. Governor Cuomo has said repeatedly, I am responsible. He does not want anyone to die on his watch and they are and you can see he feels the tragedy of this, an unnecessary tragedy. I will do what the governor and his team say. My life is in his hands and in Dr. Fauci's hands.

My life is not in Trump's hands. He says he is not accountable for his actions, but he wants to be praised. He is not responsible for the three month delay, for shutting down the office that dealt with pandemics. He is not responsible for ignoring President Obama's team who briefed him on pandemics and the necessity of that office. He is not accountable that he ignored our Intel this year about the outbreak. If Trump is not responsible, then he must NOT be obeyed. Why? He is rogue. He does not follow the law. He does what he wants. He does not follow the constitution and has made the Executive the only branch that matters. And what if he declares he is not accountable?

Well, we are not accountable to him. He must be not be obeyed. His orders are in direct violation of the constitution, the national defense and the safety of Americans who are dying because he didn't act when he should have. Since he is not responsible for their deaths which is in the oath he swore to the constitution and Americans, than neither should American citizens listen to or adhere to anything he says. He has blown out the walls of the presidency, tantamount to a war lord defending only his own regime, not the United States.
Putin and Trump in agreement, what? (courtesy of the media)
He should have been removed for his past acts: not adhering to the constitution; not being subject to oversight; bullying the GOP and Senate not to indict-convict and remove him after his impeachment. They should have removed him for his fraud during the Mueller Investigation, his obstruction of justice during his impeachment hearings; his lying to congress and the American people; his defying subpoenas; his acting above congressional law and oversight. By doing these acts, he has already put himself out of the office of the presidency which he has disdained from the beginning. With those behaviors he has nullified his own role as president and obviated the roles of the judiciary and the senate and house. Either there is oversight, there are checks and balances and the executive answers subpoenas, or there is no American government, no constitutional democracy. There hasn't been a functioning democracy in months.

GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell (courtesy the media)
The GOP is in lock step with Trump. He and they and the judiciary have destroyed this nation, its laws and the governing balance set up by the founders in theory. And now they are materializing their goals following the shadow government behind them of global fascists. Is it any wonder that the coronavirus was allowed by him to come into the country as he labeled its reality a hoax, a plot to destroy his reelection chances? That label of hoax was a GROSS AND NEGLIGENT LIE he has since had to reverse.

Is it any wonder that the power of the virus was pooh poohed by Rand Paul who acted irresponsibly to spread the virus to members of the senate when he swam in the pool, ate in the lunchroom knowing full well he tested positive? Is it any wonder that people in Suffolk County when I post that Trump is guilty of crimes against humanity mock me and post memes insisting Trump will win in 2020?  Is it any wonder that people think he is right? This obtains, despite the fact that Trump ignored Intel reports about the coronavirus, despite the fact that he boasts in his lies about a democratic plot against him, despite the fact that he boasts and bullies that the media doesn't want to see him reelected and is giving him "BAD PRESS ABOUT THE VIRUS"

Make no mistake. Trump is forced to deal with this pandemic; it has stripped him naked. However, if he takes no responsibility for his behavior during this season of THE PLAGUE it will blow its hurricane force against him in the number of deaths he is responsible for. Of course he will do everything in his power to be reelected. If this pandemic and the disastrous economic fallout as a result of it makes him "look bad" in his perception, he will lie, he will cover up, he will spread disinformation and jeopardize the lives of the American people continually as he began to do in early 2017. He will continue to commit egregious, willful acts of negligence as he has done during his presidency. This is criminally negligent homicide. If the possibility that seniors will die if he opens up the markets and the country, he will do it. He is a presumptive warlord. He is not the president of the United States and all that represents and has represented. He must not be listened to unless he acts for the good of the nation.

DOJ Barr and Trump (courtesy of the media)
Trump is a genocidal, psychotic. He must with his contingent of lawyers and staff be dragged before The Hague for committing global crimes against humanity for their willful, criminally negligent death-dealing. The wave of cases and impending deaths will hit various states at different times. As in Italy, the most vulnerable will die. The problem is, we will learn who is the most vulnerable (seniors and the compromised) during the course of the disease. It is not a hoax. But some will die with his name on their lips praising his behavior. The cult continues, and many of his supporters number as the most vulnerable. And in an unwitting pact they have made to support the fascist who is unfit, a suicidist and sadomasochist, they will die because that's what happens to cultists who become blind, deaf and dumb to the insanity of their leaders.

Governor Cuomo says that New York is the canary in the coal mine. I agree and appreciate his honesty and his values in lifting up human life. He is doing all he can to save our lives as best he can under an imperfect, implausible situation he has been forced to deal with as governor. I thank him, his team, his staff, his brother and family and his father's spiritual influence over him and Chris in this crisis. And my prayers are to all those in the front lines of this war, the doctors, nurses, medical staff, the service workers in the supermarkets, the garbage pickup, the superintendents in condos and apartment buildings, the police and fire department, those who stock the shelves of supermarkets, all who are allowing us to get to the next day. Thanks to all of you.

When Trump was elected, I widely told friends, "I am not ready for a Trump presidency." And I realized what I was saying because coming from New York, I was familiar with what and who the man is. But now, I am ready for him to be presidential. Our lives depend upon it. God help us.

*(actually Trump brought it in with the delay and his mishandling of the cruise ship allowed to molder with evolving cases of the people who were then transported in a bus without protective gear to infect the West Coast, sourced from a whistleblower who blew the whistle on the covert mishandling of these people)

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