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Coronavirus Dispatches: 14 April 2020

ChristoNazi Front Group Demands End to Church-State Separation

THE FANATICALLY HATEFUL CHRISTIANS  against whom some of us have struggled nearly all our lives have radically intensified their Sharia-minded efforts to convince the already pro-theocracy Trump/Pence Regime to do whatever might be necessary to force declaration of  the murderously misogynistic, lynch-mob-racist Prosperity Gospel as the official U.S. state religion. And they are counting on the unprecedented death and chaos inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic to conceal their campaign until its momentum is unstoppable.  Unfortunately these disclosures are via Daily Koz -- the quasi-official Democratic (sic) Party website that even less credibility than Fox News; hence I publish this link only because of the report's importance and because its source is the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, a group I know to be absolutely credible. 


Paywall Can't Hide Anti-Homeless Atrocity by Tacoma's Neighbor

THE CITY OF PUYALLUP -- ironically named after a local First Nations tribe despite the fact this Western Washington town has long been a hotbed of ChristoNazi ferment -- has banned a Registered Nurse from providing breakfasts to  approximately 60 homeless people, all of whom have the potentially fatal misfortune to be stuck in what behind the protective smokescreen of McClatchy deceptions is one of the state's most socioeconomically hateful white suburban municipalities. I present this as today's second most indicative story because of its implicitly genocidal ominousness: what better way to exterminate "surplus" humans than by weaponizing the COVID-19 lockdown to cut off our access to food and care?  (With thanks and protected anonymity to the dear friend who helped  me weasel this vital story out from under The News Tribune's anti-Working-Family paywall.)         


Reliable anthologies of pandemic reports (scroll each site for whatever "un-curated" news you deem relevant):

Virus Outbreak
Updated constantly by the Associated Press.

Black Agenda Report
Updated regularly. In my opinion, the best, most informative, most relevant political website on the U.S. Internet. 

RT - Breaking news, shows, podcasts
Democratic (sic) Party Big Lies and Republican censorship not withstanding, this site provides what is often the most truthful reporting available to us in the United States. Updated often.

TASS Russian News Agency
Just as Propagandamaster Bezos' WaPo gives us the Predatory Plutocrats' perspective, so does this site -- formerly Telegraph Agency of the Soviet Union (Телегра́фное аге́нтство Сове́тского Сою́за, Telegrafnoye agentstvo Sovetskogo Soyuza) -- give us, in English,  the often-radically different Russian government's perspective. (It's history, dating from 1904, makes interesting reading for mediaphyles.) Updated often.

Ditto for the news agency of the People's Republic of China. Xinhua's reports are regularly updated and its history is here.

Coronavirus Updates from The Washington Post
Possibly useful material listed last because -- as applies to anything originating from  Propagandamaster Bezos's domain -- we should never forget how he protects himself and his fellow predatory plutocrats with vindictive self-censorship1 and warmongering lies.

Indications of the pandemic's true magnitude and consequences:

The Normal Economy Is Never Coming Back
COVID-19 is now acknowledged as having flung human society into "the steepest freefall ever."

The impact of the pandemic on childcare in the US: A social catastrophe affecting generations 

Feds: Washington leads the way when it comes to flattening the curve

COVID-19: As if Calendar Year 2020 Has Been Cancelled
And lower-income women are those most likely to be victimized as a result.

Other pandemic-related indications and/or questions:

Fascists Are Using COVID-19 To Advance Their Agenda - PopularResistance.Org

Pandemic More Publicly Exposes Evils of Capitalism - LA Progressive

Tinker, Tailor, Mobster, Trump
Is the President a Deep-State confidential informant? If so, are his ecogenocidal policies then an accurate reflection of our real Masters' true intent?

Vindictive vectors (includes countermeasures):

Flashback: US Army Has Admitted to Conducting 100s of Germ Warfare Tests On Americans

Censorship and disinformation (includes countermeasures):

See "Paywall Can't Hide Anti-Homeless Atrocity," above.

Forcible disarmament (includes countermeasures):

NRA Cuts 60 Workers But CEO Still Makes Millions - American gun news

Especially for Washingtonians:

Murals transform boarded-up storefronts amid stay-home order

Washington National Guard and Northwest Harvest team up to fill emergency food boxes

Decline to sign R-90!
Held over for obvious reasons.

An expression of solidarity I hope we all endorse:

Sign on: Thank a nurse for their service | National Nurses United
Held over for obvious reasons.

Also worth reading:

Decades of Science Denial Related to Climate Change Has Led to Denial of the Coronavirus Pandemic 

A Family’s Fetid Week With Coronavirus
Held over because it  is the most outspoken, most emotionally honest, most implicitly life-supportive and by far the best reporting I have read in many years. Indeed, Reyhan Harmanci is a writer whose talent I'd have recognized with a full-time general-assignment staff-job (way, way) back when "editor" was the key part of my job-title. (For more of her work, click on her "Family's Fetid Week" byline.)

Important stuff to bear in mind:
(All of which helps us understand more about what the PluPreds are doing to us now and what they might intend to do to us in the future.)

‘Collateral Murder’ and the My Lai Massacre
Vital to understanding why the U.S. government's response to the deadly Covid-19 pandemic is genocidal rather than protective.  Contrasting the U.S. population's long-ago outage at Vietnam war crimes with its present-day enthusiasm for atrocities against Muslims (and all other peoples of color) reveals how decades of Ayn Rand indoctrination purged the United States of any pretense of humanitarianism and reduced it to a thoroughly Nazified white-racist realm in which self-obsessed moral imbecility is the ruling ethos and revolution (or even effective resistance) is thus rendered psychologically impossible.   Additional details here.

Goldman Sachs warns that curing patients may not be 'sustainable'
Outright acknowledgment from the deadliest Neoliberal predators that curing disease with a single treatment is bad for profits. A report from 2018 that explains what's being done to us  today, hence given knife-edged relevance by the pandemic.

Average U.S. Citizens Have “Little Or No” Influence On Government Policy
Another "old" report given new relevance by what's being done to us today.

The Truth About the United States' "Continuity of Government" Plans & The Coronavirus Perfect Storm
Scroll down to the 12th graf to learn how at least eight million U.S. citizens are on the PPs' enemies lists and will be disappeared.

Military, Trump administration ready plans for domestic crackdown as virus spreads across US
From the report: "'a senior military planner working on coronavirus but not authorized to speak on sensitive planning matters [...] says that deployment of federal troops in support roles is being prepared,' including to conduct traffic stops, home searches and seizures and arrests." Scroll to Footnote2 to learn what atrocities could thus be inflicted on us.

Avenger Planet: Is the Covid-19 Pandemic Mother Nature's Response to Human Transgression?
Excellent question -- though as a (solitary-practice) Gaian Pagan, I would cite the scientific hypothesis that bears the Earth Goddess' name and answer "almost certainly yes."  (One of the innumerable reasons the ChristoNazis so despise us is the majority of our beliefs are based on science -- the ultimate terminator of all patriarchal religion.) 

Useful references:
(No snake-oil sales or medicine-show huckstering allowed.)

How to Make a DIY Mask From a T-Shirt or Bandanna
New; hopefully useful; have not tried it myself.

What you should know about DIY masks and ventilators
From National Geographic.

CARES Act Pandemic Unemployment Assistance for Freelancers
Useful, potentially lifesaving economic information. (Disclosure: I am a longtime National Writers Union member and co-chaired one of their local writers' workshops c. 2009-2011.)  

COVID-19 Relief by industry

Parents On Childcare And Challenges In Coronavirus Isolation

How to wash your hands to prevent coronavirus — because you're probably doing it wrong

Loss of smell, taste, might signal pandemic virus infection

Tests show new virus lives on some surfaces for up to 3 days

How to clean the bundle of germs that is your phone

Food Safety and Coronavirus: A Comprehensive Guide 

How to Properly Make Sanitizers from Household Ingredients

Handling mail amid coronavirus: Low risk but wash your hands
My practice is to assume everything from outside is potentially contaminated, hence I wash my hands thoroughly after handling any incoming packages and sanitize any surface upon which they might have rested or been unwrapped.


1As to what prompts my sudden skepticism of virus coverage by The Washington Post, note how quickly Bezos or one of his zero-tolerance subordinates imposed paywall censorship on this pivotally important 20 March story (scroll down to "U.S. intelligence reports"), which for only a very few short minutes appeared as part of WaPo's  non-paywalled daily virus report.  Pretending to be real journalists rather than  the Regime's scribes -- a mental downgrading inflicted as much by the clerical drudgery necessitated by computers as by the chief Josef-Goebbels-wannabee Bezos himself -- is a form of moral imbecility I cannot abide.

2Be aware that "home searches and seizures"  could include not only confiscation of all real or potential weapons but -- given the ChristoNazi Regime's anti-marijuana fanaticism  -- confiscation of, and arrest for possession of, all the (still federally illegal) medical marijuana upon which such a huge number of opiate-denied chronic-pain victims are now forced to depend. Too -- given the Regime's even more fanatical hatred of women and female sexuality -- such raids might also be used to confiscate all birth-control devices and criminalize all unwed women who possess them, thereby fulfilling still more of the PPs' ChristoNazis objectives. Thus -- by such mass arrests -- could the Regime give its plutocratic owners the ultimate "gift" of permanently enslaving millions of U.S. citizens for brutally hard, typically deadly labor, thereby granting our Masters' wish of exterminating "surplus workers" while following the German Nazis' model of amassing unlimited profits from mass murder. 


(As always, headlines are reproduced in their original up-style and down-style formats.)



STAY HEALTHY. REMEMBER in such times as these remaining alive is revolutionary defiance. 

LB/14 April 2020 08:35 PDT




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