Why is it that wealthy, politically powerful people are overwhelmingly the ones leading the chorus urging us to take fewer precautions?

Just today it comes out that the billionaire owner of Uline, a major Trump campaign supporter, is hardcore pressuring the governor of Wisconsin to relax COVID-19 protection measures. She is also apparently funding protests against stay-at-home orders. She claims the whole pandemic has been “overhyped” by news media.

But you know what?

I bet all these powerful people are perfectly well aware they can take all the precautions they need. It’s easy for them to stay socially distanced in their homes and offices. They will never have to go and work around large numbers of people in crowded environments.

They are confident that if they become ill, they will have ER beds and ventilators if they need them. Yes, of course the healthcare system privileges wealthy people, and they know it does.

Death cult, indeed. So long as it’s other people’s deaths.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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