June 6th 2020 – Civilians News – “News For All Views”
– Corona Pandemic! Making Sense Of A Year Gone Mad! –
“Two faced rhetoric,” that’s what I think… when I think about the aftermath of this year’s, “Coronavirus pandemic.” Which is to say, that in many ways this quarantine feels like an apex of the year’s political complaints outlined into one, “seemingly falsified, yet very real,” event.
Whereby, the 2020 quarantine has subtly touched on the issues of;
- Credibility in the mass media.
- Universal income, an issue further championed by Andrew Yang and Mark Zuckerburg.
- Border security, in conjunction with disease prevention… and the UK system of immigration/health-care, which had already been implemented before Corona.
- Universal health-care.
- Senior citizen’s health-care, “costs.”
- Alcoholism and tariff’s…… which has gone unsaid, IE a foreign beer, “Corona,” replacing Budweiser within America today. Which then also leads me into the topic of, “sub-versive racism,” European politics and generational wealth… as well as cultural heritage. (*The Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.)
But what solutions will ultimately arise after this 4 month, “quarantine,” is over? A quarantine where 30 million people filed for unemployment and countless businesses had their entire year’s finances altered, in a single day?
And I think that the U.S. government is in many ways using this time as a litmus test, in order to decipher some of those decisions moving forward. Whereby, for the first time in American history, over 100 million people are now receiving welfare… or over 1/3rd of our population. Furthermore, this situation has also arisen due to the seemingly never ending political cross-fire between ailing senior citizens and welfare receiving minorities… over social security.
But does it ever end? Or is 2 trillion dollars a small penance, when compared to the costs of allowing illegal aliens into this country forever? And who is to blame for an outdated economy, dominated by senior citizens in their 70’s, 80’s and 90’s?
Yet, as the US government loves to do… US policy continues to reflect a never ending, “blame game,” of sorts. Whereby, the US military blames welfare recipients for our ailing economy… overpaying their soldiers based upon the success of restaurant owners, then middle classer’s over-pay their staff’s, then tech companies over-pay their staff’s and we see this growing gap in wages. Furthermore, sometimes in these underground, “wars over wages,” it also seems that corporate America blames our very own work force, penalizing cities like Detroit by outsourcing jobs when profits don’t meet costs… all the while never going bankrupt and never changing ownership…..
775$ unemployment? That’s double what I made in the private sector! Which further signals that wage gaps are not just a bi-product of top heavy corporate pay structures but also greed in the grass roots, whereby 775$/week SHOULD BE a more common weekly wage, yet… middle managers and the likes… are essentially taking this slack in the economy for themselves further depressing the lower class!
But let’s be real… there are plenty of companies coming up short these days and the reality of this economy doesn’t always match the rhetoric. Which is to say…. that normalizing this level of unemployment alone, says a lot about how, “the private sector,” has divided profits over the years.
To be clear, our government has handed out 2 trillion dollars since May 11th and stocks went up! So what is that saying? That solving some of these issues like; immigration and health-care costs, TODAY, as opposed to later on, could actually save this country money? But personally, I can’t tell you the last time that I purchased something anywhere except Ebay or Amazon.com…. meaning that retail is drastically faultering, as well as media outlets like Comcast and other obsolete corporate services. Which is why I believe that this quarantine is taking place as well, in order to test certain sectors of the economy vs automation with the goal of perhaps laying some of these professions off, “for good.” (Why aren’t robot’s already taking orders at Mcdonalds?)
Nevertheless, what solutions will come as a result of this pandemic? And how will these issues change people’s outlook… once the dreaded Coronavirus has subsided?
And these are some solutions… which I’d like to present moving forward;
1. Home farming – In the event of current Ai and solar technology improving… “rural sprawl,” would likely become more popularized. Specifically, I believe that solar panels capable of powering household devices could rapidly popularize a mammoth wave of rural sprawl, within America today. However, with that being said, “home farming,” or, “hobby farming,” I think will subsequently also grow in popularity… as individuals break away from our dependence on the government and essentially our dependence upon mainstream food supplies, moving forward.
2. Population caps – As home farming increases, I also believe that population caps will be set, as well. Which is to say that a 3 billion person limit, on the US population… I believe would be pertinent, at this time. Furthermore, while this might seem drastic, this would actually allow the government to allocate LAND RESOURCES for future generations. Which is to say… that as home farming and rural sprawl grow in popularity, I expect that land will become scarcer and scarcer and at some point population caps will become necessary to maintain a fair housing market.
3. Automation and the acceptance of Ai – Why should fast food workers go back to work at all? Why shouldn’t robots be taking orders already?
But in conclusion… it’s time that something changed in this country! I often feel like it’s been 1984 on the corporate record books… for the last 36 years and whatever it takes to change that, so be it.
-William Larsen, Civilians News