The Ides of March are early upon us. As a former military man, I have been loathe to ever speak ill of my Commander-in-Chief, the President. This has been a rule of thumb both during my active duty days and after discharge. President Trump, though, is the quintessential exception to my policy. Since March 2020, the Trump Administration has signed off on nearly $6 Trillion from the US Government and another $10 Trillion from the Federal Reserve to Wall Street and financial institutions. Add to that the $6.23 Trillion between September and December of 2019 and it is quite the tidy sum. And yet, a paltry $1,200 has been allocated to US citizens. I want that to sink in, for just a moment. $22 Trillion to Wall Street and $1,200 to US citizens. It gets better, though.
President Trump has overseen the continued unemployment rate of a steady 28 Million+ people since he finally chose to acknowledge COVID. And during that period of time he and the Republican Party have done everything that they can to prevent legislation that might assist the elderly, infants, and minorities from putting food on their tables. It is a page ripped right out of Nazi Germany during WWII.
When I went to the food bank yesterday, we waited in line roughly three and a half hours. They had run out of food about fifteen people ahead of me. I had inquired how many they were able to serve that day and was told 1,100. Meanwhile, during COVID, America’s richest 1% — including President Trump — have have added yet another $845 Billion to their coffers. I want to make sure you really understand this. That number only represents 643 people. Anyone — AND I MEAN ANYONE — whom believes this will end well does not live on Planet Earth. We have nightly riots in the streets across the US and daily extrajudicial executions of our people by Trump Administration backed Gestapo Jackbooted Thugs. As opposed to once being a shining beacon of light for the world to see, we are now relegated as a backwater Banana Republic on the geopolitical stage.
According to Amherst Holdings, a massive hedge fund which owns Main Street Renewal, the total number of renter evictions are predicted at 22.1 Million. The Aspen Institute projects that number, including foreclosures, at 30 – 40 Million — that is not a typo. Additionally, Amherst holdings projects 15.6 Million mortgage defaults — read that as foreclosures.
For years, firms such as Amherst’s Main Street Renewal or Hudson’s Northsight Management, have been on the cutting edge of keeping the impoverished evicting their own and putting the lipstick on a pig with respect to rehab and restoration. Open your mouth and you taste the whip — blackballed. It is a page straight out of Soviet era dissident, Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich or his multi-volume The Gulag Archipelago. And in similar Stalinistic fashion, the Emperor Whom Wears No Clothes — President Trump — is embarking upon a path of autocratic dictatorship. And it fares no better for the Industry’s masters at the National Association of Mortgage Field Services (NAMFS). With their latest #FraudFest now virtual, they are offering 4 separate days with five hours per day of pundits patting each other on the back. Compared to their last income tax report, exclusively obtained from the IRS and located here, which documented $110,850 in sponsorships, the NAMFS #FraudFest was only capable of hustling $28,000 this year. That is not a typo simply check their own website here. Seems that NAMFS Executive Director Eric Miller’s $119,789 annual salary — a salary that consumes OVER 99.7% OF ALL NAMFS MEMBER DUES — is going to have some difficulty being funded after the latest shindig. Simply take a look at the NAMFS Executive Director Miller, himself, hocking coupons through the NAMFS Website here. I mean you cannot make this shit up! In essence, what Miller is saying is he will help you get discounts on food, like the Florida snowbirds clip coupons out for Burger King, if you will simply pay is salary. Simply click here to view the NAMFS website below. They forgot to take the hyperlink out of the NAMFS #FraudFest image. What a joke!
PHOTO FROM THE NAMFS MEMBERSHIP ONLY COUPON CLUB
So, whether or not you would be willing to sell your soul to continue draining the blood out of hardworking Industry Contractors appears to be a foregone conclusion for NAMFS and their Executive Director, Eric Miller. And precisely how much money this latest endeavor cost is anyone’s guess. Here is what I do know: 30 million people are out of work in the US. That is thirty times the amount of armed forces that we have. It is a bit more than thirty times the amount of law enforcement that we have. And while many of those people made it through the summer without utilities being cut off, fuel oil — needed by roughly two thirds of those people — must be paid for, in advance. Let’s add to that what precisely happens when the utilities start to be cut off? Or, how about what happens in those homes when there is no heat and the water is still on in a winter expected to be more brutally cold than in previous years?
Nick Hanauer had a great piece some years ago entitled, The Pitchforks Are Coming. It is a very accurate statement. And those in the Industry believing that people are going to roll over, like in the 2008 Crisis, had best bone up on firearms training. Make no mistake, whatsoever, that these are far different times. We are not talking about a couple of million people scattered out over several years. This is 30 Million NOW. And as if the redneck Trumpian wouldn’t lay down and let you come take pictures inside of their children’s window to attest to Safeguard Properties that it is occupied, I want you to picture the Tin Foil Hat folks waiting along the treelines to take pop shots at you trespassing — and it is going to happen. Or, how about rolling up in the Hood like a scene from Escape From New York and trying to explain why your cracker ass is pointing a camera out the window looking like a gun?
Almost all leading scientists predict a doubling of COVID deaths between now and New Years Day. To put that into perspective, President Trump has presided over the execution of nearly half a million Americans. There is no other way of putting it. President Trump could have gotten off his knees in front of Xi and Putin, closed his mouth, wiped his chin, and said Enough Is Enough. But that is not what autocrats do. They dig in, pile up the bodies like so many Medieval chess pieces, and mutter to themselves on Twitter.
While the Pretender-in-Chief prances around telling everyone that The Sky IS NOT Falling, his sycophants swoon to the tempo in his elderly voice. Trump’s daily roundtable — primarily only to hear his own voice — preaches that The Vaccine Is Coming, The Vaccine Is Coming. Bullshit. What kind of hole in the wall, last call for alcohol insanity is this? Let me tell you something about the vaccine Trump is talking about. I recently spoke with Anna Nagurney, Ph.D., John F. Smith Memorial Professor, Director, Virtual Center for Supernetworks, Department of Operations and Information Management, Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts. Whew! That was a mouthful! She has a great piece out in The Conversation that says this,
Most vaccines need to be stored within 1 degree Fahrenheit of their ideal temperature. Traditional vaccines are usually stored between 35 degrees Fahrenheit and 46 degrees Fahrenheit, but some of the leading COVID-19 vaccines need to be stored at much colder temperatures. Moderna’s vaccine requires a storage temperature of minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit, whereas Pfizer’s vaccine candidate requires a storage temperature of minus 94 degrees Fahrenheit. These are not easy temperatures to maintain accurately.
We now have spent well over a trillion dollars — yes, that is 12 zeros — flung at vaccines. And let me tell you that with the Trump Seal of Approval, we should all trust them. Fuck that, for a minute, though. We have no idea if any of these will even work. And the bar set for success is 50%. I mean what kind of fucktard dumps a trillion dollars down a black hole and doesn’t demand results? I mean I have a 50 – 50 chance of living with COVID now! Let’s get out in the weeds for just a moment. Negative 98 Fahrenheit sounds pretty cold. I mean not sure too many places on Earth where that is the norm. Matter of fact, only once has it ever been recorded colder and it was in Antarctica at Russia’s Vostok Station in July 1983. So, I am pretty sure that the Walgreen’s in Sioux City isn’t going to be set up to distribute a vaccine — if we even create one.
In the history of civilization, we still have not been able to cure the common cold. That doesn’t seem to bother any of the Trump Administration’s pet pharmaceutical firms from collecting the COVID vaccine money at the trough, though.
Seems that there is also another problem. Testing whitey has been fairly simple. Whitey tends to have a car and the time to skip up and down hallways without a care in the world. Those within the minority sector have been far less willing to step up. And whom can blame them? The Baltimore Sun rolls out any one of dozens of reasons in a great article written by Harriett Washington back in March, 1995. Anyone remember the Tuskegee Experiment of Untreated Syphilis? There was a great CDC program rolled out. When you think of Johns-Hopkins do you think of child abuse? Probably not if you are white. The Johns Hopkins child-care program was supported by the NIH which drew blood from children trying to brand nearly 95% of the recipients as criminals for life — because a theory, which remains unproved to this day, holds that males with the extra Y chromosome are more likely to become criminals later in life. Those weren’t enough so they snatched yet another 6,000 young men, approximately 85 percent of whom were black, housed in Maryland state institutions for abandoned or delinquent children and drew their blood, as well, all the while sending the results to the courts.
It wasn’t just the white psychopaths on the East Coast wanting a piece of the Minority Roulette Wheel action, though. At the California Medical Facility between January 1967 and April 1968, African American prisoners were paralyzed with succinylcholine, a neuromuscular compound. Because their breathing capacity was shut down, many likened the experience to drowning. When five of the 64 prisoners refused to participate in the experiment, the institution’s special treatment board gave “permission” for prisoners to be injected against their will. Liberal Oregon wasn’t to be outdone. Between 1963 and 1971, radioactive thymidine, a genetic compound, was injected into the testicles of more than 100 prisoners at the Oregon State Penitentiary. This one requires spelling out as it is so horrific,
A Dr. Heller (whose first name is not given in the medical literature) noted, “I have a negro [sic] volunteer at present.”
What befell this “negro volunteer”?
“After a novocaine injection, a 1mm cut was made in each testicle. The seminiferous tubercules [which carry semen] were severed by the stroke of a razor blade. . . .”
Then, “radioactive thymidine [thymidine H3] was injected into the testicular matrix [testes]. The injection site was marked by a black silk suture.”
I mean this is shit straight out of Frankenstein. It also doesn’t get much better when we look at the recent revelations of the Trump Administration overseeing the forced hysterectomies of prisoners in ICE Detention facilities here in the US! So, excuse me if I don’t get on all fours waiting for Trump and his Ship of Fools to take aim with or without the KY Gel. It’s bad — It is VERY FUCKING BAD! It is zombie apocalypse bad. For decades, the US has been on cruise control wherein only the Tin Foil Hat Brigade has had time to look up all the fucked up shit we have done, as a Nation, to each other. Now, everyone has the time to research. And you know what? Everyone — and I mean EVERYONE — wants payback!
So, if you are safely ensconced in your Gated Community as you read this, the Gods bless you! I want you to ask yourself tonight how that $10.35 an hour Rent-a-Cop guard out at the gate is doing. Did you see his food stamp card on the desk as he raised the gate? Did you know his son died from COVID while waiting for admission to the hospital because he had no insurance? Do you really think he is going to stand between you and the mob protesting when they come?
The belief, which has been falsely pushed in the US, is that we are All In This Together. We are not. There is Us and Them, Rich and Poor. Haves and Have Nots. Period. End of Conversation. The US has become a cul-de-sac and a repository for everything which could have been. It is teeming with a primordial soup of discontent. It is of a design that even the dark netherworlds of drug induced nightmares are incapable of displaying. Neither Democrat nor Republican have a legitimate candidate — each is a lessor evil of the other to the beholder. As Malcolm X once put it, The Roosters Have Come Home To Roost. Just when you think it couldn’t get any worse, an entirely new diorama of disasters begin — all compliments of the US Government.
Entire towns in California, Oregon and Washington have been completely destroyed by this year’s historic wildfires, many of which are not contained. At least 36 people have died in connection with the fires and nearly two dozen are missing.
More than 17,000 firefighters are battling 25 major wildfires across California, according to Cal Fire, the state’s fire agency, and more than 3.3 million acres have burned this year, an all-time record in the state’s history.
Blazes have burned more than 586,000 acres in Oregon and at least 764,000 acres in Washington as of Thursday, according to the NIFC.
We additionally have, for the first time in history, clawed our way into the Greek Alphabet in order to name hurricanes. Multiple hurricanes have made landfall in the US and the current map looks like Chicago’s O’Hare landing patterns. And last, but definitely not least, we have the Presidential Election. Out of everything, to date, this fiasco will be an opus to the Gods. The Election, mark my words, will be something which will rival even Nero’s burning of Rome.