Tuesday, July 07, 2020

The USA is different

The reports:
The United States is different. In nearly every other high-income country, people have both become richer over the last three decades and been able to enjoy substantially longer lifespans.

But not in the United States. Even as average incomes have risen, much of the economic gains have gone to the affluent — and life expectancy has risen only three years since 1990. There is no other developed country that has suffered such a stark slowdown in lifespans.
The article goes to explain how Jews have brought in foreign workers in order to depress wages and bust the unions. It doesn't phrase it that way, but read between the lines. Another article calls this The Neoliberal Looting of America, and another says American workers are losing ground.

America was changed in the 1960s. We are still seeing the consequences of those changes.

RT reports:
A group of Black Lives Matter protesters in Washington DC marked July 4 by trampling on the American flag before setting it on fire, arguing that the US state symbol represents “slavery, genocide and war.” ...

Protesters rejoice when the banner finally catches fire, and then begin chanting as guided by one of the group’s leaders: “We knew what this flag represents: One, two, three, four, slavery, genocide and war, five, six, seven, eight, America was never great.”
The 4th of July was the origin of "All Men are created equal." The flag is the biggest anti-Confederate symbol.

While rioters go free, the Central Park Karen is being prosecuted:
“Today our office initiated a prosecution of Amy Cooper for falsely reporting an incident in the third degree,” Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the district attorney, said. “We are strongly committed to holding perpetrators of this conduct accountable.”

The episode occurred on Memorial Day. Ms. Cooper, who had been walking with her dog, encountered Christian Cooper, an avid bird watcher, in the Ramble, a semi-wild part of the park where dogs must be leashed.

Mr. Cooper asked Ms. Cooper, who is not related to him, to leash her dog, he said. When she refused, he said, he tried to lure the dog with treats in hopes of compelling her to restrain her pet.
She is not being prosecuted for walking her dog without a leash, and he is not being prosecuted for harassing her, her dog, and maligning her to get her fired from her job. Instead, she is being prosecuted for calling 911, and accurately reporting that an African-American made a threat against her.

Another NY Times essay rants:
We are having a Horton moment. White people previously oblivious to the worst kind of racial oppression had their obliviousness shattered by the images of a police officer killing George Floyd.

The dam burst, reality rushed in, and a critical mass of whites and others finally saw — and heard, and felt — Black people as they never had before.
White people learned that Blacks consider their biggest hero to be a criminal and junkie who recklessly spread Covid-19 and died of a heart attack from a fentanyl overdose.

We learned that the worst kind of racial oppression was a mix of White and non-white cops calling an ambulance and trying to save a Black junkie's life and he dies of an overdose.

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