American-Capitalism and Neo-Slavery

September 17, 2020 § Leave a comment

Subject: The Long, Disgraceful History of American Attacks on Brown and Black Women’s Reproductive Systems
Aloha Ms. Lennard:
May I suggest that one view, for argument’s sake, these attacks and restrictions as “badges” and/or “incidents” of slavery as forbidden in the 13th amendment in the sense that they restrict freedoms in the same way that slavery would have i.e. “You mus have massa’s permission in order to do X.” Taken individually one isn’t enslaved, but cumulatively they act like a slave code for those who were unfree during the time when slavery was legal–non-white, non-male, non-propertied. Is the parallel 100%, no but few parallels are 100%. “From above” white men’s freedom unrestricted, non-whites non-men freedoms are restricted. I have not perfected the argument nor assembled the evidence but my instincts tell me the parallels of “unfreedom” are profound.

https://theintercept.com/2020/09/17/forced-sterilization-ice-us-history/

The new badges of slavery are things like this… forcing you to make an “in-person” visit in order to obtain medication. That’s stealing your time. Call it a “time-tax”. Call it unconstitutional badges or incidents of slavery.

September 9, 2020 § Leave a comment

In the latest addition to the Supreme Court’s coronavirus docket, the justices will have to decide whether to preserve a district court’s order that makes it easier for patients to access medical abortions during the pandemic. The district court blocked the Trump administration from enforcing federal regulations that require patients to make an in-person visit to a medical provider in order to obtain a pill that is used to induce abortions. The administration filed an emergency request asking the Supreme Court to reinstate the in-person requirement, and on Tuesday, physicians’ groups filed a brief opposing the request. Amy Howe has all the details on the case in a story for SCOTUSblog (that was first published at Howe on the Court).

“Quite an experience…” To despicable politicians who say “universal health insurance is unaffordable.” They want you to live in constant fear because they want you in the slave class.

February 20, 2020 § Leave a comment

“Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.”

 

 

 

Longer version:

“That’s what it is to be a slave” and that is the goal of Trump’s administration for us “little people”

February 11, 2020 § Leave a comment

 

“Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it?

That’s what it is to be a slave.”

Roy Baty to Rick Deckard in Blade Runner

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KS0Rc45tj60

 

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Trump budget cuts trillions from Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

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Trump budget cuts trillions from Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

By Mark Gruenberg

Anthem protests center stage at NFL team owners meeting

WASHINGTON—Congressional Democrats, progressive groups, and defenders of Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid all blasted President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts for the fiscal year that starts Oct. 1.

Two top government worker unions chimed, in, too, slamming Trump for proposing only a 1% raise for calendar 2021, far below inflation and below this year’s 3.1%, which Trump had resisted. Meanwhile, Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten blasted Trump’s plans to slash programs that help kids—and their parents.

Trump’s $4.8 trillion spending plan, including a $1 trillion deficit, proposes an 8% hike, to $780 billion, in spending for the military and cuts just about everywhere else: Food stamps, Social Security ($30 billion drop in disability benefits spending), Medicaid ($700 billion-$1 trillion slashed over 10 years), and Medicare.

One estimate put Trump’s Medicare cut at $478 billion over a decade, while another, from former Democratic White House aide Keith Boykin, topped $850 billion. The Medicaid cuts would both throw people out of the program and cut the payments the federal government makes to states for those who remain….

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Just another billionaire trying to buy the White House

December 25, 2019 § Leave a comment

Isn’t one New York billionaire enough to know we don’t want a second?

https://theintercept.com/2019/12/24/mike-bloomberg-2020-prison-labor/

Amazon, Inc. modern slavery

September 2, 2019 § Leave a comment

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolineodonovan/amazon-next-day-delivery-deaths?utm_campaign=the_download.unpaid.engagement&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=76335493&_hsenc=p2ANqtz—or9NlkWTEh5sOoWI7OKvLTx5kJRdJ_nBZ1wKCwewTMZUuY6YX198Xf0ZWTUQC2P0vjVDuWz-ipntFt8LbmMR0dQ_kA&_hsmi=76335493

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