“Herd Immunity is another name for mass murder”

Dr. William Haseltine, who is best known for his groundbreaking work on HIV/AIDS and the human genome, issued a strict warning Wednesday that using herd immunity to defeat coronavirus could result in millions of American deaths.

Herd immunity is another word for mass murder,” the former Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health said on CNN’s’ “New Day.” “I’m extremely concerned that the president is being advised by people who speak of herd immunity.”

If the virus is allowed to grow, unchecked, in hopes of wearing itself out, “we are looking at two to six million Americans dead, not just this year, but every year,” Haseltine added. “The reason for that is that there is no such thing as herd immunity.”…

“This is an unmitigated disaster for our country to have people at the highest levels of our government countermanding our best public health officials,” Haseltine said. “We know this epidemic can be put under control, other countries have done it. We are doing the opposite.”

The corrupt political hack-in-chief sitting in the White House, right now, is perfectly willing to let millions die on the scale of the worst plagues in history to benefit corporate profits. A plan which ceases to exist as you run out of people to run American industries.

Trump Plague kills 200,000

The US has reached another tragic landmark in deaths from Covid-19, with more than 200,000 people now believed to have died because of the virus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Deaths have reached at least 200,005, according to the count by the university’s coronavirus resource center…

The US has the most Covid-19 deaths in the world, ahead of other nations with high death tolls including Brazil, India and Mexico…

Departing the White House for an election campaign event in Pittsburgh, Donald Trump said…”blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah…

Many public health experts believe the toll would be much lower and the virus under control if the Trump administration had taken a firmer grip on containing it fast early in 2020.

Trump isn’t capable of much more than total bullshit lies about his corrupt and incompetent government. He’s counting on “herd immunity” to save the whole nation from his plague. After all, it was a herd that voted like obedient cattle that put him into office.

They were traitors!

…America is the only nation today where those who fought a civil war against that nation are memorialized and even glorified with government approval and at the taxpayers’ expense. Those who support keeping Confederate monuments on public lands commonly make the argument that Confederates were Americans…

“The Confederates weren’t traitors — they were Americans!”

The response to this claim is the definition of treason which, as defined by Cornell Law School, refers to anyone who, owing allegiance to America, wages war against America. Every Confederate soldier was by definition committing treason. Are we then to have monuments to traitors, or fly their flag in places of honor?

RTFA for the other [simplistic] attempts made by defenders of the avowedly racist secession. More than simple, frankly, isn’t needed. One of those moments when it’s not complex to understand the law of the land.

We’re reaching the tipping point into fascism


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In the final week of August, the United States saw its biggest deterioration in societal norms and steps toward outright fascism since President Donald Trump came to office four years ago under a mantle of barely veiled authoritarianism. The troubling developments of the past week are almost too many to count.

On Tuesday, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse allegedly crossed state lines with his automatic rifle and murdered two demonstrators at a protest of another horrific police shooting of a Black man. Police did nothing…

It was also the week of the Republican National Convention, which culminated with a grand and illegal presidential acceptance speech with the backdrop of the taxpayer-funded White House decked out in Trump-Pence 2020 propaganda…Congress did nothing

…The president is enabling and encouraging the formation of armed forces, outside the control of the state, with his uniforms and loyalty only to him. He’s further pushing loyal state forces to either acquiesce to the vigilante demands or outright support them. Amenable law enforcement—from Kenosha to Portland—have proven eager to abide.

As senior Holocaust historian Christopher Browning put it in 2018:

If people do not accept the ground rules by which democracy operates and winning at all costs and incivility become the norm, then things fall apart. … We see that falling apart with political polarization now. And that was true in the 1930s with the rise of authoritarianism and fascism in Europe and elsewhere.

Trump’s call for 12 more years in office is more than Mussolini or Hitler ever publicly asked for…at the beginning of their takeover of democratic governments. If you think he’s kidding around, if you think the least-knowledgeable voters in this Brave New World will come to their senses on their own…I presume you’re spending lots of time, now, on your knees praying for divine intervention. You’ll be spending even longer in the same position, silent and obedient, sometime down the road.

A “Beer Hall Putsch”…Trump-style

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner raised eyebrows Tuesday by suggesting that there was uncertainty about whether the presidential election would happen in November as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic and that he had some role in making that determination.

Hours after his remarks to Time magazine generated a strong reaction on social media, Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law, issued a clarification, saying he was unaware of and not involved in any “discussions” about changing the date of the 2020 election. Neither Trump nor Kushner as his adviser has any legal authority to change the timing of the presidential election.

The brief and disconcerting episode raised doubts about Kushner’s familiarity with the laws and constitutional provisions governing U.S. presidential elections. As the Congressional Research Service says, “The text of the Constitution does not appear to contain a constitutional role for the Executive Branch in such decisions.”

The dimwits who say they will follow Trump to Hell and back will, of course, be more than willing to march behind their fuehrer to any beer hall of his choice.