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Fri May 13, 2022, 02:22 PM

What do 1,000,000 dead Americans tell us?





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We canít let the week go without mentioning 1 million Americans killed by the covid. Thatís 1 million moms, dads, brothers and sisters. Thatís 1 million Memorial Day picnics missing a loved one. Thatís 1 million broken strands in the interdependent web of life.

What can we say about this beyond loss and grief? I think itís to reassess how we understand the role of public health in a republic.

The thinking that animates public health is far more than the health and welfare of the citizens who constitute a society. Itís far more than stemming the spread of deadly infectious disease. The thinking that animates public health is by necessity rooted in political thought.

Think of it this way. In a country like, say, Syria, the health of the polity is of little or no consequence to the ruling class. If people are sick, if people die, well, that has nothing to do with maintaining the eliteís grip on power. If anything, sickness and death help them hold it more tightly. The sick and dying canít and therefore donít mount resistance.

Syria is not a democracy, though it pretends to be. The Syrian people are not the ultimate sovereigns. Bashar al-Assad is. He will commit genocide to prove it. The United States, however, is a democracy.

Parts of it.

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uponit7771 May 13 #1
RKP5637 May 13 #2
Chin music May 13 #3
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Fri May 13, 2022, 02:24 PM

1. The last 2 unpopular voted Republicans have done more damage to US health and economy than ...

... any dictatorial bastard could think.

Time to abolish the electoral college, its not serving liberal democracy well at all

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #1)

Fri May 13, 2022, 02:25 PM

2. And don't forget Fox News too! n/t

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Fri May 13, 2022, 03:32 PM

4. It tells us that if you are a trump fan

don't get a shot and hope you take a few lubruls with you.

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Fri May 13, 2022, 03:38 PM

5. That our culture is profoundly sick.

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