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Soph0571

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Hometown: UK
Home country: UK
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Member since: Fri Oct 13, 2017, 06:59 PM
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I am a Brit. I am a working class child of the troubles in Belfast who now lives a life of privilege. I am an anti-racist, progressive monster for truth. If I fail in being that monster, call me out....

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*"blessed be she who is both furious and magnificent"*

*Taylor Rhodes, calloused: a field journal



Biff. Baff. Uppercut.
Just saying...



I am quite sure if 2016 had ended differently the USA would be on this graphic...

Surgeon general under fire for telling African Americans not to smoke, drink or take drugs...

and 'highly offensive' use of 'big momma' as coronavirus pandemic hits black community hardest

Surgeon General Jerome Adams has been met with outrage by the black community for using phrases like 'abuela', 'big momma' and 'poppop', while pleading for minorities to not drink or smoke and follow the government's guidelines to slow the spread of the coronavirus .

'We need you to do this if not for yourself than for your abuela. Do it for your granddaddy, do it for your big momma, do it for your poppop,' the nation's top doctor said Friday at the daily coronavirus taskforce briefing - while also advising those groups to 'avoid alcohol, tobacco and drugs.'

Adams told Americans of color that they need to 'step up' to stop the spread of coronavirus, and said 'social ills' are likely a contributing factor when looking at the dire statistics that the outbreak has killed twice as many black and Latino people than white Americans.
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'The surgeon general telling black folks not to drink and smoke and do it for ya "paa paa and big momma". Where they get this guy from? How dumb do they think we are with this? How bout suggesting that EVERYONE cut back? Let's not do that ok?' Jordan said.

[link:https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8210359/Surgeon-general-fire-offensive-instruction-black-Americans-not-smoke-drink.html|]

Trumps America. Fucking racist nasty. All the while I think they are not worried about the disproportionate amount of POC dying from this virus. White nationalism and all.

The neighbours across the road are having a party and I am pissed

In the UK the message is very clear, stay home, protect the NHS, save lives. I live in the centre of London at the heart of the pandemic and a couple of selfish brats who live across the road obviously do not think that the rules apply. Yesterday I was envious of them as they soaked up the sun on their balcony as I do not have one. Today, he was dicking around with their barbecue for much of the day and now we know why. Seems like they fancied throwing a party. With lots of people. No social distancing as they crowd onto the balcony to smoke. In a city that is in lockdown they think this is OK. At a time when nearly 1000 Britons a day are dying from this disease they think this is OK. I was not going to bother writing about this but I saw this post https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181345079 By MissMillie whose mother has been diagnosed with Covid-19 and that is just horrid, horrid, horrid. I am heart sore for MissMillie and her mother, and I am fuming as I witness a blatant breach of the rules to keep us safe that may very well lead to other families writing similar posts on social media, because of selfish wankers like my neighbours across the street.

Meep, Meep



Heh. Death cult they are.

When late stage capitalism takes a selfie



And the sad thing is as long as the market bounces back they could not give a shit about the millions who have lost their jobs, they will just use the opportunity to drive down the price they need to pay for human resource.

Just a reminder my lovelies

Four days to the opening chorus of the April competition
https://www.democraticunderground.com/103674685

As we self isolate archives are a lovely thing and lets all come together and kick the shit out of this.





Just going to leave this right here.



Yuge deaths lead to yuge ratings don't you know...

This should be in every Biden attack ad.

https://twitter.com/mehdirhasan/status/1248446793240764416

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@Acosta
: How can the administration discuss the possibility of reopening the country when the administration does not have an adequate nationwide testing system for this virus? Don't you need a nationwide testing system for the virus before you reopen?

TRUMP: "No."


He is going to end up killing so many people that did not need to die. He is a horror show. And when he opens up the country too early and a second wave hits just as hard, this message needs to be front and centre to every citizen in the country... he cannot be allowed to gaslight his way out of this.

#1 they say, we are exceptional they say

Remember when Trump said...

[The coronavirus will weaken] “when we get into April, in the warmer weather—that has a very negative effect on that, and that type of a virus.”

“It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle—it will disappear.”


“Anybody that needs a test, gets a test. We—they’re there. They have the tests. And the tests are beautiful.”


“We have a lot of people working very hard to do ventilators and various other things.”


The infection and death toll today:



And as testing is very very hard to get one can assume that infection rate is significantly higher than recorded. After all if you don't count them they can't count. And even then America is still #1 for infections, by miles.



When people boast that America is #1, I am pretty sure that this is not what they have in mind...

Coronavirus is not some great leveller: it is exacerbating inequality right now

Coronavirus is not some grand leveller: it is an amplifier of existing inequalities, injustices and insecurities. We hear the constant invoking of the second world war: but despite the horror of Nazi bombs, the living standards and health of poorer Britons benefited from rationing and full employment. In the age of Covid-19, the rubble of economic collapse will fall on those who suffered the most from the last crash: the young, the precarious, the low-paid.
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So save us the platitudes of coronavirus as the great leveller; abandon this sickly myth that we are all in this together. For some, this is a time of grand inconvenience, of undoubted stress, of a self-evident loss of freedom. For others, this is both a national and personal disaster, a present defined by turmoil and of futures snatched away.

[link:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/09/coronavirus-inequality-managers-zoom-cleaners-offices|]

Coronavirus: They tell us it's a great leveller... it's not


“History will look back on this moment, and those who had the means but nevertheless failed to do everything possible to assist and protect the most vulnerable, will be judged harshly.” IWGB’s general secretary Jason Moyer-Lee

When you live in the epicentre of a Pandemic the likelihood of you having your own outside space is very limited, because urban spaces in the centre of cities means flats for most people and much more so if you live at the poorer end of the housing market or in social housing. I woke up this Good Friday to glorious sunshine. Any other Easter we would have popped into our local supermarket for baguette, cheese and a rough red and headed to our local garden square. Now the queue for the supermarket is twice round the block and you are told off if you sit on bench outdoors. We are blessed that our apartment is reasonably situated, but I do not see how when people live in reduced circumstances, they can stand staying in on such days and compelling them to stay indoors seems almost cruel. They are certainly more in it that we are.
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