Ebola Comes to New York City
I'm an outpatient at Bellevue Hospital. Sometimes I go there and a lot of the workers are wearing masks. It makes me wonder why they are wearing masks. I go on about my business without asking why they are wearing masks (and they aren't all wearing masks which makes it more confusing). But now? I'm due to go pick up meds this week at the Bellevue Pharmacy now knowing that there is an Ebola patient on the premises. And they now are saying he's in critical condition though stable. What does that mean?
In the meantime, my neighborhood is wracked with construction noise as the Communist Chinese are building a 50-story hotel one block behind me. Yes, that's right, the real estate investors of this hotel are Communist Chinese. Remember, one of the only tenants so far in the Chinese-material-built No. 1 World Trade Center, the world's most expensive office building, is the largest real estate firm in Communist China. And how do I relate this wild construction going on in New York to the Ebola crisis in West Africa? The corporate global economy cares absolutely nothing about human suffering. It is ironic, however, that Communist Cuba has now sent over 200 doctors and healthcare workers to West Africa to help fight this corporate-world neglected Ebola outbreak.
And what was President Obama's contribution to this horrible outbreak? Why he sent a bunch of military hotshots over there. We are a militaristic country; we live in a war economy. Our Commander-in-Chief sends our invincible military over there to battle disease. War is the solution to all world problems even Ebola outbreaks to our more-pious-than-thou President and his asskissing Congress.
Check out photos of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. You don't see any neighborhoods with walled estates and Mercedes and BMWs in their driveways and guys wearing Brooks Brothers suits. No. Instead, you see overall filth and uncleanliness; you see dead bodies in the muddy unpaved streets; you see children with no clothes on just sitting on the filthy ground dying; you see mothers holding their infected babies who are literally dying in their trying-to-protect arms; you see armed soldiers wearing protective gear and carrying big long sticks forcing impoverished people into quarantine areas; you see the shacks and shanties constructed of rescued woods, scrap metal, and tarpaper all sitting in muddy and corruptible squalor; over 10,000 affected; over 5,000 deaths.
In China, I've read about how they build whole cities that nobody lives in, one a city that would hold 77,000 people. Instead of building those cities in China, why couldn't they go to places like Guinea and Liberia and Sierra Leone clean them up and then build all new residences with clean running water and proper sewage systems? Little Billy Gates and Warren "Junk Bond" Buffett could with their pocket money help these affected countries by sending them boatloads of medical supplies, mobile hospital units, and armies of clean-up crews.
But the wealthy hate the poor so they'll let those Ebola-infected countries go to Holy Hell before they'll give up any of their mostly ill-gotten wealth. I mean, just think, our billionaire pharmaceutical industry, our pay-or-die health insurance industry, our big hospitals-for-profit industry could do miraculous things with doctors, healthcare workers, biochemists, free medical supplies, with free vaccines, with experimental drugs...BUT, hell no, these crooked bastards will wait until it's a worldwide epidemic then they'll all be heading for the upper floors of their hi-rise luxury apartments and office buildings guarded by their own private police forces and the regular police forces while the poor below die in the streets like pariah dogs.
But then death can be a savior.
There's a rightwing, dumb, stupid feeling in the air that the stupidest voters in the world, We the People of the USA, will put the Teabag Party and far right Republicans in both house majorities in these coming wasting-billions elections. Don't be surprised, you so-called progressives, if this tragedy doesn't happen. We the People of the USA...actually that should be We the White People of the USA will take our government back from the Obama Communists (the rightwing dumbass fable-believing Christian soothsayers call Obama a progressive socialist. Damn, don't we all wish this rightwing, Corporate asskissing military asskissing Uncle Tom were a progressive socialist).
for The Daily Growler