🇺🇲 There’s Never Been A Better Time:

To *donate equipment* hospitals should have enough of already,

to show *support and respect* to the work of those who society otherwise overlooks,

to ‘be grateful’ when landlords ‘give their tenants a break,’

to ‘be grateful’ when health insurance ‘gives their *customers* a break,’

to buy into the stories our media feeds us, and the agenda that is pushed forward, because we’re ‘all in this together…’

But it’s not a good time to ask why we weren’t nearly as prepared as we could have been,

or to ask how our broken, rigged healthcare system can handle a pandemic, or if it’s even meant to,

or how black and brown people are more likely to die of COVID-19, MAINLY because of a lack of time off from work,

or how socialism is ‘the devil’, unless it’s done under the *right* people and called something like an ‘economic stimulus,’

or how the ‘greatest country in the world’ has failed their people the hardest, death toll now the world’s highest,

or how healthcare, housing, and peace of mind are constantly spun from being spoken of as human rights to means of fear mongering, classism, racism, and political polarization, shamefully twisted to place human life below corporate profits…

No, no. It’s never a good time to ask questions like those. Just stay home, and save lives. We’re all in this together. -RSM