Would You like Some Coronavirus with Your Wealth?

The coronavirus crisis is laying bare massive inequities in society. What’s interesting though is that because we are dealing with a contagious virus, even the rich and powerful can no longer hide from the effects of their perfidy and greed.

9 thoughts on “Would You like Some Coronavirus with Your Wealth?

    • Upstairs/Downstairs: the new political and social paradigm to replace the worn out meaningless Left/Right paradigm.

      Of course the Upstairs will oppose this clear line of demarcation as painting bullseyes on their asses.

      (The higher the monkey climbs in the tree, the better can be seen the asshole of the ass.)

      Much preferred by the Upstairs is the continuing confusion (among the Downstairs) of the “Left” operating under the appellation of the “Democratic Party”.

  1. Ah, for the good old days … When your biggest risk was catching bovine spongiform encephalitis from your hamburger because the animals were raised in appalling conditions. Now it’s the risk of coronavirus mutations due to animals being kept in appalling conditions.
    Progress, is that you? You look terrible..

  2. Fast, junk and sugary “foods,” themselves, i.e, in the absence of transmissable disease in them) have shortenend more lives than all coronavirus strains, past present and future, will ever cause.

    This comes with the obvious negative effects on national health and massive increases in healthcare costs in the futile effort to deal with yet another profit opportunity benefitting the few at the grave expense to the many.

      • Hi Henri,

        It’s your decision, Henri!

        While I was hardly thinking of honey as part of the fast, junk and sugary foods group, honey, however natural, is some 80% sugar, by weight.

        I doubt that 5-10mls a day of honey will produce the effects to which I referred, as opposed to the average American’s steady diet of burgers, fries, cookies, cakes, ice cream, candy, soda, etc., etc., etc.

  3. I notice that the “Excellence In Broadcasting” logo looks a lot like a burger tipped on its side (a la this comic). Considering that Rush Limbaugh’s brand of information is the equivalent of fast food, it makes sense.

  4. I don’t see a wealty guy in the picture….A half bald guy in rumpled suit with an ID badge looks wealthy to minimum wage worker but I see a middle manager or small business owner with a basket of worries….

    I don’t have the time to find some cleaning items and it raises my virus worries.
    Will I be shut down or will the CEO cut us loose with nothing.
    Will I lose our house….only a few years to go on the mortgage
    With stocks crashing will I have to work till I am 80
    My son lost his job will he, his wife and three kids be forced to move in with us
    My daughter already moved back from the dorms, will this kill her post grad dream or force me to pay for another year of undergrad classes.
    Will some online giant replace us and leave us no job to return to
    Will companies start finding more ways to offload workers over fifty.

    The real wealthy guy has retreated to his vacation home with a stack of supplies to ride out the storm by hiring extra security and lobbing congress to bailout his investment that are in trouble.

    But sometimes Karma catches up with you, From the NY POST March 25, 2020
    By Christopher Cameron

    Despite the area having just one hospital, two dozen beds and three ventilators, the super-rich are still fleeing to their summer palaces on the tiny isle of Nantucket, Mass. — which saw its first case of the COVID-19 infection on Sunday. Officials are now begging them to stay away during the coronavirus pandemic.
    Nantucket is a “medical desert,” Nantucket Cottage Hospital CEO Gary Shaw told the Lily, noting a shortage of doctors and the fact that there are no intensive care units on the island. “I have 14 beds and three ventilators.”
    One unnamed Nantucket resident added to the outlet, “It’s straight math . . . If anyone gets a hangnail, they get shipped off to Boston.”
    The historic whaling town has just 17,000 year-round residents but each summer it sees its population balloon to some 50,000. And the island is already beginning to swell, with locals reporting long lines of private jets at the airport and BMWs and Mercedes with New York plates filling the streets.

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