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Tue Mar 30, 2021, 01:39 PM

New Revelations About GOP Governors Prove That COVID-19 Has Truly Been An American Genocide [View all]

Daily Kos, March 29, 2021. - Ed.

We are now more than a year into social distancing and isolating, of staring at the walls of our homes, of mourning loved ones and worrying about our own health, of fretting about finances, of raging at the ignorance of others, of wondering this wondering when this will all end. At least 563,000 Americans dead of the virus and likely far more than that. Over 31 million confirmed cases. Poverty rising to rates unseen since the Great Depression.
When time provides some buffer and perspective, it will be impossible to recognize the pandemic in the United States as anything but a genocide ó at least to those unblinkered by American exceptionalism). With that many deaths driven by cruelty and politics, thereís no other word for it.

As I obsessively chronicled for much of 2020, Republicans consciously ignored all scientists, medical professionals, and policy experts, choosing to instead encourage and even force their own constituents to march towards their own doom. The facts are coming out now; in her apology tour, Trump enabler Deborah Birx just estimated that more than 400,000 American lives were lost due to Trumpís blatant and purposeful mishandling of the virus. But Trump wasnít the only Republican leader that was grossly negligent and willingly homicidal. Republicans across the country, from senators to governors and state legislators, downplayed the virus and spread lies about it from the moment it arrived and began killing Americans by the dozen.

They did it with an election in mind, knowing that people of color were dying at higher rates and that stoking inane and vulgar culture wars allows GOP powerbrokers to continue their plunder of the American people and the dying planet. The virus wasnít preventable, but much of the devastation could and should have been avoided. Yesterday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution broke a story revealing just how much Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp ignored scientists, doctors, and anyone else with any humanity in his mission to please big business and own the libs:

- This examination found Kempís administration was slow to act on early warnings about the pandemicís severity. The governorís aides, not public health officials, often determined strategy to contain the virus and dictated public messaging. And the state withheld critical information showing the pandemic was worsening as Kemp lifted restrictions. Kemp was one of the nationís last governors to issue lockdown orders last spring ó and then the first to begin lifting them, 22 days later. He never required Georgians to wear face coverings in public, even as 36 other states and DC imposed mask mandates and as a White House task force strongly lobbied him to follow suit - ...

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- The GOP has been fascist at least since the 1932 'Business Plot' to overthrow FDR, minus Ike who was pro-union, pro-Soc. Sec. and almost a Dem.

I'm currently looking down the barrel at two loved ones lost from Republican genocide, my brother from Reagan's Aids denial, and now the love of my life struggling with Covid induced stroke and side effects. God damn them all.

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