Saturday, April 25, 2020

Prime suspect: Who replaced our small businesses during the lock-up?

     "I need a new dress for our virtual prom," cries your teenager -- but the local shopping mall has been completely closed down.  It's been locked down for as long as we have been in lock-up.  What to do?  Order a prom dress from Amazon!

     And suddenly all of America's shopping is being done online.

      And we've all seen photos of those dangerous Amazon sweatshop warehouses, right?  But it's the wave of the future.  Amazon Prime.  Small businesses go under.  Big businesses thrive.

     How come Amazon is an essential business yet yours is not?

PS:  And how come the United States Postal Service is suddenly going bankrupt yet Amazon isn't?  In a word?  "Unions."

PPS:  Have you ever considered workers' cooperatives as an alternative to Corporatism?

PPPS:  When I was crossing through the border station last month while coming back from Tijuana, at least a hundred "guest workers" suddenly walked past me while I waited in line.  Each man was pulling a small roller-board suitcase.  They were all quickly loaded onto buses headed for Los Angeles.

     How come "guest workers" are legal in America and yet other Latinx are not?  When large corporations are in need of cheap labor, regular rules simply do not apply to them.  It's time that we change all that -- or we'll be in lock-up forever too.

Stop Wall Street and War Street (and Big Pharma) from destroying our world.   And while you're at it, please buy my books.