Donald Trump Using the Pandemic to Solidify Power

Donald Trump is presiding over life or death for millions of people, and still, at his daily coronavirus conferences he consistently finds a way to reveal his troubled soul. He’s talking ratings, picking on Governors and campaigning as Americans die because he was not prepared. He was warned by our medical experts this was coming. Trump smiles a lot at these conferences. He’s striking poses just for Fox News.  He plays doctor-authoritarian. 

We must consider that Trump has at least viewed this pandemic as a potential ally in his quest to win 2020.  Being a sociopath, without empathy, Donald seems not to care how many people die -if it helps him win. He speaks of people as “numbers”. “One-hundred thousand would be a great job.” People are only valuable to Donald if they serve the imaginary stories he tells himself about himself. But that’s not true for us. Why is he still there now? Why is he in charge on a pandemic? He just looks for ways to skim. Why are the doctors not fully in charge. When we need surgery, Donald Trump doesn’t weigh in on anything. Why does he on this? Really. It’s only another pay me off portal for Donald and his ilk. 

We are all watching in horror while a mad king struggles with his psyche pretending to care about “America” in the midst of the largest pandemic in 100 years. And our mad king doesn’t even regard people well enough to stop the game he is playing in his head and fight for their causes. Trump wouldn’t know how to even begin that process.

This is madness. And this really is the way empires end. I have no idea why people on “both sides” here in the USA don’t unite to serve our common need to survive and stay healthy. Fellow Americans. There are corporate forces that want us divided. Do not be swayed. We are all in this virus fight together.

This war to keep Americans divided did not begin with Trump. Donald Trump is in charge now of that war now. It’s not a war for Americans – it is a war against Americans’ interests. The goal of that war force is to keep us divided and keep us needy. Big business is intersecting with a greedy king to keep everyday Americans powerless and establish a ruling class. That’s’ the story behind the virus response. Fellow Americans. Fake News is dead if we want it now. Coronavirus response requires we be scientific and empathetic if we are to survive this whole.

The age of fake news is dying and we must kill it for good now. Respect for science and expertise must rule now – not a mad king or corporate interests. Coronavirus did that much for us. People need the real facts now so they can arm themselves.

It’s irresponsible and reckless for a president not to do what all Americans perceive of as a heartfelt and sincere best fighting effort versus this virus. Focus on the word “all”. Because Trump loves to play this game. He really does not care how many die. He talks about numbers. He looked really sick out there on stage today. March 29th. And if he won’t do that, then I say it’s time to put Mike Pence in.

Wouldn’t it be nice if our best and brightest were in charge when we had health emergencies? Wouldn’t it be nice if all Americans knew that this country was doing its level best to provide clean water and air so our children grow up healthy? I’d be happy if I knew we were really doing our best. But who feels that way today?

Economics during a pandemic suffer. But face it, what we had before the virus was three economies. Forty percent got by fine with most of them being able to retire by the age of sixty five. But more than half of Americans survived week-to-week on a teetering gig economy, a consequence of big business being given the green light to replace human jobs with robots, with no thought of human repercussions. And all in the name of corporate profits.

And now, we are all ordered to stay home. This will hit those without savings hardest. Those with money will emerge poorer as well. The economic groups are scrambling for their piece of the bailout which is just the printing of money. People will game the system. Watch the GOP members. They are notorious during these bailouts.

People’s appetites for big gatherings have gone away, and probably for a few years. Live sports? It’s going to be made-for-TV only for a while. They’ll just make us pay.

This is madness. Trump was told this was coming in December. He was told again in January. He ignored it. He loves to say “nobody could see this coming”. What on earth does that mean? There were plenty of people who saw this coming. The people in the World Health Organization told him. A grocery chain in Texas has prepared for this since January, and they are doing pretty well with it. Google it. So why would Trump create the impression nobody knew how bad this would be. One reason makes sense. He was told the risks and he just did not care. The jacket Melania made infamous that said “I really don’t care” was inspired by what she hears around the House.

Donald Trump knew this virus was coming to kill us and did not think about American lives for one second. Instead our elected president used his criminal survivalist gut. He was in trouble with Russia. Impeachment was on the front page. He asked himself, “maybe this virus can help me?” Trump tells himself, ”I’m going down for my crimes if I’m not re-elected.” That’s what this is all about now. It’s about keeping Donald Trump out of jail. And we all are suffering and our loved ones dying for this?  How crazy this is.

This virus does not have a soul. Like all living things, it seeks to stay alive. Rather than live in or on Mother Earth, coronavirus grows inside the bodies of other life forms. It originated in bats. Bats like to hang together in the dark and in large numbers. So this virus was designed to spread from bodies that are close and does not particularly light sunlight. Coronavirus’s shape is like a weapon. It’s a ball with spikes emanating like spokes in all directions. It sticks to cells like a sticker you pick up in the brush. Coronavirus injects its dna into other cells through the ends of its spikes. That’s how it takes over another body – cell by cell. Like a quick cancer.

If the virus stays within one person, it either kills that person or that person wins the fight and the virus is vanquished by one’s antibodies. . Coronavirus is a very formidable and clever little enemy. It knows not to kill the young. They will be old in due time. It waits. It acts as a herd thinner for the weak. But that’s not perfect math. It can take anyone. That’s the singular way of this enemy we now have to out-think. We’ve got the brains over this virus. We can beat anything we set our minds to. So we will in time.

Since coronavirus spreads by touching from one animal to another, if we just stay apart – especially through the summer with its light – we can outwit this thing and it can be almost gone before next winter. But we have a president who knows that staying apart will slow the economy and that’s not what he is there for. Trump is there to make money for the forces that want Americans to be divided and weak. And they are being replaced by robots anyway. They really don’t care. Like Trump.

Anyone with a bit of sincerity serving as president would have listened to the experts who about the coming pandemic back in January and prepared far ahead of it. That was not too much to ask. The actual job of being president requires he delegate our most serious tasks to our most serious experts. We do have those in the USA. Serious and knowledgeable experts. They saw this coming and told our president, and now he owns this. Why is am potus like Trump so dangerous during a pandemic?

Trump can’t even work too closely with real experts. Trump needs to be surrounded by people who are criminal enough to keep his crimes secrets. These inner circle associates are even allowed to do their own crimes, as long as they keep it fairly quiet and keep the others’ crimes secret. And what kind of real expert works this way?

What drives Donald every morning when we are in this crisis? Donald Trump wakes up and knows he needs to win another election. He knows he may have to face the music when his reign in over. But even that is not certain. He can be pardoned. Still, he does not want his presidency to ever end. That is what he tells himself every day. Fight. Fight on. That is who he is. Like the virus he has a single purpose.

We can’t have this now. We are fighting a totally different war than Trump is fighting. We are fighting a war for our lives and the lives of our family members. Donald is fighting a war to stay in power.

I am hereby calling for a bill in Congress to be advanced banning Donald Trump from officiating in any way in our war with the virus. Pence will do fine for now. Pence seems to be taking it seriously. At least he is not a disturbed man-child.

It’s time to save ourselves. We’ll need both sides unified to demand this now. The lovers and fighters. And right now. This week or many more will die than need to. Maybe someone you know and will miss. And then you won’t even forgive yourself. We have our common enemy now. Its name is coronavirus. Let’s unify to defeat the virus – left and right. And lets unify to insist on a caring empathetic president. Honestly, anyone of us could do a better job handling this crisis. Anyone of us would just let the experts handle it all and give the experts of our full support. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to do that. Just a caring soul.

Let’s insist Pence finish this job. He may even do a half decent job. Trump should not be allowed to talk to Pence about this in any way either. Trump and the virus must be quarantined from each other. And neither can a Kushner or any other Trump be involved with the virus response. I hear Kushner has a hand in the respirator business. Enough!

Trump can stay on as president and preside over other affairs and even run for president again. We don’t care. But we can’t have him playing a game in his mind, which is what he does – ask any of his wives – and running this country in a deadly serious war with a virus.

Finally. Even in a crisis Trump can’t help but go after reporters and Democrats in a press conference. He does not even think they are people. Trump doesn;t love people enough to be their protector in a situation like this. Would you trust Donald Trump with your daughter? That should have always been a standard. What were we thinking?

If millions die for Trump to stay on as president – you know – the way he spoke about his “good friend” Chairman Chi – president for life, – so be it. That is the character of the man holding the most important job on planet earth, at least to Americans.

This is madness. Trump is orchestrating our virus response by playing it by ear and with no regard for the lives of others. He’s two months behind the virus because he wanted to wish it away. He played with our lives and we let him d oit and now many of us or going to die for that. Just let Fauci make all decisions and let Pence finish the virus response.

If need be, use the 25th Amendment, but in a slightly reduced way. Use it to get Trump off this virus response project. He can stay on as president as long as he stays away from the response with no financial interest, investment or profit on anything coronavirus. Pence and Fauci can be in charge. Trump can go back and play golf. No rallies. Watch the Kushners too.

Joseph Aronesty


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Reduce National Maximum Interest Rate to 1% During Crisis

Solving our virus problem hinges on social distancing to reduce contagion. But an economic depression that hits us like a tsunami will tax our economic system so hard it will tax our ability to maintain social distancing and optimize our healthcare response. It’s a Catch 22 – or more appropriately – a Sophie’s Choice. Let the economy go on as it was and millions will die. We’ve heard as high as ten million in the USA alone. There’s a delicate balance that has to be struck. We have to help people weather this storm. Where do we start?

There is one easy to effect and sure way to help people and companies at the same time: reduce maximum interest rates to 1% – 2% nationally by decree. That simple act would give “companies” the time they need to wait it out. That interest break would also give a lot of “people” the time they need to wait this out. Not all people for sure. But this will actually help all Americans regardless of financial status. Interest rates create financial pressure. It’s totally ridiculous for anyone to be able to collect interest above 1% and profiteer in this crisis when the Fed Rate is .25%.

This simple, charitable and wise action would set in motion the domino effect needed to help relax tension a bit for everyone at the same time. And we desperately need this relaxation.

Let me cite one example. I own a business in Los Angeles and I rent an office. My landlord, a true gem by the way, just told me not to pay the rent for April. I was going to ask, but I did not have to. Very human of him.

But he has a mortgage to pay too. If his bank rate went down to 1% that’s going to make it easier for him to continue to pass that break on to me. Every obligation, from mortgages to leases to accounts payable, revolves around interest rates. If interest rates were suddenly gone or minimized, it gives us all the time we need to wrap our heads around our virus issue and our economic depression that is inevitable if we are to keep the contagion rate down.

I did go to Wharton School and shared a class with Donald Trump. He paid absolutely no attention to what was being taught. I was no honor student, but I did learn a bit about how this all works. Interest rates are key. Mortgage rates should immediately go down to 1% across the board. It solves a lot.

I’m going to leave this here, keep it short and spend my time circulating this memo, hoping it finds its way up to people who can make this happen. Lowering our collective financial temperature will solve many of our imminent problems – medical, social and financial – in one fell swoop.


PS. I am also 99% sure that the Kushners and Trumps of the world won’t like this solution. They are landlords. They love foreclosures. It’s how they acquired a lot of their properties, on the backs of others. And they can afford to stay home and not catch the virus. They even know if they do get the bug, they will get the best medical attention. So watch as they don’t quite do the right things in the days ahead.

Get this circulating. It is very doable. Trump’s talking about “companies” because the right companies will pay him off in his foreign bank accounts for slush funds sent their way. And that is also why he has not used the National Defense Act yet. He has not found a way to get paid off for the contracts yet. He’s working on it. You can be sure of that.