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As you’re sitting at home, I know many of you have had a light bulb go off. You’ve come up with an idea, a thought, a plan — something, anything, that could save us or our loved ones. Save us first from the coronavirus, then from Trump, and ultimately from a system that favors profit over lives. Share it with me here and I’ll share it on my RUMBLE podcast. Just hit comment. I want to hear from you. We can’t leave this up to so-called “leadership” — the president, the CEOs, the party hacks. You may have the genius idea we should all follow. Yesterday on my weekend’s podcast, I made my appeal to the public to step up and tell the rest of us what we need to do. Here’s your chance to be heard by millions. (And ICYMI, that appeal on my 18-minute RUMBLE podcast from yesterday entitled, “He’s Gonna Get Us Killed”, can be heard at rumble.media)
I’ve just posted an emergency edition of RUMBLE. Time has run out in NYC. Mass death has begun. Cuomo has ordered the Nat’l Guard to raid places hoarding medical gear. Listen on Apple or Spotify.
Trump and the profit motive are murdering our doctors and nurses and citizens. We’ve now been told that the National Stockpile of emergency equipment is there for the PRIVATE SECTOR to use to supply BUSINESSES so that the PRIVATE SECTOR can SELL medical gear to hospitals for a PROFIT. That is what Pence and Jared Kushner and the Pentagon told the American people yesterday at the White House press conference. Are we going to put up with this? What are we going to do? This ignorant arrogant murdering bastard of a president must be removed from office—and we cannot wait until November. Every one of his enablers must be shut down. We must rise up. We must be heard. A mass movement of millions. Why wait until you’ve lost a loved one to act? This White House doesn’t give two shits about you. They told you this pandemic was a “hoax. “ Months after he could’ve acted, he sits there today refusing to send the full help that’s needed, refusing to set up a national coordinated effort, refusing to declare a national lockdown, refusing even to keep his own hands off his own face. Trump, through stupidity or design, is going to get us killed. We need to use our collective smarts to survive. And we have NO time. FEMA has just ordered another 100,000 body bags! They need a MILLION! Or more. History is full of people who just stood by and did nothing. Sometimes because they were paralyzed by fear, sometimes because they just didn’t believe they could make a difference. This is one of those moments when you must not be frozen in place. We’ve been told to “shelter in place.” But when that term is used in a mass shooting it means that once you shelter in place you must also immediately join w/others to rush the shooter and take him down. If you just sit there or hide under your seat, he is going to go up & down the aisle and shoot you like the sitting duck you are. Trump is his own psychopath and he will not change so that u can live. Do you want to live? Do you want your parents & grandparents to live? What are you willing to do? Not with a gun, but with your brain & your guts & your ability to organize others. What are your ideas? Tell me! Tell us! Post them here. Then let’s ACT.
Our wonderful Dr. Mona in Flint, who brought to national attention the poisoning of Flint’s water, has tested positive for Covid-19. Every day now I learn of one or two or more people who have the virus and all I can do is stay inside (which saves lives). Dr. Mona has something else we can do...
ICYMI: My RUMBLE podcast today entitled “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep.” Also, my mother would have turned 99 today and so I’ve been thinking a lot about her and what she gave me growing up. Here are some pix of her. And please listen to RUMBLE: APPLE or SPOTIFY. rumble.media
It’s Day 23 of my own personal Lock Down - the “Mike-entine”. Or is it the “Quaren-Mike”? This would have been my mother’s 99th birthday. Plus, Trump has “blood on his hands” according to the Boston Globe. And who doesn’t need a little lullaby right about now? That’s how we roll today on Episode 60 of my RUMBLE podcast. Please have a listen on Apple or Spotify. And stay safe.
What if we were to attempt to fix our country right now, today, in the midst of this pandemic? Do we have the courage to face the ugly, shameful aspects of our society that Covid-19 has exposed? Join me and the esteemed James K Galbraith on a brand new RUMBLE podcast episode. Listen for free on Spotify, Apple, Google.
I’ve posted a new episode of my RUMBLE podcast entitled “Don’t Die, Be Happy.” I go over all reasons we still have to remain hopeful, stay positive, and I offer the sure-fire way to stay alive. Listen now on Apple, Spotify, etc. and please share. The photo here is from last Friday night in the magic hour after sunset. The sky over NYC is rarely this clear or hopeful. I think the humans here have had enough. I know I have (Day 22 of self-imposed quarantine). You too? The absolute best way to defeat Trump is to live.
It’s important we leave behind some vestige of our civilization for future generations who will ask, “They couldn’t even make enough face masks?”
Just posted a quick 20-minute episode of RUMBLE on my Emergency Podcast System. The Senate is getting ready tonight to vote on an outrageous bill where they are using the pandemic to line the pockets of their rich donors. Call Congress right now! 202-224-3121 or 202-235-3121 Listen to RUMBLE on: Apple, Radio Public, Google, and Spotify. rumble.media
URGENT! The multi-trillion dollar “recovery bill” that the Senate and Congress are voting on in the next hours is a MASSIVE thievery that, as Governor Cuomo just said, does next to NOTHING to fight the pandemic! It’s a disgusting blank check to the rich. Read the important analysis from Zach Carter in the Huffington Post — then call your senators and reps. Call now! 202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121. This is madness and must be stopped. We will pay for this robbery for the next decade.
Happy Birthday Lawrence Ferlinghetti! 101-years old today. One of our greatest poets. Here’s one of my favorites... “Pity The Nation” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti Pity the nation whose people are sheep, and whose shepherds mislead them. Pity the nation whose leaders are liars, whose sages are silenced, and whose bigots haunt the airwaves. Pity the nation that raises not its voice, except to praise conquerors and acclaim the bully as hero and aims to rule the world with force and by torture. Pity the nation that knows no other language but its own and no other culture but its own. Pity the nation whose breath is money and sleeps the sleep of the too well fed. Pity the nation — oh, pity the people who allow their rights to erode and their freedoms to be washed away. My country, tears of thee, sweet land of liberty.”
I’ve posted today a new episode of my podcast, “RUMBLE with Michael Moore.” Just hours after the president said he’s tired of everything being shut down and we should start thinking of getting everybody back to work, the nation starts to wonder again exactly how we are going to legally remove him in order to save people’s lives. One of the great studies on the history of pandemics is John M. Barry’s 2004 book "The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History," a study of the 1918 flu pandemic. He is my guest today on my podcast. Barry is also a Professor at Tulane University's School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. He puts the coronavirus pandemic in historical context and offers suggestions of what we all should be doing right now. Listen to RUMBLE on Spotify or Apple. rumble.media
I just posted today’s episode of my podcast, RUMBLE. The coronavirus pandemic — and all of the economic and social crises that it has exposed — has politicians of all stripes calling for massive government intervention. And, funny enough, no pundit or politician is whining about how “WE CAN’T AFFORD THIS!” But just as in 2008, corporations and lobbyists are salivating at the opportunity to milk this crisis for as much government money as they can get their hands on. This is why we MUST use this moment to massively reshape our economic and healthcare systems and, for now, immediately get money into the hands of all citizens. I discuss what action must be taken today with economist and professor Stephanie Kelton, former economist with the Senate Budget Committee and author of the forthcoming book, "The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy." Listen to RUMBLE on Spotify and Apple, or go to rumble.media
Overnight the hospitals in New York City began to drown in COVID-19 cases. ICUs are filling up. There aren’t enough ventilators. Only a few masks are left. Many doctors and nurses already have the virus, and too many are being hospitalized themselves. A woman in my apartment building tested positive and died. The day we have all dreaded is now here. If we scramble - if we scream bloody murder - if we act smart, today, might there be a way out? Trump has blocked all the doors. Forget for now about beating him in November. A number of us won’t live til November. We need to beat him now, beat down those doors he’s blocking, so that a million voters - loved ones - don’t die. Please hear my urgent thoughts on this on my RUMBLE podcast via Apple or Spotify or at rumble.media (link in bio).
A woman in my apartment building was taken out by EMT workers yesterday and died shortly after. She tested positive for the coronavirus. Rest her soul, blessings upon her. A chill spread through many in the building, knowing this is only the first of these, here & everywhere. The media doesn’t want you to panic. The politicians insist that you not panic. I’m here to tell you to panic. Panic like you’ve never panicked before. Millions will die because of Trump’s incompetence, inaction and waiting too long to figure out how to make a buck off all this. THAT will be why your loved ones will perish. PANIC! But SMART panic! Don’t go crazy - think! Then ACT. Organize everyone you know to scream bloody murder today. Let your governor/mayor/Senator/President know you will not tolerate one more fucking day of this. Call them & demand: 1. PROTECT OUR HEALTH CARE WORKERS! Take over factories & make millions of masks, gowns, gloves, respirators, ventilators NOW. Keep doctors & nurses safe from the virus. If they get infected, NONE of us will get help when we come down with it. 2. TEST EVERYONE. Yes, that’s right. In the city of Vo, Italy, they decided to test all 3,300 residents. The result? There are now no new cases in Vo, Italy. Information is power, ignorance is death. The government needs to make 300 million tests NOW. Ask the Germans and Koreans and Taiwanese for help. We don’t automatically think of testing everyone because we’re not used to treating everyone. We don’t believe in the “EVERYBODY GETS TO SEE A DOCTOR” system. Our corrupt core belief that doesn’t guarantee EVERYONE free health care is now going to be the death of us as we enter Week Nine of wondering why we don’t have enough masks. 3. MOBILIZE THE ARMY. We need temp and field hospitals built now with hundreds of thousands of extra beds and medics to assist. 4. LOCKDOWN. A three-week nationwide lockdown where people stay inside will go a long way to slowing down the spread of the virus. This is going to be a two-year pandemic. Isolating ourselves will spread out those needing medical assistance instead of millions in need all at once. Let’s do this now, before the next ambulance arrives.
A health care system run on greed, based solely on making a profit, is now guaranteed to kill thousands - millions? - of us. Still no masks, no gowns, no new ventilators or hospital beds. Nurses & doctors already stricken with the virus, now unable to care for us. What a way to bow out, America. We coulda been better.
We need to start a list — #LessonsFromThePlague. For all the things we’re definitely going to do different once this pandemic has passed. Let’s begin with this suggestion from Shonda Rhimes... “Been homeschooling a 6-year old and 8-year old for one hour and 11 minutes. Teachers deserve to make a billion dollars a year. Or a week.” Here’s another change we should make post-pandemic: Amend the Constitution so that in order to be President, you not only have to be 35 years old, you must prove you believe in science and you must swear to the following: “The Earth is at least 4 billion years old.” #LessonsFromThePlague
That’s ok. However they get there. It was probably just the word that scared them. Maybe we just should’ve called it Kindness. Or Sharing. Or Democracy. A democratic economy where everyone has a say, everybody has a seat at the table, and everybody gets a fair slice of the pie. Thank you Joe Biden for announcing in the past 48 hours that you agree with Bernie and Elizabeth that college should be free, your bankruptcy bill was wrong, and that fracking should cease (and that these positions are now part of your campaign). We’ll all get there someday soon! Assuming the current president doesn’t get us all killed first.