GUEST BLOG: Lois Griffiths – A Very Disturbing, Yet Untold COVID–19 Story

Earthwise on Christchurch Community Radio Plainsfm96.9 recently interviewed  Chuck Collins, Director of the Program on Inequality and Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies, about his article :

US Billionaires Surpass $1 Trillion in Wealth Gains During Pandemic as Essential Workers and Others Suffer

The interview is available as a podcast. It reveals where power in America really lies, no matter who is President or who are in Congress.

 (The ultra wealthy include Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg,…)


Lois Griffiths is a human rights activist. 

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  1. 100% correct Lois I couldn’t say it better.

    “Money talks as truth walks” is the term for how power works in Governments around the world.

  2. It’s the same the whole world over,
    It’s the poor what gets the blame,
    It’s the rich what gets the pleasure,
    Isn’t it a blooming shame? (Fairly old traditional folk song)

  3. I’m quoting from a journalist who says it better than me ,,, but I think a fair bit of what she writes also applies to NZ ,,, if we apply the rule of actions speak louder than ‘kind’ words ,,, although to be fair, our Labour party is not as bad as the democrats , who are to the right of our Nats,,,, for example the dems fight against public healthcare.

    Catilin Johnston — “People are prevented from using the power of their numbers to force real change by a highly sophisticated domestic propaganda operation controlled by the media-owning plutocratic class and heavily influenced by sociopathic government agencies. As long as people are being successfully propagandized by mass media manipulation into accepting the status quo, they will never rise up and make it change.”

    “The Democratic Party’s primary function is to kill all leftward movement in the United States to ensure Americans remain too poor and powerless to interfere in the operation of the empire.

    The Democratic Party is what leftism would look like if you stripped it of every single thing that could possibly inconvenience plutocrats, intelligence agencies, or the military-industrial complex in any way.”

  4. God it’s so funny.
    Just because the society we live within has a few rich people in it we think they represent the ‘freedom’ and ‘prosperity’ rubbish they sell us and all we have to do is work harder to be like them but really they exemplify a system of their making whereby they make billions by any means possible while we must pay our taxes to make sure our systems and societies don’t fail.
    It must surely be the greatest swindle going. The fascists, as I call the very rich, don’t even need a power-uniform or a bureaucracy Hell bent on detecting miscreants these days. All they need is to make sure we can borrow as much money as we like so as they can keep us under their heel.
    It’s a bit like; why keep a person chained to a post when you can let them roam about thinking they’re free but really they’re behind a wall that’s just beyond sight. Sooner or later that person though will come up against the wall and as house prices climb the wall draws ever closer. It makes the concept of ‘freedom’ nothing more than a logical fallacy. A myth. A fake. Bullshit.
    Based on the logical fallacy ’employment’ myth the true measure of freedom is when paid employment is a choice rather than a necessity.
    Is it freedom when one’s forced to work to keep a billionaire in his or her billions? They can’t have worked for it because to make a billion requires a Hell of a lot of working hours in one’s lifetime.
    I think I’m talking the long way around trying to say simply we’re all being bullshitted by manipulative psychopaths who own our politic and by extension you and me. Unlike you and me, however, is that they enjoy watching us struggle as we try and play by their rules. That, fucks me off a little, I don’t know about you.

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