Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist

March 27, 2020

Exponential Threat

Filed under: coronavirus,Trump — louisproyect @ 12:17 am


  1. Thanks for posting this. I saw it already but I didn’t mind skipping it again. How do you think this will affect the election? I saw a poll that showed over 50% of people in this country approved of how Trump was handling this. I read something on Global Research dot com that says people are overreacting. Not that all of this isn’t important, but that the reaction is disproportionate. What do you think about that?

    Comment by Warren Oates — March 27, 2020 @ 12:40 am

  2. It would be good to have a non log chart comparing US and Italy. That is where US is going shortly.

    Comment by Ciaran Ryan — March 27, 2020 @ 2:03 pm

  3. I don’t believe as a rule that individuals make decisive differences in the overall course of history. But on some level they obviously do. Without Trump–personally–I believe this situation would have been handled differently.

    But there he is–“healthy as a horse,” as Hillary (yes, I know) once said.

    Of course, in his abundant weakness, Trump promoted the relief bill, which–despite its many and despicable criminal failings–won the praise of the pseudos at Mother Jones and elsewhere. Big deal, but —

    Millions will not die in the US between now and November.

    If anything less than The Worst happens in that time, it’s four more years of Trump and possibly the mass murder his followers have always thirsted to claim for their own.

    In my opinion, Trump is very likely to be re-elected. So the far greater damage for which he alone is personally accountable will continue.

    Biden in any case might be less of a killer but he is a senile, corrupt, and vicious reactionary as well as a rapist and no friend of working people–and any change for the better in the virus situation will appear a triumph of Trump against Fauci, Fake News, and the Gott-damn Antichrist (praise Jeebut, kill!!).

    The left desperately needs formations that can assume powers of de facto governance legally or illegally and can defend themselves in all ways against the \assaults–including armed assaults–of the dying order (which promises to linger for a very, very, very long time). It goes without saying that support services should be organized to the extent possible faced with the active opposition of governments.

    This is especially true because this pestilence, at its worst, is not the plague. Most will live, and they will forget.

    The coming recession, I fear, will have longer-lasting, and possibly far worse, consequences.

    Comment by Farans Kalosar — March 27, 2020 @ 5:15 pm

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