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No Bernie, No Party, Austerity 2020

#45 plays, Covid-19
in the air, Passover looming, Bernie

stops running—sacrificed for The Party.

And this old man is asked to die
for the economy on Republican cue.

How sad my America isn’t ready for Bernie
or me. Or you?

Who do we have left now, if not Bernie?
Biden?
Cuomo?

The other side doesn’t play nice. We know this.
Can you imagine what will pass as presidential
tweets now? Sleepy Stuttering Biden?
Whiny New York Ventilator Cuomo?

How sad my America isn’t open to Bernie
or me. Or you?

Get ready for austerity.
Put your mask on; let’s look closer.

 

Austerity:
Restriction.
Severity.
Strictness.
Sternness.
Graveness.
Soberness.
Somberness
Bareness.
Self-denial.
Economy.
Shortage.
Scarcity.
Plainness
Starkness
Severity.
Harshness
Hardship.
Lack.
Poverty.
I could go on,
of course.

But let’s stop here
for now: Myopia
leads to austerity.

 

 

 

Duly noted:

Akash Metha, Jacobin,
We’re in a Plague — Yet Andrew Cuomo
Just Passed an Absolutely Brutal Austerity Budget

Brigid Bergin, Gothamist,
De Blasio Trims $1.3 Billion From City Budget With
Cuts To Fair Fares, Summer Jobs, And Vision Zero

Grace Blakely, Jacobin,
The Corona Virus is Political

Naomi Klein
The Shock Doctrine:
The Rise of Disaster Capitalism

C.J. Polychroniou, TRUTHOUT
Chomsky and Pollin: To Heal From COVID-19,
We Must Imagine a Different World

 

 

 

Especially now,
keep writing.

Peace,
Andrés Castro

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