Coronavirus: The Ugly Face of Capitalism
Panicked people are really hard to talk to. Try to tell them the Coronavirus is just a corporate media scam, and they will scream at you: “Can’t you see what happens in Italy? It’s a disaster!” No, it isn’t. Let’s look at Italy. And the whole Europe. And USA…
At the time of writing, situation looks worst in the World in Italy. They have far surpassed China by the number of deaths from Coronavirus, and the rest of EU – instead of sending help – are trying to isolate themselves from the stricken country. Well, not quite completely. They have pushed a hefty fine under the Italy’s door! They didn’t like Italy granted an aid to the tourist companies of Sardinia, in an attempt to keep them alive in the times of COVID-19 crisis!
Italy was slapped with a 7.5 million-euro ($8.5 million) fine by the European Union’s top court for failing to follow an order to recoup illegal state aid given to the hotel industry in Sardinia.
The nation, which is grappling with an unprecedented crisis from the coronavirus, will also have to pay a daily fine of 80,000 euros until it complies with the order, the EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg ruled on Thursday.
The case is: C-576/18, Commission v. Italy.
EU CHIEF Ursula von der Leyen made an emotional speech on Wednesday, claiming Europe will stand with Italy as it battles to halt the spread of the new coronavirus. Not even a day later, though, the European Court of Justice fined the boot-shaped country almost £7million.
Congratulations to Brussels bureaucracy — that was a spectacular example of the capitalist solidarity in the times of trouble. Almost on a par with a ‘generous help’ sent to the New Orleans, destroyed by the Hurrican Katrina on August 29th, 2005… Or the ‘massive help’ sent to Puerto Rico, devastated by the Hurrican Maria in 2017. You must remember that, right? And the 11 months without power in Puerto Rico!
But let’s return to Italy.
Why so scary numbers?
Well, the numbers look scary only when you watch them throug the media magnifier. When you look at the four year seasonal baseline mortality data, here, you can see that there are no deviations at all. So, how the hype is created? How come there are so many bodies in front of the camera?
Simple. When you read the chart from the European Mortality Monitoring Agency, you can see that Italy had more deaths in the flu season in every of three preceding years – 2017, 2018 and 2019. Only then there was no media hype. People with a flu were healing themselves as usual at homes, and deaths were not directly transmitted in front of the cameras and over the Internet.
Still, you will say, they have more deaths than China! How is that possible?
Now we have come to the another ‘beauty’ of Capitalism. First, one American doctor revealed that Italy has the oldest population in Europe (47 years), and a very large population over 60, and this virus is especially dangerous for older people. Is that right? All the EU countries are old, not only Italy.
And how come that Russia has only 440 cases on the population of 148 million? Are they lying? No.
The answer is sad and simple. All those Western countries have enormous homeless population, which is very hard to control in medical terms. It is not profitable…
There you go. Italy is the ‘entering country’. Great deal of migration goes through them, and there are organized groups of beggars who are ‘working’ in Italy, or have crossed to other EU countries while freedom of movement zone (a.k.a. Schengen) was in power. Now it is too late.
Corporate media made hysteria like never before, and people who would otherwise eliminate flu resting at home with a a prescribed therapy, now rushed to the hospitals… the same hospitals destroyed by the austerity policy, understaffed because all who could go to private sector left a public health institutions. The result? Now Cuba, China and Russia, countries with a decent public health service, are helping, sending experts and medical material to the most vulnerable EU countries. Imagine that! US is taking tests out of Italy, and China is bringing tests for help. Who is a superpower now?
A years of demonization of ‘socialism’, ‘communism’ and ‘Russianism’, a countless hours of brainwashing how they are just waiting a chance to attack, and then — they help!
Liberal Capitalism breaks down under the weight of its own propaganda lies and disgusting greed that has made a business model out of sickness. You don’t believe? Well, it was Goldman Sachs who posed a question:
So, while you are sitting idle in your personal quarantine, you may ask yourself, what do you need more: Corporations or Medicare for all? Obviously can’t be both.
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