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Pandemic Nerves

Not wanting to make anyone nervous, pandemics can be unsettling enough without economic and political surprises, inconvenient systemic insights, more expansive circles of empathy positively impressing more than negative deep steep hierarchies practicing neglectful shallow sympathy for Others remaining NonMothers on distant drowning pagan shores. These government checks that come and go in the mail or by direct deposit between you and the IRS, these speak up for "From each according to her/his financial ability; to each according to his/her immediate need" Which sounds suspiciously Karl Marxian and that Engels white labor-activist guy Than speaking empowerment efficacy of and up and for more competitive evolutionary Capitalist Voices fossil-fueling financial systemic choices "From each consumer and taxpayer as much as possible; to each producer and legal resident as little as possible in return." These pandemic support checks are public welfare investments in our cooperatively held economic and healthy democratic wellbeing future, and healthy wealth of future multicultural generations With resilient ability to pay back and long-term financial need to cooperatively thrive more than competitively barely survive Economic co-investment values usually attributed to scary words like "Socialism" and "Social Engineering" but also speak of cooperative win/win long-term healthcare thinking more than BusinessAsUsual competitive win/lose scheming, nightmarish climate pathology white privileged escapist dreaming. When these twelve and six and fourteen hundred dollar checks come from our federated governing system, this is closer to Cooperativist Economic Behavior Than to Communism, where the State owns all the assets and capacity to produce cash at will and redistribute monetized wealth not based on earnings but on the number of human mouths to feed and water and keep relatively comfortable with sufficient healthy food soil clean water non-toxic air, reasonably non-traumatic unruly and highly erratic fire and weather and rabidly depopulating epidemics of pollution and generic habitat neglect... So, when your fourteen hundred dollar check peacefully arrives in your checking account or in snail mail, please remember, with personal gratitude and political respect for integrity, this is sacred GreenCommunion at our cooperative federated best; social democracy of an extended kinship kind. You and I have no further reason to worship at the monocultural altar of unfettered monotheistic Capital you can't see, A system designed for predators patriarchally against their unprivileged prey, without becoming uncomfortably aware of our cooperatively unmeasured share of codependent hypocrisy About unpatriotically not supporting multicultural EarthTribe's healthiest wealth of cooperative economy enfranchised inclusively green and organic naturally transpiraling democracy.

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