@JaniceOCG Trump’s indifference to death of Black Americans during early days of coronavirus should be seen & investigated as murder, @Thom_Hartmann urges in recent rant. Indifference also allows tyranny to flourish. We’ll explore thru lens of @HandmaidsOnHulu, Thursdays, 8 pm ET, 1/13 – 4/7/22, as “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny.”
Thom Hartmann asks: “Are Trump & His Cronies Guilty of Mass Murder? Where is the Media?” in his daily rant, between 40:08 and 51:33 of the linked podcast. I believe these continue to be important and unanswered questions.
As Sweden and Brazil put together special panels to investigate their government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, Americans, it seems, have moved on. Hartmann reminds us that until the New York Times reported how Black people were taking the brunt of the rising death toll from COVID-19, in April 2020, the Trump administration was attempting to respond to the crisis. Once the demographic news broke, we swiftly saw the change in tone and policy – now ordering people to get back to work. Hartmann sees this change as evidence of murder – and I agree.
So where is the media? Where are our political leaders? Where are Americans on this issue? Why does it seem it’s not even an issue on most people’s radar? Why, among the long list of legal problems “the former guy” is facing, the murder of Black Americans is not even making the list?
Yes, I know. We’re all overwhelmed and have way too much to care about and focus on. We’re only human! Yet I also know, in a time of rising fascism, our lack of response to atrocities, primarily impacting those we see as “others,” is precisely the way in which the disease of indifference spreads and grows. Despite word to the contrary, Black people are in fact humans, and actual citizens of the U.S. So where is the media?. . . — LMO
“As COP 26 continues, can oil companies continue funding climate disinformation to their advantage and the disadvantage to the planet? Is it all about corporate profit and hang the planet? Thom is joined by Richard Wiles of the Center for Climate Integrity. Former Chair of the California Democratic Party, Bill Press joins Thom to discuss where the Build Back Better Bill stands. Are Trump & His Cronies Guilty of Mass Murder? Where is the Media?” — The Hartmann Report
LISTEN TO 40:08 – 51:33 | Stopping Big Oil from Funding Climate Disinformation? | by Thom Hartmann | The Hartmann Report | 11/2/2021