Trump’s Coronavirus Response Isn’t Precaution, It’s Economic Terrorism

  • Trump’s COVID-19 response is an abrupt, radical reorganization of our society into a war economy. But there’s not an actual war happening.
  • While Trump calls coronavirus “the invisible enemy,” the dangers of a nationwide standstill to Americans’ freedom and well-being multiply.
  • Singapore and South Korea have contained coronavirus better than Italy without lockdowns. But the U.S. is following Italy’s model.

This past week President Donald Trump suggested he’s “a wartime president” and referred to coronavirus as an “invisible enemy.”

Meanwhile, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo compared coronavirus to 9/11:

…reminds me of 9/11, where one moment, which was inconceivable, just changed everything.

Further, he stated:

Children who were young at that time, but of school age, watched on TV. They didn’t know if their parents were coming home. I think it changed their whole outlook on life after 9/11.

The comparisons to 9/11 are interesting.

Because back then the refrain was don’t let the terrorists win by giving into fear. On Oct .11, 2001, President George W. Bush said (Video | Transcript):

The American people have got to go about their business. We cannot let the terrorists achieve the objective of frightening our nation to the point where we don’t conduct business. Where people don’t shop. That’s their intention.

Giving into fear would have given the terrorists what they wanted by fundamentally transforming our way of life predicated on individual freedom. But that’s exactly what we did anyway (Patriot Act, NSA wiretapping dragnet, TSA canvassing of airline passengers, constitutionally questionable trillion dollar wars).

Trump’s Economy: Population on Lockdown

Today, the U.S. has essentially put most of the civilian population under house arrest. The drastic coronavirus containment response has demolished the ability of many to make a living.

The highly coordinated state, local and Trump Administration response has likely lost millions…

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