A great col­umn from @freedomrideblog for Black Agen­da Report:

Don­ald Trump was blamed for the poor response in 2020 but it is clear that Amer­i­cans are in trou­ble regard­less of who occu­pies the White House because prof­its deter­mine the response to a health care cri­sis. Joe Biden declared that there is noth­ing he can do about the dis­ease tra­jec­to­ry and blithe­ly stat­ed that an addi­tion­al 200,000 deaths are inevitable. His pre-inau­gur­al promise of a $2,000 stim­u­lus pay­ment is now null and void. The sum of $1,400 is now on the table and no one will see that amount until March or April.

The failed state con­tin­ues fail­ing the peo­ple. It can­not do oth­er­wise. The gov­ern­ment does the bid­ding of the bil­lion­aire donor class, just as it did before COVID-19 struck.

Cap­i­tal­ism is quite lit­er­al­ly killing thou­sands of peo­ple in the US every day. A peo­ple-first econ­o­my that could be achieved under social­ism is a bet­ter path forward.