It is April 10 and it is snowing out and even beginning to stick on the grass outside my apartment.
I still have my snow tires on. I’ve been feeling this was fairly ridiculous with the warmer weather lately but locals have informed me it is wise to keep them on.
That said, the temperature is 33° F; the road surfaces will likely remain above freezing. Snow tires are likely not necessary under such conditions. Likely.
As I expected, Donald Trump is indeed pushing for an early re-opening of the U.S. economy. The ghost of the 1918 influenza pandemic, in which a premature re-opening led to a second peak in cases and deaths, may haunt, but the capitalist god demands human sacrifice and soon. This is how we run the world and never forget that money counts for more than human life.
Matt Zapotosky et al., “Trump administration pushing to reopen much of the U.S. next month,” Washington Post, April 9, 2020, https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/trump-reopen-us-economy/2020/04/09/10d42b4a-7a7b-11ea-9bee-c5bf9d2e3288_story.html
- Matt Zapotosky et al., “Trump administration pushing to reopen much of the U.S. next month,” Washington Post, April 9, 2020, https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/trump-reopen-us-economy/2020/04/09/10d42b4a-7a7b-11ea-9bee-c5bf9d2e3288_story.html↩
- David Benfell, “The capitalist death cult,” Not Housebroken, March 27, 2020, https://disunitedstates.org/2020/03/27/the-capitalist-death-cult/↩
- David Benfell, “Paying for money with human lives,” Not Housebroken, February 18, 2015, https://disunitedstates.org/2015/02/18/paying-for-money-with-human-lives/; David Benfell, “The worst of times and the worst of humanity,” Not Housebroken, April 2, 2020, https://disunitedstates.org/2020/04/02/the-worst-of-times-and-the-worst-of-humanity/↩