Over our fight for decent healthcare, we mustn’t overlook the fact that the conversion of our country into a modern feudal state is still continuing — on many fronts and at a breakneck speed.
Take, for instance, Trump’s budget planning to cut or eliminate federal funding for – among other things – Meals on Wheels; energy and heating assistance programs; rural infrastructure and jobs programs; college tuition aid; the Women, Infants, and Children nutritional program; and the Environmental Protection Agency. All this to fund massive tax cuts for millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations, while we – the people – move ever closer to a life of medieval serfs left with nothing but the clothes on our backs. Trump’s budget also kills all federal funding for PBS, one of the last remaining bastions of non-corporate news and commentary (as well as children programming) — every last dime.
Interestingly, after World War II, the Allies insisted that Germany institute a de-centralised and highly government-independent public broadcasting system to counter the effect of the Nazis’ propaganda network. By and large, this still exists today. In contrast, Trump currently is defunding OUR public broadcasting system. Germany moved up after WW II, and our country has been going downhill for decades, every year resembling the fascist Germany of 72-84 years ago more and more.
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