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Why are caging of Americans, depriving children of school, depriving children of sunlight which stunts their growth, and economic shutdown open-ended?-Rush Limbaugh…(It’s Economic Genocide, US elites do it everywhere, did it to Russia in 1990s)

April 1, 2020

Russia’s population decreased by 6.6 million between 1992 and 2006. Klein quotes US Economist Andre Gunder Frank calling what took place in Russia as “economic genocide.”…Bill Clinton administration and associates laughed about “stuffing shit down Yeltsin’s throat.”After break-up of Soviet Union, US elites thought Russia was “ours to lose,”

4/1/20, Shocking List of What’s Killed the Most People in 2020, Rush Limbaugh

“Here are the numbers for Swine flu, 2009-2010: 61 million infected, 300,000 hospitalized, over 12,000 dead. It was more than 12,000 dead. But regardless: 61 million infected, 300,000 hospitalized, and nobody gave it a second thought in 2009-2010.

You probably don’t even remember it, and what I was told was, “You can’t compare ’em, Rush. The flu is not this. We’ve got medicines for the flu. We’ve got preventions for the flu. We’ve got vaccines. So, as a society, we have accepted that there will be a number of deaths and hospitalizations because we have ways to fight it.

“And the flu kills specific groups — you know, elderly people, people with pre-existing conditions — that makes ’em susceptible to it. But this, we have not one defense to it except staying home,” and so, they say, “You can’t compare it.” Well, okay. I’ll accept that. Then we’re not gonna have a vaccine until a year from September. Therefore, we’re not gonna have a coronavirus shot until a year from September.” [Sept. 2021]

I don’t know when we’re gonna have medicines for it. We supposedly do now….Now, we’ve got chloroquine and the Z-Pak, and I would really… It’s being used, and I would really like to know what the success rate is in various places where it’s being tried. But we’re not being told, and I don’t know why. And I don’t want to speculate as to why....We’ve got nothing to tell people to do other than hibernate….

I have here from a source called worldometers.info. Worldwide deaths, January 1st through March 25th of this year….Around the world, worldwide, worldwide. Not America. Worldwide….

This is January 1st through March 25th. So basically three months.

Coronavirus, 21,000 deaths.
Seasonal flu, 113,000.
Malaria, 228,000.
Suicide, 249,000.
Traffic fatalities, almost 314,000 deaths.
HIV/AIDS, 391,000 deaths.
Alcohol related deaths, 581,000.
Smoking-related deaths, 1,162,000.
Cancer deaths, 1,909,000 deaths.
Deaths attributed to starvation, 2,382,000 deaths.
And death by abortion, 9,900,000.

In the first three months of this year, January 1 through March 25th….

I’m just giving you the stats here. You can react to these stats however you wish: 21,000 coronavirus; 113,000 flu; 228,000 malaria; 250,000 suicide; 313,000 traffic; 390,000 AIDS; 581,000 booze; 1,162,000 smoking; two million cancer; 2,300,000 hunger; 9,900,000 abortion….

We got suicide hotlines. We try to teach people to drive safely. We do whatever we do with HIV/AIDS. We tell people to drink responsibly, tell people not to smoke, try to devise cancer treatments, we try to feed people.”

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4/1/20, “People Start to Agree with Me: An Economic Shutdown Isn’t Sustainable,” Rush Limbaugh

“RUSH: Now to the economics again. I spent a lot of time yesterday dancing around something, and it is this: We simply cannot — with no end in sight — go on like this. We cannot be in the midst of this economy being shut down with no end in sight. It’s not gonna work. Now, they can tell us, “Well, we think in two weeks we’ll be able to relax things,” and then those two weeks go by and they can’t. They’ll say, “Oh, give us another two weeks, because they think that we can live with waiting an additional two weeks every two weeks.

If they tell us six months, that won’t work. But there’s an overriding problem with this, and it is the uncertainty combined with nobody talking about it. Right now all of the talk is about medical. All the talk is about the horrible medical statistics, predictions, models, all the talk is apocalyptic when we’re discussing the virus. It’s all apocalyptic. It’s all end of the world. It’s all end of this. It’s all death. It’s all new numbers, 2.2 million, 240,000.

Meanwhile, everybody’s at home, the economy shut down, everybody realizes this can’t go on, but there’s this degree of uncertainty as to when this is gonna end. It cannot go on like this. At some point, folks, we as a country are gonna have to answer a question: How much of the economy do we let drift toward Great Depression status before we stop it? Just raising that question could get me into trouble. Just bringing it up now, because nobody in officialdom, nobody in these briefings is talking about it other than Trump saying, “We’re gonna get back up,” blah, blah, in a generic sense.

So I have a couple pieces I want to share with you excerpts. Ben Domenech, the founder of The Federalist, has a piece headlined: “We’re Following A One-Size-Fits-All Coronavirus Strategy Right Into A Great Depression.” When I saw this today, I said, it’s right up my alley. It’s exactly what I was talking about yesterday. Here’s the subheadline: While this shutdown has already done enormous damage, it is the uncertainty about when and how it will reopen that could prove far more destructive in the long run.”

Dead-on right. The uncertainty. Nobody’s talking about when this is gonna end. Everybody’s talking about the end of everything else, except the end of the suspension of the economy. Here’s how the piece begins: Our leadership class responded to the outbreak of the coronavirus by shutting down the economy on a nationwide scale. While this will mitigate the loss of life the virus might otherwise have caused, it’s clear we’re also confronting a challenge no medical innovation can cure. We face an unprecedented situation — not a global pandemic, we’ve seen those before, but a modern capitalist economy that turned itself off for potentially more than 60 days, on purpose.”

This is exactly my point. What are we doing? We have purposely shut down capitalism. We’ve shut down the largest economy in the world. We’ve shut down the economy the world needs.Do you realize it’s just taken two months to take this economy back to where we were in December of 2016?…Where the United States had to be cut down to size in order for the globalism to work….

And Mr. Domenech says, “Uncertainty crushes hope. So the question on the minds of our leaders should be: how do we give citizens more confidence that we can, and will, turn the economy back on?”

People are sitting out there with no money, no prospects of any money. Whenever we talk about the economy, we talk about when and if it’s gonna come roaring back, but with what? Restaurants are being closed, in some cases never to reopen again. Where is the hope? Where is the confidence that we are gonna start back? I mean, the news today, Wimbledon canceled. Wimbledon’s in July, for crying out loud. Don’t you watch Wimbledon on the 4th of July, breakfast at Wimbledon or whatever it is? Well, people that do. It’s July, and they’ve shut it down.

Mr. Domenech said,While this shutdown has already done enormous damage, it is the uncertainty about how it will reopen that could prove far more destructive in the long run. And the knee-jerk reaction from a jittery Congress in the form of multi-trillion-dollar bailouts could create a number of disincentives for many people to go back to work.”…

“For all the scary headlines coming out of New York City, most of what we know at this moment regarding the coronavirus, as it relates to public health, is better than expected. We know that while highly infectious, our hospital systems seem to be responding better than initially thought. The shutdowns have been abided by, for the most part. Most Americans are doing a good job of distancing, behaving responsibly, and staying off the roads.” There are some exceptions, of course, but most everybody is obeying.

“Thanks to that, deaths are lagging far behind the dire predictions of the expert and media class. At this pace, 2.2 million Americans are not going to die from this pandemic. … The White House projects 100,000 to 240,000 deaths, even with sustained social distancing. The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Education, which projects around 82,000 deaths assuming social distancing lasts through May, looks far more realistic given current reporting. Let us hope even those predictions turn out to be on the high end.”

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RUSH: I want to get back to Ben Domenech. This point about uncertainty and the American economic circumstance. “As in so many cases, our leaders in both parties across the country will assure us afterwards that everything they did — the shutdowns, the bailouts, the restrictions, the seizures of power, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s SALT tax break for millionaires — was absolutely necessary, that the cost of so many jobs and livelihoods was absolutely essential in order to save so many lives. How much you believe that is up to you.”

Folks, I have experienced every economic circumstance there is except abject poverty. I have been out of work for weeks. I’ve been broke. I know what it is to have no money in the midst of a roaring economy. I know what it is to have no money in a meager economy. I know how scary it is. And we’re doing it to ourselves — unless you want to say the ChiComs launched a war on us, but we shut down this economy ourselves. We turned it off….

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RUSH: Again, this is Ben Domenech at The Federalist today, and the headline of his piece: We’re Following a One-Size-Fits-All Coronavirus Strategy Right into a Great Depression,” meaning we don’t need to be shutting down a whole country. This is just his theory….All we hear — is further shutdowns. Can’t go here, can’t go there, can’t do that. But there’s no talk about when it ends….

They’re uncertain about whether they’ll have a livelihood or job or career to go back to once the government lets them out of their homes. They’re uncertain whether their kids will ever go back to school. They’re uncertain whether they should wear a mask, even.

What Americans need is the same thing the health care sector needs, and that is clarity, and that is why our leaders in government need to be working right now to set clear benchmarks and milestones for reopening the American economy. It needs to be something we’re talking about. It needs to be something that people can see….

But two new road maps for reopening have been put forward.

One of them is by Ezekiel Emanuel at the University of Pennsylvania, another one by Scott Gottlieb and others from the American Enterprise Institute. “The key aspect of the AEI report is the suggestion that counties or states pay attention not to the virus as a national entity, but to the situation of the virus on the ground” where they are, “in their local communities, as they move through phases of reopening.”…

The American people need to know that their leaders regard it as an urgency to get this economy back up and running….

In this climate, any politician or businessman who wants to step up and say ‘we have to get back to work or risk far more long-term damage’ is putting his head in the media’s guillotine,” and that is exactly right. This is one of the problems. Anybody who comes out…

You know, I’m a guy on the radio. I can say this. Domenech writing his piece can say it. But if somebody on the task force goes out there today and says it? If somebody in business comes out and says, “You know what? We gotta get back to work. We’re risking long-term damage”? Boy, are they gonna be hit.

The media [backed by the entire political class] is gonna cream ’em for insensitivity, not caring about how many lives are lost. But it is a reality that cannot be ignored. “[T]his is exactly the moment when we should expect more from our local officials than being led around by national cable news.” National cable news and its overall attitude of apocalyptic futures ought not be what dominates everybody’s mind-set.

Cable news and their little dream of defeating Donald Trump in the next election ought not be what’s at the forefront of everybody’s minds. Look, this is personal for me, folks, because I remember my life. I’m 69, on the way to 70 — and I will make 70 — and I have experienced every economic circumstance possible other than billionaire wealth and abject poverty.

I have been fired eight times. I have been out of work for weeks. I refused to go on unemployment for most of it. I relied on my parents sending me 10 to 50 bucks here and there. But my solution every time was to get a job. If I had to go somewhere I didn’t want to go to get the job, I did it. I’m not bragging….My point is, I have been through the abject fear of having no money, of not being able to buy food….

My point is that I know the crushing fear associated with it, the lack of self-esteem and respect that that situation causes people. Now, this is not the result of people being fired, but they’re being fired; they’re being laid off in some cases. This is even worse in some cases. We have purposely shut down the economy.

Now, I’m not arguing that it didn’t need to be done, but it’s gotta get turned back on at some point. I don’t care if it’s November. They need to tell us what the target is. There needs to be some way of eliminating this wave of uncertainty that pervades everything here. Now, I know we’ve got stimulus packages and we got bailout packages….

And if the stimulus bill, if the stuff is done right, it’s gonna stimulate the economy in ways that are gonna want to make people want to become part of it. And there will be all kinds of… Like the NFL lawyer, Jeff Pash, said that the NFL’s planning for a full season, full stadiums. If that were to happen, that’s gonna be a big upper.

Anything, anything that is an indication of a return to normalcy is gonna be a huge upper. Now, I know many of you are thinking, “Rush, you’re talking like there isn’t this killer virus out there.” No, I’m not. I’m fully aware there’s a killer virus out there, and I’m fully aware we don’t have a vaccine for it….

My only point is you can’t keep people in their homes interminably with no end in sight to it. There has to be some way of conveying an evaporation of the uncertainty that exists out there.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Issuesinsights.com has an editorial today, and the headline, the title of the piece: “COVID Confirms It: Dems Don’t Understand Economics.”

“While Andrew Cuomo is not necessarily taking a party line when he says he believes an economic shutdown is necessary to save lives, it’s not a big leap for Democrats, given their leftward orientation, to characterize an eventual reopening of the economy as a conflict of ‘lives vs. money.’”

[Economic genocide“is what’s happening now and it’s a crime US elites know all about and know they can get away with. They happily committed it in the 1990s against a vulnerable, defenseless Russian population and were never punished for their crime]

This is what scares the hell out of me. The idea of reopening the economy during this, the Democrats are gonna oppose it, and they’re gonna pitch it as lives versus money….

But this is what bothers me, folks, the Democrats are gonna pitch this as lives versus money, and they’re gonna do their best to make sure this economy stays shut down because that’s the fastest way they think to beating Trump. And the people in the Democrat Party urging this have got their money — Feinstein, Pelosi, they’re uber-wealthy. They’re not gonna be hurt nearly as much as other people by this. So they’ve got theirs. Lives versus money. When in fact it’s lives versus lives. It’s not lives versus money. Money is not an enemy of lives. Money is not an enemy of life….

It’s the age-old problem. Democrats and the media think government is the source of wealth, that government can create high paying, green jobs out of nothing. You know what the truth is? We’re gonna have a stimulus package of $2.3 trillion dollars, do you know how much money that is? You can’t fathom it. You can’t imagine how much $2.3 trillion is, and it’s not enough to support anybody for longer than two weeks. The government cannot provide, nor can the government create an economy that was providing anywhere near like the American people were being provided for or like the American people were creating. It just can’t be done.

Ours is a $22 trillion economy. And that’s not the result of government growing and government — well, government’s a part of it. It’s 19% of GDP, 19 to 22%. The media and the Democrats are doing everything they can to reorient people’s thinking once again to thinking government’s the source of wealth, government’s the source of fairness, government’s the source of freedom, government’s the source of rights. None of that is true. That’s why the longer this goes on, the more worried I get about it.

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RUSH: Here is Mike in Cincinnati. Welcome, sir. Hi.

CALLER: Thank you, Rush. Long may you run, buddy. Hey, my point is this. This is a very dangerous precedent....We’ve had wars. We’ve had disasters before.…But what we’ve never done, ever done, is cower in place, never mind shelter in place. They have us cowering in place right now. And it’s embarrassing, almost.Trump has to turn this around, tonight if possible, or this week, 180 degrees. That’s what we elected him to do. Make bold decisions. And if they’re gonna throw money at this, this is the last thing I’m gonna say, if they’re gonna throw money at this, why don’t they try this. Pay everybody to open back up their jobs, give everybody time and a half for the next 60 days and let’s get going again. We can turn plowshares into swords if we have to, but this is gonna kill us, not the virus, the economic part of it’s gonna kill us. And if it kills us, it’s gonna kill the rest of this planet for a long, long time to come….

RUSH: I thought you were gonna say–and you didn’t–you got right up to it. You said they this and they this, but we have shut ourselves down here, Mike.

CALLER: Yes, we have. We have tranquilized ourselves. We’re like a gigantic —

RUSH: No. No, no, no, no, no. No. We have turned off the economy. We’ve turned it off. We hit the off switch...For the first time in history we have shut ourselves down.

CALLER: That’s my entire point, Rush. The virus will go away. The economic fallout’s not gonna go away. Every day that we keep going like this, shut down, I mean the economy shut down, we’re adding a month or six months to the disaster that’s gonna come after this anyway financially. We’re already into it. We’re gonna have to eat that sooner than later. But they’ve gotta get us all back to work. I’m working right now. I’m lucky. I’m in an industry that works and we’re doing great. But he’s [Trump’s] gotta stop listening to these people and make a strong decision to say, “Open up the companies, we’re gonna pay you to go back to work, Do whatever it takes —

RUSH: Look. I hear you. You’re singing my song today….If there were an end in sight, then it’d be a little easier psychologically to deal with. There’s no end in sight, and they’re not talking about it. And I have been told-I had very good friend supporters listening yesterday, said, “Rush, appreciate what you’re trying to do, but you gotta understand something. They’re not gonna touch this economic stuff until the medical stuff has been dealt with. [At least a year or two away] They’re not gonna do it. You can beat yourself up and you can pound your head against the wall, but they are not going to start talking about the economy and reigniting the country until this medical stuff is dealt with. You can do all you want.”…

You know in Japan, in Japan, just to go anecdotal — in Japan they’re not sequestering anybody. Just making everybody wear masks and they’ve shut nothing down. Everybody’s wearing masks and they’re going to work and they’re doing things and they haven’t had to shut anything down….

Now, we don’t have enough masks for everybody to wear masks. We don’t even have masks for the medical professionals. But something has to happen to enable us to treat the virus and work at the same time. Right now we’re in an either/or circumstance, and Mike, I know what you’re saying. That can’t go on indefinitely. It just can’t.”

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Added: The only news Trump should be announcing tonight is that all Americans are free to leave their homes and continue their lives as normal. What could possibly be bigger news than that Americans are bound and gagged and in cages for 18 months-two years and that children are not allowed to go to school for 18 months-two years. Children must stay inside are deprived of sunlight for 18 months-two years which will stunt their growth and cause them to have weak bones. Children who live near parks or beaches are prevented from setting foot on them by order of Trump. Beaches and parks are closed. No sunlight for you, you’re not allowed to grow and have strong bones. Trump chose this horrible moment tonight to launch yet another costly, foreign military intervention, allegedly in Central America. This morning he giddily let us know Iran is still on his mind too. On his April 1 twitter he says, “Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq. If this happens, Iran will pay a very heavy price, indeed!” as a commenter below notes.

A very heavy price, indeed?” Americans and American children can tell Iranians about the “very heavy prices” you dish out. First, you’ve bound, gagged, and caged every American adult and American child for likely two years–the amount of time it takes for a new vaccine. Children aren’t allowed to go to school for two years. Children aren’t allowed to go outside in the sun and play on the beach or in parks for two years because the beaches and parks are closed. If they go outside at all it can be for only a few minutes. Children need sunlight to grow, without it their bones are weak and their growth is stunted.

Trump gets to pretend he’s president when he’s bubbling over with plans of attacking and starving innocent populations of regions or countries that have not harmed the USsuch as Venezuela. Inside US borders, Trump obediently presides over our economic genocide–the specialty of US elites. Economic genocide is what US elites happily carried out against defenseless Russian people in the 1990s. Russia was newly independent in 1991, had no institutions, was wide open for the plundering if you happened to be a US elite with no conscience. US elites along with drunken Yeltsin drove innocent Russian people into massive poverty, massive depression, massive suicide rates, population contraction, and its oligarch-run government into massive debt. Russia’s population decreased by 6.6 million between 1992 and 2006. Klein quotes US Economist Andre Gunder Frank calling what took place in Russia as “economic genocide.”…The words used by many people to describe what US President Bill Clinton and economist Jeffrey Sachs presided over in Russia during the 1990s sound a lot like descriptions of a “man-made famine.”“...US elites were never punished for their crimes. They believed Russia was “ours to lose” so they took it. Elites feel exactly the same way about the US, that it’s “ours to lose” which is why we’re in cages now. 

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Added: Trump announces US taxpayer funded military intervention to fight “drug cartels” in “Central America:”

4/1/20, President Trump Announces Major Drug Interdiction Effort Targeting Central American Cartels,tcth, sundance

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8 among comments

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“Phil

The media is not going to tell us anything, they are the gate keepers. The media tells us what they want us to know. I wasn’t born yesterday. I suspect there are lots of things going on behind the curtain. All I know is the whole world is in lockdown, people can’t pay rent or mortgage, no job, no money, no prospect of a job, not much food, people are in a real hurt right now. Can’t even go to church. I thought we had the right to assembly? There is no light at end of tunnel, there doesn’t seem to be any hope. kids aren’t going to finish school, they stay behind? or push into next grade? Some things that were normal a month ago are not normal now. Things are not going to be getting back to normal for a very very long time.”

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“drg13miami

We have to flood our country with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin and direct folks how to take it..

Make if freely available to anyone who wants it…for both prophylaxis and treatment. Let’s make the effort. I believe it will stem the tide of deaths and folks on respirators.

Do it now and have the potential to save our economy. Wait and we’ll have tens of thousands more of deaths.”

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“Sherri Young drg13miami

I don’t think anyone needs azithromycin unless they are starting to get sick. The azithromycin is for a secondary bacterial infection.

In the meantime folks who think they might have been exposed can get some quercetin and zinc supplements. Quercetin works like hydroxychloroquine in that it allows zinc into the cells and disrupts coronavirus replication.

No prescription needed. You can find these items at the health food stores.”

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[Re: Above, great! If this is so, why are we still in cages?]

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“California Joe

From the New York Times today. Three typical patients with Coronavirus at a Manhattan hospital and three pending Coronavirus death statistics!

One patient had lymphoma and heart failure. Another was 85 years old with metastatic cancer. A third was 83 and had dementia and lung disease. All were critically ill with the coronavirus, and, a doctor said, all were hooked up to ventilators in recent weeks at a major Manhattan hospital.””

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“JohnCasper says: April 1, 2020 at 10:56 pm

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“noswamp says: April 2, 2020 at 12:53 am

The ramping of military forces to fight a “drug war” is code for building up enough forces in the area to take out Maduro. Expect that in the next few weeks. IMO.”

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VandalizeDuhMastuhsAlgorithms says: April 1, 2020 at 11:51 pm

And this too:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

Upon information and belief, Iran or its proxies are planning a sneak attack on U.S. troops and/or assets in Iraq. If this happens, Iran will pay a very heavy price, indeed!

10:05 AM – 1 Apr 2020″…

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“boomerbeth says: April 2, 2020 at 12:50 am

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