“Americans who work with their hands and live outside the big blue cities are considered nonessential,” Curtis Ellis notes in American Greatness.
Families who own their businesses, or work for a family business rather than depend on the government or a global corporation for their livelihoods are considered “nonessential.” People who want to go to church rather than an abortion clinic are considered “nonessential.”
Deplorables Are the New Nonessentials
The same people who called half of America deplorable now call half of America nonessential. They never really liked them anyway.
- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tells us the Department of Public Health will be in charge of all economic activity in the northeast.
- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wants to give private equity firms money that was supposed to help small businesses.
- The Federal Reserve is taking on its balance sheet the junk bonds Wall Street players used to destroy the real economy companies where all those nonessential deplorables once worked.
- Vulture Capitalists are poised to snap up the distressed properties shuttered by the forced shutdown of the non-corporate sector.
Using public health as their cover, experts couldn’t have designed a better attack against Trump voters than they have with the coronavirus shutdown.
The economy is not shut down or closed. It has not ceased trading. Far from it, Mr. Ellis continues. “Wal-Mart is still open. Dollar General is open. Amazon is open. Alibaba is open.”
It just so happens that the big-box mass merchandisers and online retailers responsible for flooding our country with crap from Communist China are open.
Conveniently, if not coincidentally, small-business owners make up an important segment of Trump’s base.
Like the president, they have signed the front of a paycheck, experienced the brunt of the well-meaning administrative state, and endured the predations of giant corporations and subsidized Chinese competition. That’s why they love President Trump – he understands what they go through.
Internet Overlords Lean Left
Facebook, Twitter, Google, Zoom and other giant internet overlords – most who tilt hard to the left – are seeing more traffic than ever as people are locked in and white-collar professionals work from home.
Government employees continue to draw paychecks – even if they are deemed “nonessential.” Just like the real world. What private enterprise would ever continue to pay nonessential workers?
The “creative class” of the coastal elites, academics, media and the white-collar professionals of the urban centers remain employed—and paid—while blue-collar Americans are furloughed, laid off, and deemed “nonessential.”