It’s not just public schools that are being defunded to death. Betsy DeVos is the tip of merely one crumbling iceberg. Dismantling America’s essential social services is highly profitable for an oligarchy of corporate billionaires and their political cronies. Shock and Awe methods assure that multiple targets are hit fast and hard to keep people divided, to avoid mass resistance for a single cause. Ask Naomi Klein how this works.
For 24 million American men, women and children, a death panel looks like President Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan – with the smiling approval of the majority of Congress. “Healthcare” that condemns 24 million Americans to slow and painful premature deaths is NOT healthcare. If a third world country’s leaders did this while dismantling public education, America would invade it and overthrow its corrupt governing officials.
To view this from another perspective, image that Civil War to the death has been declared against fifteen states. Imagine if all of the men, women and children of Vermont, Alabama, North Dakota, South Dakota, Delaware, Montana, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, Idaho, West Virginia, Nebraska, New Mexico, Kansas, and Wyoming COMBINED were condemned to slow and painful deaths as a cost saving measure for billionaire tax payers who donate to specific political candidates who want this to happen.
There is no need to imagine this except in regard to naming specific states.
(As a cold blooded statistic, this slaughter of the innocents might possibly assure that public schools would be more adequately funded with “saved” tax dollars. Never mind. Corporate billionaires will get their unfair share before that could ever happen.)
What can we do about this?
Resist. Organize. Take to the streets. Find or begin resistance groups in your own areas. Corporatist funded legislative and presidential attacks must be stopped. Refuse to be willing victims. We must save each other or become the next batch of 24 million to be under attack. Greed and inhumane behavior does not stop at 24 million lives.