Drinking a glass of Red Wine is as Healthy as an Hour at the Gym and How Can Israel Help Diaspora Jewry? By Caroline B. Glick and Jerusalem Highway Construction Aims to Modernize Traffic Flow Around Historic City and Lockdown exposes the chasm between the left and right and MK's rage over government’s refusal to share info on reopening skies plan
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MKs rage over government's refusal to share info on reopening skies plan
MKs rage over government's refusal to share info on reopening skies plan C'ttee head Shasha-Biton:
Knesset committee on coronavirus meets to discuss further regulations, April 7, 2020 (photo credit: KNESSET SPOKESPERSON'S OFFICE)
The Knesset Coronavirus Committee expressed deep discontent over the government's refusal to share information about the national plan to reopen the skies on Monday."Why can't a country that hacked the Iranian Intelligence [Services] open a [coronavirus] lab in 24 hours?" former justice minister Ayelet Shaked asked.
Yisrael Beytenu MK Yulia Malinovsky called Israel's position "a Third World country's" and complained that in Ukraine people get COVID-19 results "right away" and in Jordan "in 15 minutes." She called reports about the expected reopening of flights "Isra-bluff."The government plans to open the country, which is Red, to 10 Green countries with low infection rates. Discussions are being conducted between the Foreign Ministry and these countries to achieve that goal. Committee members who requested the Health Ministry present the committee the list of these 10 countries were denied.
The goal is to allow Israelis to leave the country and re-enter it without quarantines as if they are "returning from Afula," Health Ministry's head of foreign relations Asher Salmon told the committee"This group of would-be passengers don't need a rapid answer because they know the flight is planned and can wait for 24 hours" to get a COVID-19 test result, he said."I have a list of countries in my hand but I can't reveal it, there are more than ten countries. Some countries are becoming green such as Canada, which accepts Israelis," he added. His words caused an uproar and led to committee chairwoman Yifat Shasha-Biton (Likud) to rebuke him, saying: "These are not state secrets; there is no reason to keep it hidden from MKs."Shasha-Biton expressed her deep displeasure with the positions the government presented, saying that "nothing here is new," and "we are moving backward. This is a great disappointment."In addition to that discussion, the Knesset Economy Committee approved a change in regulations to allow pilots to skip written exams and focus on proving their flying skills ahead of reopening the skies.
Roughly 85% of Israeli pilots haven't flown during COVID-19 and previous regulations mandated they pass a written exam every six months to keep flying.Israel Air Line Pilots Association head Capt. Meidan Bar informed the Knesset that if the airlines want to resume flights in September, pilots should have been allowed to fly since Sunday.The change extends the time period between written exams to every two years and includes Air Traffic Controllers and Flight Technicians.Bar was also present at the Coronavirus Committee panel and said, "People are flying all over the world. Are we going to just sit here and talk?"
Jerusalem Highway Construction Aims to Modernize Traffic Flow Around Historic City
Jerusalem has started construction on parts of an NIS 3 billion (approximately $870 million) major highway that will eventually serve as a ring road around Israel's largest city, with the goal of significantly alleviating traffic throughout the capital. At the same time, planners hope that the project will provide easier access for those entering or passing through the city from all sides.
Construction has already commenced on the southern and central sections of the Eastern spur of the highway, which consists of a three-pronged, 10-kilometer (6.2 miles) stretch of pavement known as "The American Road." When fully completed, the road, which will include bridges and tunnels, will stretch from the Arab neighborhood of Tzur Baher in the southeast to the Naomi Shemer Tunnel in the northeast on Mouth Scopus.
The road got its name as a result of an American company that planned and began construction in collaboration with the Jordanian government in the 1960s. However, the plan was never completed after Israel retained full control of Jerusalem following the 1967 Six-Day War. Israeli authorities did build parts of the southern section, which today only consists of a small and barely functional narrow road. The cost of this Eastern spur is estimated at around NIS 860 million ($250 million).
The American Road project, with two-thirds scheduled to be completed in 2021 and the final part to begin that same year, is under the auspices of the Moriah Jerusalem Development Corporation, the main construction arm of the Jerusalem Municipality and the Ministry of Transportation, and is one of the leading municipal companies in Israel.
Dan Shoshani, a spokesman for Moriah, told JNS that "this important project is the biggest infrastructure project undertaken by Jerusalem in the last few years."
He said that it "will serve residents from all communities, both Jews and Arabs and will lessen traffic significantly." Shoshani stressed that the American Road will, in fact, have its greatest impact on the Arab residents who live in the Eastern side of the city.
Expanded Tunnel Road connecting Jerusalem and Gush Etzion.
'One big united city'
However, not everyone is convinced of the merit of the project or the motivations behind it.
Sari Kronish an architect with "Bimkom‒Planners for Planning Rights," an Israeli human-rights organization of professional planners and architects, told JNS in an email statement that "the central part of the [American] road was originally built during Jordanian control to connect villages in the outskirts of Jerusalem to each other, but it is now being seized for use by thru traffic, specifically settler traffic."
In other words, Bimkom, along with several other organizations, has expressed its opinion that the project is going forward specifically to provide easier access to the city for residents of Judea and Samaria, but isn't being built in a proper way to fully serve Arab populations.
Deputy Mayor of Jerusalem Arieh King adamantly disagrees. He told JNS that "the road will positively impact the Arabs of Jerusalem more than any other population."
He explained that "today, if you are an Arab in Tzur Baher, for example, and want to get to other Arab neighborhoods further north like Jabel Mukaber or Silwan, you have to go west, north and then back east again using Derech Hebron ("Hebron Road")—a narrow thoroughfare with many traffic lights. This new highway is being planned with access from all of these neighborhoods, which will significantly reduce travel time. The bottom line is that for the Arabs, having access to their neighborhoods will be an incredible addition to their standard of life."
King also detailed how the American Road will connect to other major Jerusalem arteries in order to eventually form the loop around the city. He noted that the second stage of the plan is to build a tunnel connecting the southeast neighborhood of Har Homa to Gilo in the south and the Begin Highway in the west, with Begin serving as the Western spur on the loop. An expansion of the Gush Etzion/Jerusalem tunnel road is already underway leading into the city from the south, which also meets up with Begin.
He said that the Northern spur of the loop will form a direct connection between Highway 1 (the Tel-Aviv Jerusalem road), allowing for motorists to travel directly to the Dead Sea without having to cross through Jerusalem and avoid sitting in traffic.
When asked about those who oppose the construction, King said, "I have met with tens of Arabs, including leaders who are in favor of the project. I didn't find one Arab who is against this plan. In addition to traffic alleviation, this will increase the value of apartments and real-estate [in the eastern parts of the city]."
In fact, King's hope is that the project will encourage more Jews to live, work and tour in eastern areas of the city. He says that today, "there are no Jews there. Once you have a highway with facilities surrounding [it], such as shopping centers and industrial areas, it will be easier to convince Jews in the long run to move there."
On the other hand, Kronish says that the city has it wrong when it comes to possible development alongside the historic segment of the road, saying "the development rights that are proposed include a problematic ratio of housing to other uses, thereby not providing a solution to the housing crisis and also not really offering the necessary stimuli for other forms of development."
She added, "This approach is indicative of the way Israeli planning policy towards Palestinian East Jerusalem in recent years: They focus on all urban land uses except for housing, while the housing crisis continues to surge. And if they have to address housing, it is done in a way that is de facto unimplementable."
While King stressed the importance of development opportunities alongside the road, he thinks that the potential construction components are "a byproduct of project."
"The main goal is the road, with similar loop-highways existing in many other metropolitans around the world," he said. "We want Jerusalem to be one big united city under Israeli sovereignty."
He added that "those who oppose the road are de facto calling to keep Arabs stuck [both literally and figuratively] in an underdeveloped area."
How Can Israel Help Diaspora Jewry? By Caroline B. Glick
At Sunday's government meeting, Israel's elected leaders demonstrated their commitment to helping Jewish communities in the Diaspora. The government overwhelmingly approved a plan presented by the Diaspora Affairs Ministry to strengthen the connection between the State of Israel and Jewish communities around the world.
Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevich heralded the move saying, "The government decision represents an acceptance of responsibility for the Jewish people, as Israel is obligated to do from the Declaration of Independence to the Nation-State Law. The framework that was approved enables us to build a stable strategic plan for the long term that won't be dependent on the make-up of future governments."
To be clear, as the largest and strongest Jewish community in the world, Israel is duty-bound to help the Jews of the Diaspora. Just as Jews worldwide poured their passion and money into helping Israel when it was young and vulnerable, today, Israel is morally obligated to return the favor. Between the steep rise of anti-Semitic violence and harassment from all sides of the political spectrum and the worldwide economic recession spawned by the coronavirus pandemic, the survival of Jewish communities abroad is threatened in ways never seen before.
Having settled the issue of whether Israel should help Diaspora communities by approving the framework presented by the Diaspora Affairs Ministry Sunday, the question the government now needs to answer now is how should it help them?
The framework decision approved on Sunday provides little guidance. The 10-page decision is heavy on platitudes but empty of substance. The Diaspora Affairs Ministry's press release praising the decision said that future government programs will focus on: "Formal and informal education, activities in Israel, tikkun olam, innovation and technology, assessment and measurements, and common goals."
The government decision itself emphasized the need to cultivate an "honest and true partnership" with Diaspora communities.
For all their vacuousness, the ministry press release and the government decision point to two potential problems moving forward. They should be put on the table and dealt with now before they put Israel in a position where it commits to programs that do more harm than good.
The first warning light is the ministry's inclusion of tikkun olam, as one of the main focuses of government efforts. Today, tikkun olam, or "repairing the world," is a verbal hologram. It can mean anything you want it to mean.
In classical Jewish texts, the goal of "repairing the world" is to bring about universal recognition of God's kingdom among all nations of the world ushering the Messianic age complete with the return of all Jews to Israel and acceptance of God's dominion by all humanity.
For some Jews, tikkun olam boils down to giving charity.
But today the term tikkun olam as most widely understood means something completely different from either its traditional definition or its more mundane conceptualization.
Today, tikkun olam is not a religious concept so much as a political one. To work towards tikkun olam is to act in the name of Judaism to achieve the political goals of the ideological left.
In the United States, tikkun olam, is presented as the central theme of Jewish identity not to inspire Jews to embrace ritual and religious observance or to move to Israel, but to push them to work on behalf of the ideological—and increasingly revolutionary—left.
In America today, beyond volunteering in soup kitchens and participating in clothing drives for the poor, tikkun olam campaigns often involve agitating on behalf of non-enforcement of immigration laws, campaigning for progressive politicians, protesting President Donald Trump, and supporting the revolutionary and structurally anti-Semitic Black Lives Matter movement.
Taken together, the purpose of these campaigns and activities is to redefine Judaism—particularly in the U.S.—as leftism. Tikkun olam Judaism rejects the particularism of the Jewish faith and the Jewish people in favor of a universalistic vision that is increasingly hostile to traditional Judaism, to Jewish peoplehood and to the Jewish nation-state, Israel.
Given that this is how tikkun olam is predominantly understood and practiced in the Jewish world today, Israel's announced plan to develop tikkun olam programs raises the worrying possibility that the government will find itself dedicating public funds to projects that run counter to the public interest.
This brings us to the second problem with the framework that the government approved on Sunday. Which groups and communal leaders does Israel plan to develop "honest and true" partnerships with? Like the problem with tikkun olam, this problem relates primarily to Israel's relations with U.S. Jewish communities.
Today, there are many forces in the United States—both Jewish and non-Jewish—that are investing astronomical sums to radicalize the Jewish community. [See here for details].
With many communities steeped in deep economic crisis, wealthy groups located on the leftmost edge of the political spectrum are becoming powerful actors in the Jewish community. With their deep pockets, they are able to buy massive influence over Jewish communal life. Among other things, groups like Bend the Arc have developed programs to control communities by paying the salaries of rabbis. They control curricula in day schools and Hebrew schools by among other things, requiring them to use materials provided by radical groups and by training teachers and subsidizing their salaries.
The outcry against these subversive efforts has been muted. And the lack of significant outcry among liberal Jews points to a significant problem for Israel. Under the circumstances, any group that Israel partners with will be condemned by someone. If it partners with conservative groups and philanthropists or with Orthodox Jewish outreach organizations, Israel will be condemned by the progressives. If it joins forces with liberal and progressive groups it will be condemned by conservative groups and find itself partnering with organizations and activists that oppose its efforts to strengthen the Zionism and Jewish identity of Diaspora Jewry.
So what is Israel to do?
Israel should develop true and honest partnerships with Jews on the grassroots levels of stressed and weakened Diaspora communities by providing them with services that they need and that Israel is in a position to render. There are three areas where Israel can be of greatest assistance: education, religious services, and security.
As the Diaspora Ministry's program points out, particularly in the United States, only a tiny minority of Jewish children study in Jewish day schools. High tuition prices most Jews out of the system. It isn't Israel's job to subsidize Jewish day schools abroad and with Israel itself on the verge of coronavirus-induced economic depression, it couldn't subsidize them even if it wanted to.
But Israel can provide two services that could decrease costs for day schools and so enable them to reduce tuition fees and enable more Jewish families to send their children to Jewish schools.
First, Israel's Education Ministry could develop curricula and publish textbooks and other educational materials for Jewish students in the Diaspora. This wouldn't be a new program.
Decades ago, when Israel was far poorer and weaker, the Education Ministry had a department dedicated to preparing and disseminating curricula and school books for Jewish schoolchildren in the Diaspora. Textbooks included Hebrew language instruction, Jewish history, Israeli history and religious texts. The time has come to reinstate it in the department.
Second, Israel can provide teachers. Israel has a surfeit of teachers and no problem training more. It could launch a program to train teachers to teach in Diaspora communities for a period of three to five years. Such a program could include scholarships in teacher accreditation programs and dedicated training ahead of relocation. Israel can subsidize the teachers' salaries or partner with philanthropists to finance their work abroad. The Diaspora communities could pitch in by providing housing for the teachers and their families and paying at least part of their salaries for the duration of their stay.
Like the production and dissemination of educational materials, by providing teachers—in everything from Torah to mathematics—Israel would reduce overhead costs for Jewish day schools and enable them to reduce tuition. Moreover, it would build deep, lasting partnerships and friendships between Israeli and Diaspora Jews.
One of the reasons for the precipitous drop in synagogue membership and ritual observance is costs. Today, there are already extraordinary programs in Israel that train young rabbis to serve as community rabbis in Diaspora Jewish communities. The young rabbis and their families move to far-flung communities for five years where they build, organize and serve the communities. The rabbis provide religious leadership and training and religious services like supervising the preparation and sale of kosher food enabling local community members to open kosher restaurants and supermarkets.
The government should support and expand these programs. By sending young Israeli rabbis abroad, Israel will lower synagogue membership costs—and through them the cost of living Jewish lives. These rabbis and their families will develop strong, lasting grassroots relationships between Israeli Jews and Diaspora Jewry.
The rise in violent attacks on synagogues and Jewish schools, grocery stores and other Jewish institutions worldwide over the past several years has made many Jews fearful of participating in communal life. Israel can and should help Jewish communities protect themselves by providing them with the means to protect their institutions.
Again, at marginal cost in terms of manpower and financial outlays, Israel can and should provide training for local Jewish security officers and when necessary, provide security officers to protect Jewish institutions from attack.
By every measure, the position of Jewish Diaspora communities is deteriorating. The steep rise in anti-Semitism; the high rates of assimilation and the rising cost of membership in synagogues and tuition costs for Jewish schools amid economic turndowns all contribute to the rapid emptying out of Jewish communities worldwide; the weakening of their ties with Israel and the rise of radical forces within the weakened communities.
The government made a critical decision on Sunday. Israel has to develop and begin implementing a strategic plan to reconnect Diaspora Jewry to Israel and to Judaism. Israel has the professional and human resources to accomplish this vital goal. Given the gravity of the situation, the government must define clear methods and goals now to ensure the success of its efforts.
Drinking a glass of Red Wine is as Healthy as an Hour at the Gym
A University of Alberta study found that resveratrol, a component of red wine, has physical fitness benefits
Next time you're watching Netflix with a glass of wine, you can tell people you're working out!
Attention wine-lovers: scientists have just unveiled the holy grail of facts about red wine. According to a study by scientists at the University of Alberta, consuming a glass of red wine has the same physical performance, heart function, and muscle strength benefits as working out for an hour at the gym. Just think of all that time spent sweating it out at spin class when you could have been lazing about, sipping some wine instead.
How could this be? Scientists found in the study that the chemical resveratrol, naturally found in red wine, has numerous health and heart-positive benefits, including improved physical performance, heart function, and muscle strength. Red wine could actually enhance the cardiovascular benefits of exercise.
"I think resveratrol could help patient populations who want to exercise but are physically incapable. Resveratrol could mimic exercise for them or improve the benefits of the modest amount of exercise that they can do," Jason Dyck, the principal investigator for the study, told Science Daily.
This is the best news we've heard in a long time. Cabernet over cardio any day of the week.
Are you a red wine drinker? What if I tell you sipping in a glass of wine can equate to an hour of exercise? Yup, it's tried and tested. A new scientific study has just confirmed this wonderful news. So next time you hold a glass of Merlot, you can brag about one hour of hard workout. Rejoice, drinkers!
What the study found out
"I think resveratrol could help patient populations who want to exercise but are physically incapable. Resveratrol could mimic exercise for the more improve the benefits of the modest amount of exercise that they can do."
I'm not saying this, but the study's principal investigator Jason Dyck who got it published in the Journal of Physiology in May.
In a statement to ScienceDaily, Dyck pointed out that resveratrol is your magic "natural compound" which lavishes you with the same benefits as you would earn from working out in the gym.
And where do you find it? Fruits, nuts and of course, red wine!
Did I forget to mention Dyck also researched resveratrol can "enhance exercise training and performance"?
There are limits, of course
But, all is not gold as they say. If you're a lady who likes to flaunt holding a glass of white wine in the club or simply a Chardonnay-lover,you have a bad (sad) news. The "one hour workout" formula only works with red wine, not non red wines. And don't be mistaken and think you've managed 4 to 6 hours of workout sessions if you happen to gulp down a bottle of red wine.
And what can replace the golden lifetime benefits of exercise?Exercise is just as important as you age. Period! But hey, don't be discouraged; look at the bigger picture here. A glass of red wine is not a bad deal after all!
The health benefits of red wine
But just how beneficial is the red alcoholic beverage to your body? As we all know red wine is a healthier choice youc an make when boozing.
Let's hear it from a registered dietitian. Leah Kaufman lists red wine as the "most calorie friendly" alcoholic beverage. Sure, you won't mind adding up to a mere 100 calories per 5-ounce glass of red wine after you realize it contains antioxidants, lowers risk of heart disease and stroke, reduces risk of diabetes-related diseases, helps avoid formation of blood clots and lowers bad cholesterol level.
Having mentioned all the 'goods' about red wine, you cannot underplay the fact that it is still an alcohol, which isn't the best stuff to pour into your body. What is excessive drinking going to do to your body? Know the risks and you should be a good drinker at the end of the day.
However, you don't want to discard the red vino from your "right eating"regimen just because it stains your teeth blue. M-o-d-e-r-a-t-i-o-n. Did you read that? That's the operative word when it comes to booze.
By the way, when chocolate is paired with wine, particularly red, they can bring you some exceptional benefits towards your health.But again, if you tend to go overboard and booze down bottles after bottles, you are up for the negative side of alcohol, and we all know what too much of sweetness (sugar) can do to our body (open invitation to diabetes and heart diseases if you aren't aware).
Folks, the red grape beverage is certainly a good buy to have a good hour's worth of cardio, provided you keep the 'M' word in mind. Cheers!
Lockdown exposes the chasm between the left and right
Lockdown exposes the chasm between the left and right
By Patricia McCarthy, AMERICAN THINKER
The shutdown of the U.S. economy, U.S. schools, and everyday life, allegedly dictated by the COVID-19 virus, has been a dream come true for the left.
Never before had leftists given a thought to the political potential of a flu epidemic or pandemic.
Were Republicans remotely as diabolical as the Democrats, the H1N1 pandemic might have similarly plagued the Obama administration if they had acknowledged it. They did not; Obama ordered testing to cease to keep the numbers low.
But this time, the left, with deep-state help from Dr. Anthony Fauci, the corrupt CDC, and the wholly bought-and -paid-for-by-China WHO, President Trump was poorly and deceitfully ill-advised to order the lockdown that devastated our booming economy, the booming economy the left could not abide. They had to find a way to destroy it and they did.
That is why the left sees the virus as a gift to be exploited and exploit it they have, just as they've exploited the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the knee of a cop. For the Democrats, it is the path to victory that matters, never mind the consequences of their self-serving tactics.
With their slavish media on board, they have sufficiently frightened enough of the population to believe this flu is catastrophically different from all other flu events in order to make the lockdown palpable to the daydream believers. It is a serious flu, extraordinarily dangerous to the elderly already suffering from other illnesses; diabetes, obesity, compromised lungs, etc. But it is not nearly so serious for the young and healthy. Had the truly vulnerable been quarantined and the rest of the population been allowed to go about their normal lives, we would not be where we are today.
But in this case, the deep state, with its vastly exaggerated computer models, got the better of the president. He knows this now, of that we can be sure. He won't fall for their skullduggery again.
Meanwhile, the media and the Democrats are back-slapping each other for their good luck. They've got the virus and the rioters, looters, and vandals, all of whom they are defending, out there to see that Joe Biden gets elected!
Yes, to the Democrats who want to defeat Trump, the virus is a godsend, no matter how many suffering persons die of it. Make no mistake, they are cheering the mortality numbers, fudging them every way they can. The more cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, the better for their agenda.
Perhaps New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent all those nursing home patients to die because he hoped their deaths, too, would contribute to Trump's defeat. Cuomo begged the president for help, then did not use it when Trump delivered. Why?
Cuomo's sociopathy should prevent him from ever running for the office again. New Yorkers should throw him out of office, for he's a menace.
The lockdown however has happened and it is obviously counterproductive to everything Trump knows. He had to submit, given the now-wholly discredited computer models that predicted millions of deaths. Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx both touted those numbers; they were very wrong. Trump very likely realized months ago that Fauci, the CDC and the WHO (funded by China), et. al. were all political operatives determined to see his administration ruined. He has had to walk a fine line between reason, hysteria and phony computer models.
So far, hysteria has prevailed. The maskers are out in force. Masks are largely empty virtue-signals, nothing more. They may even be dangerous. The left is totally committed to the necessity of wearing them, but they are merely a sign of capitulation. People on the right see them for what they are, a pretense of significance and submission, abject compliance. In fact, the self-appointed mask police are just busybodies who have just discovered a cause they can embrace to puff up their own selves. They are to be pitied for their irrational fear and for their support of authoritarianism.
So what are the definitive differences between the left and the right re: the lockdown?
The answer is as easy as it is disturbing. People on the left are self-righteous in their support of the shuttering of businesses. They feel no concern or sympathy for the millions of people suddenly out of work.
People on the right are devastated by the damage done to the small businesses they know and love. They worry about the small business owners they have come to know well but have been shut down, the waiters and waitresses they know and love.
Oh sure, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her minions claim to care. They want to dole out trillions of dollars to every bureaucrat, ward heeler and NGO; they want to make sure the economy does not rise again on Trump's watch.
But they do not want people to go back to work; they crave dependents. They believe it is the dependency created by the lockdown that will bring them back to power. That is why they want the lockdown to continue. It is their ace in the hole….they think.
Do Americans want to be paid not to work? Some clearly do. Most do not. We are a nation of workers, of self-sufficiency. We are a nation of families, to the eternal frustration of the anti-nuclear family crowd like Black Lives Matter. See their website. Families are why people want to work, to build lives of joy and meaning, to raise up a new generation that will contribute to the future of America.
But the left has promoted the destruction of the nuclear family since the 1960s, especially the black family. It began with LBJ's noxious Great Society programs that led to the explosion of out-of-wedlock births; it drove fathers from the home by promising support only if there was no father in the home! In not very many years, there were four generations of single mothers, no fathers, in their homes.
It is actual racism that is at the core of the Democratic Party's bigotry, then and now. And now they are doing it again. The left does not care about individuals, the job losses, people's fear of being unable to support their families. They do not care about black people any more than they care about white working people. To our Trump-hating Democrat party, these Americans who have been rendered jobless are merely pawns in their game, relegated to the "unemployed" to be used and abused by the media lackeys the democrats rely upon to do their bidding. Power over us all is their ultimate goal.
The Democrats embrace unemployment, the more the better. People on the right actually feel anguish for all the people deprived of work, thanks to the left's vicious political scheme. Conservatives are finding ways to patronize their businesses, pick up their food curbside, tipping generously if they are able. The left? Not so much. They feel nothing for the millions they have rendered jobless. Those invisible people are just cogs in the leftist machine's unending grasp for power. If and when they get it, it will be the end of the United States as founded, this nation that has evolved to become the greatest, freest nation on the planet. The freedom, the liberty those of us of a certain age have taken for granted for all our lives, will be denied to our children and grandchildren because the authoritarian left will have won.
Biden has already embraced Bernie Sanders's socialist platform. If they win, it will be because too few Americans stood up against them. Know this: Whatever one thinks and feels about Trump, he is our only hope against the Democrats' socialist/communist onslaught.
If Trump is defeated, if the socialist left wins, we will be overrun by illegal immigration from all over the world. People will be categorized by skin color and sexual orientation only. Nearly all citizens will be assigned some form of victim status, except white males. The Democrats will mandate equality of outcome. Merit will be a thing of the past. America will be over.