Ugh, partner's roommate is working at an Amazon warehouse with know COVID transmission, and now the roommate is coughing and turning off the heat in the middle of the night, and not communicating about her health status.
Partner and I have been seeing each other even though we live apart as basically the sole consolation to distancing recommendations.
Well now that Bernie Sanders has joined Jesse Jackson and Eugene McCarthy in the "Progressives who couldn't even make it past the primary" club, the time has come to stop voting blue no matter who and to get organized. Join the IWW, get your workplace unionized, form a tenant union, get that worker's council going, stop expecting the state to save you and start working on saving yourselves together.
I hope that one of the lessons we take away from this crisis is the utter destruction wrought by commuting.
What if working in the same physical place was saved for rare occasions?
What if we better integrated our home and work lives without the need to be elsewhere.
What if we didn't have to work during the same hours if we're in the same city or timezone?
What if we spent our time socializing, working; at home, in cafes, bars, restaurants, libraries, close to home?
What if we stopped building edifices of glass, concrete, and steel and instead grew communities?
You already know the answer.
Zuph life update
Anxiety very high, but then again, for who isn't it?
Working to support my friends and loved ones as much as I can, remotely and materially. Fortunately, no one I'm close with has (yet) been terribly affected. The state I'm in is doing a mediocre job of responding to this thing, even if the city is doing fuck-all.
Hope all you other comrades are well!
Zuph life update
Haven't been here much. Been avoiding social media for mental health, and it's been working on and off 😂
Work has very suddenly changed tack from "No remote work" to "Everyone remote work," and very suddenly gotten very concerned with cashflow, although as best I can tell, nothing has changed for us as a result of COVID?
As an introvert, I'm dealing pretty well. Cooking more for myself, playing more video games, which is about as healthy a stress response as I could imagine.
there is an alternate socialist present in which non-essential workers just get time off during the pandemic, or are incentivized to retrain for essential work to expand critical capacity, but that time off doesn’t force businesses to shutter because rent doesn’t exist. after the pandemic, imagine just going back to work. the restaurant is a little dusty, but with a flick of the switch and a few hours cleaning, you’re serving food like nothing changed.
COVID-19, Capitalist Ghouls
Yo check out this completely ghoulish email my sister got from her boss. (Pastebin for screenreaders: https://pastebin.com/raw/B9dMkU42 )
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