Corona Chronicles #7: Let us dedicate April 1, 2020 to “Politicians Fooled Us Day.”

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In a lame effort to show New York’s tough response to widespread corruption in state government, Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed experts to his Moreland Commission on Public Corruption. Less than year later, after citizen testimony was exposing criminal activity among the state’s legislative leaders and even his top aid, Cuomo quickly disbanded his commission after only a few public hearings. One of those who testified, federal prosecutor Preet Bharara, was outraged by the cover-up and seized commission files leading to the conviction and imprisonment of these leaders and aid. Teflon Andy moved on unscathed. Dr. Leon Koziol was among those invited to testify at Pace University in Manhattan to expose corruption in our judicial branch of government. Within months of that testimony, he was publicly vilified and denied access to his children and law practice. This can be compared Dr. Li Wenliang at the epicenter of China’s coronavirus crisis who was discredited and threatened with imprisonment by the government there after blowing the whistle on a world impacting cover-up. He later died from the virus.

Unless you live on Mars, perhaps a safer place to live these days, you must have concluded by now that our politicians fooled us again, this time beyond anything we thought possible.

They hoarded wealth, publicity and the good life while their subjects were hoarding toilet paper. Shamelessly they left their constituents wholly unprepared for this coronavirus pandemic.

Now there are certainly hoards of us who follow the rules, we live a moral lifestyle and are genuinely concerned for our families and neighbors. We work hard to live up to our work ethic, and that’s precisely what the politicians are relying upon to bail them out.

Whether you are a medical provider, public safety officer, front line military or food provider, our fearless leaders (none visiting an overloaded hospital) are now busy drawing attention away from their reckless handling of this crisis long before it got here.

It may all sound very convincing as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo exploits every report to spread fear across America en route to the presidency. Duped by his oratory, the public is quick to forget how only two weeks earlier, he was touting New York as the world’s welcoming city while delaying containment measures.

Only days ago, even after that city became America’s epicenter, he was still opposing the president’s call for a quarantine. Now, after federal relief facilities limited services to non-coronavirus patients, and after destination states issued quarantine orders against New Yorkers, Andrew Cuomo is resorting to upstate New York. Albany Medical Center is already receiving untold numbers of epicenter patients.

Roughly 90% of New York upstate consists of non-urban land area. Until recently there were few infections, none in the northern Adirondack region. Politically weak, it is now being exploited as an undeserved destination spot, not only to contagious persons and released inmates but also infected patients.

Andrew Cuomo’s main expertise is not epidemiology, it is political oratory. He is now targeting unsuspecting residents to work together while acting contrary to everything we know about this virus. The unanimous goal of infectious disease experts is to contain the spread where found. But the great orator is rushing it to remote communities without touching a single patient, transporter or health provider exposed at the front lines of his dictates.

America’s true national leaders in Congress are content to let the orator do his thing because that draws attention away from their own “fool’s day” follies. Only weeks prior to an explosion of coronavirus infections, members of Congress were pulling out of the stock market using insider information. They profited in the millions with no concern for those they were elected to serve, now forced to absorb the losses.

When called to task under public pressure, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stated that he was opening an ethics probe into all this (about as effective as his costly impeachment strategy). One of those to be investigated replied with great confidence that no wrong was committed because he helped write the ethics laws (and therefore knew how to get around it).

Now in light of that and more, how can you trust anything coming from such politicians while you are left with the horrific burden of survival and paying back a record $2 trillion dollar rescue package that serves the pork barrel special interests of liberals and the corporate bail-outs of rich tycoons?

Let’s show these politicians that we’ve had enough. Get yourself on the moral side of this pandemic. Sign the petition to protect against coronavirus spread from America’s epicenter (hit link below) and get on the internet to recruit millions more.

Petition Link:    http://chng.it/wLdrdxrwTY

 

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Senator Chuck Schumer & Leon Koziol

Petition Link:     http://chng.it/wLdrdxrwTY

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