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Your world will not go back to normal

After The Coronavirus Passes, Your World Will Not Go Back To Normal

“You were seeing people say it’s impossible to think about giving cash payments to everyone, it’s impossible to increase unemployment benefits, that it’s impossible to have the government tell companies what they need to be producing,” Gowan said. “But now you’re seeing the Democratic Party and parts of the Republican Party telling President Trump that he needs to use the Defense Production Act to increase the production of ventilators.”

But it’s not just strikes and protests; TikTok videos demonstrating Mark Zuckerberg’s coronavirus donation — $25 million — compared to his total wealth — $55.1 billion — and the immediate public disgust at actor Gal Gadot’s star-studded “Imagine” video reveal how quickly the pandemic has torn open the seams of American class consciousness.

“I hope that in the coming months and years that we’ll see a revitalized labor movement,” Gowan said. “I hope the left, and people in general, internalize that a lot of the things you’re told are rules are actually just norms created for the preservation of property and the rights of capital.”

Read the entire article at Buzzfeed.

Publication date: 2020-04-02
Parent publication: Buzzfeed
Publication URL: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ryanhatesthis/after-coronavirus-it-will-not-go-back-to-normal

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