Enemies: The Art of Wordfare & Cannon Fodder

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

― Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Yes, the title is correct: wordfare instead of warfare. It is intended to describe a commander’s art of non-warfare against a lethal, attacking enemy while diverting your country’s cannon-fodder by way of lies and deception to preserve your own self-interests and life. This was the true objective revealed by February 2020.

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The magnitude of Tzu’s wisdom regarding war cannot be overestimated. Nor should it be underestimated. Prior knowledge of your enemy is so advantageous, so monumental for survival, and so utterly imperative really if one can better prepare for a war you could lose, and yet cannot avoid. As a Commander, being acutely naïve, unprepared, and refusing private counsel while acting in or portraying arrogance to your people, the timeless Sun Tzu says “you will succumb in every battle.” You will cost your country dearly in lives, resources, and hasten your defeat, or at least leave your nation dangerously exposed or irreparably weak.

Imagine for a moment you are the Supreme Commander of your nation’s advanced forces. They are formidable and at your disposal. They include not only traditional, highly-trained army, naval, and aerial units equipped with the most sophisticated weaponry available, but are also supported by an equally formidable intelligence, counter-intelligence and communication groups. All of these forces are made possible by your very advanced, domestic manufacturers in science technology, materials, research and development, and their various expert staffs. A cumulative force to be reckoned with, no doubt.

Would these exceptional resources offer you a level of security, confidence, and a fighting chance? They should, especially if you already know war is coming.

“It is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence, it is a subject of inquiry [and preparation] which can on no account be neglected.”

Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Throughout history there have been many well-known, successful strategies and proven concepts for waging war. Though Sun Tzu’s work, known as The Art of War, is over 2,500 years old, it is referenced and often utilized in today’s conflicts by the shrewdest military leaders and their cunning foreign diplomats alike. One might say The Art of War, or The Art of Avoiding War, is common knowledge within the halls of command centers and their governments.

The causes and events leading up to war can and usually do present a defendant a critical window of time to prepare. In this initial window one can mobilize domestic resources and inventories as well as organize a preliminary defense, provided no surprise attack(s) wipes out all means of your opposition. A few widely known examples of emergency readiness strategies include:

  • DIME(FIL) – The elements of national power diplomacy, information, military, and economics, often included are financial, intelligence, and law enforcement (see MIDLIF).
  • OODA loop – Decision-making occurs in a recurring cycle of observe-orient-decide-act. An entity (whether an individual or an organization) that can process this cycle quickly, observing and reacting to unfolding events more rapidly than an opponent, can thereby “get inside” the opponent’s decision cycle and gain the advantage.
  • Nine Principles of war, as listed on Wikipedia and deduced in part from Sun Tzu’s work.
  • Weinberger-Powell Doctrine – eight questions that must be answered affirmatively before military action can be taken by the U.S., that is if not surprise attacked. This doctrine will be referenced later.

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“If ignorant both of your enemy and yourself, you are certain to be in peril.”

Sun Tzu, The Art of War

With the above few models, concepts, and strategies for waging war introduced, I want you to return to imagining yourself as a Supreme Commander. You have just received a High-Priority Intelligence wire about an impending attack on your nation and civilians. The communique reads:

28 OCTOBER, 2019, 8:17AM EST

By combining disparate lines of evidence, our intelligence committee and agents were able to put a time-stamp of an imminent threat of mid-October 2019 circulating and organized in the Hubei province of China and Wuhan. By December 2019 this threat will escalate into a scaled attack on the United States' Ports of Entry by mid-January 2020, progressing into a full-scale offensive of lethal, unacceptable proportions by April 2020 or earlier.


As Supreme Commander of your nation and the avowed sworn protector of your people, what would you do? What would Sun Tzu do or any other of history’s greatest commanders? Act or remain lethargic? Alarm or panic your people by publicly speaking without first confirming the facts? What are the forecasted consequences of immediate action or idle inaction?


Let’s flip roles. Now, imagine for a moment you are the aggressor, the attacking enemy upon the United States. Become your enemy so that you can anticipate their maneuvers and objectives. Find your enemy’s worst weakness, exploit it and without being discovered in so doing. What does the 2,500+ year old treatise by Sun Tzu recommend doing to expedite victory with minimal losses to your people and forces?

“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”

Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Would it be possible to defeat your enemy without fighting or while fighting, sustaining no casualties from your ranks? How might a feat that remarkable be pulled off?

Quick Disclaimer: Before I continue I want to make clear that I am in no way promoting any sort of conspiracy theory from this blog-post. I am merely proposing What If’s in the historical context of warring nations while examining and inquiring how best to wage war on your enemy. But precisely what I am denouncing in real-time from actual real events, I will soon reveal below.

The history of warfare is replete with victorious tactics and methods of the most sinister kind. From the 14th-century BCE Hittites to the 4th-century BCE Scythians, the 1st-century BCE Carthaginians and the Romans, the 14th-century CE Mongols and the 18th-century CE Russians, to the 19th-century Germans in World War I, biological warfare has been employed by combatants. A host of these diabolical tactics, many known and some unknown and unconfirmed, have been used with devastating effectiveness. And they were used with minimal-to-no casualties for the attacker. For the most inhumane, immoral, and bloodthirsty tyrant, that is a blueprint for victory indeed; victory at any cost by any means.

“Attack is the secret of defense; defense is the planning of an attack. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.”

Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Attack your enemy where he is most unprepared, appear where he least expects, and where he is most vulnerable. In early 1941 when Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto of the Imperial Japanese Navy designed the attack on Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii, Yamamoto followed Sun Tzu’s three principles above.

By accomplishing all three objectives in a surprise attack 11-months later, Yamamoto and Imperial Japan crippled America’s ability to stop or significantly oppose Japan’s South Asian and Pacific expansions until mid-1942. The loss of military and civilian lives on Dec. 7, 1941 were heavily lopsided: 64 Japanese personnel to 2,335 U.S. personnel and 68 American civilians lost. Over 1,100 Americans were seriously wounded.

When World War II officially ended, the total number of fatalities for the United States topped out at approximately 420,000 dead. The amount of lives lost from all involved warring nations and the civilian bystanders caught in the cross-hairs was astronomical by any standards. But I want to reiterate American losses: 420,000 killed. All of them premature, obviously. Think about that for a minute. Thousands upon many thousands killed were only teenagers, multitudes signed up without their mom’s or dad’s permission, with 60-70 more years ahead to live a life.

“When one treats people with benevolence, justice, and righteousness, and reposes confidence in them, the army will be united in mind and all will be happy to serve their leaders’.”

Sun Tzu

Imagine what Congress and President Franklin D. Roosevelt considered and knew too well would be the cost in American lives? The untold damage for families was felt for the next two or three generations to come. Children raised by one parent and perhaps the eldest sister; brothers old enough to fight were gone, many never to return.

The U.S. economy in wartime was fragile at best. There was no guarantee our Federal Reserve would hold out to the end, especially in the first two or three years of fighting, much less our civilian population. My family still has my father’s boyhood wartime rations card and stamps for all 1942 American civilians when they went to grocery, supply stores and other merchants. My Mom told me one day that Dad spoke modestly about how difficult the rationing was and on occasion he and his family of seven simply went without, sometimes for several months. But in order to win the war they had to and did it gladly.

Today, generations removed from a world war, we take for granted these American luxuries and abundance without any thought or gratitude as if we’re entitled royalty. In truth we don’t need so much lavishness to survive. In fact, when we do not or cannot get this opulent overabundance, I’d say we’ve demonstrated too often self-absorbed ugliness coming out in childish tantrums. We revolt, spit foul-mouthed insults, even become barbaric to our fellow Americans and leaders with little, if at all, civility, understanding, respect, or dignifying collaboration during national crises.

[There] “is a third strategy that States might employ to increase their relative power. This strategy involves causing two rivals to engage into a protracted [fight or] war, so that they bleed each other white, while the Baiter remains on the sideline, its military strength intact.”

John J. Mearsheimer – The tragedy of great power politics

In November and December 2019, however, America was not in a world war per se. It was to be a different type of war, and a “war” we had already waged numerous times before. The most costly of them was from February 1918 to April 1920. Much more, our enemy today warned us they were coming and would assault us by January 2020. Even more staggering, our enemy told us how they were going to attack!

To the severe detriment and death of ordinary, hardworking Americans this early announcement of war, biological war, came during the 2020 election year. As a result, hundreds of thousands of ordinary Americans’ safety and health were ignored, jeopardized, sacrificed, dead bodies of all ages turned into a number, then tossed aside—too many unable to be with dying loved ones in ICU—merely for political, ideological gains and one Party’s election campaign.


Now for the denouncements (D-x).

(D-1) Of all the forty-six United States Presidents, there stands only one who by most standards of foreign and domestic statesmanship, failed miserably to uphold not just the Constitution, but the Executive office’s sworn duties and responsibilities (oath) to the American people: Donald J. Trump. And there is one crucial measuring stick to be first applied: How many Americans were killed by the biological enemy’s relentless attack during Trump’s Administration?

From an initial broadstroke perspective, let’s examine the numbers. As of January 20, 2021, the date Trump officially left/lost the White House Oval Office, the cumulative COVID-19 deaths were 424,401 per the CDC, typically lower, delayed numbers than reported by other health organizations like Worldometer.info and others. However, when President Joe Biden took office, after 15-months of finally fighting back against enormous odds—in several cases not able to fight back offensively as one unified nation—America was still woefully unprepared, disorganized, and dragging its feet to counter-attack the biological enemy that had invaded our ports of entry as early as Jan. 13th in Chicago, IL. Later, the enemy was confirmed in nation Jan. 21, 2020 in Snohomish, WA, then Chicago, IL, Orange Co. LA and Santa Clara Co., CA, and Maricopa County, AZ all before February 1st. Therefore, how many American deaths should be fairly attributed to Biden’s charge at the helm?

Making the preposterous claim that more Americans have been killed by COVID during Biden’s Presidency than during Trump’s is not only wrong, but does not take into account all variables and factors involved during a campaign election year. This was followed by an uncooperative, belligerent transition from the old to a wholly new Administration. In fact, suggesting this claim would be like saying President Harry Truman single-handedly lead us to victory over Japan and Nazi Germany in 1945. It’s absurd. Only incompetent fools would count Truman as our heroic WWII president or Biden the killer of 337,480+ Americans. Read the facts-checked here.

[War, or being prepared for war] is a matter of life and death, a road either to safety or to ruin. Hence it is a subject of inquiry which can on no account be neglected. […]

Sun Tzu, The Art of War

(D-2) Earlier in the post I bulleted the Weinberger-Powell Doctrine. Within this doctrine are eight Sun Tzu “deliberation questions,” if you will, that must be answered affirmatively before military action can be taken by the U.S. This doctrine of deliberations outlines how to respond to a national security threat, in this case COVID-19. It’s considerations should have taken place at the nation’s highest levels preferably by mid-November 2019 and reasonably no later than December 2019. With answers following the eight deliberations are:

  1. Was a vital national security interest threatened? YES.
  2. Did we have a clear attainable objective? YES, it was self-evident. a) To at least slow the death-rate of Americans as significantly as possible by b) preliminary and necessary pandemic mandates, while c) researching then determining a medically safe vaccine(s), d) expediting its speedy distribution to all Americans, and e) disseminating singular, factual information about #a–d in order to stop, repel, and eradicate this biological enemy.
  3. Were the risks and costs fully and frankly analyzed? NO. As of Jan. 31, 2020, when President Trump took his first (inadequate) action by only denying foreign nationals entry into the U.S. who had traveled to China 2-weeks prior, the risks and full costs of a prolonged biological war were in full swing and devastating, hence, not frankly or realistically analyzed.
  4. Were all other non-violent policy means [e.g. in this case PPE’s for frontline health & emergency workers, at the very least] fully exhausted? NO. Manufacturing capacities of PPE’s would’ve easily met demand.
  5. Was there a plausible exit strategy to avoid endless entanglement? NO. By early 2021 the CDC and DHHS determined at least one follow-up booster shot would be required, possibly 2-3 more if the COVID virus was allowed to perpetuate and mutate into variants.
  6. Were the consequences of our action fully considered? NO. See Trump disinformation slideshow below.
  7. Is the action supported by the American people? MIXED. Due to inconsistent federal to individual state leadership & statesmanship regarding #2a, b, d, and e above, as well as highly polarized political rhetoric, about 163-million Americans chose indifference and/or passivity to the enemy’s invasion.
  8. Did we have genuine broad international support? YES, OVERWHELMINGLY. However, because of #2 thru #7 it did not matter until February 2021, much too late.

The final Weinberger-Powell Doctrine scorecard for Jan. 20, 2021 and the outgoing Administration reads “An Unmitigated Disaster,” obviously. To confirm simply talk to any of the 424,400+ surviving American family-members of their premature loss(es) of loved one(s) or pandemic ER/ICU nurses to affirm this final score. The stories are gut-wrenching. One example from November 25, 2020:

COVID Crisis Nurse Shares Chilling Experience – PBS Amanpour & Co.

Furthermore, in relation to #2-e above, these were the reports Trump was disseminating to Americans on how the biological invasion and war was progressing. From my Nov. 2020 blog-post Delusional Incompetence; notice the dates of egregious disinformation:

(D-3) This all could have been made less devastating, so less deadly had immediate action by a declaration of war been made and all available resources mobilized. Instead, the total death-toll to date of American cannon-fodder, insolent indifference, and initial inaction and continued inadequate half-measures (or less) by the former President and his Administration is in context of American lives, prematurely (to put mildly) and unnecessarily lost, unthinkable and glaring:

The unnecessary reality of inaction, incompetence, and human loss.

(D-4) Since 1884 all U.S. Presidents, Vice-Presidents, Senators, H-Representatives, and other federal employees serving Americans take this sworn oath and promise We the People to abide by and fulfill them. Most all Presidents of Crises have served Americans with honor, distinction, and statesmanship (see the C-SPAN network 2021 Lincoln Forum’s Wartime Leadership – Lincoln & FDR and Abraham Lincoln’s Statesmanship for exact definition) in accordance to this Presidential Oath of Office:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.”

Then around 12-noon, the president-elect recites the following oath, in accordance with Article II, Section I of the U.S. Constitution as follows:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Inauguration of the President of the United Stateshttps://www.usa.gov/inauguration

That Constitution is for the People, all Americans, is the law of the land for all U.S. citizens and its employees, and therefore by implication denotes the same protection and defense for every U.S. citizen, all ages, all ethnicities, all creeds, all socioeconomic classes without exception. By this measuring stick former President Trump also failed miserably. He was unequivocally derelict in his duties he vowed to uphold on Jan. 20, 2017 at his inauguration.

“Rouse him, and learn the principle of his activity or inactivity. Force him to reveal himself, so as to find out his vulnerable spots. […]

Sun Tzu, The Art of War


(D-5) Returning finally to the military concept of what Mearsheimer coined as baiting, bleeding out, or bloodletting, imagine once again you were the enemy aggressor on the United States. According to Sun Tzu and Mearsheimer, one subtle method of collapsing or weakening your enemy with minimal losses to your forces would be to pit, to radicalize and polarize your enemy’s inner factions against each other. For a prime example, divide (extremist) Republicans and (progressive) Democrats so fiercely that the U.S. as a whole cannot be of one mind, one objective to win the war. As the popular cliché goes, a house divided against itself cannot stand.

By pitting Americans against Americans, as the enemy aggressor you win over half the battles or better, and win the war. This tactic of Americans killing Americans (via biological virology) would make Sun Tzu and any prolific general, past or present, foaming at the mouth green with envy!

For all the arrogant incompetence we’ve endured, the wordfare vs. warfare, and indifferent inaction, we the American people, who put the historically worst leader into the White House from Jan. 2017 to Jan. 2021, beyond any doubt are suffering and have suffered the worst calamity, the worst socioeconomic impacts dominoed into every sector of our lives. Thus, it is the worst ongoing defeat in our nation’s two centuries of history. We were baited and blead by our own leader. And as if it could not be any worse, today that incompetent leader still cares less about our rising death-toll and might, just might weasel back into office because some 74-million Americans cannot distinguish between or recognize the manifestations and deceit of a megalomaniac versus exceptional statesmanship.

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28 thoughts on “Enemies: The Art of Wordfare & Cannon Fodder

  1. The problem with this thesis is one name: Dr. Li Wenliang.

    I suggest people read his story and give thanks for the integrity and heroism of such a person… even if was Chinese. Whether officialdom used this well or not isn’t the point; facing a pandemic as one race is.

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    • No problem Tildeb; corrected. 🙂

      I wholeheartedly agree with you about Dr. Li Wenliang. I too share your thanks for him despite how China’s Communist government handled him. But then based on historical track-records of such events we know authoritarian governments around the world have “silenced” loudmouths and/or whistle-blowers in order to save face.

      I’m not following, however, your line of thought as to why my thesis is a problem. Could you elaborate further please?

      As always, I appreciate feedback from you anytime. Thanks! 🙂


        • Ahh, now I see what you were driving at.

          Perhaps I do need to make my “thesis” more clear. But no that was not my intention. My one intention or thesis was that when the SARS-CoV-2 was released or leaked out of China, the highest leadership in the U.S. and all its wartime subordinates and domestic resources… had to immediately prepare for and declare war against a biological enemy! It was an enemy who not only announced itself, its intentions, made known WHEN it would assault our shores & ports of entry, and announced HOW it would attack…

          our Commander-in-Chief and Administration in Nov. 2019 essentially did nothing, letting the biological enemy waltz right in, and begin decimating our entire way of life and taking American lives! Then that leadership proceeded to be lethargic while repeatedly disseminating FALSE information to the 50 individual states (passing the buck) and the American people, cannon-fodder.

          No, I am denouncing the sheer incompetence and handling of that enemy’s proclaimed and essentially transparent Order of Attack & Battle. And yet our leadership, top to bottom, was immorally derelict, evasive, and un-Constitutionally indifferent in protecting and defending the U.S. and its civilians.

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          • Oh, I see. Thanks for the clarification.

            I also wanted to mention that these concerns laid out by Sun Tzu are really the guidelines for Real Politiks between the Great Powers. And so one can see the intentions behinds social media to divide populations. In fact, I’ve mentioned many times that this wholesale swallowing of disinformation – these days through social media – by the American public specifically and the European NATO populations generally (vilifying all things Western generally and American specifically) shows its effectiveness at constraining unifying responses to the achieved goals of increasing the power of these competitors by reducing the power of liberal democracies. This is demonstrable by partisan Americans, for example, agreeing that their neighbour of a different partisan alignment and/or identity is far more of a very real enemy than are the policies and agents of totalitarian and dictatorial governments dedicated to the destruction of the liberal democrat experiment.

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            • Could not agree more with you Tildeb! As I was rereading The Art of War, I couldn’t help but think (painfully, I might add) he had written it and declared his wisdom directly at us and America!

              Why can’t this 46%–48% of the population recognize 1) our true real enemy/enemies, and 2) identify the “divide & conquer” tactic when it’s biting them in their own ass!?

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  2. There is no doubt, the orange idiot was and still is the greatest threat to this country in our history.

    He trampled the constitution at every turn. He scoffed at law and democratic norms. He stoked the flames of hate that had somewhat been lying dormant. He split the nations politics down the middle, likeley to never return to any sort of middleground. He instigated an insurrection because he’s such a pansy he couldn’t take the truth that he lost an election. He is addicted to the power that comes with office, influence, and money, with no qualms about doing anything deemed necessary to win at all costs and damn the consequences. He sought to overturn the election with multiple avenues of attack and failed. He still lies till he is orange in the face. And even yet after 2 years gone, the battle for our country is ongoing even after his ousting. The outcome in question, for who knows how long yet, all because of one orange asshole.

    Plus, the ignoramus he is, he tried to downplay and sidestep the issues with covid, setting us up for a very real possibility of 1,000,000 dead before we know it, because his freaking ego could not allow him to take the situation more seriously than his own personal desires.

    A cold damp dungeon is too good for the son of a…

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    • There is very little I can add to your excellent comment and assessment Shell! BRAVO my Friend, BRAVO!!! 👏

      And I’m afraid that his blatant disregard for Law, decorum, and exemplary Statesmanship—as modeled by MANY a President and Congressman in the past!—means nothing to him or his radical minions who like Dodo Birds follow him anywhere, even into the bowels of an erupting volcano like the Incas. 😲 Really? Is that the sign of an intelligent species!?? Geeezzz.


    • Slight correction: He still lies till he is orange-ER in the face. 😁

      Otherwise, couldn’t agree more with every word you wrote. Essentially the man-boy is severely insecure. As Mary, his niece said, he’s afraid, lonely, desperate.

      This article lays it out perfectly by those who knew and worked with him.

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    • John, I wish sometimes Americans had the courage & gumption to take a long, hard look in the mirror at themselves with raw honesty and objectivity with cutting thoroughness… particularly our most public figures who puff-up their chest and nose. (hint, hint) But alas… 🙄

      Humility, and as I mentioned in my post, exceptional statesmanship are or have been on the Endangered Species/Behavior list. That sort of courage found currently in Liz Cheney (R)-WY and Adam Kinzinger (R)-IL, is a dying art, sadly. John McCain was perhaps one of the last, great Exemplar cum Honoribus et Distinctionibus to walk the halls of Congress. 😔

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        • I’ve heard that said many times before. I really do hope it is true, but better yet… is changing! We need balance, moderation, and sanity in large doses, and soon! Cuz right now all the damn Bullhorns 📯 or Vuvuzelas of South African fame 😉 are drowning everything out… merely creating more migraines! HAH! 😄

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        • John, I did need to mention as well that MY own perspective about “Americans” as a whole, is a bit tainted and confined to my physical location: the Hill Country of central Texas. All rural areas of Texas, including Kerrville, are heavily steeped in this radical Republicanism & Trumpianism. Sir, it is unbearably nauseating, I promise you. I am slammed with it every excursion outside our doors. It’s like you can smell it and inhale it every time you go out. 🤢

          Therefore, I apologize if I embellish (just a tiny bit 😉 ) the torture I read, hear, witness, etc, from MY point-of-reference. To be fair, I should point this out. 🙂

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            • Geezzz, that would be ‘heaven sent’ if there were such a thing. 😉 But there is literally no one else that can care for my Mom (and her severe Stage 5–6 dementia) 12-16 hrs per day. The most I MIGHT could get away with would be 2-nights, 3-days… possibly 3-nights. And it couldn’t be more than 5-hrs driving distance.

              Mom sometimes can’t remember what was done or discussed 10-20 mins early, or a day or two ago. She also unknowingly changes various machine, appliance, electronics, etc, settings or power switches. She’s left on stove-tops or the oven too. If she decides to go outside walking, alone(?)… oh dear John, it is at best an unknown adventure! 😬

              P.S. Her long-term health care insurance company denied our Claim for some In-Home Caretaker/Worker, even for just 6-hrs a day… in case you think of that. Since she can dress & bath herself still, she’s apparently “not critical enough”… yet.

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            • Yeah, no kidding… and further derailed by hyper-Capitalism’s greed too. Case and point maybe(?)…

              Grrrrr, ugh. Can’t read that article unless I subscribe monthly to the WP, like all other American media content (on the web) here, TV, including all my favorite world class football/futebol leagues, tournaments, etc.! 😠

              I’ll try finding that another way John. Thank you nonetheless sir. 🙂

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            • Here’s the gist of it:

              In-home care historically has long waitlists and is too expensive for many Americans to pay for out of their pockets. Democrats are aiming to bolster payments to Medicaid, the federal-state health program for low-income and disabled Americans, in an effort to increase the availability of in-home care.

              The policy comes after the coronavirus tore through nursing homes, killing over 139,000 residents and exposing the country’s fragmented and antiquated way of paying for elder care. The White House estimates the bill includes roughly $150 billion to boost home and community-based services under Medicaid. Infusing more dollars into the program is a key priority for Biden, who this spring proposed a much larger investment of $400 billion.

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            • Thank you very much John! ❤️ Medicaid. That’s why I hadn’t heard of it. My sister is on it, has been for about 3-4 decades. But she has historically had tons of problems with it. In Texas, most businesses, healthcare providers, social programs, etc, refuse to accept Medicaid. Nevertheless, I’ll look into it further.

              Again, kind thanks. 🙂

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  3. Hardly a day goes by which does not add to the testimony and evidence of how utterly vile Donald Trump is….on top of which is the saddest and most discouraging testimony of all: “some 74 million Americans cannot distinguish between or recognize the manifestations and deceit of a megalomaniac.

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    • Very well said MrMuse. 👏

      It begs the question, Are any of those 74-million capable of free independent thought to come up with questions? Furthermore, isn’t that very act in essence—and terribly ironic—a reflection of liberty, freedom, and democracy!?

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