Long day - busy & our President Elect

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Back home after a long but good day.

Ran into this little bit about President-Elect Kamala Harris Joe Biden - from the Philadelphia CBS affiliate:

UPenn Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel To Serve On President-Elect Biden’s Coronavirus Task Force
It’s shaping up to be a busy day for President-elect Joe Biden. He’s already working on a campaign promise to contain the coronavirus pandemic, and he’s tapping a local doctor to join his team.

Biden said throughout the campaign that the coronavirus would be his top priority and that’s evident with Monday’s announcement. Biden is not wasting any time preparing for the White House.

“Our work begins with getting COVID under control,” Biden said while addressing the nation after his win on Saturday. “That plan will be built on bedrock science. It will be constructed out of compassion, empathy and concern.”

On Monday, Biden introduced his coronavirus task force. Eyewitness News confirms a doctor from the University of Pennsylvania is among a group of leading health professionals on the list.

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel is chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Penn.

“It is a great honor to serve for the President and Vice President-elect to address this pandemic and get the country moving again,” Emanuel said of the appointment.

Unhhhh - a little bit of history here.  This article at The Atlantic from October 2014:

Why I Hope to Die at 75
That’s how long I want to live: 75 years.

This preference drives my daughters crazy. It drives my brothers crazy. My loving friends think I am crazy. They think that I can’t mean what I say; that I haven’t thought clearly about this, because there is so much in the world to see and do. To convince me of my errors, they enumerate the myriad people I know who are over 75 and doing quite well. They are certain that as I get closer to 75, I will push the desired age back to 80, then 85, maybe even 90.

And a bit more:

But here is a simple truth that many of us seem to resist: living too long is also a loss. It renders many of us, if not disabled, then faltering and declining, a state that may not be worse than death but is nonetheless deprived. It robs us of our creativity and ability to contribute to work, society, the world. It transforms how people experience us, relate to us, and, most important, remember us. We are no longer remembered as vibrant and engaged but as feeble, ineffectual, even pathetic.

In other words, we will be a drag on civilization. We will have outlived our usefulness.  Our medical costs will rise to quickly for the state to afford. Also, worth noting is that Dr. Emanuel's brother is Rahm Emanuel - President Obama's consigliere in 2009 and 2010, subsequently mayor of Chicago and he is noted for this quote

You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.

This is the fundamental underpinning of the Cloward-Piven Strategy that the progressives so love.
From the InfoGalactic entry:

Cloward–Piven strategy
The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of "a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty".

Not just welfare in the 1960's - you pick a system, overload it. Collapse it and in the confusion, force in your own system.  We have been seeing this in the last year with our elections.  Vote by mail was never a "thing" until very recently. A big difference from Absentee Ballots.

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