The reason why Americans don’t have universal health care, a living wage, free college, and more is American workers are nothing more than tools of production. Sure, American politics is corrupt. Every politician in both parties is a corrupt corporate tool. But the corruption exists to maintain the system of American capitalism that makes us… Continue reading Americans Are Tools of Production
As the world waits to see how deadly the largest known human outbreak of monkeypox will become, we can’t forget how Western racism and the inequity of Western societies has once again led to suffering the scale of which cannot yet be determined.
The title of this post is based on a hashtag used by folks wanting to destroy capitalism. Even though I have never used the hashtag, I recognize that capitalism has been, is now, and always will be an engine of oppression. I further realize that the destruction of capitalism is necessary for America to even… Continue reading Eat the Rich
The verdict for this episode is: coronavirus has shown why Biden is a terrible candidate. In this episode I discuss a number of the ways coronavirus has shown the weakness of Biden’s proposals and the failures of his record. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/Never_Bide.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 15:22 — 7.0MB) | Embedsubscribe to my podcast… Continue reading Never Biden
Obviously, no one imagined how life would be today two months ago.
The verdict for this episode is: none of the plans proposed in Congress are good enough. In this episode, I discuss ways to get government assistance to those most needing it during the pandemic. Specifically, I address getting cash to people who really need it, health care for everyone, rent and mortgage relief, student loan… Continue reading Coronavirus and the Economy
The verdict for this episode is: mean tweets are not the story! In this episode, I use my own story of not having health insurance, being unable to pay for regular heat, and being on SNAP to show how the media’s focus on tweets demonstrates their elitist privilege. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/People_are_Dying.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download… Continue reading People are Dying
Eugene Debs is the most famous American socialist. He ran for president several times around the beginning of the 20th century as a socialist. Around 1912, the Socialist Party had hundreds-of-thousands of members nationwide. Several mayors were elected under the Socialist Party banner and Debs got hundreds-of-thousands of votes during his runs for the presidency.… Continue reading Reviewing Eugen V. Debs Speaks
The verdict for this episode is: Medicare-for-all is the only option. In this episode, I demonstrate how the health care plans of Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg will fail the American public. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/public_option_fail.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 7:47 — 3.6MB) | Embedsubscribe to my podcast Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | TuneIn… Continue reading The Public Option for Health Insurance Will Fail
The verdict for this episode is: we don’t have universal health care because we choose not to have universal health care. In this episode, I discuss how the politicians and media owned by corporations lie about the cost of Medicare For All. https://media.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/content.blubrry.com/jonathansimeonepodcast/We_can_afford.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:13 — 4.2MB) | Embedsubscribe… Continue reading We can Afford Medicare For All