Now, we have all heard the mainstream media and even Donald Trump pretend to lament the number of cases of coronavirus deaths of American descendants of slavery, but who the hell do you think lives in South Dakota? Newsflash, there are only 1.7% of American descendants of slavery living in South Dakota according to the 2012 census, 86.2% of South Dakotans are White and so the latest news out of South Dakota does not bode well for this majority ‘white’ state.
As governors across the country fell into line in recent weeks, South Dakota’s top elected leader stood firm: There would be no statewide order to stay home.
Such edicts to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus, Gov. Kristi L. Noem said disparagingly, reflected a “herd mentality.” It was up to individuals — not government — to decide whether “to exercise their right to work, to worship and to play. Or to even stay at home.”
And besides, the first-term Republican told reporters at a briefing this month, “South Dakota is not New York City.”
So I suppose coronavirus was just going to remain in New York because it was having such a good time in the ‘city that never sleeps’ and so why bother venturing to South Dakota since what did South Dakota have to offer a virus? More people to infect, perchance? Because what this stupid republican governor failed to consider is that South Dakota is home to a Smithfield meat packing plant and now South Dakota is also home to one of the largest single coronavirus clusters anywhere in the United States, with more than 300 workers at a giant pork-processing plant falling ill. Workers had been begging for protective gear and were not receiving them and so of course, coronavirus raged through the pork processing plant and now that so many workers have tested positive for COVID-19, Smithfield has had to shut the meat packing plant down until further notice claiming that this will have a major disruption of ‘meat’ distribution to America’s grocery stores. Good! You don’t need that shit anyway. It does nothing FOR your immune system and does every type of damage. May that plant remain shuttered forever.
And of course, guess who mainly worked at that facility, immigrants; legal and otherwise. It is easier to be an illegal in South Dakota because the weather is so atrocious, who in their right mind is going to continuously seek out illegals and return them to their country? Smithfield meat packing plant has long used illegal immigrants at its facilities. The claim is that no Amerikkkans want those jobs and so illegals earn poverty wages and cannot complain too loudly about working conditions, hence why when there were calls for protective masks and gloves from the workers, none were distributed even though those workers were working elbow to elbow in an already unsanitary environment. What could go wrong?
The governor claims that she has been in consultation with Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and has been assured by him that she is doing the right thing since Kushner has instructed Crazy Kristi to see to it that those in the medical field dose their coronavirus patients with a drug[Hydroxychloroquine] that Trump has touted as the ‘cure’ for coronavirus despite a lack of scientific evidence proving its efficacy and even doctors have stated that the drug should not be used since it has the potential to cause heart problems. That pasty looking robot, Jared Kushner is the very last thing that should be giving advice on how to hang drapes, much less on what steps to take to reign in a pandemic that no one has a clue as to how to contain, especially since every single step that the Trump Administration has taken has been too little, too late, wrong and inadequate to say the least.
Crazy Kristi, as this governor should be called, is going to have the deaths of too many on her hands because of her foolish and partisan politics in attempting to kiss Trump’s ass and placate him by keeping her state ‘open’ as opposed to locked down.
Unfortunately for those immigrants who have contracted coronavirus, they are at the mercy of the merciless. Of course South Dakotans would elect a republican because South Dakota is intensely racist from one end to the other and would have it no other way and since those immigrants more than likely are unable to vote and even if they did, they are outnumbered by racists, they would not be able to elect a governor that has more than two brain cells connected and working. It is quite obvious that even during a pandemic, racism still rules the day and so Crazy Kristi will kiss Trump’s racist fat pasty ass while also ensuring that her state’s residents contract coronavirus and die. Don’t even think about asking for help from neighboring states or even states as far away as New York when the need arises and believe me, it most definitely will especially since South Dakota has already been declared the next coronavirus hot spot to emerge.
Crazy Kristi’s refusal to issue a ‘stay at home’ order is putting numerous people at risk. And the mayors of different South Dakota cities are trying to lock their cities down, but without assistance from the governor, they can only do so much. South Dakota is relatively a rural state and rural states are known for their lack of expansive medical institutions and so when the shit hits the fan, having one hospital in a 100 mile radius that only has one isolation room and two ventilators is not going to be a great set up when dealing with a pandemic. What will Jared Kushner’s advice be to Crazy Kristi once the bodies start piling up, as they most certainly will? Who will take responsibility for the deaths of thousands of South Dakotans? Or will Crazy Kristi and Jared Kushner merely shrug and claim “No responsibility” as Trump did for his lackadaisical response to this virus in the first place? North Dakotans are about to find out.