Reopening the economy is an attack on Colonized workers

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Reopening the economy is an attack on Colonized workers

By Comrade Keirien, The Black Hammer Times Staff

Reopening the economy is a direct attack on colonized workers. As the month of April comes to an end, many states are planning to reopen the economy despite advice from medical professionals.

Georgia is the first state to begin the reopening process and many states’ executive stay-home orders will be expiring by the end of the week.

On April 13th, Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp allowed gyms, barber shops, hair salons, tattoo parlors and bowling alleys to reopen, just ten days after he issued the stay-home order.

According to a model by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, Georgia should not begin their containment strategy until at least June 22nd.

Community leaders in Georgia say that it’s no coincidence that the first businesses allowed to open up are barbershops, nail salons and churches–i.e. “communal gathering places for black residents.”

These leaders state that they have the right to be paranoid because our people are dying more than whites.”

The colonized working class constitutes the bulk of essential workers, making the actions by the state of Georgia a death sentence for colonized people.

By the end of this week, it can be expected that many states will follow Georgia and place colonized workers on the chopping block.

Colonized labor is expendable to the u.s.

As it stands now, Colonized workers are currently facing unsafe conditions with inadequate personal protection equipment (PPE), and inadequate access to medical treatment.

Opening up the economy will only place Colonized workers at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.

The state has failed to aid Colonized people who contracted COVID-19 during the quarantine phase, and will continue to fail after the first re-opening phase.

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed the white, colonial-capitalist system on its last legs, and the state will do anything to save it from economic collapse.

The u.s. knows colonized workers don’t have the privilege to deny work as they are the primary victims of economic oppression.

With the denial of stimulus checks, colonized workers will be forced back to work in order to survive.

To the colonized worker in this colonial-capitalist system, work is a means to survival, yet, it’s the very work that will kill them.

To the colonized worker in a pandemic, work is both a means of survival and a killing tool for the colonial-capitalist oppressors.

This is a war on colonized bodies.

Colonized workers need to unite and organize to overthrow the colonial-capitalist system that seeks to sacrifice us for profits. Join the Black Hammer Organization and build the revolution.

Black Power!

Comrade Keirien represents and writes for the colonized Black people of the united states. You may find Keirien passionately tweeting about the San Antonio Spurs (whose playoff streak still remains intact), and all things revolutionary.
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