The bosses press are patting themselves on the back for the bang up job that they are trying to spin that they did in New York after Tropical Storm Sandy obliterated parts of the capital of world capital. There are parallels to Hurricane Katrina flooding parts of New Orleans and the US bosses taking advantage of that crisis to fire all the teachers and permanently displace the Black population of the 9th ward. The bosses are up to it again with the displacement of Black and Hispanic workers from Red Hook, Far Rockaway, and other parts affected by the Hurricane that still don’t have heat or running water.
The real estate moguls that are the real power behind Baby doc Cuomo, the governor of New York, and the billionaire capitalist mayor Bloomberg who rules New York like its his own personal fife are licking their chops at the prospect of all that valuable oceanside land that they can develop. They’ve already been developing it in some of these neighborhoods with gated communities and restaurants as the tells that gentrification are right around the corner. Of course, the real estate moguls are going to have do deal with the contradiction of changing weather patterns which the bourgeoisie have absolutely no answer for since their vast wealth depends on oil remaining king.
The workers who have been displaced due to the storm are in shelters in schools and other large buildings and are being constantly moved around. Many of them are not getting the food or medical care that they need. This disaster clearly illustrates that capitalism can not take care of us workers. They are going to use this disaster to further their practice on how to institute fascism. They are already rationing gas. This is getting us conditioned for life under a wartime footing where gas is rationed due to the needs of protecting the bosses’ empire.
The whole way that the disaster was handled and continues to be handled clearly illustrates that we workers could do a better job than the bosses can running this society. We would have organized millions of people all over to come and help with the rebuilding while also creating the conditions necessary for surviving a hurricane class storm, whether it be a sea wall or other elements of infrastructure. The bosses are using this storm to rebuild their decaying infrastructure while looking with an eye to future profit by displacing the working class populations most affected by the storm.