It is sad this Mother’s Day that so many of us cannot visit and hug our mothers, and mothers can’t visit and hug their children, because of social distancing and the isolation of those who are sick and hospitalized in this coronavirus pandemic. It is still important that we send our love in the ways that are open to us.
Let us remember this Mother’s Day that the holiday was started as an antiwar movement by Harriet Ward Stowe, the American poet, abolitionist, and suffragist. In 1872, she called for a Mother’s Day to promote peace and world cooperation after the atrocities of the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War, which ended in 1871 with the drowning of the Paris Commune in the blood of thousands of Communards—men, women, and children—who were machine-gunned to death in mass executions.
In the current crisis, we need an immediate global ceasefire so that the nations of the world can coordinate the fight against global coronavirus pandemic. Instead, on Friday as this year’s Mother’s Day approached, the United States blocked a UN Security Council resolution calling for a global ceasefire and world cooperation against the pandemic that is afflicting the world’s peoples.
The US veto was about the US scapegoating China to divert attention from Trump’s totally incompetent coronavirus response, which has left the the US, which has only 4% of the world’s population, with nearly 30% of world’s Covid-19 deaths. Trump is not only pitting the states of our nation against each other in a mad scramble for medical supplies, he is pitting the nations of the world against each other at a time when we desperately need peace and cooperation to fight the pandemic.
Trump is killing us. Where is Biden? We are living in a failed state.