Saturday, March 25: Mississippi Tornadoes
Tornadoes are not to be trifled with
Last night, tornadoes ripped through the Deep South, leaving a trail of devastation and death, with at least 23 people losing their lives in Mississippi. The storms brought hail and obliterating conditions to dozens of buildings, leading the mayor of Rolling Fork, MS to say “My city is gone.” Meanwhile, Congress continued to monger fear related to Tik Tok.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said that search and rescue teams from local and state agencies have been deployed to try and help victims impacted by the tornadoes. The agency confirmed that 23 people had died, but warned that those numbers are expected to change in the coming days.
The National Weather Service said the tornado caused damage about 60 miles northeast of Jackson, MS. The rural towns of Silver City and Rolling Fork were the hardest hit, as the tornado swept northeast at 70 mph without weakening. The National Weather Service also did their part by issuing an alert last night as the storm was hitting, and their warnings made clear how deadly serious this was:
“To protect your life, TAKE COVER NOW! You are in a life-threatening situation. Flying debris may be deadly to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be destroyed. Considerable damage to homes, businesses, and vehicles is likely and complete destruction is possible.”
The damage in rural Mississippi was so widespread that even the storm chasers, the wild lads & ladies who intentionally follow severe weather and put up livestreams showing dramatic funnel clouds, begged for search and rescue help. Bill Paxton would never (RIP Bill Paxton, forever a legend for his performance in Twister). Other storm chasers abandoned the thrill of following a deadly storm to drive injured people to the hospitals instead.
The Ol’ Bait & Switch: While the entire American media industry and political system was fixated on Russian interference in the 2016 election, the true meddlers were in Israel all along! President Big Bad Vladdy Daddy Putin and his armies of cyber warriors, internet trolls, and bots were the main culprits in the Russiagate investigation of 2016, but nobody bothered looking into the Israeli connection. No details were ever revealed in the heavily-redacted and much-delayed Mueller Report. There was no mention of an Israeli plot in the similarly redacted Senate Intelligence Committee Report on collusion in the 2016 election. There was never any mention of Israeli involvement, yet this investigation reveals the details of an elaborate covert operation personally directed by Prime Minister/immortal scumbag Benny Netanyahu that aimed to use secret intelligence to clandestinely intervene at the highest levels in the presidential election on behalf of Donny Trump
The Kids Are Alright: Less than a quarter of Americans aged 17-24 are eligible to serve in the armed forces, and less than 10% of them are willing to do so. Looks like the jig is up; nobody wants to die fighting for a dying empire. If we see a dramatic rise in the unemployment rate in the next few months, know that it’s because some general decided that more dead soldiers means a more secure future for ‘Merica
Collective Action Works: A tentative contract agreement was finally reached yesterday between the LA Unified School District and its support staff after a massive three day strike. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 99, which represents about 30,000 LAUSD educational support staff including teachers' aides, bus drivers, and custodians, announced that the agreement includes a 30% wage increase and a retroactive pay increase between $4,000 and $8,000. There’s no chance this could have happened if these workers hadn’t stood together in the face of an exploitative labor market bent on paying them as little as possible
Thanks for reading The Mourning! The empire is in decline and capitalism is a death cult. Enjoy your Saturday and be kind to yourself.