Civilization began when a dominant class controlled surplus resources, and forced a repressed under class to work. When that class dynamic is created, law enforcement was created to dominate the under class. We are part of this centuries long class struggle.
The US government and some US media is trying to get us used to the idea that we should return back to work, and get over the fact millions will die.
We can't let that happen. If there was ever grounds that warrant mass strike action, this would be the time.
They're trying to test how much they can get away with, and with the absolute disgrace of the Democrats in the electoral realm, and the broader failure of American capitalist society with coronavirus, now is the time to show we aren't going to take this shit much longer.
Capitalism depends on two values that share a currency: money and capital. Money is liquid currency that freely flows through the economy. Capital is money that has been invested, in order to generate profit.
Under capitalism, people have private property. Private property enables the capitalist class to extract surplus value from the workers. The way they do this is under-compensating their workers. They pay them less in wages than the workers generate in value. The surplus is called profit.
But what if profit was in the form of a currency that was completely divorced from the currency that wages are paid?