I write this on lockdown, unable to leave my home. A global pandemic has stripped the entire state of California and over 1.5 billion people globally from our rights and freedoms in an attempt to save lives. Businesses are being shut down, people are being laid off. Even I had to step down from my position of vice president at a cloud computing startup because of the pandemic, and now I find myself unemployed. The future is uncertain.

The CEOs of the world are stepping down, the venture capitalists are drawing their purse strings, and the banks are running out of cash. Local grocery stores are out of food, and Amazon can’t even fill my orders for the next month. Our hospitals are being overwhelmed, our supply chains are broken. American senators are insider-trading and dumping tens of millions in stocks, crashing their own economy. Yet another American election is being rigged in front of our faces.