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Wait, what about…

Today, Trump said this:

I don’t know… lots of people I work with are not looking forward to going back to the office. It’s not the office we’re worried about. It’s parking since no one wants to take mass transit right now. They’d be right to be scared what with everyone from Chris Christie to Greg Abbott to Ron DeSantis advocating voluntary personal sacrifices for the economy.

People are legitimately scared. They could definitely end up dead from a stroke or viral pneumonia. Not to mention the weeks and weeks of hospitalization. If you have kids depending on you, or really, anyone depending on you, you just can’t get sick. It’s not an option.

So telling people to be warriors is a bit facetious.

But wait, there’s more.

Haven’t we been told for 3+ years now to fear the terror of a Central American toddler seeking refugee status here in the US? Yeah, they were like vorpal rabbits.

“That’s the most foul, cruel, and bad-tempered rodent you ever set eyes on!”

Remember how they were coming in caravans, unstoppable hordes of disease carrying, psychopathic 8 year olds just itching to join a gang?

“Look, that rabbit’s got a vicious streak a mile wide! It’s a killer!”

They were going to invade our country, hide under the bed with the Muslims and murder us in our sleep.

“He’s got huge, sharp– eh– he can leap about– look at the bones!”

Wow, it’s a good thing we didn’t let that happen. I was scared silly. We, the most intimidating superpower the world has ever known, had to create a solid barrier and treat human beings like sewage because they were soooooo dangerous. Oh my god, we were defenseless against them. They were like kryptonite, rendering us completely helpless.

Holy cow, I’m sure glad we don’t have Mexicans to deal with anymore. I might have soiled my armor.

Anyway, now we’re warriors against a virus that has no vaccine or effective treatment that will probably destroy what’s left of our precarious existences.


How conveeeeenient.

7 Responses

  1. During quarantine I have been watching You Tube videos of ex-pats which have been enlightening. They say they are all glad they left the US because of the toxic environment here. I’m afraid that getting rid of Trump is only going to be step one getting rid of the toxicity.

    • Well, they must not be living in Hungary or any of the other countries that have had a resurgence of right wing extremists.

    • OTOH, I’m very relieved that my older kid is working in Canada right now and will be there until January 2021. This place won’t be safe until after Inauguration Day.

  2. in feudal days, the serfs and peasants had to fight the battles for their manor lords. When industrialization came to Europe, the term was “cannon fodder,” This is now America, where the peasants are not fighting for their masters’ land, but risking their lives to insure that the billionaires make even more billions than they already have. They can’t get their tenth house without your help, so get out and there and make money for them. This is pretty much equivalent to the slaves on ships whose job was to row until they dropped, at which time they were thrown overboard.

    To say it is obscene is understating it. So many people who love to talk about patriotism, are now being urged to die for the profits of corporations. Back in the Vietnam War days, millions of people demonstrated, as their counterparts were sent off to die in an undeclared war,. Many songs were written, and many of them are unforgettable to this day. Where are the voices of the working people to now write about the Masters of War? Are they too busy doing Instagram photos, binge-watching, or figuring out ways to get in on the profits? Or are massive protests and songs of anger and fervor, just too Boomer for them?

  3. It’s unfortunate that the low educated and those who are most easily swayed by FAUX news, are out there in groups of hundreds (without masks or distancing), here or there around the country.

    The educated and/or common sense people are sensibly attempting to avoid large groups.

    Mid to late June, mark my words, will be when rural areas get hit and also when the toll of all the “reopen” demonstrations will be starkly felt.

    I’m feeling a bit Cassandra lately, RD has been our Cassandra for a long time. It’s not a desired position in which to be.

    Fiona Apple has led the way for the musical response to this time. Among many others.

  4. And when the time came for Trump to think of himself as a warrior? 😆

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