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He can’t think ahead

So today, Trump said this about Covid 19 and FaceBook and Twitter called him on it:

It’s about time.

Speaking of time, Georgia opened its schools on Monday and there are already outbreaks. One second grade class is quarantined because one kid tested positive and got sick. Yes! Actual symptoms.

I get it that all the red states are full of gung-ho let’s get the younguns back to the classroom – Now. But just like the virus couldn’t be confined to blue states, it’s going to be impossible to keep Covid from spreading like wildfire, with kiddos taking it home and infecting their families.

Mark my words, there will come a day when a class full of second graders are going to be traumatized and undergoing grief counseling when they find out that one of them spread the virus that killed Mrs. Taylor.

Count on Trump to not think about the repercussions and count on the Trump base to be in denial, then angry and downright hostile towards the “liberals” and anti-trumpers who are harshing their mellow with the bright cold light of reality.

There are 90 days until the election but I’m betting the virus wins this round. It’s hard to ignore your family members dropping like flies all around you while continuing to blame the victims for their lack of personal responsibility.

If it weren’t a horrific life and death situation, it could be entertaining to watch. But then, it has to be personally horrific or they just won’t get it.

Oh, they’re going to get it alright.

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  1. Even knowing how morally perverse Trump and his cabal of enablers in power are, this is still shocking. They are sending children and their parents and teachers to their doom, because they hope that it will boost the economy for a few months so as to get them all elected again. it is something that might be too much to even put into a dystopian novel. It is hard to fathom what is psychologically wrong with such people. They figure that they have so much money that it won’t affect them, their kids go to elite private schools? They think that other people are just fodder for them, collateral damage to help them keep their power or to show their loyalty to their dictator? Is this Nazi Germany, and are we going to be getting the “just following orders” defense in a few years?

    In history books, we read about mad kings from other centuries, and some read in perverse fascination, while some are so horrified that they turn away and are glad that we did not live in such a time. But now we do. We have a leader installed by a country which wants to destroy us, a man whose IQ Is probably below 90, coupled with a sadistic nature and an absolute incapacity to care about other people. So he takes the children of other people and tries to force them to sit in classrooms where they will get sick. He says that children are immune, which is one of his million lies uttered only to get what he wants.I just saw a NYT headline about four people having died from drinking sanitizer. if they were Democrats, Trump and Kushner will be happy.

    I guess the greatest horror is that in America, once extolled as a land of freedom and rational thought, there are about 40% of the people who have been so brainwashed by 40 years of Fox News, and talk radio propaganda, that they are akin to the followers of Jim Jones, and will do anything that their cult leader tells them, even sacrifice their children.There are still rational and caring people out there, but with a mad ruler in charge, and no elected branch or military to overthrow him, we cannot currently escape each day’s new insanity. The explosion in Beirut was a terrible attack, but maybe it wasn’t, but the generals said it was a bomb, but we don’t know for sure, but some say this and some say that and let’s have the convention in the White House. Caligula married his horse, but it had some form of political gesture in it, he was not in love with his horse, though he was cruel and insane. I don’t think that he sent children to places where they would surely get sick by the millions, but maybe it is possible, he was mad and tyrannical after all, and has gone down in history books as an emblem of that.

  2. Off topic: It’s THAT anniversary again. 75 years ago now.

    • A chilling song. I actually got to see OMD perform a year or two ago, opening for the B-52’s. My favorite song by them is “Electricity.’

      • I like that one, too. 🙂

        I used to work in a bank, and one of the things I did was to run a document-sorting machine. If I had been making a documentary about that machine, I would want “Electricity” as background music for showing it in operation.

  3. D’oh, I forgot to post “Electricity”.

  4. And now for a little Mood Whiplash:

    Happy Out Of Touch Thursday!

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