I have spent the last 3+ years pretty much out of the way given the travesty the current POTUS has brought to what was one of the most powerful and influential nations the world has ever seen. This asshole has taken us back to a time over 60 years ago when the country was of one color, minorities basically knew their place and where people like Trump could manipulate, abuse and work around any sense of decency that existed at that time – which, in what is today’s terms for the educated and aware – was still rather uninspiring. While I hold Trump personally responsible for the “great again” he has foisted on this country, the real issue are the people who provide undying support for him and his ways. The Christians (professed) who look the other way when he speaks of grabbing pussy. The uneducated who actually think he is looking out for them and is like minded (but again, there are the uneducated). The Republican politicians whom have sold their soul because they believe with enough time Roe vs. Wade will be overturned. We do have the inmates running the prison, the crazies running the asylum. Use whatever metaphor you like, we have no leadership of any principle, integrity or intelligence in charge.
Our situation today, as COVID-19 runs rampant and the daily task force briefing stands in front of a weakened nation basically providing no real or accurate information, is one where we are basically fucked. Well, not all of us. Some of us, actually the more aware among us, have been preparing for weeks, not waiting for our leaders to get their collective heads out of their asses. We are not waiting for God to take care of things (or maybe given where this country is at the moment, he is fixing the wrongs and letting us know he is not pleased). I jest at some level given I have been and will always remain a devout atheist. I depend on my own intelligence and experience to tell me what is good and what is bad. I don’t wait for others to show me the way. In my sixty-six years on this earth I’ve figured quite a bit out and have been reasonably successful at it. I am far from perfect but I do have eyes, I do have a brain, and I can see that things are not good. Not just with COVID-19 but with where this country has headed in the last 3 years. The reckoning is upon us, however, and the stupid and the sheep will be many of the ones that fall.
By the time this pandemic has completed it’s first pass thru the US, there will be more than 100,000 people who have died. We can only hope that many of them are those who, even today, we see cavorting on the beaches of Florida, the visitors who can’t forgo seeing the Cherry Blossoms in D.C., the church goers in Michigan, whose Republican Senators have forced the hand of the Governor to not include places of worship under the mandate to not meet in crowds of 50 or more.
Yes, we can only hope that we are thinning the herd. You can’t cure stupid.
Oh – last point – just got a notification on my phone – Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. Maybe there is a god.