Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Denial, Anger - Wake Me Up When We Get To Acceptance

It was about the time I watched the video of the "president" haranguing Peter Alexander from NBC. His Royal Highness called Mister Alexander a "terrible reporter" because he deigned to ask him what we should be telling all the Americans who are afraid. That's when I got angry. Not at poor Peter Alexander, who looked shocked and hurt by the personal attack, but at the COVIDIOT in charge. Not because he had a tough week and was showing signs of the stress that has to be felt across the globe currently, but because at this moment in history, he was responding in exactly the way he has been responding since he took office: By taking exception at anything that doesn't fall in line with his dictatorial vision of the world.
We have a game show host in charge of a planet being overrun by a virus that is killing people. Humans. Not Chinese. Not Americans. Not black or white or any specific group. Humans. His once vaunted economy is in the toilet, and the only people who seem to have been able to make lemonade out of that toilet water were the senators who dumped their stock weeks before the real panic started. Republicans and Democrats, padding their quarantine nests in what may be the most grotesque examples of insider trading imaginable.
And all the while, the bankrupt casino owner continues to drone on from his podium, addressing the press who have to sit six feet apart to observe social distancing guidelines, but all the while making themselves easier targets. Meanwhile, the bloated sack of protoplasm that keeps trying to assure us that all is well lies. He tells us that tests are available. They are not. He tells us that there are drugs that can be taken to ward off the infection. There are not. Starting back in January when he wanted us all to believe that he had things under control: "And we have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.”
Everything is most decidedly not fine, and the COVIDIOT in chief continues his time-honored tradition of destroying everything he touches: businesses, marriages, countries. As he completed his news conference at the expense of Peter Alexander, T-Rump insisted, “That’s really bad reporting, you ought to get back to reporting instead of sensationalism. Let’s see if it works. It might and it might not. I happen to feel good about it, but who knows? I’ve been right a lot.”
A lot?
I suppose that's for us to decide. While we shelter in place from "the latest Democratic hoax."

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