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Pandemics expose our government as being reactionary, not pro-active

This is why we need POLITICIANS in politics, not businesspersons....and why a government that governs is essential, not a government that is in the business of making money.

To those who thought otherwise, I hereby extend two middle fingers and a primal yell for good measure.

Remember that Twilight Zone episode, "To Serve Man"?

The one where the aliens presented the human race with a miracle book that would teach us the secrets of the galaxy that only needed to be translated into human languages? And that ended with the discovery that the masses of people who had trusted these aliens and boarded humongous transport ships to their native planet were to become the delicious ingredients to alien dishes, because the book wasn't a manifesto, it was a cookbook? Yeah, that one.

May 21, 2020. How will the psychophants that comprise the Trump Nation be coping with a major pandemic sweeping through Redland on the shores of Denial as they fall one after the other with no stable plan in place to protect them? Will they see that they've been duped, but realize too late, like the victims in To Serve Man? Or will Trump have already brainwashed them into blaming something else, someone else? China? Martial law enforced by the MAGA squad?

I wish I didn't have to compare the near future in the USA to a duotone television program, but the themes are strikingly similar and I think America is about to become consumed.

Godspeed Uncle Joe and Aunt Nancy. We need you now more than ever before.

3 words that dispel right wing "rugged individualism" and their distorted view of the Constitution


Natural disasters.

Under their view of the Constitution, it's every man and woman for themselves. Government is not in place to protect us in time of need. If you're not set up to deal with the consequences, it's on you. Period. You should have done this, you should have done that.

But pandemics and natural disasters require a government that offers protections and plans for the masses. You cannot isolate an individual from the community at large, because we all exist in conjunction with each other. And that's where the GOP lie falls apart. We can't deal with this individually, because everything we rely on disintegrates in unforeseen emergencies.

Once you take the step to protect the innocent from a pandemic or a natural disaster, you've embarked on a journey that now embraces compassion and progressive politics. In other words, this pandemic pretty much blows their bullshit twist on Constitutional interpretation on its head.

At this very moment, you can bet Sean Hannity and his producer are contriving a report

That a migrant caravan carrying Hunter Biden and other Hondurans is heading towards the USA at breakneck speed.
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