THE PANIC OF PANDEMIC

Why Did Trump Politicize a Crisis?

We human beings are challenged by nature, and the way we handle its catastrophes and calamities demonstrate our creative minds and will to survive. When a tornado blows through a midwestern town, we automatically step up, go into action and rescue people from the ruins. We may be confronted with death when the light of day comes, but we pledge to rebuild, remodel and rethink how to guard against the same fate in the future. We even use the cliché, “[Town Name] Strong!” to convince the rest of the world that we will be back.

Donald Trump keeps using the phrase, “invisible enemy” because he, like many others, has figured out that without an electronic microscope one cannot see the coronavirus. These non-living particles invade our bodies, usually in the lungs, and start a war between our immune systems and their camouflaged sharp little crowns. Our body thinks the virus is a friend and lets it multiply and cling to the walls of our organs. Therefore, a patient with the coronavirus has trouble breathing; the growth of the virus blocks the lung’s capacity to process air.

We all know that Donald Trump didn’t invent this virus in a lab. We also know that our President has never been a big believer in science, because he cannot link the value of science to an enterprise. When you build buildings, you argue against the environment because it costs money to comply with the rules. All of this should have been forgotten once Trump got to the White House. He should have evolved and started to use science and experts to our advantage. He didn’t make that transition.

Instead, Trump has promoted and fomented some far-right disdain for experts, up to and including his retweet of the #FireFauci tag. Why? Does he not know that the 20 to 30% of the population who think he walks on water will adopt whatever raw, political meat-dogma he throws into the kennel? He may have ignited protests around the country, but could he not know he’s putting his own voters in harm’s way? Someone called Trump’s political party a “death cult,” because people are going to get the virus by protesting without masks and social distancing. That’s bit rough, but it does have a ring.

I have concluded that Trump politicized this virus and global pandemic because he just doesn’t know what else to do. He was on the stage at the briefings telling us that the virus was going to go away. Remember, “Fifteen down to none.” He told those attending a rally on Monday, March 2, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Bojangles’ Coliseum that this virus was a “Democrat hoax.” On that date there were less than two known cases in America, but officials in Santa Clara County, California, have now determined that at least two deaths in early February can now be attributed to COVID-19. So, any idea that Donald Trump knew what was really happening all along is false. On March 2, 2020, I was moved to a different hospital for a minor operation because of COVID-19 infected hospital workers. See, there were signs. By the way, I survived that operation.

When I saw the Governor of New York on TV saying that they have gone over the top of the mountain, I felt much better. However, he also said that 166 people died in the past 24 hours. He doesn’t make me panic, but he does make me think. Gee, that could have been me.

I wonder whether more people would be wearing masks if Andrew Cuomo was president right now. Would we have these protests? Probably yes, and they would have been motivated by the zealous ideolog Fox News opinion show hosts who really are in the panic business. They prey on older conservative viewers for ratings and money. They know if they create fear and dissent, ratings will go up. They will continue to do Trump’s monkey business long after Mr. Dorito Face is gone. It’s what they do.

The stark reality? It will take years for the stock market to come back. It’s also true that this virus and global pandemic will change the way we interact as humans. Until we get a vaccine, we all need to be careful. This isn’t panic talk; it’s simply good health advice. Trump is not the leader we need right now. He doesn’t understand complex conundrums and layered challenges. Sorry, but for all of his talk about being so smart, why does he keep saying the wrong things? He has the best experts around him. He should just communicate facts and well-thought-out advice, but he can’t.

If Trump really understood and believed the science behind the novel coronavirus, he wouldn’t have launched such an aggressive campaign to restart. He wouldn’t have tweeted the word LIBERATE to those states that were trying to keep this pandemic under control. He wouldn’t have wasted time verbally abusing reporters who were asking basic questions about the administration’s role in the response to COVID-19. Donald John Trump fails to understand that the politicizing of the crisis turns off moderates and educated suburban women. It creates doubt.

They say that the biggest hinderances to stock market performance is uncertainty. Trump cannot ignore that maxim and the country will react to his actions, inactions and disruptions. By tweeting about topics not related to the pandemic, Trump reveals his lack of focus, which equates to uncertainty. Tweeting every seven minutes over the weekend and tearing into reporters is terribly beneath the office of the President, but MAGA boy doesn’t at all understand the nuances and negativity of his office and actions.

He cannot conceive that his behavior often makes things worse. He could have done a simple, information-laced presser in the Rose Garden, but his handling of the questions made things worse. If you were an alien viewing that appearance from afar, you probably would have asked, “Who put this guy in charge?” I speak alien.

We need to defeat the Pandemic and remove the man who wasn’t ready for a real crisis. The real panic will come if he’s given more time to destroy America. We must not let that happen.

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IT’S MY LIFE, NOT THE GOVERNMENTS

Do You Really Trust in Trump?

I am not stupid. I have a memory. I hear what people say, and I file it away. There are some real challenges right now, and some of them have nothing to do with the virus. The entire country has been shut down and we’ve lost most of our rights and freedoms. We can sit around and argue about whether Donald Trump has ignored the signs and warnings, but the real question is why do we take his guidance about any issue or policy? It’s my life and I’ll do what I want. It’s my mind and I’ll think what I want. I ask you, show me I’m wrong.

I don’t need Donald Trump to tell me that he’s a god-like form who controls the rights and freedoms of every American. He’s just a freaking President, and up to this point he’s been piss poor at that job.

When Trump was sworn in as president, he used these words, “Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential. This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.” I hate to break it to you, Mr. President, but mothers and children ARE trapped in poverty, and it’s because you took your eye off the ball. Factories are closed because you weren’t smart enough to realize that a pandemic would be worse than any self-pronounced trade imbalance. Why would you start a trade war with the country that supplied the US with most of its medical supplies and devices? STUPID.

You claimed schools were flush with cash, and the first thing your brain-dead Secretary of Education did was cut the funds to education. The American carnage has arrived, and you are blaming everyone but yourself for the failure to protect the very people who voted for you. They are in the food lines in order to keep their families alive. Why aren’t you out there throwing paper towels at them? Are you afraid of getting the virus yourself?

You don’t own me, Trump, and you aren’t going to get away with standing in the press room at the White House claiming that you are a king. You are a motherfucking liar. Oh my God, did I just say that to a sitting president. YES, I DID. He deserves it and, as I have urged, the press needs to stand up and call him out. It’s time for everyone to ask what the government can do for them. It’s time for Vice President Mike Pence to stop his immoral use of power and enabling polices that are killing people. They are all criminals. They are stealing money. They are disrespecting of the medical professionals who are protecting us. Every military person should be tested for the virus ASAP. It’s un-American to not do the very best for our soldiers and veterans. Oh, this just in from ABC News: “The number of veterans who have died at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, Massachusetts, during the novel coronavirus pandemic has jumped to 40, according to state officials.”  I thought Trump was going to fix the Veterans Administration problems?

I have never trusted Trump. I knew him in New York when he was a private citizen and he was nothing but a joke there. Now that the American public has seen him in “action,” they are slowly realizing that he’s a jackass of epic proportions. He’s bad at business and worse at government. He’s an immoral person who doesn’t care about anything except his own power and fame. He thinks he’s funny, but his “dad jokes” fall short every time.

You might think I am angry, and you would be right. I don’t mind saying that Donald Trump has become more of a monster than I could have ever imagined. The feckless Republicans had their shot at ridding our great country of this orange ingrate, but THEY BLEW IT. I’m now saying let’s not wait to do a postmortem on this COVID-19 disaster. We need to go after Donald now. He’s not ever going to apologize, but let’s push him into a serious meltdown so that the few smart people in government will use our 25th Amendment to yank him away from the steering wheel. If this man stays at the helm, more Americans will die. Yes, I am pissed. Congress needs to get their collective asses back to the Hill and start to guard the nation. They can wear masks.

It’s time to act. If not now, when? If not you, who? Do your part. Let the judges and congresspeople know what you think. We must end this presidency.

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