Jokes on Me
Dear President Trump. I made a light hearted comment today about using a welders helmet for coronavirus protection.
Then Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times reported of a doctor desperately using a welding mask over ski goggles for protection.
God forgive me. The horror I could only imagine as a joke has become a macabre reality.
Please Mr. President. Do not join me in playing the fool as our nation drowns from the fluid in their own lungs.
Yes, many will recover. But will you and I be a part of that healing recovery or will you join me in foolish ignorance of the avoidable death and suffering around us?
God help us. 041120
Leadership, or the Lack Thereof
Apocalypse for Some
Dear President Trump. The Italians have coalesced around a national saying to confront the coronavirus. ““Distanto ma Uniti” “Distant, but United”.
In America, you preach, “Together, no longer United.”
We “United States” of America have become your dysfunctional playground.
Republican vs. Democrat vs. Independent vs. Who Cares.
Fox News vs. Fake News vs. Good News
Your clarion call through your followers is, “Better Dead than old and poor”
To save Big Business, you crave personal control of Trillions of dollars in relief.
The rich hide in their second homes, trembling at the prospect of becoming ‘middle class’ let alone, God forbid, ‘poor.’
The poor simply take their horrible poverty with suffering, tears and prayers to a God who, we’re being told, only speaks to the rich and powerful.
You reserve Billions for the frightened ‘Cows of Bashan.’ You leave scraps under the rich man’s/woman’s table for Lazurus, his partner and family.
May God bless you Mr. President. May she fill you with contrition. May God pour out love and compassion for all people under your care. 032820
Welcome to the Twilight Zone
Now Brit Hume of Fox News echoes the calls for the elderly to die for the American economy. “It is entirely reasonable” that elderly Americans could be fine with dying amid the coronavirus outbreak to save the U.S. economy.
And which economy is that? The economy that continues to deliver food, power and limited health care to us? Or is it the economy that pampers the rich and powerful, feeds their insatiable desires and greed, and is just fine advocating the sacrificial deaths of the poor and elderly and the refugee and uninsured.
You equate your bloated, cruel and greed based economy with the ultimate good of all Americans.
But to achieve this amazing recovery, that’s just around the corner, we must sacrifice the old, the infirm, the vulnerable.
Welcome to the 21st Century version of human sacrifice. This version is sacrifice to the God’s of greed and power.
It begins with voluntary deaths which are being called for now.
Next will come ‘necessary’ deaths for the good of the economy. Of course “we cannot save all.”
Finally, in true Facist tradition, to save the nations wealth and power, we can sequester the “unproductive” Americans to let them die for the economy.
We might even euthanize them to save them from agonizing coronavirus deaths.
We probably won’t use gas chambers.
We’ll just inject ‘comforting’ meds to ease the passing of ‘volunteers’.
God Forgive us for even thinking it. But we are passed that now. Aren’t we. 032620.
Seniors Must Die
I Believe in Miracles
Dear President Trump. A day late and a dollar short my grandfather used to say. My grandmother would retort: Better late than never.
Thank you for finally listening to the experts. No, that does not make you an expert.
You are still the lying, greedy, racist, sexist bully you’ve always been. But you know how to read the signs of the times.
Of course, being President during the greatest Wall Street crash since the depression is quite an incentive to change your tune.
Blame the Chinese. Blame the Koreans. Blame the Europeans. Blame the Governors. Blame the Democrats. Blame the press. Blame the scientists. Slow the supply of test kits by refusing European kits so that American companies can profit from their exclusive sale rights.
Accept no blame. Accept no responsibility. Recall people from overseas. Then cram them into virus cesspools when they get home. Is that what your “Christian” advisors tell you to do? Is that what Jesus would have done?
Blame others… Take control… even if you don’t know what your doing!!!
May God strengthen you. May God make you smarter. May God make you wiser. May God make you more compassionate towards all human beings.
Be a better leader than you have been.
Miracles do happen. We need miracles.
Be a miracle. 03172
What do I want…
The Ultimate Deplorable
Dear President Trump. My, My, My. In a joke only a loving God could bring off, you are now the ultimate deplorable. First, you deny the seriousness of the Coronavirus. Then you run to the front of the line and claim you are fully in charge of saving all of us from that same virus.
People I love still cannot get tested. Schools that feed the poorest of the poor are closing. Your administration just announced cuts to school lunch programs.
Millions of older Americans rely on Social Security and Medicare to survive. Your solution to their misery is to cut payroll taxes for the year to the tune of almost a Trillion dollars. And what funds Social Security and Medicare… Payroll taxes. You are killing those people by a trillion tiny cuts.
Our poorest children can go without food. But God bless you for saving the multinational corporations that provide us cheap oil and travel to exotic lands too many cannot afford to visit.
Just how stupid and gullible do you think we are? Well, OK. Some of us are that stupid and gullible. We still keep praying that your heart can be ‘strangely warmed’. as we United Methodists say, with God’s generous love and grace.
Truthfully, I am often stupid and gullible. Always, I am praying
Help us, President Trump. Fortunately, you are not our only hope. 031320.