An insanity is overtaking us. A perversion. The belief that some must die to bring the economy back. The thought that money is more important than life itself.
Trump acknowledges some lives may be lost in the push to “reopen.” He says it is “possible.” Knowing full well such is the game plan.
I have always respected Chris Christie. In spite of his being a Republican. A tough over weight guy whose primary thought was to help people. I must have been blind when I had those thoughts. No more. The eyes are open and can see!
Christie ws being interviewed. He said the economy must come back now! “Now” expressive in tone.
He compared coronavirus to World War I and World War II. People died in both wars to save the country.
The country requires saving again. Coronavirus similar to the wars in that regard. His position to the effect that if 3,000 people a day had to die, so be it.
America has become a leaderless nation adrift in a crisis.
The Task Force. Trump advises it soon will be yesterday’s news. Its value gone. To be replaced by an economic task force.
The economy is not going to return till Covid-19 is gone. Controlled by a vaccine or some other means.
Sick and dying people cannot work. Many will initially return to work. Because everyone is out and about, the virus will spread. Rapidly. Coronavirus moves like a meteor. When such occurs, who will be available to work?
The “immediate cure all” will fizzle.
Trump should show respect for activities which are intended to return our Nation to health. Like wearing a mask and keep 6 feet between yourself and another.
Trump appeared yesterday at a Honeywell plant in Arizona. A plant where face masks are being produced big time. Trump neither wore a mask not respected the distance separation rule.
The President failed to do that which the medical experts tell us must be done as part of the effort to deter coronavirus.
He shows no respect for his own Guideline, for himself, nor the people he governs. No wonder there are those violently opposed to such restrictions.
One of the comments to yesterday’s blog was from a man who said in effect I did not understand. People have to work. They need money to support themselves and their families.
My response a simple one. Go to work! Live the new reopen society to the fullest. If and when you get conoravirus, you will be sick. And with the way the numbers are moving, may die.
Then I ask who is going to take care of your wife and children? They will be in far worse shape for many years without the pay check and guidance of their husband and Dad. Think of it, your children growing up without a father. Your wife working harder than she does now to put food on the table.
You have value. You are needed for the long haul. Your family cannot afford to lose you.
Peter Wehner wrote an interesting article re Trump’s present mental capacity. You may want to read it. The title: “The President Is Unraveling…..The country is witnessing the steady, uninterrupted intellectual and psychological decomposition of Donald Trump.”
Trump tweeted tuesday he MIGHT give federal coronavirus aid to States IF they comply with his political demands (emphasis mine). Aid would be conditioned on those States eliminating sanctuary cities, payroll taxes, and capital gains taxes.
The first 2 items will affect/hurt the poor and less affluent. The third a give away to his rich friends. The poor do not worry about capital gains taxes.
Things getting tougher by the day. Due to the meat shortage, Wendy’s announced that some of its restaurants would take burgers off the menu effective today.
An interesting comment in the Citizens’ Voice portion of today’s Key West Citizen: “Should we bemoan the desegregation of Bahama Village or celebrate the diversity?”
Poor May Johnson. On yesterday’s date in 1896, she was still ill. Appeared to be getting better. Wrote an interesting comment. I ask where did Dr. Fech come from?
May wrote she dressed, but laid on the bed all day. She thought about Dr. Fech. Had she accepted his proposal of marriage, it would have been her wedding day. She had rejected his proposal. She wrote the day passed serenely never the less.
Cocktails at 7 tonight!
Enjoy your day!