The Norm and The Horror

100,000 to 200,000 people are going to die in the US, best case scenario. For weeks we haven’t had enough tests. For weeks news agencies like NYT, WaPo, DMN, Star-Telegram, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC and MSNBC interviewed doctors and epidemiologists and virologists and they told us this would happen if we didn’t take action. But our government didn’t take action. Instead of listening to the men and women who devoted their lives to this country on the front lines of fighting against this moment, our President listened to Sean Hannity and other Fox News talking heads. And here we are. On the cusp of the horror.

And now, now we get to listen to Trumpeteers excuse this atrocity of this excuse for government with “He was just trying to give us hope.”

You people have made so many excuses for this man and his kangaroo cabinet. You excused making fun of disabled reporters and “grab them by the pussy” and babies in cages and racist awfulness. You excused it All. The. Time.

And now, you’re excusing the disaster that is unfolding before our very eyes.

My GOD. What will it take?

Breathe. That’s what I’ve got to do. Pray. That’s what I’ve got to do.

Rage against the IDIOCY that brought us here. And know it won’t matter. You will still support this awful, awful man. This man who called COVID19 a hoax by the Democrats. This man who has destroyed our nation in the face of all others. This joke of a President who has lined his pockets with gold and laughed in our faces while doing it. You will support him and people will die by the thousands. The hundreds of thousands.

And that’s where we are. Where we will be. For weeks. For months.

Will we survive? Will our children? Our spouses? Our parents? Our friends?

We could not prevent Coronavirus, but we could have stopped the mass annihilation that is coming, that is already happening in New York.

The first rule of editorial writing is not to preach, the second is not to offend. You can’t convince the opposite side of anything if you offend.

Well when it comes to our awful President and his awful staff, I’ll just throw those rules out because a long time ago we heard he could stand stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot someone and you would still defend him. And here we are. 100,000 to 200,000 PREVENTABLE deaths, best case scenario. And yes, you still defend.

So.

Here we are and this is what’s going through my mind as I mourn. I mourn what was and what I pray will be again. I mourn the nights I could watch news without tears. The days I could check my news app and know it would raise my blood pressure but NOT devastate me. The days I could check twitter without “I tested positive” or “my grandmother is in ICU” or “my husband, a nurse, DIED last night. He was on the front lines of this disease.”

This should not be. We have so many great minds. But it IS because people wouldn’t listen.

100,000-200,000. Best case scenario.

I have a cold. I figure that’s all it is. But how awful I have to worry.

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