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In 2021, the actual New Year’s Day comes three weeks late

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The new year actually will begin after this fucking baby is booted from the White House on January 20, 2021.

If New Year’s Day means turning over a new leaf — out with old, in with the new — then really, in 2021, New Year’s Day won’t be until January 21: Our first full day, since January 20, 2017, without “President”* Pussygrabber in power.

Entire books have been written about the “president” (a total waste of trees), but I can give just one example that illustrates how I feel about our outgoing “president”:

I came across a YouTube video of Pussygrabber’s New Year message. I wanted to know how much of it I could stomach. I mustered up my courage and started to watch the video.

The results of my experiment? I literally couldn’t stomach even a full 15 seconds of it.

By 15 seconds in, Pussygrabber uses the phrase “the China virus” to refer to the novel coronavirus/COVID-19.

Seriously, after I heard “the China virus,” I’d had more than enough already; I was done, sick to my stomach already, and I clicked out of the video and I don’t intend to ever watch any more of it.

So much is propagandistically packed into those three “little” words: “the China virus.”

First off, I’m a grammar Nazi. “Virus” is a noun. You modify a noun with an adjective. (They still teach this in elementary school, I do believe, and I do hope.) “China” is a noun (you know, a person, place or thing); it is not an adjective. So it would be “the Chinese virus.”

When I hear the English language mangled like this, I can only think of hordes of white supremacists who claim that they’re so fucking superior (Pussygrabber, the white supremacist in chief, recall, has “the best words,” a “very large brain,” and is “a very stable genius”) — and that everyone should “speak American” — when they can’t even speak their own mother tongue correctly. They fucking sound like Tarzan when they speak. You don’t want these abject fucktards in control of anything.

So that hits me immediately with “the China virus,” but then, secondly, there is the xenophobia and the racism that “the China virus” is supposed to evoke. That’s some sick fucking shit. Adolf Hitler had his Jews. Coming into the White House, “President” Pussygrabber had Mexican immigrants as his own personal Jews; leaving the White House, Pussygrabber has Asians as his own personal Jews.

Scapegoating is a hallmark of fascism. This is why Pussygrabber makes me sick to my stomach: because fucking fascists make me sick to my stomach.

Thirdly, with “the China virus,” here is baby-boomer asshole (redundant!) Pussygrabber trying to blame another nation for his own gross dereliction of duty where the novel coronavirus pandemic has been concerned. Blaming others like this is a fucking adolescent move.

Real men, real leaders, take some fucking personal responsibility for their own fucking failures.

That aside — oh, wait; I guess that this actually is my objection No. 4 to “the China virus” — it’s far from definitively scientifically concluded that the novel coronavirus actually originated in China. Maybe it did; maybe it did not.

Remember “the Spanish flu”?

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “there is not universal consensus regarding where the [‘Spanish flu’] virus originated.”

Wikipedia notes of “the Spanish flu”: “Although its geographic origin is unknown, the disease was called Spanish flu from the first wave of the pandemic. Spain was not involved in the war [World War I], having remained neutral, and had not imposed wartime censorship. Newspapers [in Spain] were therefore free to report the [flu] epidemic’s effects, such as the grave illness of King Alfonso XIII, and these widely-spread stories created a false impression of Spain as especially hard hit.”

Similarly, we can’t say with certainty that even “the Chinese virus” is an actual statement of fact.

Not that the “president” ever has given a flying fuck about facts.

But even if the novel coronavirus did originate in China, well, it’s all over the world now, and lambasting and blaming China isn’t going to save a single fucking life today.

Indeed, thus far COVID-19 has killed more than 340,000 Americans, and since November 3, all that our “president” has been doing is spreading his anti-democratic, fascistic lies that the presidential election, which he lost by more than 7 million popular votes and by 74 electoral votes, was “stolen” out of “fraud.”

As is typical for a baby-boomer asshole, it’s only ever been all about Pussygrabber.

But at noon on January 20, 2021, we, the people, get our White House back.

In November 2016, the clear majority of the American people voted for Hillary Clinton — by a margin of more than 2.8 million votes — yet because of the beyond-obsolete, anti-democratic, bullshit Electoral College, we got Pussygrabber in the Oval Office on January 20, 2017.

And January 21, 2021, will be our first full, Pussygrabber-free day since then — a day to fucking celebrate.

*In case you are not a regular reader and don’t understand my use of quotation marks around the title “President,” it’s that if you didn’t win the most votes in an election, then in my book, you are not a legitimate officeholder.

Just as Al Gore won the popular vote in the 2000 presidential election (by almost 544,000 votes) and so George W. Bush to this day to me never was a legitimate U.S. president, because Pussygrabber lost the popular vote in 2016, to me he’ll never have been a legitimate U.S. president.

Call me crazy, but I like my elected officials to actually have been elected! I’m anal retentive that way!

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If we must go there, a Latino or Latina should replace Kamala Harris

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: there can be no affirmative action where it comes to elections.

In electoral politics, the people pick whomever they pick, regardless of the candidates’ demographics.

Yet with toxic identity politics has come the “idea” (among others) that a certain elected office, because it has been held by a member of some group, only can be filled by another member of that same group once there is a vacancy for that office.

Thus, many toxic identity politicians believe that Kamala Harris’ U.S. Senate seat for California, which she is going to vacate soon for the vice presidency, must go to another black woman (or, if they’re being a little more charitable, to a woman of another race, or to a black man).

No.

It’s a U.S. Senate seat. It’s not a black woman’s U.S. Senate seat. It’s the people’s U.S. Senate seat.

Of course, in this case, the people don’t get to pick who fills out the remaining two years of Harris’ one and only six-year Senate term; under law, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gets to pick who serves in the seat for the next two years. (And then the seat is open for election again, but of course, whomever Newsom appoints to the seat will have a leg up on then being elected to a full, six-year term in 2022 if he or she wishes to run in that election, and he or she, whoever it is, probably will.)

Picking Harris’ successor is an unenviable position, as special-interest groups have inundated Team Newsom with their demands for the seat for a while now. Some say that of course Harris should be replaced with another black woman. Others contend that it should be a Latino or Latina. Still others say that it should be an Asian individual. It’s looking like a junior high school up in here in California right about now.

If we’re going to go with the representational democracy argument (a pretty strong argument, in my book), then Newsom should pick a Latino or Latina.

California’s largest racial or ethnic group is Latinos. (Per the U.S. Census Bureau, 39.4 percent of Californians are Latino, 36.5 percent are white, 15.5 percent are Asian, and 6.5 percent are black — these are the four largest racial or ethnic groups in the state, in that order.) Further, rather mind-blowingly to me, no U.S. senator for California has been a Latino or Latina. I’d say that it’s their turnpast their turn.

Happily, in a primary election in California, the people get to decide which two candidates (of any party) make it to the November general election ballot. If it’s important to the people to pick a candidate of a certain demographic, then they have the power to do that in the primary.

However, affirmative action is not big in California; it was on the statewide ballot again just last month (as Proposition 16), and once again, it failed (it failed 57.2 percent to 42.8 percent).

And fact is, Harris had an easy election to the U.S. Senate in 2016, a cakewalk, really; her sole general-election opponent was former U.S. Rep. Loretta Sanchez, who was an incredibly bad candidate (see some video evidence of this here and here); Sanchez was such a bad candidate that no, her being a Latina did not at all make up for her deficits; I’d have been thrilled to be able to vote for a Latino or Latina, but not for Loretta Sanchez. (So spooked was I by Sanchez that I voted for Harris in large part to ensure that Sanchez wouldn’t be our U.S. senator to succeed former Sen. Barbara Boxer.)

If I were Newsom and were thinking purely as a political animal — that is, thinking about getting the most votes possible in the next election — then of course I would pick a Latino or Latina to replace Harris. They’re the largest racial or ethnic group in the state, for fuck’s sake.

That aside, despite their numbers, Latinos have been underrepresented in California for a long time.

But fairness is lost on those toxic identity politicians who gladly would have the tyranny of the minority.

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Biden rewards Buttiboy for having boosted him and betrayed Bernie

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Pete Buttiboy looks like a fucking rat because he is a fucking rat.

This is not a shock: Back in early March, right before Super Tuesday, after Bernie Sanders had won the first three Democratic presidential contests in Iowa, New Hampshire and Nevada, in order to resuscitate the center-right Joe Biden’s moribund presidential campaign, fellow DINOs Pete Buttiboy and Amy Klobuchar both suddenly dropped out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination and endorsed Biden.

This was done to tank Bernie, who was on a roll after having won the first three states, on Super Tuesday. It worked as it was intended to work.

And now, President-elect Biden has decided to reward Buttiboy for his “sacrifice” (small-town mayor Buttiboy never was going to be president anyway) by making him his transportation secretary.

Of course, the kicker now is that we find out, wholly unsurprisingly, that just as the Billary Clinton-friendly Democratic National Committee had fucked over Bernie in 2016, the Biden-friendly DNC also meddled in the Iowa caucuses, falsely declaring Buttiboy to be the winner, or, at the very least, trying to muddy the waters as to who actually won Iowa, Bernie or Buttiboy.

(Wikipedia notes of the second debacle in a row in Iowa: “Following a three-day delay in vote reporting, the Iowa Democratic Party declared that Buttigieg had won two more delegates than Sanders, while Sanders won the popular vote.” Don’t you love it when the candidate who wins the most votes “loses”?)

Politico notes that “Buttigieg’s landing spot comes as a surprise given his thin transportation policy resume.” No, it’s not a surprise. It very probably was the backroom deal that Biden and Buttiboy, who are both dead to me, cut right before Super Tuesday. It’s good old-fashioned corrupt politics as usual.

As a gay man, apparently I’m supposed to be thrilled that Buttiboy (I get to call him that because I’m gay) is to be the first openly gay Cabinet member.

But I’m not a soulless, mindless, tribalistic identity politician. I’m a progressive.

I don’t give a fuck what DINO Buttiboy’s sexual orientation is. I only care that he’s a center-right, ladder-climbing fucking rat whose character is as abysmal as are his politics of selling out the American people under the banner of the “Democratic Party.”

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The ‘party of Lincoln’ is now the party of the neo-Confederacy

Allen West, the chair of the Repugnican Party of Texas (ironic, I know; he sorely needs his head examined), has posited that perhaps it’s time for the red states to secede, since they lost the 2020 presidential election and were unsuccessful in subverting the U.S. Constitution to overturn their loss. I’d say Good fucking riddance to these treasonous states — except for one reason.

Those who support “President” Pussygrabber remain a mystery to me. Those who actually believe that he was a good president — and that he actually won “re”-election, who believe that Joe Biden did not actually win just more than 7 million more popular votes and 74 more electoral votes than Pussygrabber did — to me are as beings from another planet. If you actually believe that Pussygrabber won a second term, fairly and squarely, then it’s as though I’m from planet Earth and you are coming from your head up Uranus.

And, truth be told, I’d much rather live in a nation free of such abject fucktards, of such degenerates who believe that they’re not only entitled to their own backasswards opinions, but that they also are entitled to their own facts.

And, the fact is, we in the blue states don’t at all need the red states.

According to a piece on WalletHub regarding which U.S. states are the most financially dependent on the federal government, eight of the top 10 of those most federally dependent states — Kentucky, Mississippi, West Virginia, Montana, Alaska, South Carolina and Indiana — went to Pussygrabber in the 2020 presidential election, while only two in the top 10, New Mexico and Arizona, went to Biden (and Arizona was close).

Seven of the 10 least federally dependent states went to Biden: California, Washington, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Illinois, Delaware and New Jersey, while only three of the 10 least dependent states went to Pussygrabber (Utah, Iowa and Kansas).

Yet here are the mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging, MAGA-cap wearing denizens of these deadbeat red states claiming that they are overtaxed, that we blue-staters are the deadbeats, and that they’re getting a raw deal from the gubmint.

So, not only do we productive citizens of the blue states have to keep the red-state deadbeats (redundant) afloat, but we have to take their endless abuse at the same time.

And not only are we expected to take their abuse indefinitely, but we’re also expected to tolerate their treason indefinitely. The New York Times nailed it when it opined recently:

What is left to say about a political party that would throw out millions of votes?

The substance of a lawsuit filed by the State of Texas, and backed by more than 17 other states, would be laughable were it not so dangerous.

Texas’ attorney general, Ken Paxton — who is under indictment for securities fraud — asked the [U.S.] Supreme Court to overturn the results of the presidential election in four other states. As a legal matter, this is the rough equivalent of objecting on the grounds that the other side is winning. As political rhetoric, however, it is incendiary.

The Supreme Court was right to toss out the lawsuit. But that the Republican Party tried and failed doesn’t make the attempt any less odious. There are a lot of Republican leaders who, the history books will record, wanted it to succeed. [Emphasis mine.] …

The health of a democracy rests on public confidence that elections are free and fair. Questioning the integrity of an election is a matter of the utmost seriousness. By doing so without offering any evidence, Mr. Paxton and his collaborators have disgraced themselves. Attorneys general are sworn to uphold the rule of law.

At least 126 Republican members of Congress — more than half of all House Republicans — rushed to sign a court filing endorsing the Texas lawsuit. That misuse of the legal system was not restricted to the fringes of the party. The minority leader, Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, said Friday that his name was inadvertently omitted from the original list.

It is particularly astonishing that 17 of the House signatories were elected by voters in the states whose election results Texas was seeking to invalidate. They signed a letter directly challenging the legitimacy of their own victories and the integrity of their own states’ elections. … [Smart these treasonous assholes are not.]

This new policy of election denialism … is the latest manifestation of the Republican Party’s increasingly anti-democratic tendencies. Rather than campaigning on issues that appeal to a majority of the electorate, the party has made a strategy out of voter suppression. Seeking to toss votes after the fact is a logical if perverse extension of that strategy. So is the growing willingness of Republican Party officials to deny the legitimacy of their opponents.

This isn’t really about Mr. Trump anymore. He lost, and his ruinous tenure will soon be over. This is now about the corruption of a political party whose leaders are guided by the fear of Mr. Trump rather than the love of this country — and who are falling into dangerous habits. …

They can now demonstrate a modicum of their professed patriotism by mustering the courage to say these simple words: “Congratulations, President-elect Biden.”

If they can’t bring themselves to do that, where does a party that rejects democracy go from here?

Indeed, the Repugnican Party grows even more and more dead to me with each passing year. It wasn’t enough that George W. Bush lost the 2000 presidential election and that Pussygrabber lost the 2016 presidential election (if by “winning an election” we actually dare to mean actually earning more votes from the voters than does your opponent); no, we, the majority of the American people, were supposed to simply allow Pussygrabber to have a second term because he threw the biggest temper tantrum in the history of losers of presidential elections in the United States of America.

I wholeheartedly agree with the patriotic sentiment that every member of the House of Representatives who signed on to the request that the right-wing “justices” of the U.S. Supreme Court, three of them appointed by the illegitimate Pussygrabber himself (and their own legitimacy thus questionable at best), simply overrule the voice of the majority of the American people as expressed in the presidential election of 2020 and crown Pussygrabber as the victor are nothing short of fucking traitors — and that thus they should not be seated in the House of Representatives come January.

But the Democrats have no backbone, so of course these traitors will be seated. (Actually, traitors to the nation — traitors to the degree that they have demonstrated the anti-democratic desire to simply overturn the results of a presidential election that their party clearly fucking lost –– should be executed, so simply not being seated in the House would be a mere slap on the wrist.)

What the 126 traitors in Congress recently did reminds me much of how seven treasonous states seceded after the election of President Abraham Lincoln and even before his inauguration: South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. (Four more treasonous states, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee and North Carolina, joined the first seven treasonous states after Lincoln’s inauguration to become the 11-state Confederacy; and of those 11 treasonous states, nine were won by Pussygrabber in the 2020 presidential election, it’s no coinky-dink.)

It is way, way beyond ironic that today’s Repugnicans call theirs the “party of Lincoln,” when they are the descendants, in spirit if not also in blood, of the traitors who opposed the democratically elected Lincoln; they didn’t like the presidential election results, and so they decided to just (try to) start their own nation.

And today, these descendants of the Confederacy, in spirit if not also in blood, oppose the democratically elected Joe Biden — because he won the presidential election when they didn’t want him to.

The blue states would have nothing but everything to gain were the red states to secede, successfully this time, as the chair of Texas’ Repugnican Party just put out there; in a statement on his treasonous, backasswards state’s recent loss in the U.S. Supreme Court, he declared, “Perhaps law-abiding states should bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution [sic; you capitalize “Constitution” when referring to the U.S. Constitution; and in this case, you probably would not capitalize the word “union,” and further, the red-state traitors do not get to call themselves “the Union,” which is a reference to the non-treasonous states that fought — and won — the Civil War].”

Red-state calls for secession always are ironic, because we of the blue states actually are the “law-abiding states” that would be much, much better off if we were to “bond together and form a Union of states that will abide by the [Constitution].”

And there is only one reason that I can think of that the blue states should not secede — or allow the red states to do so.

And that reason is that the denizens of the red states deserve the protection of the U.S. Constitution, including its Bill of Rights — and that is protection that many, many people in the red states would not have should the red states be allowed to form their own right-wing, fascist, white-nationalist nation.

Indeed, the red states, if allowed to secede, probably would go back to slavery in no fucking time. (Of course, wage slavery already exists in the red states, which is why we taxpayers of the blue states have to keep the red states afloat with our tax dollars: the lion’s share of the wealth that is created by the laborers of the red states goes to the treasonous, mostly rich white few of the red states — just as with the plantation owners of yore — requiring the rest of us Americans to have to take care of the red states’ thusly impoverished laborers.)

In the meantime, while the secession of the red states or of the blue states is, in my book, off the table for the one and only reason that I just provided above, there is no reason I’m aware of that we can’t start actually following the Constitution by prosecuting those who openly, brazenly are traitors.

We can start with “President” Pussygrabber, who has made phone calls to those in power in states that he lost, trying to strong-arm them into reversing the results of the presidential election in their states. If that isn’t treason against the American people, then I don’t know what the fuck is.

And we have at least 126 other traitors to prosecute as well. Here are their names, organized alphabetically by the states for which they are U.S. “representatives”:

Alabama
Robert B. Aderholt
Mo Brooks
Bradley Byrne
Gary Palmer
Mike D. Rogers

Arizona
Andy Biggs
Debbie Lesko

Arkansas
Rick Crawford

California
Ken Calvert
Doug LaMalfa
Kevin McCarthy
Tom McClintock

Colorado
Ken Buck
Doug Lamborn

Florida
Gus Bilirakis
Mario Diaz-Balart
Neal Dunn
Matt Gaetz
Bill Posey
John Rutherford
Ross Spano
Greg Steube
Michael Waltz
Daniel Webster
Ted Yoho

Georgia
Rick Allen
Buddy Carter
Doug Collins
A. Drew Ferguson
Jody Hice
Barry Loudermilk
Austin Scott

Idaho
Russ Fulcher
Mike Simpson

Illinois
Mike Bost
Darin M. LaHood

Indiana
James Baird
Jim Banks
Trey Hollingsworth
Greg Pence
Jackie Walorski

Iowa
Steve King

Kansas
Ron Estes
Roger Marshall

Louisiana
Ralph Abraham
Clay Higgins
Mike Johnson
Steve Scalise

Maryland
Andy Harris

Michigan
Jack Bergman
Bill Huizenga
John Moolenaar
Tim Walberg

Minnesota
Tom Emmer
Jim Hagedorn
Pete Stauber

Mississippi
Michael Guest
Trent Kelly
Steven Palazzo

Missouri
Sam Graves
Vicky Hartzler
Billy Long
Blaine Luetkemeyer
Jason Smith
Ann Wagner

Montana
Greg Gianforte

Nebraska
Jeff Fortenberry
Adrian Smith

New Jersey
Jefferson Van Drew

New York
Elise Stefanik
Lee Zeldin

North Carolina
Dan Bishop
Ted Budd
Virginia Foxx
Richard Hudson
Greg Murphy
David Rouzer
Mark Walker

Ohio
Bob Gibbs
Bill Johnson
Jim Jordan
Robert E. Latta
Brad Wenstrup

Oklahoma
Kevin Hern
Markwayne Mullin

Pennsylvania
John Joyce
Fred Keller
Mike Kelly
Daniel Meuser
Scott Perry
Guy Reschenthaler
Glenn Thompson

South Carolina
Jeffrey Duncan
Ralph Norman
Tom Rice
William Timmons
Joe Wilson

Tennessee
Tim Burchett
Scott DesJarlais
Chuck Fleischmann
Mike Green
David Kustoff
John Rose

Texas
Jodey Arrington
Brian Babin
Kevin Brady
Michael C. Burgess
Michael Cloud
K. Michael Conaway
Dan Crenshaw
Bill Flores
Louie Gohmert
Lance Gooden
Kenny Marchant
Randy Weber
Roger Williams
Ron Wright

Virginia
Ben Cline
Morgan Griffith
Robert J. Wittman

Washington
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
Dan Newhouse

West Virginia
Carol Miller
Alex Mooney

Wisconsin
Tom Tiffany

Indeed, the “party of Lincoln” ceased being the party of Lincoln long, long ago; for quite a while now, it has been the party of treason, the party of the neo-Confederacy.

It’s long past time that we actually patriotic Americans deal, once and for all, with the traitors among us, many if not most of them the leftovers of the Civil War that we failed to deal with adequately the first time.

They no longer deserve our patience or our mercy.

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American limbo

We Americans — who are, as a cultural group, extroverted, eschewing introspection — are in a state that we don’t like to be in: in limbo. We always want to know what’s next, and so we don’t do well with not knowing.

Dictionary.com has four definitions of “limbo,” but here I mean this one: “an intermediate, transitional, or midway state or place.” (That said, after the reign of the unelected “President” Pussygrabber, this definition of “limbo” might seem more appropriate: “a region on the border of hell….”)

We’re in limbo on at least two different fronts: We’re waiting to see how the COVID-19 pandemic pans out, and we’re waiting until January 20, when, after four long years, we’ll finally have a minimally competent, actually elected president sitting in the Oval Office.

I know of approximately no one who finds President-elect Joe Biden to be exciting, and since I didn’t have to vote for Biden for him to win my state of California and all of its 55 electoral votes, I didn’t vote for him, because I’m still a “Bernie bro” at heart — and because if you keep on voting for DINOs, you’ll keep seeing DINOs in office, and you’ll keep seeing that your personal conditions never improve, but that you continue to fight just to keep your head above water.

Even though the usual DINO suspects pulled a dirty move by consolidating their support for Biden right before Super Tuesday in order to tank Bernie, while that was a dick move, it wasn’t an illegal move — it just served to further alienate me and millions of other progressives (that is, ironically, actual Democrats) from the DINO establishment — and so while I’m not a fan of Biden, I don’t feel that his presidency will be illegitimate. Just incredibly dispiriting and disappointing (that is, Obamaesque), most likely.

Until the unexciting but non-pathologically-tweeting Biden is seated in the Oval Office, we’ll still have to suffer Pussygrabber for another 46 days (but who’s counting?).

Yes, with Pussygrabber even a day can feel like an eternity, but the clock is ticking, and once his time is up, he’ll have to leave, or we, the people, gladly will remove him.

In this interim, however, Pussygrabber pathetically is demonstrating even further what a sad, sick piece of shit he is. While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to break daily body-count records, Team Pussygrabber is only fronting as “expert witnesses” people who appear to be like a drunken Victoria Jackson in a way-way-beyond-pathetic attempt to try to overthrow the 2020 presidential elections results, which is nothing short of treason.

(Actually, both are treason: simply allowing a pandemic to continue to kill almost as many Americans who were killed on September 11, 2001, every single day, and at the same time trying to subvert the clear will of the clear majority of the American voters.)

Indeed, the entirely un-self-aware Pussygrabber amply is demonstrating, daily, why, with 99 percent of the votes counted, more than 7 million more American voters voted for Biden than for him (right now the popular vote stands at 51.3 percent for Biden to 46.9 percent for Pussygrabber).

Thing is, the Pussygrabber “presidency” will pass. Soon enough he’ll be in the dustbin of American history, which will note of him only that he lost the popular vote twice, that he was impeached, and that he allowed a pandemic to kill hundreds of thousands of Americans. (Hopefully, history also will note that he went to prison for his innumerable crimes after he lost a second term as “president.”)

So let Team Pussygrabber — yes, including the 74 million dumbfucks who voted for him — have their fucking tantrums. They lost the election, and elections have consequences that they are going to have to accept, or the rest of us gladly will show them their place. (Civil war? Bring it on, I say. Long past due anyway!)

And just like the virus that is Pussygrabber will go away eventually, so will COVID-19 (very apparently through mass vaccination, despite the efforts of the anti-vax, flat-earther fucktards). Perhaps it won’t go away until the American people finally learn the lesson that is to be learned from COVID-19: that sometimes you have to make some personal sacrifices for the common good.

Of course, the Repugnicans and their ilk don’t give a flying fuck about the common good (which they call “socialism” or “Communism”). Even though Jesus Christ taught about promoting the common good and these fucking fascists call themselves “Christians,” those on the right have a sick and twisted worldview of the survival of the richest and the meanest and the most fucking selfish. They’re much worse than any enemy from without; they’re the enemies within.

So most likely we’ll survive Pussygrabber and we’ll survive COVID-19, which one could posit is just the metaphorical (or hell, literal) manifestation of the sickness of selfishness that Pussygrabber and his supporters have wrought upon all of us.

But more likely than not, we will be tested again; more likely than not, at some point in the future will rise another right-wing demagogue, but this one, unlike Pussygrabber, might have an attention span of more than three fucking seconds, and this one just might be more like another Hitler than like another Pussygrabber.

And COVID-19 very well might be just a test run for a much more lethal pandemic.

While COVID-19 deaths in the United States are approaching 300,000, as of 2018 about 700,000 had died of AIDS in the United States, and COVID-19 absolutely pales in comparison to the pandemics in world history that killed millions upon millions of people, such as the 1918 influenza pandemic, which killed almost 700,000 Americans alone (and at least 50 million people worldwide). And at any time, a virus that’s much more lethal than COVID-19 could make its way into the worldwide population.

We can use this period of limbo right now to do the introspection that we Americans haven’t been good at (to put it mildly) and perhaps avert even worse in the future. We can work to prevent the spread of lethal viruses and to combat the lethal virus that is right-wing authoritarianism/fascism, here at home as well as abroad.

We’ll see if having been nationally ill with both Pussygrabber and COVID-19 will have taught us anything.

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