I find my self in agreement with trump. No, not with the absolute tripe that he's saying, but the actions he's pussy-footing his way towards.
The virus is horrible. Far more vicious that anyone wants to believe. Yet...
There's 20% of the workforce out of work right now. The longer we stay in lockdown, the bigger that number gets. People that can't feed children, take care of themselves, or do anything constructive.
However, the alternative, going back to work, will vastly increase the number of deaths, even with caution.
How many? At time of writing we have something like 2 million Covid cases in the US, with 75K deaths. There are 330M people in the US. Multiply it out, and you get something on the order of 12.5M deaths.
Instead of framing things in those terms, trump the coward is telling children's stories where nothing bad ever happens. Of course, we all *know* better, right? "only 15 people have the virus", "it's going to go to zero", "the heat will get rid of it", "inject bleach".
Okay, maybe that last wasn't a children's story so much as pure stupidity, but you get my point.
Assuming that the virus doesn't change it's mortality rate, that's what we're really facing. 12.5M deaths from virus, or who knows how many by starvation and unrest.
I pretty much stand against everything trump represents: silver spoon, cowardice, hate, corruption, nepotism, bigotry and misogyny.
Still, the terrifying thing is that we have no choice, we really have to take this like a battle. Accept there will be casualties. Pull together as a society, and make sensible decisions.
It's time for hard truths, and courage in the face of adversity. This next year or two will flat out suck. It's going to be bad, but we have no choice but to carry on.
I wish the best for all Americans (yes, even trump despite all the deaths he owns). I don't want anyone to have to die from the virus...but the only way is to move forward, despite the losses, and keep moving forward.
We cannot be deer in the headlights of this mess.
We need testing. We need PPE. We need honesty. We need to stop covering up, and actually open up to the truth. Admit it when we've made mistakes, and see if we can't do just a bit better every day.
When it comes to it, we need a leader. Not a fool. Not a coward. Not someone who will keep throwing villains to his base until he finds someone to blame things on.
At this point, I'd rather my Chocolate Labrador were president than trump.
Don't do the bleach. Don't do the hate, or any of trump's other specialties.
I've said it before, but it's never been so true: don't believe what he says, watch what he's doing.
Still, above all, we need to love each other. Even trump, just so long as he's not in my government ruining people's lives.