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War, Science, and Philosophy in a Fractured World.


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Victory in America day for Covid-19! The Trump administration has surrendered. Trump had one job  … protect America. And he’s failed, hundreds of thousands dead with no end in sight. Well, walking away from messes he has made is Trump’s life story. He couldn’t even make the announcement himself, some leader.

That was my first impression when I heard that Trump had given up on trying to stop the spread of Covid-19. Trump’s chief of staff admits US cannot control pandemic. I was shocked when I heard the news, and am more horrified on multiple levels the more I think about it. The first level is easy. Lots of people will die. Hundreds of thousands of them, even if Biden gets elected and does his job. This is unprecedented, like Roosevelt surrendering to Japan and Germany in 1944, but Trump still wants people’s votes!

And Trump thinks Covid-19 is all media hype? He’s upset that the mainstream media keeps covering the worst crisis to hit America since 1941? He in fact claimed the press’s coverage of Covid-19 was an “election law violation.”  Trump accuses media of ‘election law violation’ for reporting on COVID-19 pandemic. No Mr Trump, covering a pandemic that’s killing a thousand people a day is the media’s job. Defending the country against the pandemic is your job, because you don’t want to do it isn’t the media’s fault.

This is Trump’s equivalent to his bankruptcies, so on some level this isn’t a surprise. I myself predicted Trump might resign based on his history of bankruptcies. I realize now bankruptcy and resignation are two different things. A bankruptcy, one gets to keep one’s reputation, power, standing. A resignation, not so much. This surrender however is very much like bankruptcy. He’s just dumping the problem on states and local government, and walking away. Fully intending to remain POTUS and strut his stuff among the world’s elite.

Surprised this isn’t getting more press actually. It’s a sign of just how detached from reality all of modern America is. Yes, I call it the “China Virus” in the headline. That’s because this is how Trump portrayed Covid-19, as essentially an attack on the world and especially America by China. If it’s a Chinese attack on America Mr Trump, why aren’t you defending us against it?

Yes, the image, Lee surrendering to Grant. Very mixed feelings about the comparison, but thought it covered a lot. Lee at least put up a furious fight for years before accepting the inevitable. Trump hardly put up a fight at all, and surrendered in just over six months. Lee was an avowed traitor, who was a major leader in the greatest crime in American history. I wouldn’t call Trump a traitor per se, but not sure what other word applies to a leader who just opens the gates to an enemy? In any case, we are in a pivotal moment in American history.

2020 is proof positive that huge numbers of humans live in ideological/religious alternate realities. Had to happen sooner or later if history is any guide. Eight days till the election, what a wild ride this has been. The future has always been an unknown land, but usually in the west for generations, a general Pax Roma was a safe bet. Not now. “The map is not the territory” is a more important concept than ever.

Stay safe everyone, Covid-19 is a disease the gentle reader doesn’t want to get. Covid-19 changes everything. #WinterSucks #StaytheFHome #WearaDamnMask #FelesRegula

Copyright © 2020 Doug Stych. All rights reserved.

(Image: Lee surrenders. Credit: In the image. Used without permission, unsure of the image’s copyright status. Claimed as Fair Use under US copyright law.)


Written by unitedcats

October 26, 2020 at 8:41 pm

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  1. Covid-19 is a disease, not even a living thing. Hard to use the war analogy. It is a pandemic, and able to be controlled, but it’s not a feeling thing. I always wondered at the “War Room”. So mush emotional bullshit going around these days. Get well Doug. I’m relying on you and your blogs to inject some sanity into my mornings.


    October 26, 2020 at 9:53 pm

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