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War, Science, and Philosophy in a Fractured World.

“IN CALIFORNIA, YOU HAVE A SPECIAL MASK. YOU CANNOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, TAKE IT OFF. YOU HAVE TO EAT THROUGH THE MASK.”

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Yes gentle reader, Trump said that at a recent rally. No one has a clue what he was talking about: California Mask fact Check. And just to be sure, I contacted a few friends in California, I mean, a mask you can eat through, that sounds cool. No dice, they were as puzzled as anyone. Was Trump lying? No, I think confabulation covers it. He just kinda makes it up as he goes along. The whole mask thing is so tragic and ridiculous. So many lives lost because our leaders politicised mask wearing. And by that I mean our GOP leaders. Dr Fauci weighs in on it even: Fauci: Australia Has ‘Done Actually Quite Well’ Containing COVID-19, Unlike The US.

So it’s the last weekend. The beginning of the  end. The world we knew died last December with the arrival of the new kid on the block, Covid-19. A lot of people haven’t figured this out yet. On Tuesday I’m thinking it’s going to be the end of America as we’ve known it. I have no idea what’s going to happen, anymore than anyone guessed what the shelling of Fort Sumter would lead to. I think Tuesday’s election will be the Fort Sumter of my lifetime. I hope I’m wrong.

I’m not the only one worried: ‘It’s pretty scary’: Businesses are boarding up in anticipation of post-election violence. Or this: Walmart pulls guns from display over ‘civil unrest’ concerns. This is a new one, people preparing for an election day as if it was an incoming hurricane. Or this: 5 reasons not to underestimate far-right extremists. Not even sure how far right they are. And lastly this: What happens when a narcissist loses? Expect “rage” and “terror,” psychologists warn. We’ll see.

And to add fuel to the fire, Covid-19 is exploding in the US. Breaking all the records for daily deaths and new cases. Woohoo! Making America great again! At this rate Covid-19 will soon be the third worst mass death event in US history, surpassed only by the 1918 Flu and the Civil War. And Trump and his son are lying about it: The number of COVID-19 deaths “is almost nothing,” Donald Trump Jr. said on a day when about 1,000 people in the US had died. Over 200,000 dead, a thousand people dying a day, no end in sight … and the Trump’s are in denial about it all. I don’t see this ending well.

Am I freaking out? Will the election transpire with no major problems, resulting in a clear winner and a subsequent peaceful transfer of power? Or peaceful reelection I suppose? We’ll know four nights from now I. It’s like an upcoming superbowl … but with guns. America rocks.

Have a safe and sane weekend everyone. #StaytheFHome #WearaDamnMask #FelesRegula

Copyright © 2020 Doug Stych. All rights reserved.

(Image: Bombardment of Fort Sumter. Credit: Currier & Ives. Public domain under US Copyright Law.)

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October 30, 2020 at 7:47 pm

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