The ‘Once Just’ Nation …

In the once just nation in between two big ponds, there lived a ruler of very little brain.  His name was Donald Trump.  By the calendar of the human species, it was on the day 23 April 2020 that the witless wonder made his second foray into the practice of medicine, much to the fear and chagrin of the people of his land.

The first time he decided that he was a qualified man of healing, a great pandemic had spread across his land.  For much time, he pretended that it was nothing, that nobody would die, but then after many thousands of his people died, and when the natives threatened to rise up against their ruler, he recanted and told them that “only he” had the cure, a drug called hydroxychloroquine.  And the people of his kingdom, used to following blindly his orders, clamored for it.

Trouble was, the drug he touted killed even more people than it helped, for what was known to scientists, but apparently not to King Trump, was that it caused serious heart damage, and about 28% who were given hydroxychloroquine plus usual care died, versus 11% of those getting routine care alone.  But still the people believed King Donald, for they were not shown the test results, and the man, Rick Bright, who tried to tell King Trump that hydroxychloroquine would not kill the dreaded coronavirus, but would kill otherwise healthy people, was fired and banished from the kingdom, for, King Trump could abide no opinion contrary to his own. He was, after all, a very stable genius (who belonged in the stable with the other asses).

The second time King Trump played doctor (though he had done so many, many times before with unsuspecting young ladies, but that is a story for another day), was still yet in the time of the horrible pandemic.

King Trump had heard that a combination of ultraviolet light and disinfectants could kill the dreaded coronavirus on surfaces, such as wiping countertops down with bleach or other disinfectants intended to kill germs.  And thus it happened that King Donald got a brilliant idea!  If light + disinfectants could kill the virus on surfaces, why not IN the human body???

“I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute.  And is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets inside the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs, so it would be interesting to check that.  So, supposing we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light — and I think you said that hasn’t been checked but you’re going to test it. And then I said supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way.”

And the scientists cringed, and the Earth stood still for just a moment as it tried not to shudder, and the forces of the Universe let out a collective groan.  But some real doctors of conscience stepped forward once King Donnie left the stable, to caution the people …

“Please don’t drink bleach or isopropyl alcohol to remove #COVID19 from your saliva!”

“Please don’t do this. Respectfully, all toxicologists.”

But the warnings fell on deaf ears of some, and that was how the once just nation ended.

52 thoughts on “The ‘Once Just’ Nation …

  1. Sorry I’ve dropped out of the loop again Jill….Deep in ‘The Book’ in both writing it and thinking it. Anyway what can I say about the little asshat I’ve not said already
    Anyway, here’s something you must post up and spread the word (you have the bigger readership than me).

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  2. Should there be any question about the value of Dr. Trump’s expert medical advice, just ask 68 year old Gary from Arizona. Oops, you can’t! Gary died as the result of ingesting several days worth of a fish tank cleaning substance that contained chloroquine phosphate. His wife, 61 year old Wanda, was in critical condition but managed to survive following emergency medical care when they became ill within 30 minutes of ingesting the substance. Wanda claims that they were led to try this home remedy, due to their fear of Covid-19, after watching Trump’s March 19th Press Briefing on television in which he touted the drug hydroxychloroquine. Albeit in truth, the esteemed by some and very stable genius, Trump did not directly suggest the fish tank cleaner as a cure. He did however promote the drug saying “what have you got to lose?” He failed to add…other than your life! I expect there will be more “Gary and Wanda’s” following Trump’s latest less than factual suggestions before learning the detrimental fallacy behind them…mayhaps, joining poor Gary! Thank-you

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    • Yep, I remember the story of Gary & Wanda, and like you, I’m willing to bet money that there will be some that will try to inject or ingest some disinfectant and either die or come close to it. At that point, there should be lawsuits against Trump, whether Bill Barr says he’s above the law or not. And, I saw an interview with Dr. Birx where she basically tried to smooth over Trump’s remarks, mostly claiming it was just humorous. HUMOUROUS????? Bah Humbug. The only hope is that those who are ignorant enough to take Trump’s suggestion are his own supporters. Bah!

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  3. Now I didn’t hear the press conference so I’m going to go listen for myself but when I heard about this, I had to post a link to a video that I had previously posted. Sadly, it seems that this clip should just be on repeat everywhere during the foreseeable future.

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  4. Jill, as I wrote on my post this afternoon, if the president cannot add value, he needs to refrain from talking. This is what the GOP leaders have been telling him for a month. His ingest or inject disinfectant (or UV light) into the body is not just unhelpful, it is dangerous. This latest example may just turn out to be the metaphor for his presidency and may rival Marie Antoinette’s “let them eat cake” metaphor. Keith

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    • Thank you, Rosaliene! Glad you liked that particular part … one of my more inspired phrases, as I didn’t even have to think about it. The other was the remark about him practicing medicine on ‘unsuspecting young ladies’ … just couldn’t resist.

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Love your writing style … the wannabe ‘medicine man’! … “By the calendar of the human species, it was on the day 23 April 2020 that the witless wonder made his second foray into the practice of medicine, much to the fear and chagrin of the people of his land.”

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  6. In case your readers missed it. I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. Lysol had to come out with a statement to not swallow or inject it into your body.

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    • think about the economic costs and ramifications of having to create this warning as well. For someone who supports big business like he does, he certainly doesn’t mind making them pay for his stupidity. It’s probably not a big expense in the scheme of things but nonetheless, costs were incurred (production staff, use of equipment and man hours) etc.

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  7. As Trump said when he was promoting hydroxychloroquine, “What have you got to lose?”
    You may recall that he asked the same question back when he was running for the Republican Presidential nomination. The long-apparent answer? Only our country and our lives.

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