Filosofa Is A Bit Rant-y

I am rather rant-y tonight, for I am tired of so many things … tired of the divisiveness in this country, tired of the lies that regularly emit from our government, tired of the sheer ignorance of some people and the cruelty of others, and just tired in general, I suppose.  So, bear with me while I let off a bit of steam …

I expect conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones to say ignorant things like he thinks a White House staffer poisoned Trump’s Diet Coke and then told him he had the coronavirus.  Ol’ Alex thinks we aren’t smart enough to see the lunacy in his theory.  But I mistakenly credited the people of this nation, even Trump’s loyal base, with having a bit more intelligence, being a bit more discerning.  Some of Trump’s base who were interviewed had some lovely things to say …

  • “It’s a hoax. There’s no pandemic. As Trump said, how many millions die of flu?”
  • “If he’s sick, then they planted it when they tested him. It’s what they did to me when I went to hospital for my heart beating too fast. Two weeks later I got a cold. It’s political. I don’t trust the US government at all. Who are they to mandate personal safety? I listen to Trump.”
  • “Yes, it’s highly contagious. So are the measles. But I’m a firm believer that if you get it, it’s not a death sentence.” Oh really, ma’am?  Try telling that to the friends and families of the 214,000+ people who have died in this country alone and the more than 2.5 million who are still suffering from the disease!

ClaytoonzOf course, it doesn’t help that the doctor in charge of Trump’s case at Walter Reed hospital, Dr. Sean Conley, can’t give a straight answer to a simple question during a press conference, and is apparently yet another bootlicker telling the public what Trump has told him to tell us, so we cannot believe anything we are told.  It doesn’t give people free license to start stupid rumours that are likely to further divide the people of this nation.

Just to put the conspiracies to bed:  Donald Trump contracted the coronavirus because he thought he knew more than the experts, and so shunned the precautions that most of the rest of us are taking, such as wearing a mask when in public, avoiding crowded venues, and keeping a 6-foot distance from other people when in public.  He broke those rules time and time again, and now he’s paying the price.  There was no poison, no chemical plant, no nothing beyond Trump’s own stupidity.

And, in addition to stupidity, there is the big lie … the one where he claimed to have tested positive late Thursday night or early Friday morning, but in truth had tested positive and displayed symptoms a full day before!  On Wednesday, he attended a rally in Minnesota, and on Thursday, knowing that he had the virus, he attended various public events on a fund-raising trip to New Jersey.  Potentially, he could have infected thousands of people, yet his only concern was his re-election bid.

Due to his inept and intentional bungling of the pandemic, more than 214,000 people in this country have died, and that number is likely to double by early next year.  And now, he willfully exposed others, both within and outside his administration.  So no, I have no empathy for him. No, I don’t wish death on him, however whether he recovers or not is unimportant to me beyond the effect it will have on the upcoming election.  If you think that makes me hard-hearted, think again … I have a great deal of empathy for those who lost a loved one this year due to the pandemic, for Black people who must fear for their lives, for migrant children separated from their parents at the southern border, for the homeless and those barely making ends meet … yes, I have empathy, but not for a narcissistic megalomaniac who is paying the price of his own perfidy.

I also have no empathy for his wife, who on Tuesday night sauntered into the debate venue wearing a mask, then immediately took it off for the rest of the evening in violation of rules that both candidates had agreed to in advance.  The rest of his family also sat maskless throughout the debacle.  As for his trophy wife, I say to her what she said to the world …Melania-jacketAnd I have no compassion for those who are so blindly enamoured of Trump that they will literally follow him off this cliff he has taken us to the brink of.  Those who shun wearing a mask because Trump mocked mask-wearers, who go into crowded venues such as bars, clubs, arenas, and churches, deserve no compassion.  They risk not only their own lives, but the lives of their families, friends, co-workers … every one of us.

Save your sympathy for those who deserve it … the Trump family does not.

30 thoughts on “Filosofa Is A Bit Rant-y

  1. Amen. Why do people continue to make the traditional niceties of “we wish you the best in recovering from the virus” when the day before they were wishing the worst things to happen to this cruel, narcissistic, fear mongering, misogynist, racist, sexist, cold hearted rebel rousing lying thief I have ever known to take office in my lifetime? Do they really wish him well all of a sudden or is it just more guilt and fear, playing the game of saying the right thing so that no one thinks they are ‘bad’ people. Yet others tagged as ‘bad’ deserve to be shot in the streets, sent to prison, beaten, humiliated or forgotten in cages because they brought on their own misery in some way. Hypocrisy is alive and well in the world.

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    • Ahhhh well, many do because they think it is their ‘duty’ as ‘Christians’ to forgive and be kind. Others, for more self-interest … they have latched their fortunes to his. Bottom line is that I doubt there is a single person on earth, including his own children, who truly give a rat’s ass about him, but … there are those who still believe he can do something for them. Sigh. Personally, he has likely shaved 20 years off my life, but I’ll never let him know that, for it would give him a reason for glee.

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      • Did you see where he left the hospital for a quick motorcade run to wave to his adoring fans partying outside the hospital? Un🤬believable. No, I do not wish him well as a person because he is no person of value that I have been able to see, and if anyone tries to see the good in people I am at the head of the line. Give me a break already.

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        • Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr … yes, I saw. And I saw that some of his adoring fans called him god-sent. Asshole. And now he is telling people that the virus isn’t that bad and not to worry about it. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. And his ignorant followers will actually listen to him, putting their lives, the lives of their families, and all the rest of us at increased risk. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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  2. Feel better, Jill? I know that I do. It took me about one day to get over the guilt I was feeling for the things I was envisioning regarding trump. This morning I am feeling sorry for the medical staff that has to attend to him – the nurse listening to his whining voice, the aide who has to clean up after him….most of all, the ones who have to smile and be professional. He does not deserve the best medical treatment and attention which Walter Reed will afford him. And all of it on our tab. Ya got me riled, Jill.😡😡😡

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    • Sigh. No … I wish I did. Momentarily I did feel better for speaking my mind, but … the same problems still exist. My rant surely didn’t solve anything. And yet … if I don’t let it out, it eats me from within. Sorry … didn’t mean to get you riled, my friend. Eat some bacon, have some key lime pie, and breathe … oh yeah … and watch some cute animal videos!

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  3. Jill, good rant, but I have a few of thoughts. 1) Anyone who cites Alex Jones is wasting the listener or reader’s time. We owe it to the person to tell them that. 2) While, I do wish those impacted a speedy recovery, including the president, he brought this on by flouting the necessary cautions and misleading not only America, but his staff, his family and himself. 3) People in leadership position must walk the talk they want people to do. Not wearing masks (and ridiculing staff who did as weak), not socially distancing, conducting large gatherings, etc. led the president and others down this path. And, since he such a vindictive person, others went along with such behavior and still are. 4) To be frank, unless cautions are more universally done, COVID-19 will be with us for awhile. Full stop. 5) Heeding any advice from someone who cares more about his perception that your reality is a fool’s errand. 6) Which brings me to my concluding thought – based on this last statement and his actions and words, the biggest threat to national security and our country is its own president. As shown the past few days, he is even a threat to himself. Keith

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    • Thanks Keith!!! Fully agree on #1, which is why I only mention his latest in passing. He is, in my book, a sick joke. #2 I don’t care one way or another. If Trump lives or dies … truly I don’t care, except that either way, our nation is going to suffer. #3 Even today, after Trump contracting the virus, after a good number of people in his administration and in Congress contracting it, his bootlickers are saying that him contracting the illness just proves that social distancing and masks don’t work … WTF??? He didn’t do any of those things, so how can they say … ??? Sigh. #4 I bet money that the coronavirus isn’t going away anytime soon, and half of the reason is that people are too damn stubborn to act in their own best interests. #5 Oh yeah, there are many fools in this nation. #6 He is indeed the biggest threat we face today, and yet … how many understand this? How many believe that “this too shall pass” without any coherent thought or action on their own part? Sigh.

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  4. I sincerely hope that Trump doesn’t die of COVID-19. He needs to get better so that he can be thoroughly humiliated by a landslide defeat… and then spend the rest of his life in jail for his various crimes.

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