Donald Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis is owing to math and science, and nothing more. He does have the coronavirus. I am not wasting one moment theorizing about some last-minute personal manipulation by him. There is a long game being played here.
This entire country is a deliberate con. There is nothing about this country or Trump that is random or has anything to do with luck. Trump becoming the President of the United States, was one of the biggest cons of the 21st century. He was able to pull that off owing to not his genius, but owing to the genius of con men before him:
- Men like Senator Mitch McConnell, who planted the seeds for the Citizens United ruling. In simple terms the Citizen United ruled that Corporations are people. If an entity is a person, giving money to whomever one desires is protected by the First Amendment. This ruling opened the door to Super PACs and Dark Money.
- Supreme Court Justices Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas, and Alito, who conned our voting rights by striking down the formula at the core of the Voting Rights Act. Their 2013 Shelby County v Holder ruling greatly diminished the act’s power.
- Then finally, the biggest con of men of all, the United States’ founding fathers who based this country’s voting system on the Electoral College. A system that let slave owners have their cake and eat it too. It allowed enslaved Africans to be counted as part of the state’s population count, but did not allow those enslaved Africans to vote.
There is no magic in how Trump won. It was not even cheating. Not cheating if you only go by written rules to determine what is or is not cheating.
As it is well documented how white supremacy wins elections and how fascism takes control of countries, it is well documented how COVID-19 spreads.
The law of statistical averages demanded that Trump and his entire staff contract COVID-19.
According to the CDC, The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person. Primarily through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
“What one wants in a director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is a scientist of impeccable scientific integrity,” said Peter Lurie, MD, MPH, executive director and president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. “What one would get in Robert Redfield is a sloppy scientist with a long history of scientific misconduct and an extreme religious agenda.”Public Intellectuals
Trump not only made masks optional at his events, but he also mocked people who wore masks. He continued to campaign. He continued playing golf and visiting his resort, despite reports from WHO and the CDC that COVID-19 was deadly worldwide. The world’s leaders also classified COVID-19 as a deadly pandemic. Trump did not care, he went about his day as if it were “fake news.”
COVID-19 is a contagious disease, and if you go out without a mask, don’t wash your hands, and don’t take other recommended precautions, you will catch it, and you may die.
The Trump presidency is a contagious disease, and now that we know how deadly it is, we need to take precautions, like voting and staying informed, because if we get another four years of him, our country may die.
In Jared Diamond’s book “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed,” he discusses a psychological response called the dam effect. To summarize, people under the dam are the surest it won’t fail. Even with insurmountable evidence staring at them in the face, because they live under the dam. If it fails, they die, so they have a strong motivation to believe it will not happen.
The United States is under a dam. There are people on the far left and right who feel that they are powerless or must succumb to power, but we have options.
The first step is voting, and the second step is changing policy. We don’t have to sit here and die and hope for the best (or the worst.)