ON THE BACK BURNER

May 25

The NYT on the front pages of the Sunday edition, posted 1000 names of people who died of the coronavirus. Six columns across. I don’t know the type set, but it is dramatic. People with names. Not  just a catalog number on a CDC report. A name to read , for those who say that a death of a few people  isn’t that important. They were going to die anyway. To read,  for those who say that this virus  isn’t that serious, and it will magically go away. Like when it gets hot. It is in the 80’s in Florida, and the virus is still here. To read, for those birthers who say that the numbers are false news.That  the numbers were inflated to keep businesses from reopening. That the numbers are being inflated to make T look bad with national elections looming and unemployment staggering. I have my own game plan. I feel for the families who had this loss. I feel bad because the person who died wasn’t important to the people who are supposed to be leading us, President, Governors, congress , Mayors.You know who those people are. They are  protecting their stocks and sharing with their buddies. Not with you. I feel bad because some of the people on the list were old, or too young. I feel bad because many on the list were not my color. I feel bad because they didn’t know that they would die. They got sick, they died. No time to say good bye. How does this happen in a country like ours. I feel bad because I can only hope that their last minutes were with someone who loved them, or at least cared.And now my true feelings about this. The people without masks , in my heart,  I hate them. I wear this mask every time I go out, even to walk the dog across the street and back. Is it uncomfortable. No. Is it a bother to put on. No. You can even train a 85 year old person new ways. Does the mask protect me. No, it protects that stupid jerk who isn’t helping to protect me. I look at the dumb wit and I think .” are you a Republican.? Do you support that man who has no real interest in your well being. You think he represents what you are? You will never be what he is or what he has.And you shouldn’t want to. He has money and power. You have little of either. Do you still think that he is like you and he is telling you what is really true. “ Maybe, I do have to admit that he is like you. Stupid,conniving, self absorbed, morally corrupt ,heartless,morbidly fat,can’t read a monitor without faltering, encouraging you to try a drug that is appropriate for Lupus and malaria , not Covid 19. But wait , there is more.  He is paranoid. ( that means that he thinks someone is out to get him) He is insecure , he is a  bluff, he is  a bully who has to strike  first, so you don’t hurt him.Notice  how he hugs himself when his judgement is questioned. A sure sign of someone who is insecure . He wraps his arms around himself to protect himself., and then lashes out. What he is saying is, “ don’t hurt me, I am just stupid, I want to feel important. “.But wait again. There is still more. Did you try Bleach or Lysol.He said how could it hurt to try it. . Go ahead give it a try. What do you have to lose.Your life. Your life is not that  important to me. Maybe  your family can read your name in your local paper death column. Joe  Dump, age 45. Known to his friends for standing on the capitol stairs, wearing full battle  garb , sans masks( that means , no mask) defending his right to go into a crowd  of people who are also sans masks.( that means they had no masks on , either.   And because masks are to protect the other person, and since Joe Dump didn’t care about other people , he seems to have been that other person.He left a unemployed wife, a daughter who thought that she was going to college in the fall and a son with an opioid  solution. ( Correction..problem).His parent’s predeceased  him in death from the coronavirus that was transferred from him. Funeral services were attended by Zoom.Looser boy.

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Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

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