It’s hard to escape all the talk about the coronavirus right now, isn’t it? I myself am concerned, mostly because I am being forced to go to work when it is spreading rapidly in my city because the governor of my state is a complete ass-clown who seems to be just perfect for a growing chorus of people on the right. As more cases are spreading rapidly across America due to either the public being willfully ignorant of the danger, or a situation having reached critical mass in a given area, hospitals are being taxed and fear of having enough medical supplies and how to triage who lives and dies becomes a growing issue.
In the midst of this, there is a growing chorus of people who have a rather, shall we say, “controversial” take on the situation. It’s one of the most absurd and insane things I’ve ever heard. It harkens back to a belief I have about those who lead this country – that a vast majority of them are pure evil. See, the economy is hurting on this. It’s looking absolutely inevitable that another Great Depression is coming. The COVID-19 pandemic is going to be a defining moment not just for my generation, but in American history. In global history, really. But the economic destruction has not gone unnoticed by the rich and powerful. Indeed, more and more of them are demanding that the government pay them money to keep their businesses afloat. Then, when the government gives them money, none of it goes to the workers. And that’s not even to speak about the companies who have tried to make the most of this situation. Glad that GameStop finally got theirs. Too long coming, if you ask me.
There are some, however, who are opining the economic collapse so much that they have a solution to keep their precious economy intact that is equal parts evil and crazy. They have reasoned that there’s really no reason to go through all these hoops to protect people from the coronavirus. Instead, why not just do nothing? That’s right, do absolutely nothing to stop the spread. After all, how many people could it possibly kill? What’s that? Roughly 161 million worldwide? Well that isn’t so bad. With a global population of 7.7 billion, 161 million isn’t that huge a loss, is it? Any less is acceptable to keep their magical economy from hurting. Why should their care if some of the least among us die? Their fortunes might suffer!
For a long time, I’ve believed that people like Ray Comfort and Kenneth Copeland and anyone in the Vatican are just as much of an atheist as I am. They pay lip service to belief in God, but at the end of the day, all they really care about is money. It seems we can add a ton of Republicans to the list as well. That’s the god that they worship. And so long as their god pays them in great amounts, they will sing his praises. But then you see what they are really afraid of losing. The thing that genuinely frightens them. These are the people who were worshipping the golden calf when Moses came down from the mountain. The people in Dogma at the fast food restaurant that Loki killed. All they care about is money, and if a few hundred million people die to make sure their funds don’t dry up, is that really so bad?
I just love how much lip service Republican politicians do to their belief in God. It’s adorable. But deep down, I know it’s all bullshit. Their God is money. Green pieces of paper, and lots of them. After all, who are they looking to save in this economic disaster? Why the corporations, of course! The people who pay them huge amounts so they can do whatever makes them happy. So they can stay in office. Because that’s all that matters. Staying in office so they can enact more legislation to give their corporate masters even more money. Granted, the Democrats are no better in this regard. At least not the establishment ones. They are all just as big of whores for the military-industrial complex, the private healthcare industry, and the same companies begging to be bailed out because of the current crisis. Multi-billion dollar corporations. The poor dears. Don’t you feel bad for them? I sure do.
I think about all the people I know, the low-information conservative voters who see all the lip service that Republicans give to religion, and I think to myself – do ANY of them see through this? Does anybody realize that all of this is just a dog and pony show, and that their real God is dollar bills? Tens of millions of dollar bills. This country makes me sick sometimes. It’s a time when the better angels of people’s nature should be coming out, and what is? Greed. Finding ways they can screw over the common man to make more money. That’s the country I live in right now. In this awful crisis, there are actual real human being arguing that we should just let people die because keeping them alive is hurting their precious economy.
Where does it end? From where I’m sitting, the only way it can end is if the poor actually do rise up and murder the rich. But Americans don’t have the stomach for that. We have no politicians who stand for the people. Well, we do, but they are shouted down and the entire party is weaponized against them. Look at how the establishment has destroyed Bernie Sanders. A man who isn’t just paying lip service to helping people. He’s a believer. The kind of politician who comes ever 200 years, and now the whole system is so corrupt that he’s basically powerless against it. We live in a perfect economy for evil people. Because being anything else means you get nothing done.
But at least now I can demonstrably prove that Republicans are full of shit when they talk about their religious beliefs. Too bad their voting base is too indoctrinated into the party to ever see them for what they are. Though, I could say the same thing about party Democrats too…
Until next time, a quote,
“Everybody complains about politicians. Everybody says they suck. Well, where do people think these politicians come from? They don’t fall out of the sky. They don’t pass through a membrane from another reality. They come from American parents and American families, American homes, American schools, American universities, and they are elected by American citizens. This is the best we can do, folks! This is what we have to offer. It’s what our system produces. Garbage in, garbage out.” – George Carlin