Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Invisible enemy

Well, well, it seems that Boris Johnson, a/k/a Trump Lite, "skipped five early crisis briefings" about coronavirus because he was celebrating the completion of Brexit ("LIBERATE BRITAIN!") and the confirmed knocking-up of his girlfriend.  He likes his country weekends.  It's almost as if a career as a lying, racist journalistic dilettante is not the best prep for running a country.

The World Health Organization warns that the worst of the pandemic is yet to come.  In addition, American researchers at WHO advised Washington about the coming disaster last fall.  They probably should have told Fox News and asked them to pass it on.

It isn't only us.  Chinese people suspect foreigners of bringing coronavirus to their country.  Like Fionn Clifford, who has lived in Beijing since he was eleven.  There have been 593 reported cases in the capital, which has over twenty-one million residents.

Dan Patrick, lieutenant governor of Texas, went on the Tucker Carlson Comedy Hour to announce his epitaph:  "There are more important things than living."  "And that is saving this country for my children and my grandchildren and saving this country for all of us," he went on, and I'm sure many Fox News consumers made an appointment to have DO NOT RESUSCITATE inscribed on their foreheads as soon as the tattoo parlors reopen.  For Freedom!  For Liberty!  For Trump!

More than seven hundred workers at the Smithfield Foods pork plant in South Dakota have contracted coronavirus, and a spokesperson blames "living circumstances" among the plant's "large immigrant population."  The governor, one of those anti-lockdown Republicans dear to The Leader's heart, concurs.  It's always dirty foreigners, isn't it?  By the way, there is evidence that corona can pass from humans to other species, and no evidence that heat kills it.  Enjoy your pork chop.  And don't worry, he's on it:  "In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!"  That should take Care of Everything.

I'm so proud my state is practically all red except for a few patches around Atlanta and Albany.  Thanks, Governor Shemp, now let's hit the ground running on Friday and kick some Alabama ass!

I've never been able to make much of the financial news, futures and so on, but I think it's terribly amusing that crude oil is essentially free to anyone who has a place to store it.  I'm imagining all sorts of frantic calls between Putin and his puppet in the White House, while supertankers of the nasty stuff roam the seas like the Flying Dutchman or a cruise ship full of sick people.

Speaking of fossil fuels, we all know how much Trump loves the miners and their "beautiful clean coal."  So it's enraging to read about how they are thrice screwed -- by their employers, their government and the coronavirus.

If you want to know how we got into this mess, a good place to start is this talk by Timothy Snyder.  And then anything else of his you can find, including the books.  Especially the books.


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