On Friday the U.S. reported nearly 200,000 new coronavirus cases. With Thanksgiving approaching, Covid is spreading like wildfire. Over 1,500 Americans are dying per day. And the number of selfish assholes only seems to be increasing.
This is the third coronavirus spike we’ve seen in nine months. We tried it the idiot way — not wearing masks, social distancing only when we felt like it, making out with women we barely know from random dating sites. No? Just me?
The reason I’m saying “we,” is because it’s not just anti-science, anti-masker, pro-Trump, MAGA dealt cult morons who are abandoning basic common sense. There are selfish assholes in all sectors of America. And pandemic fatigue is starting to wear us all down.
But let’s be honest. Only one group is offended by the very idea of wearing masks. Only one group wears stupidity and willful ignorance as a badge of honor. I’ll give you a hint: they rock red hats and think 255,830 Covid deaths is “doing a good job.”
As frontline hospital workers across the nation are being pushed to their breaking point, prominent Trump supporters like Laura Ingraham are tripling down on their deadly misinformation.
Her latest charge against progressives is that they want to cancel Thanksgiving. Sound familiar? She’s been making this same accusation for so many years, it’s actually become a Thanksgiving tradition!
“Liberals who worship at the altar of [Dr. Anthony] Fauci have no problem reaching into your homes and demanding that you behave in a certain way,” Ingram said.
“Socializing with people outside of your immediate cohort or family or your bubble is verboten. And if you had Thanksgiving plans, they want to shame you into canceling them.”
The funniest part about this quote is that Ingraham thinks her viewers know what the word “verboten” means. Though it is German, so perhaps her neo-Nazi viewers are up to speed.
Otherwise, Laura is spot on. I do want to shame you into canceling your Thanksgiving plans. I like you. I don’t care what side of the political spectrum you fall on. I want you and your family to be safe and not die.
I want us to set aside political differences and unite as a country to slow the spread of this virus. But I’m angry and frustrated to the point of calling everyone an “asshole,” like an asshole.
We have to be smarter. It’s not about just you and the risk you’re taking. It’s about working collectively to slow this outbreak so we don’t lose more loved ones, push our hospitals past capacity, and have to shut the down economy yet again. So please be safe this holiday season and stay the fuck home. It’s the most patriotic thing you can do for your fellow citizens.