Politics has entered the Corona Virus fight

March 23rd, 2020 by Ken

I’m not as concerned about the Corona virus Pandemic as I probably should be.

I’ve lived through dozens if not scores of scares brought about by my leaders and our media.

In the last 20 years we’ve lived through Y2K. Sars, Ebola, Swine Flu. 9-11 and the election of Donald Trump.  In the previous century we had Nuclear War, the Cuban Missile Crisis, AIDs,  drug abuse, the assassination of President Kennedy the civil rights movement, Black Power and White Power.  We always have some major event that will cause the end of society as we know it.

It’s been pointed out that 20,000 to 30,000 people die every year in the United States through the various “ordinary” flu we have.

Covid-19 has become a major issue for one reason – – 24-hour media.  Every minute of every day the cable news networks have to have a major story.  This is it.  Listen to the news coverage for any period of time and the tone is one of doom for our civilization.  To top it off, this is an election year.  Not only is the president up for re-election, but our governor is up as well.  Being seen doing something is a great plus towards re-election.

Now, before you bring the torches and blast me for thinking this pandemic is all political – – it is.  Look at the battle currently being waged in Congress over where 2 Trillion dollars should go.  Do we bail out the big international corporations, do we absolve student with college debt, do we help small business or implement the “Green New Deal.”   Do we give the money to government to dole out through unemployment offices, or do we send checks to everyone.

This pandemic isn’t the end of civilization even if we never find a cure.  But, the economic impact on the actions of our leaders, will and has created vast hurt to millions of low income workers.  It will lead to a recession and greater problems for those trying to make a living.

Talk about politics – – a recession would severely hurt President Trump’s re-election (unless he can blame it on the Democrats.)

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