When I went into quarantine back in March, I figured we'd be in for at least a year of misery. No one really knew how this new virus would behave and the misinformation coming from the federal government was mind-boggling. We still don't know as much as we need to know, and the misinformation has gotten exponentially worse.
What have we learned? For one thing, we now know that we live in a country where executive leadership is fundamentally untrustworthy, where nothing they say is believable. In the wake of constant lies and gross incompetence, nearly 210,000 people have died and more than a million more are at risk from unknown and unknowable complications.
We've learned that the Republican party is comprised of nothing but craven assholes who would rather watch you die than speak honestly about anything.
Because of GOP malfeasance, another year of misery awaits us. Trump's failures are breaking the back of our economy and crushing the spirit of our people. The downward spiral will continue, even if the GOP is obliterated in the upcoming election.
Someone wrote to me about the weirdness of it all. She said we're like an abused spouse who's being told by society to feel sympathy for our abuser because he's sick in the hospital. Donald Fucking Trump will get no sympathy from me. I hope he lives, but only because I want to see him brought to justice for his many crimes. If there is a god, Trump will be rotting in jail a year from now.