Aspirational thinking is dangerous, even deadly. Magical thinking is murder. And waffling and wavering back and forth about fundamental issues is to start a mile race, three-quarters of a mile behind.
This weekend's music thread is about America, freedom, independence and any qualities of the country (current or not) that people celebrate.
The national spike in late-June to ?, shows that the spread is NOT JUST geographic, but the epidemic is also penetrating more deeply into populations previously affected. So, it's probably going to be the long, hard road.
The words cut in stone found at the column are propaganda elevating the cause that put them in uniform and kept the memory of their "service" to The Lost Cause noble in their minds and in the minds of their descendants.
Trump's solution is so like what happened during the Black Plague: Trump hasn't a solution, nor a clue; no more than his 14th. Century counterparts did, so he has a 'genius' solution: let all the infected die! Everyone left will be winners. "YOU WANT TO BE A WINNER, DON'T YOU?
We deserve better than so much sorrow. We deserve better than to have a President who cannot conceive of morality or professional ethics. We deserve better than to go hungry, to be unable to pay our rent, to even contemplate being at the mercy of our "Dear Landlord."
A real man stands up to his adversaries; he makes them eat their words. Be a real man and do the best testing, the best contract tracing, and slow down/contain the deaths in the best way possible, that only you can do. Show them that you are the only one who can fix it; stand up and fix it.
This weekend's music thread is for sharing songs that tell Trump what we think about him and how we're cutting him loose.
The trouble is, people use all the same things to dismiss AD/HD. Like, big pharma, or soda pop and sugar, or that everyone has some of the symptoms here and there.
This weekend's music thread is for songs about fathers, songs about good men, good deeds, personal heroes, children and of course, love.