It occurred to me recently that if stupidity was a crime then almost half of America would be in jail. We were over the worst of COVID 19, fully vaccinated and practically living mask-free. Once our grocery store chain stopped sanitizing the carts and employees removed their masks, I was quite giddy thinking the freedom we had been hoping for was actually here and feeling proud that we had kicked the deadly virus in the butt. As more and more were vaccinated the freer we would all be.
But no! It was short-lived. The virus deniers, primarily right-wing Trump followers, who refuse to wear masks and get the vaccine, are now going down like ten pins. I suppose it would be fair to say that we could almost call it the Republican virus because they seem to be the ones contracting it. I blame Trump, his sycophants and Fox News. They have done a disservice to America by promoting a deadly lie. Just sayin’. What do you think?
Just two days to Christmas. Any other year I would be feeling excited and looking forward to having family together and celebrating the holidays. This time last year who would have thought we would be experiencing a full-blown world-wide pandemic, wearing masks and confined to our homes apart from necessary outings to the food store. Many would be unemployed, broke, destitute and lining up for food handouts. Hundreds of thousands would be dead. It’s shocking.
COVID 19 has touched all of us and my heart goes out to each and every one of you. I hope you and your family stay strong and healthy this holiday season and the spirit of Christmas, which is basically celebrating the joy of life and sharing with each other, will be with you and give you strength.
With that said, I share with you a funny Gary Larsen cartoon that I hope brings a smile to your face. I am also including the video of “We Are The World” The Live Aid musician collaboration to raise awareness of famine in Africa. It has been on my mind a lot lately because of what we are all going though around the world.