Why US-A?

Posted by: on Aug 17, 2020 | No Comments

Why US-A?

For the past few months, we have all been inundated with news of COVID19. While many countries around the world seem to have contained the virus, here in America the virus rages on. Despite having only 4% of the world’s population, we have 25% of the cases. Which begs the question…why?

Seems to me there are many reasons but let’s start with what the COVIDiot in Chief said himself, “I love the poorly educated.” Yes he did say that back on February 24, 2016, during a campaign speech after the Nevada primary…you can look it up. Unfortunately we have a high level of uneducated citizens in our country. To put it another way, we have lots of stupid Americans! If you don’t believe me, maybe you’ll believe Dr. Joseph Varon, Chief Medical Officer of United Memorial Medical Center in Texas, who was quoted in a NBC News interview: “I’m pretty much fighting two wars. A war against COVID and a war against stupidity. And the problem is the first one, I have some hope about winning. But the second one is becoming more and more difficult.”

Reason #2 is we are unhealthy. Many Americans are fat and getting fatter. According to the CDC, the past 2o years, the level of obesity has increased from over 30% to well over 40%, and the level of severe obesity has doubled from 4.7% to 9.2%. We also have some of the highest rates of diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure and other illnesses which are considered high risk for COVID. And what can some of those diseases be attributed to??? Because American citizens are fat!

Now doctors, scientists and researchers can easily back-up those first 2 reasons but what is probably just as big a factor (if not the biggest fact0r) are less definable – namely arrogance, being selfish, and the fact that many Americans feel they can do whatever they want, whenever they want, wherever they want, to whomever they want, no matter the consequences to them, their family, their friends and to our country.

In short, we are un-patriotic. The man in charge said he was a “war time” president. Well, if we are at war, that requires sacrifice, that requires compromise, that requires giving up some of your rights for the greater good of Americans. 80 years ago, we went to war. Our nation did what was needed to do to win that war. Now we can’t even get people to wear a mask to protect their fellow Americans.

If you watch the news, everyday there is at least one incident of mask rage. Someone walks into a store (most of which require masks) and refuses to wear a mask and the excuses they come up with are just awesome. They can’t breath or they have a medical condition or G-d will protect them or – my personal favorite – it’s against their constitutional rights. Quite honestly I’m surprised many of these folks even know we have a constitution or can pronounce the word properly. When asked to abide by the store policy, they go into a rage. A couple of weeks ago a person knocked over a 74 woman who asked to please put on her mask, sending her to the hospital. One guy went so far as to pull out a gun when he was told to put on a mask. Seriously, WTF is wrong with people?

So my fellow Americans, we are not only fighting a disease, we are so many other factors but we are mostly fighting each other. We are a nation divided in a way most of us have never seen in our lifetimes. Call me crazy but I think if we had a leader with any sort of moral compass we would not be in the mess. But what do I know? After all I do have a college degree.