It’s amazing to me how much this pandemic is bringing out the very best and the very worst in people. Today I’m going to talk about the very worst. Warning: this is not going to be a tactful, unifying post.
As this stressful pot gets stirred, it seems that more and more of the idiots in this world are rising up to the surface to make their stupidity known. There has been a marked spike in aggression and violence towards Asian Americans. It’s appalling to witness.
There is nothing that will reveal your ignorance more than seeking out some random person and blaming a virus on them. There’s no better indicator of your overall douchebaggery than spitting or coughing on some old man just because you’re scared and you can’t figure out where else to direct your rage. And statistics are showing that Asian American females are being targeted three times as much as the males. What’s the matter? Afraid to pick on someone your own size? Cowards.
If you think that it’s acceptable to shove or shout at a person, if you think that will solve this problem or improve the situation in any way, then you are an imbecile. Do you think that by spewing your hate at people who are in the exact same contagious boat that you are, you’re living your best life? What would Jesus do? Such class. Your mother would be so proud.
And while we’re on the subject of twits, dimwits, morons, and fools, can you please explain what possible good it does for the leader of the free world (may heaven help us) to call COVID-19 the “Chinese Virus”? What goal could he have other than to spread hate, chaos, and division? How is that helpful? Is that what a leader should be doing at a time when we all need to come together? Where are the comforting and reassuring words? Where’s the compassion? I guess there’s no need for that, since everything is going to be back to normal by Easter.
I’m just so frustrated right now. This should not be who we are. End of rant.
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4 thoughts on “COVIDiocy”
I think the “leader of the free world” has fewer followers than previous Presidents as people with greater sense realize they must take on the role of leadership, even if on a different stage. This is the time for people of strength and good character to stand and speak with courage and intelligence to bring common sense and courtesy to those they influence.
I wonder if those that parrot “it’s just the flu” or a “hoax by those who do not support the GOP” ever considered why nations around the world are taking steps of isolation to prevent the spread of C19? The illness is obviously a reason for concern and action.
You’d think it was obvious, wouldn’t you? Thanks Reader.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrjOaO9SeQs. Asians are just as afraid of this virus as everyone else but now add the stress of being targeted for their ethnicity and wondering if they’re going to be forced into camps “for their own safety”. And thanks Andrew Yang for giving racists more ammunition… it’s the Asians fault for not behaving American enough. Really Andrew? Sounds like my brother after I told him about one of my abuses; “Why did you let him?” Blaming the victim can be just as cowardly an act as the actual crime. Maybe Yang and my brother just want Asian American women to learn self defense. What’s more American than the right to defend yourself? I forgive Andrew and my brother for their fear based ignorance but avoid them until they know better.
This whole thing would be bad enough if I was watching from the sidelines but having lived this horror up close and personal, it’s worse than your shielded limited view allows you to see. Regardless of how much you do see and understand you are also being damaged because all life, on this earth, is connected. Isn’t that the glaring lesson this virus is teaching us? I hope we don’t go back to the “normal” white privileged status quo that easily justifies or camouflages the damaging behaviors being exposed right now. Normal, for the rest of us, is soul crushing. Your rant is a good beginning and I hope you don’t stop at just this.
Unfortunately, I kind of feel as though I’m preaching to the choir. I’m fairly certain that the people who take the time to read this blog are not these types of ignorant predators. I’m at a loss as to how to get through to them.