What is it about the prospect of wearing a mask that turns sentient adults into rambunctious two-year-olds, eager to abandon reason and follow the King of Chaos, the new Pied Piper, over the cliff?
Millions follow his lead. Irony abounds.
Because the Chaos King and those close to him are tested daily, he seems to feel safe in his little White House bubble and feels no responsibility to ensure that others are protected when, maskless, he and his minions venture out. Yet recently, he observed that “a person can test negative day after day and then all of a sudden they have the virus” or words to that effect. He was baffled, even amazed. "Is it magic?" he seemed to ask. "How does that happen?"
The irony doesn’t end there. Unmasked, he insists on holding rallies for his shrinking band of boosters who, following his lead, show up bare-faced and ready to spew out droplets with every cheer. They’re the very voters he’s courting, the ones who, with good health and lives extending into November, are most likely to go to the polls and cast their ballots in his direction. But now, they’re risking their lives. And for what? To hear a raspy, rambling recital of the same incoherence they’ve heard for three long years? Would wearing a mask interfere with that? And, if so, why would they care? They know what he’s going to say. There’ll be no nuance there.
Apparently, the King of Chaos believes wearing a mask is for sissies … sort of like wearing a seatbelt or taking vitamins or looking both ways before you cross the street. He doesn’t see it as an undemanding way for all of us to protect each other, nor does he see that he should participate. It's "white privilege" run amuck.
Of course, protecting others has never been a big thing for him. … Think kids in cages … black men and women murdered at the hands of police … white women groped by the hands of the CK himself. And now, foolish backers called to risk it all to soothe the King of Chaos.
His fearful party--what's left of it--refuses to stand up to him. On the national level we are leaderless in the most tumultuous time in several generations. VOTE November 3rd!
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