Day 17

Day 17 – Total confirmed cases in US: 189,633

The nightmare we wake up to this April Fool’s Day is no joke. If it were, the joke would be on us.

An ordinary imbecile is at least aware of his own stupidity, but our president is no ordinary imbecile. As he does on every subject, Donald Trump believes he knows more about the Covid-19 than the doctors.

no ordinary imbecile

It is coming into clearer focus each day that a reality TV host with no government experience should never have been elected president of the United States. As the death count rises, he crows about the ratings of his press conferences. As doctors and nurses plead for more masks and equipment, he accuses the people putting their lives on the line for us of stealing, hoarding, or doing “something worse” with their personal protective equipment. As thousands of lives are lost due to the incompetent handling of the crisis, Mitch McConnell blames Democrats for fulfilling their Constitutional duties by impeaching Trump. While insisting the the impeachment “diverted the attention” of the president from fulfilling his duty to protect American lives, McConnell did not say how the diverted dimwit found time for eight of his Nuremberg rallies (and even more rounds of golf) during the trial, nor why it took 37 days after his acquittal for a national emergency to be declared.

When Richard Nixon committed and covered up the crimes that drove him from office, his vice-president pardoned him. When Ronald Reagan violated his oath of office by illegally selling arms to Ayatollah Khomeini and then funneling the proceeds to Central American terrorists, his vice-president pardoned the fourteen administration officials who had been indicted. When the Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Powell group exploited the tragedy of September 11 to lie our country into a war with Iraq, his successor decided to “look forward, not backwards” in an attempt to bring the country together. In each case, the Republican Party was only emboldened to betray this country further. When our current national nightmare ends, we cannot afford to make that mistake again. If Donald Trump does not die of the virus – an end that would be the epitome of poetic justice – he should die in jail.

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a fitting end

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in various publications, including Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

One thought on “Day 17

  1. I feel so bad at what the US is witnessing. I am sending prayers and light to you all of America. This is a world emergency and we all are in together. May you be safe πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒΌπŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸŒŸ


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