… A scapegoat for the failure of “leftism” you say?
HOW IN THE CACTUS-DILDO-TRIPLE-PENETRATION DOES THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND THE RISE OF THE ALT-RIGHT, WHITE NATIONALISM, AND DISMANTLEMENT OF EVERY LIMITATION OF CORPORATE GREED FUCKING QUALIFY AS LEFTISM?
The COVID-19 response has been as close to the opposite of a “leftist” strategy as is can possibly be. It’s been encouraging a bidding war where the prices of goods needed for survival are deliberately driven up to the point where Mitch McConnell has outright told states to declare bankruptcy instead of “whining” to the fed rather than distributing stockpiled supplies intelligently and directly compelling production at controlled costs in safely provided conditions, telling the states to fuck off and figure it out for themselves while demanding they thank Trump profusely for all of his NOTHING and defaming or even penalizing them for refusing to do so but also pressuring them to open up for business and threatening to overrule whatever they try to implement then having the balls to claim Trump advised them otherwise when those who follow his demands experience a surge in deaths.
Comments from the White House and Republicans have made it clear their efforts are EXPLICITLY focused on the economy over the toll on human lives. But when you consider that they’re basically intentionally bankrupting states so that they collapse even their commitment to financial survival is a bit suspect.
And of course Trump is predictably taking the excuse to be even more insanely hostile to everybody that isn’t white than he already was derailing talks with doctors to fish for excuses to ban people from specific countries (Brazil, for example) despite the fact that every way you slice it the justifications run contrary to White House messaging about the virus and gathering people in detention centers risks spreading it before packing them off to another country intentionally introducing individuals they claim are a health risk which is exactly what Trump is accusing them of and attacking China for. Wasting PPE on ICE raids when doctors are dying in droves for want of basic gear is maddening. And quite frankly since the US has the highest rate of infection and death in the world by a staggering margin and is clearly not on the ball the rest of us would be damned well justified telling Americans to keep their diseased asses the fuck out of our respective countries until we’re satisfied they’ve finally figured out how germs work or at least proper hygiene and this has blown over.
And leading up to the pandemic? Leading up to the pandemic was cuts to the budgets of healthcare, vaccine research which Trump has fanned the flames of conspiracy undermining, disaster response as anything but the Presidential slush fund it’s been since I think maybe the Clinton era which has prompted its own conspiracy theories about FEMA which is currently being used to bid against states for materials from the federal stockpile that it should be drawing from but have been distributed to private sellers to be auctioned off to the highest bidders… literally everything that could possibly have helped all while scoffing at repeated warnings from multiple sources that SHIT WAS ABOUT TO GET FUCKED.
Trump has EMPTIED the White House of anyone that tells him to do so much as think about what he’s saying before doing it even if their intention is to let him save face. When they let him have his way and it blows up in his face he axes someone anyway and tries to make the shit that pours out of his mouth someone else’s fault or just calls everyone idiots and implies himself that nobody should believe anything coming out of his lie-hole. While of course insisting that he’s the only truthful one. People are afraid to say shit in earshot of him. He makes a point of destroying everyone else’s legacy and flagrantly insulting EVERYONE even the people that bow and scrape and slather his balls with their praise and saliva. He openly states that HE ALONE is the only thing he considers when making policy. This is HIS radioactive dumpster fire and the failing of everyone who makes excuses for his reign of incompetent tyranny no ifs or buts about it.
Take your bullshit, eat it with a shovel, AND FUCKING CHOKE ON IT!