I'm not sure I'm going to write about Covid-19 anymore, or even about anything more for awhile. It's all turned too political, which it seems everything in America now must. I was repulsed when trump wrote "LITERATE MINNESOTA" and the like, last Thursday was it? Just when a day or two he was laying out his plan to protect the public. And yesterday he was complaining about the governor of Georgia opening up too soon.
Trump is clearly a very immature person, totally overwhelmed by this situation, who is now getting people killed. He takes no responsibility for anything, tries to bluff his way through everything, and at this point I have zero respect for him. Zero.
If you can't see his gargantuan problems, there is something wrong with you. There is something very wrong with this country. It's pretty clear now that it's too late to reverse the decline, that there's nothing any of us can do to repair the damage. Frankly I want absolutely nothing to do with anything from most of the red state governments. They do not have the country's best interests at heart. And honestly I don't even want to debate about it. I would like, honestly, for my state, or at least the part west of the Cascade mountain range, to peel away from the US, in what I think (and hope) will include western Washington and western northern California, down to a bit south of San Francisco. This would be a country, some have labeled it "Cascadia," with the intellectual capabilities of competing with any country on Earth. The rest of the country, and especially the red states, cab go their own way and devolve into the anti-government, anti-people territories they have been aspiring to since the early 1800s.
This probably sounds ridiculous, and by no means do I want to join up with the gun-loving, government-hating, khaki-wearing clans of anti-government quacks. I'd like something much more intelligent, much more deliberate, much more designed. Anti-government attitudes solve nothing good, and rarely have -- most of the good things we have, and that other wealthy countries have, like in Europe, come from a strong, central government that paves the way for democracy, for human decency, and for business. No assault rifles allowed, which are used only as a means of intimidation -- another sign of our failing government, of our failing society.
I might feel differently in the morning, but I don't think so. I'm tired of being held back by atavistic components in the US. We're now a country of 1/3rd of a billion people -- far too large for any kind of meaningful government a citizen can relate to or deal with. There's absolutely no reason why we should all be expected to agree on a form of government or of politics. We never will, and I don't see why we should pretend to wait for that.