Warning, political rant ahead!
Happy 2021! I know everyone is excited about this particular tick of the year. Finally, at last, 2021!
Uhm, of course most of us know that nothing has changed overnight, right?
The pandemic will get worse before it gets better – in the US many hospitals are at the saturation point, numbers will soar because of travel and gatherings, the death rate will increase from the already high 3000 a day (over 3700 on 12/30), the new strain is in the US and may rapidly spread, it takes over a month for the vaccine to work, it is possible immunity is short lived, etc., etc., etc…. We are not out of the woods.
And then there is the election thing. A full one third of Americans think there was massive fraud and the election was stolen. When Electoral College votes are counted, the Republicans are going to try to overthrow the results. If that doesn’t work, there is still the possibility of Martial Law being called. Tens of thousands of heavily armed people have sworn that they will start a revolution “to take back their country” if all else fails. The chance for violence in our country is higher than it has been since the 1860s. Even if that doesn’t happen, that third of the people, feeling that they have been disenfranchised and that the government is no longer legitimate, will surely cause issues.
With more people currently dying of Covid-19 every day than died in the September 11 attacks (soon may be September 11 and Pearl Harbor 12/7/41 combined every day) and the threat of extreme violence on the horizon, the next few months may be, well, rocky…Continue reading