PREFACE: Re this post’s content, I likely won’t have a legal leg to stand on. At best, I’ll be limited to venting my outrage. But, vent I must! So here goes…
As we’re oft reminded, Freedom of Speech is not inclusive of yelling “FIRE!” in a crowded theatre where no such fire exists. Obviously, the consequences are injuries and deaths.
Conversely, not yelling “FIRE!” when the fire really does exist (even intentionally downplaying the seriousness of the fire), also results in injuries and deaths.
In either scenario, the offender is / offenders are guilty of public endangerment and depending upon the severity of the harm they’ve done, the perpetrator(s) must face down misdemeanor and/or felony charges.
In a sense, Donald J. Trump’s willful downplaying of his DIY pandemic has allowed the COVID-19 conflagration to burn down humanity.
Yes, we are talking about public endangerment. Correction. Such a charge would not even begin to cover his heinous offense. Let’s call it what it truly is.
A Crime Against Humanity!
And that demands prompt, appropriate attention!
We’d be remiss to not similarly charge Trump’s accomplices; namely his owned and operated Representatives, Senators, Cabinet Secretaries, aides, underlings, spinners and Propaganda Ministers. Before his pandemic is over, we may even need to make an example of a few more thugs; namely his owned and operated Supreme / Circuit Court Judges.
The arrest warrants for all the above mentioned entities are long overdue. The main difference between them and us is that we’ll grant them their day in court. And, if justice prevails, they’ll wind up lodged within a gated community; i.e., accommodations with a concrete cinder block and steel bar motif. And, there they should remain for the rest of their natural lives.
To anyone who’d say, “That all sounds too extreme”, I’d counter…
Should not the punishment fit the extreme crime? Never forget that the above mentioned, from Trump on down, have the blood of the 220,000 pandemic fatalities (and still counting) on their hands.
Even were Trump, et al, to plead insanity, they’d still pose a threat to society. But that’d pose no problem; adding rubber padding to their cells’ walls would be easy.
Let’s keep it real. We must never mollycoddle mass murderers. In their mucked up minds, they’ll always view leniency as our tacit approval. Allowed to roam free today, they will return tomorrow; and with a vengeance.
In other words…
If we don’t punish them, minus the due process, they WILL be back to punish us!
Stay Publicly Masked!
Stay Safe at Home!