COVID-19 is indeed a dangerous pathogen. It has infected millions of Americans and killed hundreds of thousands.
But, we are told, there will be, in the next few months, a vaccine that has a 90% ability to prevent infection or at least reduce its mortality rate.
But it is not America’s most dangerous pathogen. That title goes to the Indoctrinated TrumpBot.
The Indoctrinated TrumpBot (ITB) has no known or prospective cure. It is completely immune to Truth, Facts, And Logic (TFAL).
Because its victims and carriers have evolved to mimic the uninfected human form, they look exactly like your crazy uncle or your nutty next-door neighbor.
So, the disease is hard to identify until the victim opens his or her mouth, at which time he will spout Easily Disproven, Crazy Conspiracy Theories (EDCCT).
The ITB causes one primary, visible symptom: It forces the victim to believe, say, and act exactly the way Donald J. Trump tells it to.
The Indoctrinated TrumpBot (ITB) victim loses his common sense. The victim no longer can read normal newspapers and magazines, nor listen to National Public Radio (NPR), nor watch Public Broadcasting System (PBS).
Instead, the ITB victim gets his information from three primary sources: TrumpTweets (TT), the Wall Street Journal, and Fox News, the latter two of which are owned by the notorious Rupert Murdoch. (Fox News seems to have fallen into disfavor, of late, for committing the crime, on rare occasions, of Telling The Truth (TTT).
For some Indoctrinated Trump Bot victims, Fox News has been supplanted by One America Network (OAN), which never has been known for Telling The Truth (TTT).
To ITB-infected people, lack of evidence about corruption serves as proof that someone is hiding the corruption for which there is no evidence.
Among the Easily Disproven, Crazy Conspiracy Theories (EDCCT) spouting from Indoctrinated TrumpBot (ITB) victims mouths are:
1. Barack Obama is not an American Citizen.
2. Mexican immigrants are rapists and criminals
3. The Left May Have Given Trump COVID-19 Through His Debate Mic
4. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has committed treason and so must be kidnapped.
5. Political opponents of President Donald J. Trump are training assassination “hit squads”
6. Vaccines cause autism.
7. The “Central Park Five” theory (5 innocent black children for whom Trump urged the death penalty).
6. QAnon, which claims a group of Satan-worshipping left-wing pedophiles is kidnapping and eating children.
7. Pizzagate, which claimed Democrats were holding child sex slaves in the basement of a Pizza parlor.
The strange fact of Indoctrinated TrumpBotism (ITB) is that the crazier, more far-fetched a conspiracy theory is, the more ITB victims will believe it.
For instance, no normal, uninfected human being would trust the nuttiness of QAnon. the outlandishness of Pizzagate, or the incessant lying of Donald J. Trump, but to ITB victims it all seems perfectly credible.
In addition to Easily Disproven, Crazy Conspiracy Theories (EDCCT), Indoctrinated TrumpBot (ITB) victims feel required to disseminate Trump’s Big Lies (TBL), which include:
1. I will build a big, beautiful wall
2. Mexico will pay for it.
3. Many TBL about COVID, including:
a. “The coronavirus is very much under control in the USA.”
b. “Because of all we’ve done, the risk to the American people remains very low.”
c. “It’s going to disappear. One day it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.”
d. “We’re very close to a vaccine and we’re very close to therapeutics, really good therapeutics. But even without that, I don’t like to talk about that because it’s fading away.” (July 17th)
e. “Maybe (face masks) are great and maybe they’re just good. Maybe they’re not so good.”
f. “Supposing we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light … and then I said, supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way, and I think you said you’re going to test that too.”
g. “Now we have tested almost 40 million people. By so doing, we show cases, 99% of which are totally harmless.”
4. “If you count the illegal votes, they can try to steal the election from us.”
5. “Our numbers started miraculously getting whittled away in secret.”
6. “If you count the legal votes, I easily win.”
7. “(Mail-in voting) is a corrupt system and it makes people corrupt.”
Many normal people attempt to help cure Indoctrinated TrumpBot (ITB) victims by fruitlessly having conversations using Truth, Facts, And Logic (TFAL).
Sadly, they will be met with glazed eyes or angry responses. ITB victims do not accept facts over Trump’s Big Lies (TBL), or science as having more credibility than Trump-Inspired Rumors (TIR).
ITB-infected people prefer to associate with other ITB-infected people. That helps them answer all questions in lockstep, according to Donald J. Trump’s latest declarations (which often disagree with Donald J. Trump’s previous declarations, a fact that does not bother those infected with ITB).
Self-reinforcing, circular thinking is a prime symptom of ITB.
Sadly, there is no cure for ITB. Like COVID-19, it is a “forever” disease, until Trump dies, at which time ITB victims are expected to search for a new cult leader — perhaps Steve Bannon?
Even as this post is being written, and the election is almost two weeks behind us, with Donald J. Trump having lost by more than four million popular votes and more than 50 electoral votes, a Trump rally is set for Washington DC, presumably to protest the results of the election.
The idea is that if people march angrily, America’s voters can be ignored for no factual reasons, and America then can be led by angry gangs rather than by democracy.
This is known as “patriotism.”
The Indoctrinated TrumpBot-infected marchers have no facts, only Donald J. Trump’s unproven and disproven claims. But that is sufficient for the (ITB) victims to march about, making fools of themselves while doing American democracy grievous harm.
Without a cure, you only can try to protect yourself from acquiring the infection. Read newspapers other than the Wall Street Journal or Breitbart. Watch TV News other than Fox commentators Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham et al.
Contact your Cowardly GOP Congressperson (CGC), and tell him/her you have not been infected and don’t want to be, so if they expect your vote in the future, start using Truth, Facts, And Logic (TFAL) today.
When an ITB-infected victim begins to spout a Trump Big Lie (TLB), begin to laugh uproariously, and exclaim, “Oh, my God, Do you really believe that?”
You won’t cure the disease, but because Indoctrinated TrumpBotism is the most dangerous disease in America, at least you can help prevent the victim from spreading it.
Rodger Malcolm Mitchell
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THE SOLE PURPOSE OF GOVERNMENT IS TO IMPROVE AND PROTECT THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE.
The most important problems in economics involve:
Ten Steps To Prosperity:
- Eliminate FICA
- Federally funded Medicare — parts A, B & D, plus long-term care — for everyone
- Social Security for all or a reverse income tax
- Free education (including post-grad) for everyone
- Salary for attending school
- Eliminate federal taxes on business
- Increase the standard income tax deduction, annually.
- Tax the very rich (the “.1%”) more, with higher progressive tax rates on all forms of income.
- Federal ownership of all banks
- Increase federal spending on the myriad initiatives that benefit America’s 99.9%
The Ten Steps will grow the economy and narrow the income/wealth/power Gap between the rich and the rest.