A voice of wisdom says harsh truths

The following paragraphs are excerpts from the article “A world redrawn: US coronavirus response fatally ‘chaotic,’ says Noam Chomsky” by AFP.

“The United States is on a chaotic path with no federal plan against the coronavirus pandemic as it reduces public health funding and ignores the advances of climate change, according to activist scholar Noam Chomsky, considered the founder of modern linguistics.

Question: How do you read the current situation in the United States, where coronavirus has killed more residents than any other nation in the world?

Answer: There’s no coherent leadership. It’s chaotic. The presidency, the White House, is in the hands of a sociopathic megalomaniac who’s interested in nothing but his own power, electoral prospects — doesn’t care what happens to the country, the world.

The president himself has said that it’s none of his business. He’s said that the federal government can’t do anything.”

The remainder of the article is more of the same, but I encourage you to click on the link below. To be a former business person, the president is not known for planning and execution. He is more known for rash decision-making and untruthful behavior.

After being briefed several times in January by our national intelligence people on the pandemic risk, instead of being the leader we needed, he chose to down play and nay say it, even calling it a hoax and continuing to misinform us still today.

People have died and are dying. The world is horrified by how poorly we have handled this, leading the way with 28% of the global COVID-19 deaths, with only 5% of the global population.

Just yesterday, the president said the increase in number of illnesses and deaths is fake news. Two things. Mr. Trump, that is the kind of response you’d expect from a banana republic dictator. And, Mr. Trump, if you cannot add value, please stop talking. America needs a leader, not what you are doing on a daily basis.


5 thoughts on “A voice of wisdom says harsh truths

  1. Noam Chomsky is on target here, as he so often is. That he used the same terms to describe Donald Trump as I have been using, “sociopathic megalomaniac”, speaks volumes, for Mr. Chomsky is not given to exaggeration or name-calling. I have concluded that Trump likes to hurt people, that he takes great pleasure in causing pain. Not one time have I heard him express sorrow, compassion or remorse for the more than 100,000 deaths in the U.S. due to the coronavirus, some of those deaths he could have prevented simply by being honest. Good post, and the Chomsky article is well worth the read. Thanks!

    • Jill, agreed on all counts. I watched the video of Trump’s misinformation next to the building COVID-19 death totals in the US and the world. Scottie has a link on one of his posts.

      Setting aside all the misinformation, there was one simple asked question and one answer that speaks volumes. A reporter asked the president “What do you say to Americans who are scared?” The president’s response was “I would tell them you are a terrible reporter.”

      This simple exchange is a large window into the responder’s lack of character and empathy. A decent human being would have cared to answer the question in supportive words. That word decent is not one used to describe this incumbent. Keith

      • Oh yes, I well remember reading of his comment to that reporter and thinking “WTF???” ‘Tis the way of not only him, but his new press secretary as well. If you can’t come up with a good answer, then … ATTACK the person asking. Sigh. How did we get into this mess, Keith?

      • Too many people believed the BS he was peddling and Hillary ran a poor campaign forgetting to go to states that mattered.

  2. Note to Readers: As of May 27, the relative percentage of US cases remains at 31%, but the relative percentage of COVID-19 deaths in the US now rounds up to 29% Just yesterday, for example, the US had 38% of the global deaths. I wish I was making this up, but sadly it is true.

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