Remember when the New York Times ran “Portraits of Grief” – a series of profiles of those lost on 9/11? They didn’t cover every single person who perished, but these were published daily for months and later compiled in a book – 1,800 individual stories. It was hard to grasp the number of lives lost.
We are now losing a 9/11’s worth of lives every 2-3 days. Over 190,000 people in this country have died. If the New York Times were to profile one person each day, it would take – are you ready? – over 520 years. And that’s if COVID “magically went away” and didn’t claim another life after today.
Where are these people being honored other than @facesofcovid? At the very least, why aren’t U.S. flags flown at half-staff? Is it because they die in solitude and not on a clear day, live on television?
To those who aggressively wave their flags and yell “Never forget” as an angry cry for revenge – still calling for the blood of those responsible for the 9/11 attacks even though we got them long ago – let us never forget this:
Trump dismantled the Pandemic Response Team that was already in place.
He threw out the Pandemic Action Plan given to him by the previous administration.
He purposely downplayed the virus and lied to the American people.
He continues to put concern for the economy over the safety of the public.
He continues to put us all in danger by ridiculing those taking precautions for their own lives.
Other things to never forget:
Remember that he invited Taliban leaders to the White House while simultaneously withdrawing our troops from Iraq.
Remember that he still has not condemned Putin’s bounty on the heads of U.S. soldiers.
Remember that he refers to service people as “suckers and losers.”
These are just the highlights.
Never forget what this traitor has done – and continues to do – to us and to the country.