There is a virus stalking us now, but that virus does not stalk alone.
The Second Battle of the Aisne, 1917... In one week, thirty thousand French soldiers were killed.
The Battle of Iwo Jima, 1945... over twenty thousand American casualties.
These men sacrificed themselves with courage. Knowing what was in store, the soldiers still formed lines and advanced.
Fast forward to 2020. People are losing their hold on reality over a novel coronavirus. Where has our courage gone?
Photo illustration by Lincoln Agnew
Cloth masks, narrow plastic shields, and six feet of separation to stop an airborne virus. Limiting exposure to the largely nonlethal virus when immunity is necessary to function and no vaccine exists. An apparent belief that avoiding the virus will remove it from the environment. All this is obviously insane.
"In America we need more prayer, not less!"
Donald Trump, May 22, 2020
At today's press conference moments ago, Donald Trump lowered the boom:
Today I identify houses of worship and synagogues and mosques as essential places that provide essential services.
Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship. It’s not right.
So I’m correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential!