The End of the World: A Political Thread.

Kerosene31

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They care about the economy more than the people. That should be painfully obvious, they don't even try to hide it. Trump talks more about airlines than people.

We can only hope that people are finally waking up to Trump's lies and gross incompetence.
 

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They care about the economy more than the people. That should be painfully obvious, they don't even try to hide it. Trump talks more about airlines than people.

We can only hope that people are finally waking up to Trump's lies and gross incompetence.
That would be nice but his approval rating for handling corona was 53% the other day. I have no hope in most people anymore.
 

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They're too stupid to realize that if 20% of the populus needs hospitalization at the same that will kill the economy more.
The idea that they can even "fix" the economy through this is delusional. Everything is closed and even online is severely impacted.

It just shows how Trump isn't even in touch with reality. Of course the economy is going to tank, you don't need to be an economist to know that. The economy will bounce back - but the people dying because there aren't enough hospital resources won't.
 

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That would be nice but his approval rating for handling corona was 53% the other day. I have no hope in most people anymore.
That was inevitable. People tend to rally around the President in times like this. Its just frustrating that people don't pay closer attention to what is going on.

If he wasn't so loathsome and incompetent he would see much higher ratings though.
 
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The reality hasn't set in for a lot of people yet. Not all areas have been hit as hard. Some of them still think this is going to pass in a week or two.

Wait a couple weeks when things don't get back to normal. My Dad (a die hard Republican) was saying a week or so ago how all this would blow over. His tone is changing now. Trump has lied countless times, but this time it will impact them directly.
 
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This isn't about being offended. This is about doing the smart thing. There are already Americans being harassed for being of Chinese descent, calling it the Chinese Virus can only make this worse also put peoples safety at risk and that isn't helpful to anyone. You know how easy it is to rile up the hate in some people. We need to focus on getting through this and how to prepare for an even worse one in the future. Playing the blame game isn't helpful.

If you want to get into the weeds of political correctness, calling it 'Chinese Virus' is political correctness used as a weapon to place blame and create a narrative. This is the type of political correctness that is used by countries like North Korea.
I'm of two minds on this, it's not wrong to call it a China virus because the crappy living conditions their people have to put up with is what's causing all of this, sadly some people here seem to think that gives them a license to bully and attack Asian Americans for some reason. At the end of the day this just isn't a fight worth having right now when we have so many other things to focus on, they should just stick with calling it Covid-19 or Coronavirus when talking about it until things settle down. Once we have gotten this sorted out I think the world needs to come together and have a talk with China and threaten to pull business from them if they don't raise the living conditions of their poor and do something about those wet markets.