So, about the time this pandemic was getting started, back in February, my mom started a bit of a family history project. Her primary source for her early life out on the god-forsaken North Dakotan prairie was her Uncle Emil, her last surviving uncle. Lots of cool stories, like how she was born during a blizzard, and a neighbor had to fly her mom to Flasher in some little plane because all the roads were snowed in, and how her father didnt' find out for five days how everything had gone, because he couldn't get to the phone in Carson to call the hospital. Life in another world.
She found out last week that Uncle Emil's had COVID for a week - he's in a rest home in Bismark and the plague is running rampant through the facility - numerous residents, several of the caregivers, etc. A bad deal.
Now, Shu thinks my use of the fvck word was an obscenity, and I guess it probably was, but there's lots of things that are obscene these days.
My mother's uncle, probably my last relative of that generation, dying alone in Bismark.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans, our fellow citizens, sacrificed by a failure of federal leadership to do anything except pass the buck and sideline actual experts.
We're going to condemn thousands of schoolchildren to a lifetime of disability and lost potential, because we've wasted the last three months and let COVID spread through this country like wildfire.
Our government is arguing before the supreme court RIGHT NOW, that the ACA and its protections for pre-existing conditions should be revoked. I wonder what your insurance premiums are going to look like if you've got a diagnosis of COVID on your chart.
But the fvck word, THATS what gets Shu's goat. Let's ignore the evidence, presented in this very thread, that EVERY thought in Jerry's head is an obscenity - let's shoot immigrants, QANON is on to something, the pandemic is a hoax, blah blah blah. Calling Jerry a fvcking moron is practically letting him off the hook, because being a moron is a statement of limitation, and so it's giving him the benefit of the doubt. But I think that he chooses to believe these things, every stupid, ignorant, and obscene one of them.
I hope he gets everything in life that he wants for others. I hope he ends up powerless, locked in a cage on a border he's not allowed to pass. I hope he spends his last hours alone and afraid in a care facility that's locked down by covid. I hope his business fails because the people he votes for won't give him any help to make it through these times.
Maybe that makes me no better than Jerry, but I don't care at this point. Fvck Jerry. And if that sends anyone to the fainting couch, then fvck them to. Politeness is just a way of obfuscating real obscenities.