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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 07:51 AM

Because of the US's inaction, "the whole world is paying a big price."

Bandy X Lee, MD, MDiv @BandyXLee1

Donald Trump is telling us something essential about himself through “the Chinese virus,” when he says: “The world is paying a very big price for what they did.”

Remember to “translate”:
“The world is paying a very big price for what I did.”

He is very right.

At another time, the U.S. led efforts and coordinated global fights against epidemics. Now, in the absence of leadership, we not only have to compensate through haphazard local efforts, but the whole world is paying a big price.

Not only that, the U.S. has contributed to unchecked worldwide spread by being among the last of advanced nations to perform widespread testing, while its population is considerable in size and even more considerable in terms of travel.

Further, the influence the U.S. has through modeling is even greater. “Leaders” with similar psychological defects as Trump, the U.K.’s Boris Johnson and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, followed the same aggravating strategies such as minimization, defiant demonstration of hugs, etc.

Since prevention and global coordination are quintessential to containing pandemics, it is only natural that “The world is paying a very big price” for what Trump did. In the U.S., it could the difference of 1-4 million more deaths. Worldwide, immeasurable.

So we should take seriously what Trump is telling us. When the U.S. Senate acquitted him, it conferred not only a death sentence on many Americans but a scourge on innocent citizens of the world. And this is *just* coronavirus: there are numerous other, less visible analogies.

Just as with the novel coronavirus, we need to change strategy if our personal preferences prove not to work. We have seen how prevention is critical. The most expedient way seems to me is for the House to reopen impeachment and for the Senate to do it right this time.

We have said many times that a president’s mental incapacity, at this level of disability, is not an issue that the layperson can grasp or handle. It is a health issue, and politicians and policymakers need to heed us this time, as it cannot wait.


6:57 AM - Mar 20, 2020













Madness. Sheer madness. Lions led by donkeys.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 09:49 AM

1. Yup, Article 25 (highly unlikely with the loyalist team in place) or

reopen Impeachment. The global crisis is upon us. He even said it himself “You could say I’m a wartime President.”

Waiting till November is foolhardy and certainly not foolproof given the Magat’s, the Russians, and the GOP,

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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 10:16 AM

2. same with global warming. denial of both in the US has been led by a propaganda machine increa

which has increasingly over the last decade or more been taken over by putin.

limbaugh, on 600 radio stations, leading the messaging on 1500, has been the leader and even to the end of last week was comparing coronavirus to global warming as blown way out of proportion and exaggerated by the 'liberal' media and the left in order to impose big government socialist solutions

and we still let 87 major universities endorse that messaging on 260 limbaugh stations, many of the loudest in the country

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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 04:26 PM

3. K & R

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