Well we all woke up this morning to the news that our President, who has spent the last 6 months downplaying the Corona virus and publicly ridiculing those who wore masks while 205,000 Americans died has tested positive for the virus.
And Melania too.
Our Great Leader is currently displaying “mild symptoms.” He and Mrs. Trump are quarantining. A White House physician said the president was expected to continue carrying out his duties “without disruption” while recovering. and was currently “working” from the White House residence.
Of course he is.
Many White House and senior administration officials were undergoing tests Friday, but the full scale of the outbreak around the president may not be known for some time as it can take days for an infection to be detectable by a test. Officials with the White House Medical Unit were tracing the president’s contacts.
Trump was considering how he might address the nation or otherwise communicate with the American people Friday.
Meanwhile his campaigning in crowds of supporters is on hold. The Qanon conspiracy theorists were out early today. He is taking oxy chloroquine and will be just fine. You can bet your ass he is not.
The 2nd vibe on the web is that because Trump is ill the election should be delayed until January. Fortunately the date for the election is set in the Constitution but I’m sure we’ll hear more of this one from his water carriers.
My first reaction when I heard this morning was a quiet contentment. My sacrifices to the Goddess Nemesis were accepted; it is she who enacts retribution against those who succumb to hubris and arrogance before the gods.
Then I thought of sixties Karma; never did the expression “Karma’s a bitch!” seem more appropriate.
And finally my favorite German word.
“The experience of pleasure, joy, or self-satisfaction that comes from learning of or witnessing the troubles, failures, or humiliation of another.
“Schadenfreude is a complex emotion, where rather than feeling sympathy toward someone’s misfortune, schadenfreude evokes joyful feelings that take pleasure from watching someone fail. This emotion is displayed more in children than adults. However, adults also experience schadenfreude, although generally they conceal it.”
Millions, including rulers and the masses, while sending get well soon wishes to the White House expressing empathy, are quietly smiling inside.
You know who you are!