Schadenfreude

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.

Schadenfreude.

“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!

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About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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9 Responses to Schadenfreude

  1. Don Ostertag says:

    I really feel bad today, a horse trailer overturned not far from here and 3 horses were killed. As for the other news of the day, like you say, karma is bitch.

    Liked by 4 people

  2. beetleypete says:

    I don’t mind admitting I don’t really believe he has it. But considering what a foul person he has shown himself to be, I hope he does, and I hope he ends up on a ventilator.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. DesertAbba says:

    I may have to re-think my non-theist position. Looks like YHWH may be back to sending plagues upon tyrants and is going to kick some ass!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. jennasnanny04 says:

    GREAT post and since you wrote it, more dominos are falling!  Duh….wear masks??!!  I felt joy today and hoping to feel more. Sorry but the thick coating of sadness has been coating this country for too long. Maybe G-d truly is back and hard at work! Thank you RGB!!

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  5. jfwknifton says:

    Boris Johnson found the disease to be a lot worse than he anticipated, so I think that if Donald Trump intends to continue working he may yet find it more difficult than he thinks.

    Covid-19 seems to go for any bodily weakness, so presumably, the President’s heels might be at grave risk in the near future.

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  6. timetogetdirty30 says:

    I can’t decide if he had it or not, but can’t help feel he hasn’t?If he has had the virus, he’s been the fastest to get over it?It just seems to be all too convenient after he made such a bad job with him and Biden debate?Maybe if I was the opposition I’d be wanting our own doctor to test him,one that they would choose? He wouldn’t have any issue with that if he had it 100% would he.I don’t like the way he has told people not to take any notice of it, not to let it run your life, putting on the stupid macho look like Putin?Wow how stupid can you get when strength comes in many different forms than just a muscle look, which can be brought and paid for these days?HOW ABOUT YOU DON’T GET IT IN THE FIRST PLACE, BECAUSE YOU WON’T HAVE ACCESS TO WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS BEEN ABLE TO HAVE,ANDIF YOU DID IT WOULD COST YOU A FORTUNE! WHEN YOU MIGHT ASWELL DO WHAT YOU’RE TOLD, AND WAIT FOR THE VACCINE!SAVE YOURSELF AND YOUR BANK ACCOUNT BY WASHING YOUR HANDS,KEEPING YOUR DISTANCE,AND WEAR A MASK!I found it suspicious When Cannel 4 was trying to question Mr Trumps statergist that seem to get very upset? He then tried to make out that they were being racist some how, which is always a give away these days, then tried to make out that some people on purposely wanted harm for the president, when they were only asking simple questions EVERYBODY else was wondering? The whole thing is very suspicious if you ask me, and he must be the only lucky person in the world With how its gone for him?

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  7. timetogetdirty30 says:

    Why has so many Americans died if you have such good drugs and help? until a vaccine comes of course?

    Liked by 1 person

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