The centerpiece event we’ll all remember was on June 1, the infamous walk that President Trump and his entourage took from the White House across Lafayette Square to the historic St. John’s Church in order for Trump to pull off an awkward photo opportunity holding a Bible while not saying a word as cameras clicked away.
“The foulest crime in history known in any land or age.”
That was how the great American poet Walt Whitman described the treasonous insurgency against the American republic in defense of slavery known as the Confederacy.
It’s been one of the most sharply contrasted weeks in American history as, in the words of the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church USA Michael Curry, “Democracy has been struggling to breathe.”
The passing of my friend, the feisty and often controversial gay pioneer Larry Kramer, in New York at age 84 yesterday is particularly poignant coming in the midst of the current new plague we are experiencing.
We are witnessing a true devil’s mass. The president is acting as a priest of death, anointing the elements that are not bread and wine sanctified, but a crude poison that he’s ingesting on behalf of us all, and we are to bow before him.
On the third side was the GOP Death Cult, which was represented by only one senator, Rand Paul of Kentucky, but whose point of view reflected that of President Trump and other key GOP lawmakers.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has emerged with his nationally-televised daily updates on the crisis to capture the respect and admiration of a vast section of Americans for demonstrating qualities of leadership that are totally and completely lacking in Trump.
So, we can conclude that this obscene imbalance of wealth is fundamentally responsible for why the U.S. has become the most Covid-19 infected nation, by far, on the planet. It is those who are being forced to work who are getting the most ill.
Death is stalking our land but it is not acting alone. The Covid-19 pandemic has killed over 44,000 Americans by the latest count, and 180,000 worldwide, according to what’s being reported. “Merchants of death” is a phrase that is usually associated with war mongers, but now it applies to those […]
Lost in this wretched mess has been one of the more significant gains in political manifestations of progressive values bubbling up from the ongoing great national grassroots insurgency spoiling to roust out Trump and the GOP Senate majority in a huge way this fall.