Friday, March 13, 2020

The Final Solution: Crossdressing

Dealing with a pandemic in the midst of election is a little like crossdressing. On the one hand you want to stay away from people; on the other, if you’re politicking you have to show up. Sanders and Biden are supposed to face each other in a debate Sunday night, but they’d better make sure that they don’t spit. It’s basically hard to use the word global anymore, since literally everything is connected both electronically and physically. "You can run, but you can’t hide" said Joe Louis. Another one is Mike Tyson’s famous “everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth,” the pragmatically spiritual form of “man plans, God laughs.”A leader is supposed to be a power of example. There's something sensible about staying away from other people, but not if you’re trying to run for office. Conversely if a political figure parades around in the middle of a health crisis, to make a case, that person is a public health hazard. If such an individual stays out of the limelight, responsibility is being abdicated. No matter he, she or it. What are they going to do?

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