This hard time has been coming for years. My wife says these are the days I have been predicting since we first dated. We have been married now for 50 years and those days of chaos are approaching. One cannot rush history, one can only hope to enjoy the good days and survive the bad ones.
All I know is i am sick of turning on the TV each morning to the latest covid report and the most recent case of fraudulent votes being recounted, again, and again. Somewhere in the world there must me more important news than watching suspect numbers of NEW covid cases and the rise of anarchy. I teach at a small college and daily we wait breathlessly to know whether we are going to be shutdown by the latest exposure to someone who might have tested positive, falsely or not. Somehow I am supposed to provide additional material and training remotely to students who live in rural Pennsylvania hills where the WiFi does not work and cable has not found its way into the hills and valleys.
Life has become a miasma of contradictions of whether masks work or don't work, whether 6 feet is socially acceptable, lecturing to students through a mask where neither of us can hear the other, and communications just trail off into silence. Who would have thought that one political party would try to slay the other using the politics of germ warfare, both parties supposedly American. Damn politics, parties, and "medical experts." Damn the people who dabble in creating viruses and loosing them on the world. I guess some people could not stand the fact that life was good and constantly improving and their solution was to crash the economy , rape the culture, destroy the equanimity of life in general through violence, looting and arson. How is it that we the majority stand hopelessly by while an evil minority destroys one of the greatest nations in the world?