Something is rotten in America. And it stinks!
The stink the rancid Republicans continue to make over abortion rights is simply foul.
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wonders whether our court will survive the stench of overturning Roe v Wade.
The fact is, there has been a noxious stench that has permeated America the past several years. It is intolerable. It is rampant and has fouled the very air we breathe.
It is the result of a rank, insidious and lethal infection.
There is a virus in America. Of that, there can be no argument. A contagion multiplying, embedded so deeply in our nation no amount of soap and water can wash it away. It is causing a stench so foul, no face mask can contain it, no immunization to ward it off.
Ignorance. Fear. Hate.
In reflection, our immune system was vulnerable. We became complacent. Weakened as a society we were susceptible to an outside infection which allowed us to be contaminated by the deadliest virus our country has ever known. Not the Coronavirus, but the toxins that a poisonous Donald Trump has dangerously spread like Typhoid Mary.
The stench coming from the rotting corrosion of our core values is breathing the very life out of our democracy.
The American century, it has been widely reported, has expired, passing fitfully in its slumber.
Trump’s infectious venom of hate, xenophobia, and pathological lies unleashed the hatred, violence, and ignorance that has long lived in our country. Like the Epstein Barr virus, this venom in our system has lived there dormant, quietly waiting its time to reactivate. Being the opportunistic bug he is, Trump pounced, infecting us all. Like a virus, the hate has multiplied.
New evidence appears that Trump debated Joe Biden while he was aware that he tested positive for COVID. Talk about odorous.
Trump and his toxic administration befouled what our great country once stood for. His legacy continues to destroy.
The bright and shiny post-war country left to us by the greatest generation is now deeply tarnished, the dark layers of filth, ignorance, and rancor so widespread it feels unrecognizable.
Our country has more than lost its luster. Deeply divided, it is decaying in plain sight.
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