Yes, COVID is back; yes, that is hospitalizations too. The rates are still much lower than what they once were but they are creeping up again. This time: few care. Yes, I am masking up when indoors around others but I am one of the tiny percentage that still does so.
Curiously, people see me masked and tend to give me a wide berth …no ridicule as yet.
Social/Political: I find the discourse to be amusing.
And I think Republicans understand this better than Democrats do: Hence, our inability to communicate effectively with voters.
As bad as Republicans are on policy, they will annihilate us on things like this:
Republican ad: “Democrats think that men have babies. Can you trust them on important issues?” D’s will respond either by screaming “transphobia” or with a power point science lecture about gender dysphoria and how someone can have a vagina and a uterus but have “male” characteristics in other ways.
But..Republicans have Q-anon and other things, right? But there are two huge differences:
- The Republican party is more homogeneous; they have the wealthy and the white working class..quickly adding working classes of other ethnic groups.
- The Republican crazy is kind of out there (until abortion..ok..that deserves its own post). Democrat “crazy” appears to affect daily life more closely: “Defund the Police => less safety”. “Transwomen ARE the same as genetic women” => your daughter has to compete in sports against genetic males. “Wokeness” => dreary, insulting “Diversity and inclusion training” and 40 pronouns.
What Republicans can get away with is not what we can get away with.
I know people don’t like Bill Maher but: