An Open Letter To Trump Death Wishers
It's no secret that we are tired.
The world is tired of all the nonsense being spewed by what seems to be every single person of power. Party lines and mask vs. anti-maskers don't matter. We are ALL TIRED.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been responsible for more loss and heartbreak than those who've lost someone to the virus. Obviously, that's awful, and it's no doubt the worst outcome of anyone impacted by it. However, people are suffering in other ways as well: financial problems, relationship problems, divorce. All of these issues have one thing in common this year & that's the coronavirus.
I make that point to make this one; we're all struggling with the current state of the world in our own way. On top of the pandemic, racial tensions are at an all-time high compared to what they've been in the last 20 years, police brutality and looting are now an issue we face in our everyday lives, and the world just seems to be falling apart.
It's no surprise that people are looking for someone to blame. It's human nature; we all do it. I understand if you're not Trump's number one fan. There's so much that comes out of his mouth that is enough to make anyone want to bury their head in embarrassment (and that's whether you agree with his policies or not). It was announced Friday (10/2) that the President and First Lady were diagnosed with COVID-19. It didn't take long for people to drag him and his family through the mud via social media.
If you preach that Trump must be stopped for the sheer human decency factor, what sort of decency do you have wishing death on somebody? Everyone saying Trump is destroying America and degrading his character are the same people turning around and spewing awful death wishes throughout the Twitter halls.
....and there are plenty more if you just dig around the Twitterverse. Believe me, you won't have to dig for long.
Everyone is angry and bitter which is translating to comments about how this could have all been avoided if someone else had been in office when the virus reached the United States. Again, wouldn't taking the high road be the way to separate you from someone whos actions and statements you condemn? Instead, horrid words are being directed towards the family. If Joe Biden and Donald Trump's diagnoses had been reversed and the right was spewing this kind of hate, the same exact thoughts in the former paragraphs would have been expressed.
Party lines don't matter, being a decent human does. No matter what side of the fence you fall, no matter who has gotten a diagnosis as unfortunate as this - extending a death wish shouldn't be the first thought in your head if you claim to be a morally-sound person.