Saturday, January 2, 2021

Greatest Generation during WW2 vs Americans' COVID response in 2020


Greatest Generation vs Trumpism

Contrast the way Americans responded to calls for sacrifice during World War 2 with how they've acted during COVID. It has become painfully obvious that selfishness is now the cause of much of America’s political and economic problems. And worse, mask wearing, social distancing and hand washing have been weaponized by Right-Wing politicians and pundits as partisan issues.

Many Americans become enraged at any suggestion that they should take other people’s welfare into consideration. They claim it's a love of freedom, but what they call “freedom” is actually a refusal to accept any responsibility for the negative consequences their actions have on others. 

These same people are the ones who elected Donald Trump, who declared in March 2020, “I don’t take responsibility at all,” in reference to the coronavirus

Will the people who refused to do anything to keep others safe while hundreds of thousands of Americans died miserably and without the comfort of their loved ones — will they ever regret their selfish actions? Don't get your hopes up.

If we continue down this road, it will be the end of us. Democracy requires for its continued vitality, an understanding and acceptance that we are all in this together.

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