Diary, Politics

You don’t have to be evil to DO great evil


There are times in life that doing nothing is not the best course of action. When a bear is charging at you, the right thing to do is not to ignore it. When you are sick, you go to the doctor. Etc..

I don’t particularly think that any of the elected officials in the U.S. government are particularly EVIL. Even 45, who gives every indication of being simply a self-obsessed narcissist. I don’t think he intends harmful consequences.

But there are times in life when acting too slowly, when incompetence, when the inability to follow a train of thought such that other people suffer and die — well, that is simply not acceptable. The end result of such actions are evil, even though the person may be an OK sort of guy/gal.

I know that right at the moment there are a lot of people who are upset about the way in which Trump keeps talking about the “Chinese virus.” And yeah, I understand their point and yeah, it is racist and detrimental. But I refuse to be sidetracked by his words if that means that the American public focus on that and forget his actions and his outright lies. On the scale of things, his actions are far worse than his words and if he distracts us from what he’s doing because of what he’s saying he’s winning the public relations battle.

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