Then: “Let Them Eat Cake”
Now: “Let THEM Wear Masks”
[Note to Readers: The views expressed here are solely those of Ross Kaplan, and do not represent Edina Realty, Berkshire Hathaway (“Berkshire”), or any other entity referenced. Edina Realty is a subsidiary of Berkshire.]
Seven months into a worsening Pandemic, and scarcely one week after the Presidential debate in Cleveland, President Trump, the First Lady, the White House Press Secretary, several Republican senators, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Notre Dame University’s President, and a long list of others in Trump’s inner circle have been sickened with Covid-19 (there’s really no way to know how many, because the White House apparently is not even trying to do contact-tracing).
In truth, the photo of President Trump’s mask-less, rule-defying family needs no explaining.
But, don’t let that stop you from picking your favorite caption from this list of options (unfortunately, the choices aren’t mutually exclusive):
–“Facemasks?!? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Facemasks!”
–“Let THEM Wear Facemasks . . .”
Little MonkeesIdiots Sitting in a Row . . .”
–“Pandemic?!? Did Somebody Say “Pandemic?!?”
–“Only suckers and losers wear masks.”
–“What, Me Worry??” (a nod to Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame).
–“Daddy said not to . . .”
Sorry, but I subscribe to the “better to laugh than to cry” school of thought . . .
P.S.: On second thought, I think the emotion most Americans are (or should be) harboring now is welling anger.
As in, anger about lost and sickened loved ones; anger about lost jobs; anger about closed businesses and missed school; anger about lost freedom and mobility; anger about mounting social isolation; and — most of all — anger about this President’s non-stop Tsunami of lies . . .