I always thought election 2020 was the last election fighting over remnant 19th Century issues about women, race, immigrants and white supremacy, the final baby boomer election, and that Trump was an amazing 19th century President, but now Carona Virus invites us to re-enter the 17th century and the core issues that John Donne wrote about in For Whom the Bell Tolls?????
Are you for you? or are you for all? And are you for all when you realize that the you is created out of the all in the first place?
And when the baby boomers are retired, with the most wealth, and the population that mostly votes, one can see that this is the last Hurrah of a passing generation. Will they get to determine a future that they will never see.
Make America First has made America last- and as everyone hibernates in their own home, and sings the Star Spangled Banner, we realize that the story of exclusivity or that we are so special and so uniquely chosen, manifest destiny, that is a story that a virus did not learn about, and does not respect. Everyone’s immune system is fair game, race or religion or race and the more we divide, the more the virus wins.
But we would rather divide and let people die. We would rather be dead than right. The virus makes Trump or Pelosi or any of Government irrelevant.
This is about human survival- surely there is some evolutionary gene that has to kick in. If it doesnt then we will die realizing that the Civil War never ended and we got suckered into the oldest story there is- called Hubris. We are a victim of our success.
No man is an island,
Entire of itself.
Each is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thine own
Or of thine friend’s were.
Each man’s death diminishes me,
For I am involved in mankind.
Therefore, send not to know
For whom the bell tolls,
It tolls for thee.