Author: Harry Herget

COVID Death March

COVID Death March   Vengeance is mine. So sayeth T Rump.   Behold and beware of what tragedy awaits the American people in the months leading up to Election Day, November 3, 2020.   T Rump is on a path that has but one, vengeful goal:  Genocide. He intends to cause maximum carnage to all, i.e., the American electorate, who caused him harm; for being disloyal; for denying him re-election.   A little perspective will help define the extent and malevolence of his revenge. —He’s a psychopathic narcissist. —He has empathy for no one, including those who make up his base. —His record low popularity is due to a tsunami of incompetent and mean-spirited failures, (1) mismanaging a deadly viral contagion causing tens, potentially hundreds, of thousands of preventable deaths, (2) overseeing the worst economic reversal in American history without a plan for recovery, (3) stoking the flames of racial tensions after the Charlottesville debacle and, following George Floyd’s public execution, his dictator-like clearing of Lafayette Square of peaceful Floyd protestors for no reason except for his self-glorification, (4) using his office for political and economic gain (5) being temperamentally and intellectually unfit to lead the greatest nation on earth, etc.   —He’s losing.  He knows it.  And he hates it. —Everyone, but himself, is responsible for his encyclopedic failures and he won’t tolerate it. —Vengeance is inevitable. —Vengeance...

Read More

Out of Many, ONE.

Out of Many, ONE.   Tragedy is the mother of enlightenment. White supremacy has been alive in America since its inception and it thrives in the shadows (of our president) and under the cover of inelegantly sewn white sheets.   George Floyd’s death was a tragedy that was compounded by the ugly fact it was deliberate. A 21st century public execution. It was also profoundly revelatory.   It’s been four hundred and one years since African slaves arrived at Point Comfort in the colony of Virginia in the new America’s. That was in August, 1619, the same moment this country’s legacy of racial discrimination began. It’s been a long and disappointing journey for African-Americans who suffered enslavement, then an ambiguous emancipation, the ugliness of Jim Crow and, since 1965, a period of nominal civil rights.   The common denominator throughout their multi-century pilgrimage is racial discrimination. The legacy never died; in fact, it underscores the indefatigable power of the status quo over time and against change.  It lived strong until May 25, 2020, when the world witnessed the ultimate expression of racism that was predictably exasperated by the response of a corrupt and malevolent administration.   As George Floyd breathed his last breath on that fateful day, a transformation throughout America and the world was underway. Racial hatred was exposed and giving way to racial tolerance and fairness. Institutional...

Read More

Paradise is Hell

Paradise is Hell   Everyone lives in their own private Hell. For some, it’s not what you might think. T Rump has opened my eyes to the fact that for him, and about a third of Americans, Hell is a veritable Paradise. This modern day purgatory celebrates hatred as an exalted virtue; moreover, it serves as the pavement upon which their life’s journey is traveled. “Immense gratitude rests in the holding of guns, not hands”, bespeaks a fundamental tenet of those whose hearts are frozen with distrust and resentment.  This underworld of darkness is where T Rump’s thrives. Their substitute for the Bible, the Quran and the Torah is what they refer to simply as, “The Dossier”. It’s brief and ends at Chapter 7. Its first three words are reminiscent of the Bible, and then the text follows a different path. “In the beginning…Fire, Floods, Earthquakes, Pestilence, Famines and Pandemics befall the earth to create an Edenic universe befitting no one but wretched souls of darkness.” Sounds inviting. Like the Bible, the “Dossier” specifies irrevocable moral boundaries that define the ethos and provide a window into the soulless abyss within. It’s their answer to the Bible’s Seven Deadly Sins. “Thou shalt not… “Be Truthful, “Be Loving, “Be Forgiving, “Be Compassionate, “Be Empathetic, “Be Tolerant, “Be Gracious.”   In Hell… T Rump, his lackies, sychophants and relatives live lives of...

Read More

Question Marx

Question Marx Which is he? The sixth Marx brother, DoDo Marx? Or, The neglected sibling of Karl Heinrich Marx, the German philosopher and political revolutionary and his sister, Louise?? I’d say it’s a toss up. Only Groucho rivals DoDo in his inexhaustible entertainment value.  It doesn’t get much better than saying you could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and then get away with it!  What a hoot! Or, introducing his good friend Tim Apple head of Apple.  Hah! (Tim Cook). Who else but a true blooded Marx brother would describe a viral pandemic as being totally under control; then suggesting, if you got infected, you could rid yourself of the deadly virus by placing ultraviolet lights inside your body…Stop, stop…my sides are splitting! Oh yes, if that doesn’t get you rolling in the aisles, follow DoDo’s advice and drink some disinfectant or take a drug that laboratory tests reveal can be lethal to virally infected patients, or, if your insulin is normal, try taking some extra insulin anyway. Oh, brother.  This is rich!! If you view the 1933 political satire, “Duck Soup”, not for its comedic value, but as a documentary, you’ll get a sense of what I mean. DoDo Marx.  He’s everything his name implies. What about Karl Marx, the German philosopher, economist, journalist and political theorist? Conspiracy theorists claim he had an intellectually and emotionally challenged brother...

Read More

Hatred Unmasked

Unmasked Hatred The adage, “Better safe than sorry”, is more meaningful today to me and my wife than any earlier time in our lives. We’ve followed closely the responses to COVID-19 by both politicians and health professionals and have carefully crafted a personal health and wellness guide for our own personal wellbeing. With the exception of a half dozen governors, no other politician has demonstrated any competence or capacity to comprehend the gravity of this moment. Health professionals, especially epidemiologists, virologists and pulmonologists, have clearly and unambiguously put forth guidelines aimed at slowing the spread of the virus by insisting on sheltering at home, social distancing, regular hand washing and the wearing of protective face masks. We rarely leave the confines of our home, but when we go out, we wear face masks and gloves. Yesterday, on a trip to a nearby hardware store, we were surprised to see that no employee inside the store was wearing a face mask.  We were doubly disturbed when a floor salesperson deliberately got in our face to ask if he could help us find something.  After stepping back and outside the circle of infectious spread, we told him what we needed and he answered indignantly, “I can’t understand you,”…an obvious slam at our wearing masks. While I finished the transaction, my wife returned to the car, removing her mask before she got...

Read More