A Legacy That Will Live In Infamy

 

Infamy is a place where the unforgiven go to bury their shame.  It’s landscape is colorless…a montage of blackness that inspires nothing.  Infamy’s skyline is marked by towering silhouettes; mammoth tombstones, each dedicated to the loss of some shred of humanity and they’re built on the ashes of lost souls.

Trump towers.

 

Donald Trump didn’t invent dynamite like Alfred Nobel; instead, he perfected ways to use it to destroy common civility, partisan collegiality, public health, the truth and the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to another.

 

The cumulative impact of these failures is a historic and enduring tribute to infamy.

 

Inviting white nationalists to the White House on January 6, then inciting them to insurrection against our nation’s Capitol and its resident lawmakers was more than treasonous, it was an act of malevolence that will only lead to prison and bankruptcy for the former guy.

The Guinness Book of Records had to create a new world record category for Whoppers to accommodate Trump’s 30,573 lies told over his four year term. This amounts to 21 Trump told lies each day he occupied the Oval Office as the 45th president of the United States.

Failure to acknowledge COVID-19 as a lethal contagion and; instead, politicizing it as a democratic hoax and dismissing it as a transient flu led the way for America to suffer the world’s worst COVID response results—the most cases and deaths than any country in the world.

South Korea learned of the virus on the same day in early 2020 as president Trump.  South Korean leaders conferred with their health experts and developed a plan to mitigate, isolate and trace the virus. Over a year later, nearly 550,000 Americans have died as have parts of our economy. South Korea never closed a business and suffered fewer than 1,800 deaths.  If you adjust their population to equal ours, their death toll rises to less than 13,000; 2% of America’s total. 2%.

Never forget, Trump’s Virus has already killed nearly 550,000 and thousands more are dying each day.

Hyper-partisanship was stoked by Trump’s mean and incessant tweets causing him to fulfill George Washington’s prescient words in his Farewell Address warning that intolerant partisans, i.e., Trump, would be “the ruin of liberty.”

Our second president, John Adam’s, was equally prophetic, “without the great political virtues of humility, patience, and moderation … every man in power becomes a ravenous beast of prey.”

I can’t speak for you, but I get the picture.

Never in our relatively short history as a country have we had to endure the daily displays of a president obsessed with petulance, vengeance, xenophobia, racism and naked hatred.  He weaponized tweets against Mexicans, Muslims, BLM advocates, women, political adversaries and associates he judged to be disloyal.

His vitriol was predictable and tiresome.

Whew!!!  Aren’t you glad he and his tweets are gone.

Stop and add all this up.

Trump created a legacy that will live in infamy.  Infamy!

Precisely where it belongs!

 

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