From 4 years of Donald Trump (and what it's ushered in) to the Covid apocalypse that has ripped through (and divided) communities, I've been thinking about what saddens me most... in this "new normal" we find ourselves in.
Donald Trump didn't invent racism, misogyny or nationalism (hell... I'm not even sure he believes that stuff; I think it's more likely that he's just a con man at heart). Hatred and prejudice were always there. He and his MAGA cult just gave it a voice... and gave permission to ditch the filter and say what was always on their mind. I'm just shocked to look around and see so many human cockroaches emerge from the shadows. Friends. Co-workers. Family members, even. Artists we once admired. To see some Facebook post (or retweet) that is just... awful. To know they think that way. I just can't fathom how something as simple and common sense as wearing a mask during a global pandemic became so partisan and fueled by ignorance.
Just some musings from an old guy...