I’m feeling an awful lot of rage today for the people who consciously chose this reality that we are in right now. People who continue to choose it day after day.
People like Rand Paul who pretends to be a doctor while undermining medical wisdom.
People like Mitch McConnell with his “it never occurred to me” lies.
People like Donald Trump who put his own “only I can fix it” brand of ego ahead of helping the people that flocked to his hate-filled rallys.
People like the Kentucky State Legislature who, even today, are creating laws to put us in greater harm and sacrifice our children to their politics.
People like Tucker Carlson, who preach their lies to a captive audience of millions in order to improve ratings.
And for what? Profit. Ego. Personal power. And most troubling, specifically to make people they disagree with suffer.
Today, I can’t take my kid to something she wants to go to.
But much more importantly, hundreds of people will die today, most of them because they believed a lie that was consciously, intentionally told, by people who were in a position to, instead, prevent it. For the most part, the victims’ only crime was being gullible. The real culpability lies with powerful people who have the means to avoid the consequences of their actions.
It’s disgusting and evil. And knowing that the people that have done this will see absolutely no repercussions for their actions isn’t doing anything for my mood.