Monday will be an especially poignant Memorial Day because this year it has a dual meaning. It’s a memorial not only for the fallen troops in wars throughout our history, but for Americans struck down by COVID-19, which is Donald Trump’s war against his own citizens. More specifically, it’s a war between Trump’s ego and reality and rather than doing the sane thing and listening to the experts he decided to do the selfish thing — true to form — which was to do nothing and let a pandemic rage out of control on our shores. Most if not all of the victims of COVID-19 would still be alive if Trump didn’t choose to ignore the virus in the childish hope that if he paid no attention to it, it would simply go way.
This is an American tragedy and I don’t minimize that for a moment by offering up the following song parody. This is offered to give a little comic relief on this Memorial Day weekend, because humor is a way to deflect from sadness, and get us into enjoying the moment and looking forward to brighter days.
In that spirit, here’s Ode to Hydroxychloroquine.
(to the melody of Love Potion Number Nine)
I was in Davos, never thought a bit