Donald Trump and Joe Biden are competing to see who can turn the lights back on in America. Biden sees the nation engulfed in darkness. Trump sees Biden as darkness incarnate and said last night, he is “brimming with confidence of the bright future.” I think I see why.

Covid-19 has killed 180,000 Americans. Trump has taken terrible shots from Democrats and the media. His defense shines light on the obvious: He didn’t create the virus. China did. Maybe in a lab. That’s what some people say. Masks? America is all about freedom. We have a higher moral duty than containing a virus that eventually will disappear. The light at the end of the tunnel: A disproportionate percentage of the dead are Blacks, Mexicans and Native Americans. Whites, slated to become another minority around 2042, may extend their majority status as God intends. P.S.: Dead seniors reduce stress on Social Security and Medicare.

Weekly unemployment claims on August 20 again rose above one million. Public-health nutjobs shut down our economy hurting our workforce—and their survivors. Good news: Unemployment among Blacks rose from 6.1 percent in Q2 2019 to 16.1 percent in Q2 2020. Hispanic/Latino unemployment rose from 3.9 percent to 16.7 percent. But whites went from 3.1 percent to only 12 percent. (Source: bis.gov.) Real Americans did better than the minorities seeking to invade our suburbs and destroy the American way of life.

The City of New York and State of New York are investigating Trump’s businesses. Cut to the chase: Capitalism is about making a buck. If fake laws and regulations stand in the way, why should a capitalist knuckle under? Like reporting assets accurately or paying taxes. Losers do that. Our president wants Americans to be winners.

Steve Bannon, a former Trump advisor, is the latest Trump associate to be indicted. Wire fraud? Money laundering? What, you skipped the paragraph above? Maybe Bannon did skim a million dollars or more from a crowdfunding project to build a wall sealing off Mexico. No biggie. A beautiful wall will enable this nation to keep out the murderers and rapists the coronavirus doesn’t eliminate on this side of the border.

Jerry Falwell Jr., resigned as president and chancellor of Liberty University—sex scandal. Seems that the wife of this leader of evangelical Trump supporters had an affair with a pool boy in Florida. Falwell might have been part of a threesome—he liked to watch. Go to the light. A disgraced Christian reveals himself as the sinner we all are, asks Jesus for forgiveness and—maybe—is saved from hellfire. Everyone loves a prodigal son. Hallelujah!

“Joe Biden is basically the Loch Ness Monster of the swamp.”—Donald Trump Jr. Off the top, a very dark thing to say about the Democratic candidate, especially from someone who on Instagram suggested that Biden was a pedophile. But think of the poetic imagery, the literary chops of perhaps the nation’s next poet laureate. Note to Junior: Everyone loves Nessie.

So get real. Donald Trump has been targeted by the forces of darkness with Joe Biden being “the destroyer of American greatness.” But Trump believes that “America is the torch that enlightens the entire world.” True that.

If we don’t burn our democracy down first.

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  1. Carolyn Power Perlstein on August 28, 2020 at 6:20 pm

    These are frightening times. It feels more and more like this country is moving towards the lifestyle of The Handmaid’s Tale. I hope and pray that I’m wrong–but I fear for the November 3 election. If POTUS actually has police, sherifs and other military at polling places, as he has recently publicly stated, then I fear for our democracy. Make sure you are registered to vote–double check. A friend from the Bay Area checked his status and he had mysteriously been unregistered recently. He re-registered. I checked–I’m registered. I will vote absentee and drive my ballot down to City Hall to make sure my ballot is received. We must be vigilant in these uncertain times.

    • David on August 28, 2020 at 6:24 pm

      Your fears are well-grounded, Carolyn. I will say that Trump’s threats exceed his power—bullies are like that—but Election Day could get messy in a number of places.

  2. Sandra Lipkowitz on August 29, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    Trump is using the fear of physical safety just as Bush did in 2004 and Netanyahu does in Israel. That has proven to be a winning strategy unfortunately. Also the Republicans are much better at getting out the vote. Too many Dems talk but won’t vote, especially if their candidate wasn’t the party chosen. Sad state and I for one am worried.

    • David on August 29, 2020 at 9:25 pm

      Agreed, Sandy. This is worrying. Dems need to pull together and address the concerns of those in the political middle who will decide the election.

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