Saturday, October 3, 2020

Dilemma

 


On this day in early October, 2020, over half of the entire population of the United States is in a dilemma. These are the very people who voted against Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential election or those who now oppose him in the 2020 election. The quandary is President Donald J. Trump has been diagnosed with COVID-19, a virus which can be very deadly if it so chooses, so do we pray for his recovery or not?

Technically, Mr. Trump tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus of which the COVID-19 is a component. He was transported Friday afternoon to the Walter Reed Walter Reed National Military Medical Center even though he previously had bone spurs that prevented his US military services and therefore prevented his admittance to this iconic medical institution. His current position as Commander in Chief overrides any previous disqualifications for admittance to a US military hospital.

On his first day of hospitalization his doctor, Dr. Sean P. Conley, Trump’s physician, said we’re “72 hours into the diagnosis,” meaning the president could have tested positive as early as Wednesday, even though the official White House release said "The President was first diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 on the evening of Thursday, October 1st and had received Regeneron's antibody cocktail on Friday, October 2nd,"

The quandary is how do Christians, or any other humanistic form of religious belief, wish or pray for the recuperation of anyone who could kill them if he survives? They know Trump would drive a dagger through any opponent’s heart, deny it and blame it on someone else if the situation were reversed.

As a humanist, I can not wish ill of any life form, no matter how despicable it is to my sensibilities. Yet, I know my survival depends on its extermination. My whole being, my family’s future, the future of my beloved country, depends on the defeat of evil and turning away from Fascism.

It is only a dilemma for those who would abandon their loved ones and their country for temporary moral solace, those who fail to see there is no America coming with a future D-Day to save the world.

In Trump's own words, "It is what it is."


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