I am not swayed in my opinions by any particular mainstream media. I and many others do however, know how to differentiate between an outright lie, or lies such as told by the President on a daily basis.
In her letter of last week, Judy Holdsworth states that if we listened and or looked beyond mainstream media that we would realize how misled and downright lied to we have been.
She then goes on to list nearly every news outlet with the exception of FOX News.
She speaks of the “freedoms we so easily gave up” and of the tyranny that is “being put upon us.” Tell me Judy, is it that difficult for you to wear a mask, or stay at home unless you need to go somewhere? It is her stated opinion that this “whole lock down thing” should “open everybody’s eyes to the so called ‘experts’ that can change our life forever.”
She states the COVID-19 virus is nothing more than the seasonal flu, and that the rate of infection and the rate of death is better than that of the flu.
I have a 16-year-old son at home, does he deserve to get sick and die, or any of my other kids and grandchildren due to Trumps lies/inaction?
Maybe you should do your research, Judy. The statistics for the seasonal flu are calculated over a much greater length of time, and the rate of death and infections for COVID-19 has occurred, for statistical reasons, in the last two months and are much greater.
The very news outlet that you place your faith in did nothing to help warn or to spread the word to its listeners about the lethality of COVID-19.
In fact, the main Talking Heads for FOX News took their cue from President Trump in downplaying and denigrating the impact or the danger of this virus.
President Trump and his Administration were nearly comatose in their response.
You further quote from Scripture about people seeing/hearing and recognizing the truth. My eyes and my ears are open, and I hear each and every lie, falsehood that Donald Trump has uttered from Day 1. I have witnessed every attempt on his part to hide his actions, and his bullying and outright threatening of those who would expose his nefarious activities.
He has destroyed the lives and the careers of Civil Servants and Military Service members alike, ignored Congressional Subpoenas to prevent those with knowledge of his activities from testifying.
The lie that he tells with regularity concerns when he was told about the pandemic and the response of his administration. I am a disabled veteran, and yet when I asked our local VA Medical Center to provide me with a mask(s) I was told no.
It came as no big surprise as they were not providing PPE to their own staff and then at one mask per week. I have family and friends who work there, it was not until two weeks ago that they began to be issued one per day. Yet the Secretary of the VA declared there were no shortages of PPE and he was immediately called out by the Director of the VA in Los Angeles, California.
Thank you for your service Mr. Parmarter but the richest/greatest country in the world cannot provide its vets or those who care for them with even the most basic of health/life sustaining items.
Tell me, how would you accept your loved ones or friends going off to work defenseless?
Last week came word that 6,000,000 masks and PPE earmarked for the VA was seized by FEMA and added to the National Stockpile, you know the stockpile that Trump’s son-in-law Kushner claimed belonged to them. I wonder about that as President Donald Trump received about five deferments from the Draft during the Viet Nam War.
I myself served there, having enlisted on my 17th birthday…my own father, my older brother, and many others of my family also served. Not one of Trump’s children has ever worn a uniform.
Lastly, I do not support an early lifting of social distancing or home isolation. I support many local businesses such as Stetson Bros. Hardware, Sander’s Markets and many more. They see that their customers and employees are protected. Do you do the same? I’m not familiar with your business. Those of us fortunate enough to have a ready cash supply and/or food, and can enjoy a porkchop once in a while need to keep in mind those less fortunate than we are, after all someone must gnaw the bones, right?
North East Resident