A Red Tide

Falling through the universe at the speed of life

By David Glenn Cox

A red tide for the uninitiated is a toxic bacterium, which kills all before it. Looking darker than midnight on a moonless night with your eyes closed, the red wave is becoming a red tide. Reports say that young women are registering to vote in huge numbers across the country. In Pennsylvania, women are registering at nearly twice the rate of men. (I wonder why?)

 A Florida Judge was just recently ousted from the bench after denying a teenager an abortion, because he said her grades were too low. And he was a big supporter of the “Don’t Say Gay” bill too. The Florida Nuremberg laws enacted by Republicans and Governor Ron, the great Satan, Desantis.

It’s a small race but says so much. A local county election in a red state in a quiet judicial race. By law, the candidates aren’t even allowed to talk about each other. Just get their pictures taken smiling in their black judicial robes. And the people have spoken, bye, bye!

We have some lovely parting gifts and Samsonite luggage. And we would like to congratulate you on the excellent way you destroyed your own career. You can shoot off fireworks, and you can shoot off guns, but you just can’t shoot off your mouth.

A Hudson Valley, New York district considered a bell weather district, just fired the weatherman. After determining which way, the wind was blowing on their own and electing the Democratic candidate. As in, the weather is good, and the bell is ringing.

Rebekah Jones is the former Florida state employee fired for improperly using state equipment. After she used the state equipment to announce to the public that Ron, the Great Satan, Desantis, was lying about the Covid numbers. That kind of misusing state equipment. She won her primary and will face a sexual predator and paying customer for pedophile services, Matt Gaetz. Gaetz is out to prove there’s no limit to the voter’s stupidity or to his daddy’s influence.

Gaetz is offering Florida voters two more years of Groundhog Day. With stunts and photo ops and partying with Marge Tater Greene. Jones is a woman and this the election year of the woman. The vote in red Kansas was nearly two to one, against removing a woman’s reproductive rights from the state constitution. The Republicans thought it would be wonderful, eliminate abortion and maybe bring back drive in movies and malt shops and Poodle skirts.

Defund public schools and re-impose segregation. You know, the Republican good old days. They have awoken a sleeping giant and she’s pretty pissed off about it. It might be remembered under the filing of “Hell hath no fury!” As orange Ollie says to Senate Stan, “here’s another fine mess you’ve gotten us into!” Because of this holier than thou. We know better than you do about what’s good for you. Is set against the background of the last days and rays of the setting Twump sun.

An enthusiasm gap causing wide scale depression and lack of interest. Sometimes remaining in the basement for days on end, with only video games to try and cheer them up. Only emerging from the basement for four meals a day and snacks. It’s the part in the movie where the witch screams, “I’m melting, I’m melting! Only it’s Donald Twump!

Fortress Twump is being overwhelmed, and what did they do in the Fuhrer bunker in the last days? They traded recriminations and blamed each other for their predicament. So, what does Twump do as he hears enemy artillery thumping in the distance?

He attacks Mitch McConnell as a pawn of the Democrats. This is all his fault. “I wanted more Stukas and Messerschmidt’s, but Mitch screwed everything up.” Twump abandons attacking Democrats, in favor of attacking fellow Republicans full time. They aren’t defending him hard enough, and “the force” isn’t strong in them.

Twump also attacks Mitch McConnell’s wife, because she is Asian. Because Twump just can’t miss out on a chance to make a good old fashioned racist attack against a woman, who has no connection with him except through her spouse. Her only crime is being Asian and married to Mitch McConnell, which is the only crime that comes with a self-imposed punishment.

As if the sky wasn’t already falling for Dr. Oz comes an e-mail where Dr. Ozzy recommended Hydroxychloroquine to Donald Twump during the recent pandemic. And the duck says, “Quack. Quack. Quack!”

Given a choice between taking the advice of a doctor with forty years’ experience in immunology or a TV doctor. Twump chose to take advice from the TV doctor. Like another madman who shall remain nameless, who also didn’t trust experts and went with his gut a lot. Twump resents education and credentials. Twump’s lawyers are his servants! He makes all the decisions, and the lawyers can only quit in disgust.

He is intimidated by them and so must upbraid their education and expertise. Don’t they know that he was a corporal in the bone spurs division in last war? The genius expert on everything fears the educated will ruin his scam with the towns volk and so he vilifies the experts.

Had the Covid pandemic not occurred, Anthony Fauci would have lived and died a government bureaucrat in relative obscurity. Three Republican Presidents had no issue with his service, but the fourth made him the enemy, instead of the disease. That bad ole doctor wants you to get a shot! “Boo, hiss! Catcall, rabble, rabble!” Making Fauci the most famous evil doctor since Dr. Frankenstein.

“Don’t you know that shots got bad stuff in it, don’t you? Chemicals so dangerous, they wouldn’t even put them in a McDonalds “Big Mac.” Instead, peddling his patent medicines solutions from the steps of the White House. Because that doctor said he was wrong and not knowledgeable. That doctor must be bad, and I’ll show him! He represents all that is wrong with knowledge and education, among those uneducated and not knowledgeable.

Perhaps the wisest thing one can say is, “I don’t know, I’m not a doctor.” This is exactly the reason why we specialized as species. Some people grow corn; some teach the youngins to read and others heal the sick. The system seems to have worked well, up until now.

This is a backdrop of the Alamo. Twump ripping away at the Republican Party, while the Republican Party looks the other way. Dividing the Party in twain, Twumpers and Republicans. Confederates and Yankees, clearing the way for a Blue Victory and a Red Tide.

The Republicans have sowed the wind and must now reap the whirlwind. They have awakened a sleeping giant and are about to learn a lesson from her that they will never forget…that is, if they survive at all.

“The world is filled with people who are no longer needed. And who try to make slaves of all of us. And they have their music and we have ours. Theirs, the wasted songs of a superstitious nightmare. And without their music and ideological miscarriages to compare our songs of freedom to, we’d not have any opposite to compare music with — and like the drifting wind, hitting against no obstacle, we’d never know its speed, its power….”
― Woody Guthrie

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