Cooler heads are digging deeper
Twitter has been called “hell on earth” and too fast to follow, yet is exciting and addictive for many. The opportunity to vent without a filter and gain some kind of digital revenge surfaced last night when POTUS and FLOTUS announced that they had tested positive for covid-19.
The outpouring of every emotion, slant and convolution of logic or fantasy has been epic, monumental and, well, big, very big.
There are so many intense, shocking reactions, as if the initial news they are reacting to is not extreme enough, many took it to the next level. Where to start?
Without measuring scientifically, the “anti-Trump” category was huge. Running the gamut from the Ghanaian Pall Bearer faction to the dead-Trump happy dancers, this grim and tasteless group hit hard and fast.
Not to be outdone the Right & GOP got to work, in a familiar manner
Next came the right-wing wackos and conspiracy nuts. It didn’t take long for a Republican Senator to decide that this was a Chinese conspiracy, and hell, it’s a “chinese virus” anyway, etc. Followed up by the not-to-be-outdone Republican that decided, instantly, that the Democrats supposedly in charge of his microphone planted the virus on it in order to intentionally infect the president. I kid you not.
Next: out of the woodwork crawled even more tasteless observations – welcome to Twitter
Then, on the “independent” political side there was the wannabe lawmaker who repeatedly tweeted that he hopes both trump and biden will die. His logic is that they are equally bad and beholden to corporate bribes. wow.
Finally a form of sanity appears to be emerging, if you can call it that
Starting Friday there have been more measured and thoughtful tweets. An illuminating thread is one started by Rachel Maddow when she tweeted “civil” condolences and singled out the disease itself as the enemy. This was countered by a series of replies, pointing out all the clear and irrefutable reasons why Trump has not earned that kind of kindness or sympathy, not even in this extreme case.
Before sanity could prevail, however, the left-style conspiracies exploded
Finally, in the last couple of hours, a new theme has emerged from the more liberal side: why should we believe that Trump really does have the virus? Well, if he tweets in a week or so from Moscow, sitting in a room with Putin and Snowden, then you’ll know it was, to use Trumpian phraseology: “a hoax”.
Lynxotic may receive a small commission based on any purchases made by following links from this page.
Apps2 weeks ago
Billie Eilish Strikes again on TikTok: “Slumber Party” Rehearsal (X)
Apple1 week ago
The Vision of Steve Jobs for the Future of Apple has Barely Begun to Emerge
Entertainment2 weeks ago
Billie Eilish makes her “secret” TikTok Debut and the content is…Wow
Apple2 months ago
Oh. So. Pro.: Apple’s new slogan for iPhone 13 Pro is both Obvious and an Infinite Enigma
Books3 months ago
The Best Books on Cryptocurrency
Health and Diet1 week ago
Cider Vinegar Bitters Might Do Miracles for Your Digestion
Books3 weeks ago
Baking for Fall: Bread and Comfort Foods to Indulge the Senses
Apps5 days ago
Goodbye Twitter, Hello Mastodon!
Elon Musk6 days ago
Why Elon Musk Really Bought Twitter V2
Climate3 months ago
Solarpunk: Visions of a just, nature-positive world￼
Apple2 months ago
Best thing about the new Mac Studio Display? It’s Optional with the Mac Studio Desktop…
Crypto3 months ago
‘Ethereum is Neutral, I Am Not’ Vitalik Buterin Calls Out Vladimir Putin: Glory to Ukraine