It's even worse than it appears.
Wednesday December 23, 2020; 10:33 AM EST
  • We know the Trumps were trying to kill more Americans with Covid. We don’t know why, even though the news is reporting the reason as herd immunity. What if it had nothing to do with herd immunity what if they just wanted to kill more Americans. #
  • A friend asks what would be the point? A few answers. #
    • Sometimes the point is sadism or being a sociopath. I remember that kids like to kill ants in creative ways. #
    • As The Joker said in The Dark Knight, sometimes people just "do things." #
    • Working with and inside organizations of all sizes I was often impressed with how often people do things for personally selfish reasons. #
    • I remember reading about the Warsaw Ghetto during WW II. A quote stayed with me, from one of the Jews imprisoned there (paraphrasing). "We make money for the Nazis, so why should they kill us?" They figured as long as they were useful they'd be kept alive, as if there was reason to the way things are. #
    • Some men just want to watch the world burn.#
    • Sometimes the answer is obvious. Once, when I lived in California, a neighbor called and said she was getting baby goats, and they would be making a bunch of noise for a while. I asked why are you getting goats. She said she always wanted goats. #
    • And sometimes there just is no reason. #
  • Anyway, perhaps it's too much for people to consider Trump wanted to kill Americans because he liked it. #
  • PS: No spoilers, but Kurt Vonnegut's Sirens of Titan, a wonderful book, is about the purpose of life on earth, one that would be consistent with the theme of this blog post. 💥#

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