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The Men Who Knew ‘Too Little’

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From the book The Man Who Knew Too Much, there is a quote that reads “I am the man who knows too much to know anything, or, at any rate, to do anything,” –G.K. Chesterton

The Party that detests the government seems obsessed with getting in office and breaking it from within. They have been on over a thirty-year quest to prove that the government does not work, and they have their vessel now, King Donald Trump.  Trump is the heir to the Reagan throne, the man who said, the nine most terrifying words in the English language are, “ I’m from the government and I’m here to help. I would like to amend those words to read, ‘the most terrifying words in the English language are the next ones from Donald Trump’s mouth.’ The first nuclear bombs released the equivalent explosive power of between 15,000 and 20,000 tons of dynamite. A thermonuclear weapon has the equivalent of about 1.2 tons of blast.

The reason I bring that up is that the man who knew too little [Trump] once suggested we drop that type of explosive and kinetic energy into a hurricane. Aside from the elementary and insane misunderstanding of science, it takes to even submit an idea like that for discussion; the nuclear fallout from such a combination would create enough radiation sickness to cover the entire United States and spread as far as the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Yesterday the President talked about  [Operation Warp Speed] to find a cure for COVID-19, as reported by the U.S. News and World Report.  Mr. Trump is preparing his warp speed strategy, maybe along with Mr. Sulu. “You know who is in charge of it, honestly? I am,” Trump said during a meeting with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy at the White House, conceding that other high-level officials are involved with the effort. “But I think probably, more than anything, I’m in charge.”

So the man who last week floated the idea of injecting Lysol, or some facsimile, into humans,  or finding a way to bombard our internal organs with ultraviolet light is ready to command the Enterprise and lead us into a new galaxy. The only space between reality and the thinking of Donald Trump is between his ears, and I fear that is a place no thinking man has gone before. After listening to him and his son-in-law declare victory yesterday I was way past appalled.  With a death toll that has exceeded the Vietnam War and has topped 9/11 by twenty-fold, I cannot tell you how angry I became listening to Jared Kushner, “This is a great success story, and I think that’s really what needs to be told, said Kushner. For weeks we were subjected to meaningless sparring sessions between Trump and the press, looking for truth from an administration incapable of it, and lately orchestrated briefings filled with friendly sycophants.

A simple statement made by the President at each of these events reveals his ignorance of the facts and therefore, solutions, “ we inherited broken test,” he has repeated. Each time I have heard the President make that pronouncement, in reference to his administration’s ineffectual testing for the coronavirus,  I ask myself; how could there have been testing for something that did not exist?  So the next time you stare into the sun, demand your neighbor pay for the wall that borders your property, contemplate dropping a bomb into a hurricane or take a drug proven to interrupt heart rhythms and respiration to cure a virus; remember, those suggestions came from the man who knew too little.

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