Yesterday I wrote about Trump and his followers propagandizing the BIG LIE, a Hitler idea, by suggesting the American doctors and health care workers are lying about the number of people who are dying from Covid-19. They are doing this so that they can somehow enrich themselves by charging more (something Trump would never do) for a Covid death than another death. However that lie is easily proven wrong because the truth is they number of deaths from Covid are most likely undercounted. This year there have been 300,000 more deaths than expected under normal circumstances which can only be accounted for (unless another Big Lie is told) by looking at the world rate of deaths from Covid and using that percentage and applying it to the United States.
That does not stop Trump from telling that lie at every hate fest. Tragically, he gets cheered when he tells it. He trying to pretend Covid is not really a problem. As I noted he is the only leader during this pandemic who denies it is a pandemic. We know he lies. He was told by China’s Xi how bad the virus was back in January. He said he downplayed it because he did not want the American people to panic. Should he not have overplayed it and went totally to the wall doing all in his power to minimize it like they did in South Korea that had its first virus case the same time we did.
What happened there? Was their leader afraid his people would panic? Obviously not. He went all out to stop it putting together all his forces to confront it. The results of taking control as compared with the results of telling folk it is going to disappear are stark. South Korea has 25, 835 cases while the US has 8,630,000 cases. South Korea has 457 deaths, the US has that many on a good day with a total of 226,000.
I mentioned there were two Big Lies relative to Covid-19. The second one is the
we’re turning the corner” which from what I can see contradicts the first one that Covid is nothing to worry about because the doctors are making up lies. if it is nothing to worry about why’s he talking about turning the corner?
Now turning the corner can mean many things. You go into a building and the person tells you to go down the corridor and turn the corner and you will find the elevators; or you are driving your car and you have to turn the corner to get to your destination. But when talking medically it means something else. Merriam Webster defines it as “to get past the most difficult area or period in something and begin to improve.” Macmillan dictionary has its meaning as: “to begin to be healthy, happy, or successful again after a difficult period.”
Let me ask you: “are we turning the corner in the Covid pandemic?” Trump was saying this back in September noting: “We’re rounding the corner. With or without a vaccine. They hate when I say that but that’s the way it is. … We’ve done a phenomenal job. Not just a good job, a phenomenal job.” He said it before and said it again continually. Last Sunday he said: “We are coming around, we’re rounding the turn, we have the vaccines, we have everything. Even without the vaccines, we’re rounding the turn. It’s going to be over.”
On October 24 an article noted: “The US reported more than 60,000 daily cases, on average, this week — a roughly 40% increase since the start of October.” On October 23 it was said: “For the second day in a row, the United States set a daily record for coronavirus cases when more than 79,000 infections were reported.” Look at the above chart which is right up to date. You know it and everyone should know that things are getting worse by the day and things are not turning around.
Why then is Trump lying? Is it like before? He does not want Americans to panic. He would prefer rather than panicking they’ll just die in record numbers. In the one true test of his presidency when action was called for Trump panicked and is still panicking.
Why do some believe him? It proves what Hitler said. Tell a BIG LIE.