Thursday and It's Not OK

A hard look at what hope remains, let’s not be fooled

Mike Meyer
4 min readNov 19, 2020


by Mike Meyer ~ Honolulu ~ November 19, 2020

The good news on the two new international vaccines for COVID-19 is all over the media, but I’m worried. We have too far to go, and vaccines' approval will not solve anything until next year.

Between the idiots who’s stupidity is threatened by practical controls to limit the pandemic and people fed up from nice months of insanity made unbearable by an incompetent and criminal regime in Washington DC, things may yet explode.

The reality is that when things blow up, it is not in the face of continued hardship, but when there is hope, and it begins to slip away. Revolutions happen when people see that things could be better, and they become emotional when better things are delayed or actively sabotaged.

Add Trump’s tiresome whining and insanity with the relentless onslaught of baseless lies supported by the full criminally of his stooges in the Senate and around the country. People have had enough. Many social, educational, and work changes are clearly permanent, but we still have far too many people waiting for things to go back to normal.

At this point, we need to be moving to the normalization of remote work, online education as standard, permanent awareness of social distancing, and frequent if not constant use of masks. The world has changed, and I’m sorry, but we need to change with it.

The region, previously known as the US, is ready to blow. The release of the election finally removing Trump was a tremendous relief even with the known disclaimers of having an aged, doddering, neoliberal politician as a savior. The inanity might be contained and begin to be cured. It lasted about a week.

Destruction as a scorched earth policy by the Trumpists under the banner of an immense, psychopathic hissy fit is escalating rapidly. The infection rate and death rate is exploding on schedule. These things are well enough to be completely predictable while thousands more die each day, some of them screaming gibberish in denial as they die.

I don’t want to be negative to deny the power of a successful election. I don’t want to think the worst of a large…



Mike Meyer

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