Goodnight and Good Luck…

16 Oct

Well, I honestly don’t know where to begin…The television set is positively aglow with the Ebola virus: the wheres, the hows and the whyfors. It’s here. It’s on the move. Is it an epidemic? A pandemic? Can it be stopped? who’s to blame? How can we stop it? Can it be stopped?… And of course don’t forget to check out your favorite networks’ new fall lineups! Let’s not get too crazy, I guess.

Over at MSNBC there seems to be genuine concern over the growing crisis and their guests seem to be pointing fingers at the fact that it’s a very big world out there filled with lots of people on the go, which makes it quite difficult to keep them from going where they want to. And there’s the question of our country’s lack of investment and interest in our nation’s infrastructure over the last 2 decades or so. Even though corporations are still making billions of dollars and especially so in the healthcare industries, not a lot of that money is trickling down to the first response workers when it comes to equipment, training and proper regulations and protocols…perhaps you have even felt or experienced this trend as a worker in your place of business, wherever and whatever that may be. It seems that Money has a habit of rising to the top and then staying there these days.

But over at Fox News there was nothing but non-stop hysteria. We’re doomed! Hide under the bed and change your paper money into gold and silver and lock it in your safe! (seriously, it was one of their commercials) And Fox’s experts (All Fox employees) know exactly who is to blame. And it took only a few minutes to impart all of this info to me as I surfed by their channel… Fox News is like a lighthouse beacon that shines one bright light around and around and around all day so you can’t miss the message…

Anyway, it is all President Obama’s fault because he is an African and not an American and has personally seen to it to allow the first Ebola case to enter the USA. He chose Texas because they didn’t vote for him in the last election. He is not closing the borders and isolating Africa into quarantine because he and his henchmen (damn Democrats) mean to kill us all. This is why me must all vote for Republicans in the upcoming election so that they can stop him before he is allowed to complete his dastardly plan. (Even though they pretty much intimated that it was too late to save any of us…but just in case vote Republican)

Finally Bill O’ Reilly and resident Fox comedian, (er…expert comedian) Dennis Miller summed it all up with a few jokes and laughs about how sad things have gotten in America and even though it’s too late to do anything about it and we’re all gonna die, they wanted us to know that later this month they’ll be appearing together in South Carolina where I guess their comedy routine will be appearing on the road…no doubt they’ll be making lots of money and converting it to gold for their post apocalyptic shopping spree.

I just sincerely hope that somewhere in America tonight there are still serious people doing serious work, who are non-partisan, earnest and industrious and seriously interested in doing their jobs because it is the right thing to do and not because there’s a bucket of money or a re-election campaign to win.

Of course there is. There has to be, right? We haven’t jumped that shark yet…have we?

Goodnight and good luck…

7 Responses to “Goodnight and Good Luck…”

  1. A Voice October 16, 2014 at 5:56 am #

    Considering our medical system isn’t healthcare but DISEASEcare…well, we should really have this in the bag. And I’m very serious about that. If it’s one thing that we do it’s to pump a hell of a lot of money into research and treatment -more palliative than curative, mind, but it’s there. It’s with this in mind that I believe the United States will be able to do something meaningful. Dumb-as-fuck consumers are very desirable but dead, dumb-as-fuck consumers are not because there’s not a penny to be made from them.

    All things considered, the economic severity of a potential outbreak is what will get this thing handled and beyond that not a single fuck will be given.

  2. Debra October 16, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    And mainstream media as usual get the story all wrong. Fueling fear and distracting us. We aren’t hearing about how the nurses in Texas were nonunionized. How the CDC can only make recommendations instead of protocols because hospitals are privatized. How a privatized healthcare system has no incentive to provide the best standard of care for public health issues. etc

  3. RAB October 16, 2014 at 1:25 pm #

    Brilliant analysis of why we no longer can watch the news at our house (no, not even MSNBC, not even Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes). If Ebola isn’t enough, the cynicism and/or idiocy from the GOP will kill you for sure.

  4. oh3za October 16, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    Somehow, I see an interesting connection of this post with “How to Defeat Aliens and Save the World” 🙂

  5. cllgarrison October 16, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    I can’t stand the “coverage” of Ebola. I hope they’ll just contain it after these two nurses so we don’t have to hear about it every minute of every day.

  6. Lisa Kristinardottir October 16, 2014 at 5:09 pm #

    I really like this post!

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