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Sun Mar 15, 2020, 03:38 PM

18. I'm, eh, praying for the health and welfare of all the folks stuck in airports

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Flying-in from international destinations. Caught in long lines that boggle the mind.* They are going through an ordeal that was foreseeable, yet, unplanned for by the pResident’s federal ‘response.’

I’m, I guess, praying that the forces in the universe somehow seemingly send all their powers of kharma, dharma, pillars, epiphanies, Christ as Savior Holy Justice, etc. through whatever particles and qwerks of quarks in a probabilistically-screwed thus far reality whereby a chronic tabloid cover personality is using his followers’ faith(s) to cover up his governing inadequacies. He has put innocent people in harm’s way, and I pray that he, or at least the people around him, see the errors of hastily trying to save face when they could be saving lives.

I pray, in this way, that the governor of my state chooses to start leading in this crisis rather than follow the charlatan that is tRump. That while he waited 15 hours - til after church hours today - to recognize the viral train wreck unfolding at the international airports as having occurred due to the woefully poor management of the executive branch’s decision to block travel without care for its implications.** I pray that he sees the wave of cases that will hit his state (Texas) in the coming days could have been prevented with better planning and coordination from the federal government. I pray that he not blame the airport workers who were hit with this manmade disaster as they fall ill from being exposed to so many travelers. I pray that he recognizes that thinking and planning are not mutually exclusive to living a life of faith as an individual who wields power based upon the public’s trust.

I pray as an atheist like myself does - for the best possible outcomes for terrible situations. I believe in the goodness of human beings to learn and improve how they deal with problems. I pray when I feel gratitude for all those experts, scientists, and healthcare workers doing their selfless best to overcome the spread of this virus despite the political powers that dismiss their informed advice and leadership. I pray that nonbelievers and believers alike will work together to protect those they will never meet face-to-face as we recognize each other’s humanity as store shelves sit bare. Humans adapt and I remain hopeful as I pray for the best in dire situations.


*https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213099324
** https://www.star-telegram.com/news/coronavirus/article241210376.html

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