Our Wartime President and the Zombie Apocalypse

As I was casually browsing my newsfeed today I saw two things I felt compelled to share. First, was this political cartoon from Rob Rogers of Andrews McMeel Syndication.86BB6FED-8966-4A97-B099-3C849DA639A3Late last month Donald Trump started trying to redefine coronavirus as a foreign threat (“the Chinese virus”) and himself as a wartime president defending the nation against what amounts to an invasion.

As the crisis deepened, Trump has likened the pandemic to a war. He said, “We’re at war, in a true sense we’re at war, and we are fighting an invisible enemy.”

And now he has vowed, via an executive order, to suspend all immigration into the United States during the coronavirus outbreak, which is kind of ironic, given that the U.S. has, far and away, the largest outbreak of COVID-19 cases and deaths of any nation on the globe. I would think most people from other countries would elect to ban themselves from coming to the U.S. given the statistics.

The second thing I saw was this now iconic photo from AP photographer Joshua A Bickel showing angry people protesting stay-at-home mandates and social distancing rules at the state house in Columbus, Ohio.DFF2097B-7D1E-4DCD-9C12-F5B7E0B05878They were crowding in and pressing up against glass windows, with expressions on their faces that, to me, made it look like we are in the midst of a real life zombie apocalypse.

According to the American Dictionary, a zombie is someone who moves around as if unconscious while being controlled by someone else.

Hmm, that sounds about right. These rabid Trump supportes do seem to be brainless, semi-conscious, and are being controlled by someone else.

16 thoughts on “Our Wartime President and the Zombie Apocalypse

  1. XingfuMama April 22, 2020 / 3:37 pm

    I think that protesters should be monitored and contact traced. They should have to wear a sash or button so we can know that they attended close contact rallies and can take care to avoid them when we cautiously creep out to buy groceries.

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  2. Sadje April 22, 2020 / 3:48 pm

    They do look brain dead. And totally disregarding their own safety!

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong April 22, 2020 / 4:04 pm

    The first wave of the flu pandemic in 1918 killed only half as many as the second wave killed. COVID 19 may be slow, but if we don’t have a vaccine, slow but steady can still finish us off. Slowly but inevitably.

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    • Fandango April 22, 2020 / 10:44 pm

      And there’s most definitely going to be a second wave (at least) of COVID-19!

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    • Fandango April 22, 2020 / 10:54 pm

      Thanks. But it’s one I wish I didn’t feel compelled to write.

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  4. Paula Light April 22, 2020 / 6:47 pm

    Who knew that in the real zombie apocalypse we would demand our right to be eaten by zombies?

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  5. blindzanygirl April 22, 2020 / 7:33 pm

    Yep. Good term. Zombies. Mind you, I feel a bit like azombie right now!

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  6. Taswegian1957 April 22, 2020 / 8:21 pm

    I could hardly believe it when I saw that people were out protesting against the social distancing rules. I won’t say that every Australian has happily complied. The police have issued a lot of warnings and made a few arrests in every state when people have not complied with their state’s rules. However, I’ve heard of no instance of an actual protest like this one. Those people do look mindless. Kudos to the photographer who captured that image it is scary.
    Your moronic President is just throwing his weight around banning immigration and making a scapegoat of China. Our bozo of a PM appears to agree with him even though other world leaders agree that the important thing right now is to deal with the pandemic not look for someone to bllame for it.

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    • Fandango April 23, 2020 / 11:12 pm

      It is scary, isn’t it. And they look like screeching zombies. Um, zombies do screech, don’t they?

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  7. Copy Chick April 24, 2020 / 9:19 am

    Spot on again! Zombies protesting for liberation from being kept safe – only in today’s America. And who thought assault weapons could be used to kill a virus, right?

    Then again, the Zombie in Chief was suggesting injection of light and disinfectant last night, so there ya go!

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    • Fandango April 24, 2020 / 11:13 pm

      What, you don’t think a Lysol enema and swallowing a UV light will work?

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