Sunday, April 12, 2020
Raise the Dead
I'm semi-seriously asking.
As the coronavirus rages on, and depending on to whom you listen, we will be peaking in two weeks or a month and two weeks (or possibly both, depending on location), the numbers of the known dead are going to pile up.
Right now there are a minimum known 20,254 in the U.S. dead*.
More actually. Way more. They are not doing post-mortem testing on any others that are possible, or even suspected.
This is a MAJOR election year. ....and bodies will be piling up on BLOTUS' watch.
I think someone needs to take over Lafayette Park and place a coffin for each 100 deaths there are due to the incompetent covid preparation by this administration.
While the idea of a coffin per person would be great, it seems unrealistic to have 80,000 - 200,000 caskets there. But one per thousand doesn't seem to drive the point home of the amount of dead.
In my pea-brain, one per hundred would make a point. One that should be visible up to November 3, 2020.
First off there are a few complications.
With the number of dead, funeral homes and casket makers might not have enough supply for such an on-going protest.
Then there is the issue of paying for, getting, transporting, stacking (or arranging) of said coffins and someone keeping watch so some MAGA asshole doesn't destroy this.
Oh, and a permit. I think a permit would be in need. Though tons of people protest in that park all the time and you know they don't have one. But they also don't have 2,000 coffins.
Let's let America see our shame. Let the voters remember this is on the White House doorstep, literally and figuratively. And let's keep the coffins there until Jan 20, 2021, when whomever is not BLOTUS is at their inauguration.
I just need help getting this going.
....as it is, New York is already burying their dead in mass graves.
*numbers of official dead go through April 10, 2020
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