Opinion

Talking out of both sides

To the editor:

In May 2020, I wrote a letter to the editor asking “how low will a group of people go?” Today, I think we can ask that question again. It has certainly been answered over the past 16 months, after more than 60 cases in the United States of America Courts being thrown out or dismissed because of zero merit or proof of the complaint, including the Supreme Court, according to PolitiFact.com.

How do you handle an election loss? Scream rigged/fraud/stolen and then conduct a terrorist attack on the Capitol of the United States of America — the “Cathedral of Democracy” example, Jan. 6, 2021.

A killer contagion (COVID-19) over the past 18 months tallies a death toll of 4,788,975 humans worldwide, over 699,487 American souls, according to Johns Hopkins University. In Aroostook County alone, a total population of 67,055 has had 73 deaths to date. That’s 1 out of every 918 Aroostook County citizens.

Asked by the United States of America health professionals to get a vaccine or wear a mask? “Hell no, the government can’t tell me what to do, infringing on my liberties and freedoms.” I read/heard that the virus is a “plandemic” and the vaccine is bad with evil intentions and horrible side effects.

Really? Seriously?

One side of mouth: America’s the greatest country in the world with the best and most advanced healthcare and scientific education systems. We are the world’s democracy and we’re “the shining city on a hill.” I’m a patriot. USA No. 1.

Other side of mouth: The U.S. government is horrible, corrupt and up to something evil. Their intention is to do bad and to harm us physically, to track us, to control us. The health professionals in America are idiots and have no idea what they’re talking about. Pharma scam.

Lessons learned: 1) A cult of personality can go very, very low when fed with lies and disinformation. 2) Social media seriously harms the mental health of you and those around you.

Make America smart again. Make America healthy again. Make America grateful again. I think she earned it and deserves it, don’t you?

John F. Orlando
Limestone

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