The Day – Politicians and medibenefit from mutual demonization

Politics around 2021. To my Republican friends: Democrats have won Congress and the presidency. Does anyone see a “radical socialist agenda” underway? No. Most Americans support President Joe Biden’s stimulus plan, a reasonable minimum wage, immigration reform, infrastructure projects. This is NOT radical socialism, but the attacks on this program are ugly propaganda intended to frighten, polarize and mislead. And to my democratic friends: the judiciary was full of right-wing judges. Yet more Republican judges have dismissed the lies of former President Trump’s election. And they keep claiming he’s not above the law – he can be held accountable for misconduct.

Ditto on COVID-19. Although Trump has mishandled and misled, costing countless lives, he deserves huge credit for accelerating the development of vaccines that will solve the problem. However, if 50% of Republicans refuse to get vaccinated and too many avoid masks / estrangement, thousands of Americans will die needlessly and the economy will continue to falter due to politically motivated disinformation.

We are played by politicians and the media who take advantage of it from our mutual demonization. Democrats and Republicans: united for a common cause to punish the demagogues and the media that divide us!

CA Manthous

East Lyme