Here, thou incestuous, murderous, damned Dane,
Drink off this potion. Is thy union here?
Follow my mother.
KING CLAUDIUS dies.
He is justly served;
It is a poison temper'd by himself.
Exchange forgiveness with me, noble Hamlet:
Mine and my father's death come not upon thee,
Nor thine on me.
A disclaimer first - Mama TriSec is deceased. December of 2016, long before Covid was a thing. But she had COPD, and did for many years.
So....Donald Trump's oldest son, and now Rudy Giuliani's son all have Covid.
But of course - none of them are suffering. Like the President, the case seems to be "mild" on the Trumpian front. Don Jr. himself has stated,
"I'll follow the regular protocols. You know, take it seriously," he said. "No reason to do anything otherwise, but again totally asymptomatic, which is what's weird about it."
Like most of us out there, I've watched far too many family members succumb to a multitude of differing diseases over the years. Some were "easy", like my Uncle Ray. He had a massive brain aneurism - actually never knew what hit him, and was dead within the hour.
But my elder cousin Frankie....he was a smoker, and towards the end of his life, he was suffering from rapidly advancing COPD and spent his last six months in an oxygen tent, fighting to breathe.
My dearest Great-Uncle Ray (Mum's side) was the last living member of the family with active WWII service. He was wracked with cancer, and a tough old fuck to the last. According to my cousin....Uncle Ray got out of bed, was delusionally walking through the house calling for his late wife...and died on his feet.
Which brings us to Mama TriSec. Like Frankie, she too had COPD. Her last five or six years were hellacious. She became a shut-in recluse...and the end came rapidly when it finally happened. A year before her demise, she summoned all her strength to drive to the supermarket one day, and promptly passed out on the floor. She entered the hospital and spent much of that last year in various care facilities.
She finally just gave out - weeks before Christmas 2016. But as I said at the time, she finally looked at peace. Nothing hurt her anymore, and she wasn't fighting to breathe with every last ounce of her remaining strength.
And now there's the Trumps. You'd think that having a potentially fatal disease would make theme more humble. But first the President, and now his son have "asymptomatic" cases with minimal impact.
Heres your conspiracy theory: NONE OF THEM HAS HAD COVID AT ALL.
This is some kind of bizarre ploy to generate sympathy among their supporters in their ongoing "Gotterdamerung" of a White House.
If they all truly had Covid? Well - you should all suffer horribly and pass from this earth in the most difficult manner possible, fighting for your last breath as your family and everyone you care about watches helplessly.
January 20 cannot come soon enough, and if it has to be via the United States Army launching an assault on the Oval Office - SO BE IT.