The year was 2020.
For some, it was the best of times.
For others, it was the worst of times.
But for all it was a dangerous time with a deadly virus seemingly
lurking around every corner.
California Democrats on primary election day, nearly blinded
with hatred of the seated Republican president, were oblivious to the lurking viral
danger when they went to vote on that otherwise pleasant Tuesday in early March.
Many of those voters chronicled their
hatred of the president upon speaking to the news reporters at the polls. Those
voters came to regret any disregard of the danger, however. Because the virus hit them like a really big
ocean wave behind an even bigger ocean wave, they never saw it coming until it
was too late – as they were unable to see beyond their common hatred of
the incumbent Republican president, anyhow.
While they stood in line waiting to vote and relishing in
their combined hatred of the president, little did the Democrat voters realize
the Corona virus was apparently there with them as well. As the air crackled with negative energy
being spewn towards the president in Washington, DC, so too was the atmosphere
apparently alive with the spores of the latest deadly virus to come ashore from
Asia. As clouds of legalized marijuana
smoke wafted aloft, additionally were those deadly spores also apparently
inhaled by the would-be revelers. (However,
cigarettes were not allowed – as this was California, after all. Cigarettes required a mile walk and a fee of
Good times or Bad Times, Vote One’s Opinion
For many, it was the first time in over a decade that jobs
were available to the masses in California and the rest of the country as well –
mostly due to the election of the Republican president and his policies. For others not concerned about any
employment, their only worry appeared to be that the growing economy and favorable
employment numbers made the Republican president appear as competent and
therefore likely to be reelected – much to their chagrin.
Consequently, the hate-laden Democrats protested, moaned,
and cried in never-ending efforts to prevent any success from being credited to
the president. Even the Democratic
leadership in Sacramento (the “Sactown Socialists”) apparently did their
darnedest to ensure no economic recovery would befall California for the same
reason. The Democrats in Washington, DC further
tried to impeach the president with unattested hearsay witnesses and the like,
in an apparent attempt to ensure the president would be unsuccessful and his
legacy would be marred as well as the president would not be able to expose any
more typical corruption of the political insiders, if he were impeached and/or removed from office.
Either way, and regardless of one’s political opinions, the
primary election day was sure to arrive.
Finally, the continual hatred spewed by the average Democrat could be
officially counted in the form of a vote for the varying degrees of socialism
and/or status-quo politicians being put forth by the Democrats – all of whom
were vying for the opportunity to oppose the incumbent Republican president in
the November general election. And,
after all, voting one’s disdain for the president was much safer and more
socially acceptable than blocking freeways and city streets – protests which
the Dems had repeatedly attempted in the past since the last general election which
was won by this Republican president.
Exposure to the Virus
Behind the political landscape, however, the deadly Corona
virus (COVID-19) with its 14-day incubation period was beginning to run rampant
on the West Coast of the United States – as it already had in many other parts
of the world. Exposed Americans,
particularly those who were weak and infirmed, were beginning to succumb to the
virus. While the young and ignorant
could be infected and not even be aware of the fact and therefore merely they
could carry the virus to others who were more susceptible. All of which made for a deadly combination on
a primary election day where the masses would wait in lines for hours to
State officials were surely aware of these facts concerning
the spread of the virus prior to the primary election day. Because, in keeping with its typically inept
and behind the curve approach to solving problems, for example, the day after the primary election was held, many
state, county, and city government officials announced that public gatherings
should be curtailed, and the populace should prepare for the closing of schools
and the like – all to prevent the spread of the virus.
But no such foresight was voiced prior to the California
Democrats being allowed to convene en masse at the polls to vent their hatred
of the incumbent Republican president in the primary election. As to prevent such venting would surely
appear as traitorous to the average hate-filled and malcontent Democrat anyhow
– a shared viewpoint by the average Sactown Socialist and typical California
politician on nearly every level.
Even more ironic, this was the first time that California
had its primary earlier in the year due to the spearheading of the advanced
date by the California politicians. It
was believed that an earlier primary date would make California more “relevant”
in the primary elections and in the determination of the final presidential
nominees. Had the primary election taken
place in June, as it always had historically, any threat of the virus could
have likely passed.
New Voting Machines Added to the Pandemic
New computer tablet-type voting machines, apparatus, and
procedures were available in much of the state and the populous counties of
California. But the apparatus merely
helped to spread the virus. Because the
new apparatus gave a channel for the virus to be spread - as the apparatus surface merely
collected the virus to which all the voters then touched and contacted to cast
Furthermore, the malfunctioning of the new apparatus also
lengthened the delay to which all the voters had to endure. There again, adding to the voter’s potential
exposure time to the deadly virus brought on by the masses and especially the
ignorant and seemingly immune youth.
Again, a virus to which its exposure the typical Democrat voter was
willing to risk in order to vote for their preferred status-quo / insider-politician candidate or their
preferred socialist candidate. The risk
of exposure was justified to them as long as the Dem voters were able to voice
their hatred of the Republican president, regardless.
Disgruntled Democrats Showed-up to Vote in Droves
So, when the primary election day finally arrived, the disgruntled
Democrats naturally arrived in droves at the polls. For nearly four years the Dems had waited to
officially voice their disdain for the Republican president. On-the-spot voter registration surely allowed
for more desired voter fraud in favor of the establishment-preferred Democrats but concurrently again exacerbated
the delay to vote for the masses of Democrats waiting in the lines to vent
their hatred of the president. Many
waited for several hours in extremely long lines to vote. Notably, it was unclear to the rest of us why
the Dem voters didn’t merely vote in advance or by mail – which was widely
advertised as available to all.
Virus Took Hold, Few Dems Survived in Cal.
Subsequently, within weeks of the primary election, throngs
of infected Californians began to succumb to the virus. Alarmingly, as it turned out, many of the newly
infected were Democrats who had voted at the polls on the primary election
day. As there seemed to be no other mode
of exposure, it was eventually determined that exposure to the virus had likely
occurred during the primary voting. Government-sponsored
health care was overwhelmed and over-run, of course, and unable to treat the
numbers of afflicted.
As the Republicans after the election were then firmly in
control in Washington, DC, and as many of them resented the year-over-year
hatred continually spewed their direction from the Democrats in California,
national assistance may have been slow to come to the West Coast to aid in the
difficulties with the virus. Furthermore,
since the old Democrat political machines and systems which had controlled
California for several decades had done its best to run the Republicans out of
the state along with the majority of the middle class, much of the rest of the nation were less-motivated and not so sympathetic
to aid in the viral dilemmas that came to pass in Cal.
And so it came to be that the once mighty California
Democrats mirrored the fate of the fabled California grizzly bear. That is, they disappeared and there is little
to show that they were ever here. Now,
and in the years that followed that 2020 election year, there were not many
Democrats to vote in any elections in California.
Of course, in the end, it was all good for those who
survived the virus. Because with the
departure of the tax-happy Democrat politicians in Sactown – politicians who seemed
to know nothing of economics, California has since nearly returned to its
gold-rush days relevant to economic opportunity in the state.
So, one never knows what might come from anything. And, if nothing else, the virus did leave us
with lots of entertaining (yet somewhat violent) reality television-type
viewing in the form of posted videos of big-box store customers fighting over who gets to buy the last
package of toilet-paper in the store; something one would not expect to see in
a typical day.
AVT (A futuristic
date after March 2020)