Blood is Thicker than Gasoline

But gasoline can start a fire.

If there’s one thing that a staged mass crisis does is emphasize how much most of us can’t stand too much family time. Another is that it is so true that we can’t choose our relatives.

My family is ridiculously dysfunctional (like that old platitude: we put the FUN in dysfunctional.) This person doesn’t talk to that one. This one is mad at that one. Blah blah blah ad nauseum. Of course, I admit, there are some of my family members with whom I don’t speak largely because they are nosy, intrusive, judgmental, self-righteous assholes.

Friends are, indeed, one’s true family. I have friends I’ve known for decades with some going back to high school and even earlier. People who have been there for me (and vice versa) during difficult times who don’t judge but are there to listen and offer advice (when asked, of course, unlike family members who seem to always know what you should do and don’t hesitate to lecture every chance they get.)

But why is it that friends are oftentimes so much better (for want of a better word) than family? First of all, you can choose your friends, and if you don’t like them or you have a falling out then you can say your goodbyes and be on your way without the extra baggage of a massive guilt trip.

Family members, however, tend to take one another for granted. They are oftentimes rude, self-centered, discourteous, entitled, and have little loyalty to one another. ‘Tis sad.

Maybe you are one of the lucky ones with a very close family in which everyone gets along and there are never harsh words, undue criticism, abuse, tears, or alcoholism. If so, congratulations and best of luck with your fairy tale existence.

I’m willing to wager, however, that most of us have at least one or 12 toxic family members

A toxic person is a toxic person regardless of their ancestry, and simply because you share a bloodline does not necessarily mean that you need to let that poison invade your own bloodstream. Think of this toxicity as an allergen of sorts. Repeated exposure to an allergen oftentimes forces one’s immune system to react to this foreign body. Voila, an allergy is born. So, if you find yourself breaking out in hives every time your Uncle Felix comes near or when your Grandma Edna tells you that you’re too skinny or your hair is the wrong color or your clothes are not flattering or she doesn’t like your spouse or that you live in the wrong city or that you could get a better job or what-the-fuck-ever, then that person is toxic and you are likely allergic.

Unless you want to purchase stock in Benadryl, just stay away. Far, far away.

Panic-Demic

Well, the mainstream media (also known as the lame stream median in certain circles) and the left are at it again. This time, they are spreading fear and hysteria regarding the Coronavirus aka COVID19 aka Wuhan virus, Wuhan flu, Chinese flu, etc.

As of today, a small number of Americans have died from the Coronavirus (never mind that the majority of them were elderly in nursing homes with an already compromised immune system, not that any deaths are acceptable), and it’s 24/7 coverage. Wait, not just 24/7 coverage but “OH MY GOD THE SKY IS FALLING” coverage.

More people have died from the flu than this virus.

Where’s the media coverage of the 76 people who were shot and killed in Sanctuary City Chicago thus far this year? Or the thousands of babies killed via abortion EVERY DAY?

Good grief, the democrats, socialists, and communists we have in office at the moment (along with the complicit mainstream media) are sparing no expense or breath in lambasting President Trump for something for which he is not responsible (much like everything else the left has accused him of.) They want him out of office so badly that they have further devolved into a “whatever it takes” mentality; even if this harms the US and Americans.

The NBA, giving in to this mass hysteria, has decided to cancel the remainder of the season after a presumably healthy player tested positive for the virus. The NHL is looking at its options.

Good grief. Treat the player, teach the team how to wash their hands and not get in the direct proximity of somebody’s cough or sneeze.

The left is trying to destroy the economy to bring down Trump, and this bullshit just might do it, but at what expense? Destroying the country? Forcing businesses to shut down? Dealing with thousands of people potentially losing their jobs? That’s exactly what the left wants to do: make everybody completely dependent on them. Open borders with unchecked illegal immigrants flooding our country and bringing disease and Americans’ complete dependency on a communist central government.

Try it. See what kind of revolutionary war will start. This is yet another reason why the left is trying to take away our gun rights. Rights are not a gift from government unless, of course, you’re an illegal. The Second Amendment exists for a reason: to protect the possibility of this happening. The US was founded as a constitutional republic. And it’s going to stay that way.

Oh, and let’s address the bullshit claims (again by the left) that calling this virus the Wuhan this or the Chinese that is racist. Dear Lord, the term “racist” is so overused that it has completely lost all meaning. This brings to mind Inigo Montoya in The Princess Bride telling Vizzini, “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” No shit. Where was the I’m Offended Racist Patrol during the Hong Kong flu, Spanish flu, German measles, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), West Nile virus, Hanta virus, Lyme disease, and the list goes on.

God forbid we offend anyone about anything. Check this ridiculousness out.

This virus causes mild flu-like symptoms in the majority of those who acquire it, but the left will have you believe that everyone is going to die. So much so, that here, people are running around like chickens with their heads cut off buying mass quantities of toilet paper, masks, hand sanitizer, and bottled water in anticipation of the oncoming “epidemic” despite the fact that there is treatment.

And prevention. Wash your damn hands, don’t let people sneeze or cough on you, and calm the fuck down. This, like every other virus, will run its course. The Earth isn’t going to implode, the world’s population isn’t going to go the way of the dinosaurs no matter how much propaganda the left spreads.

So, to utilize an overused phrase, Keep Calm and Carry On. And use common sense.