So we find ourselves needing to clean up again. Maybe you’ve noticed it too. Since the second wave of the Covid-19 outbreak has wiped across the nation toilet paper has once again become a hot commodity. Not finding a single roll in Target, I decided to test the waters on Amazon. Sure enough, many brands are now listed as “out of stock.” Could it be a coincidence that Trump will be leaving office and we need a lot of toilet paper right now? Inquiring minds want to know! Capitalism is like that. Supply (or lack thereof) and demand. Instead of making sure people have access to the basic necessities, we would rather have panicky citizens with soiled underwear looking for leadership where none exists. And voting for lack of leadership yet again. Flush!
Still, you’ve got to wonder—why toilet paper? What is it about thin paper on a roll that presses the fear factor? If people can know to avoid embarrassing smells, why haven’t they plugged their noses when the breeze blows across Pennsylvania Avenue? Logic fails here. Have we educated a nation to fear for their backsides but not to see clear and president danger in front of them? Now that we’re nearing two weeks since the results were announced, we have had nothing but pouting from the Oval Office. That, and drilling in the Arctic Wildlife Refuge. Seems like we’ve got to be dirtying the world somehow. We could use some toilet paper. Maybe America needs more fiber in its diet.
Those who still support Trump don’t seem to realize that his response (or lack thereof) is the main reason a quarter-million people have died in this country and the virus is completely out of control. I guess it’s that way with messianic figures. Ironically the Bible (printed on thin paper itself) warns of someone who acts messianic while lying all the time. He’s called the Antichrist. You can tell him because just about everything Jesus did, he does the opposite. Welcome the foreigner? Feed the hungry? Heal the sick? Talk about God and how to deepen your relationship with the divine all the time? Have you got any boxes checked yet? Or are you waiting for the Charmin supply truck to go rolling on by? Perhaps it’s time to invest in paper. We print our money on it and hope somehow it will save us.
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