Should Trump be blamed for the young and foolish, or the old and foolish pandemic personal choices or risks?
The Chicago Tribune, AP article titled, Trump offers no regrets on cusp of grim milestone, reported a writer’s analysis of blaming Trump for the death toll exceeding 200,000 in the USA.
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate and ancient proverb to what I witnessed this past weekend in downtown Nashville Tenn. to an old song title, ‘Young and Foolish.’
And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. (Ecclesiastes 1:17)
I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all. (Ecclesiastes 9:11)
As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the real person. (Proverb 27”19)
The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty (Proverb 27:12)
What’s My Point?
I drove through downtown Nashville, Tenn. this weekend and was both amazed and saddened to see mobs of people waiting in lines outside the bars, standing close to each other, most without any facemasks to get into the bars.
Coupled with that scene were party busses with young and foolish singing and dancing and drinking driving through the downtown area, also without face masks.
My point is the writer along with a lot of people need to take a car ride and see what the young and foolish are doing to themselves and quit trying to blame Trump for everything taking place “under the sun.”
In My Opinion
There are timeless wisdom verses and idioms about being young and foolish, engaging in madness and folly, taking risks that can bring about deadly diseases, not listening to advice about having a limited lifespan, etc., etc., that have been ignored by both the young and foolish and the old and foolish over the ages.
After seeing what I saw this past weekend, the writer in my opinion needs to take a walk outside her writing area and observe what a lot of people are not being prudent about, and quit blaming Trump.
Same advice for a person to look in a pool and sees a reflection of what is in their own heart, so should all the writers blaming Trump for the madness and folly people choose to engage in when they are young and foolish or old and foolish.
In other words, we only have one life and limited time and should choose wisely who to blame for our own choices and keep in mind that there will always be an element of chance in life that in spite of being prudent, life is a risk and some risks are wise and others are foolish.
In My Opinion,
Anyone today waiting in line without a mask to get into a crowded bar to listen to music and risk getting sick and passing it on to someone they either love or live or work with, is he same madness and folly that King Solomon observed 3000 years ago.
Read the Source Links bellows which include a link to obtain various interpretations of the meanings of the above verses.
Should Trump be blamed for the tourists in Nashville Tenn, or the college students partying all over the USA and bring home the pandemic when they go back home?
Really now, should Trump be blamed for the grim milestone still taking place after all the public warnings in our Nation and World?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Chicago Tribune September 21, 2020
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