The Only Thing We Have to Fear

I am certain that my fellow Americans expect that on my induction into the Presidency I will address them with a candor and a decision which the present situation of our people impel. This is preeminently the time to speak the truth, the whole truth, frankly and boldly. Nor need we shrink from honestly facing conditions in our country today. This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days.                                                Franklin D. Roosevelt, March 4, 1933

87 years later we are “facing conditions in our country today.” Coronovirus pandemics fear and fear is strangling our nation: its economy, its well-being, its consciousness.  Fear is bludgeoning the world in same measure.  

Costco is out of toilet paper!  Toilet paper!  How fearful is that.?  Those lucky enough to have a garden or a park nearby might stock up on leaves.  That’s great if spring has sprung enough green where seasons exist.  A shortage must be administrated by those commanding how we should live; send truckloads to the north and northeast where trees are winterized or to  deserts where a tree is a mirage.  

Google and you’ll find that Fuki leaves are a great substitute.     To quote: Large, soft, and abundant,  fuki, is loosely derived  from the Japanese word which means to wipe (ふく).  It is also known as butter burr or bog rhubarb.  The leaves of this plant are also edible (before wiping) unquote.

Of course, wash your hands after….

Today we received an email that an event at California State University OLLI has been cancelled and a subsequent email warned that several classes have been cancelled.

The only thing we have to fear is…

Would I wear an Obama cap while walking in Times Square no one would notice me.  

Would I wear a red cap while walking in Times Square there would be second glances and if it had MAGA on the front I would be….

I am afraid to wear a MAGA cap even in Orange County.  Yes, I have one and Cindy has an KAG cap.  We went to a Republican rally in Fashion Square but kept our caps in our pockets, disappointed to find that the rally did not materialize.

We wore them at a Trump rally last September but we haven’t worn them since.  Too dangerous.  

Pandemic fear.  

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