Celebrate at Home

“My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. 
Our Constitution works; our great Republic is a government of laws
and not of men.  Here, the people rule.”
Gerald Ford during his Inaugural remarks.  Who would have thought Gerald Ford would
once again be relevant…or that we’d be looking back at him so wistfully?

I know you’re all excited.  But, please – STOP CELEBRATING.  I know only a small percentage of my readers remember 1918 – and God bless each and every one of you.  For everyone else, let me share a little story.  Back then, we had something called the Spanish Flu…presumably we’d now call it the Latinx Flu.  September 28, 1918 – Philadelphia.  The City of Brotherly Love throws a parade to promote war bonds.  As it happens, many people were undiagnosed with this flu.  And so it begins.  November 11, 1918 – San Francisco.  After several weeks of vigilant lockdown and mask-wearing due to high infection rates back east, the City by the Bay gets cocky.  They decide to throw a giant parade to celebrate Armistice Day.  Precautions are eschewed.  The flu ends up infecting 500 million people and killing between 20-50 million.  So, keep your mask on, drink at home, and wait to celebrate.

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