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Opinion: Don’t ask me why?

Why? Is that the shortest question in the English language? I suppose so, unless the question is Me? Or the less likely and clumsier query, “I?”

The why question is a worthy one to ponder.

Why do good things happen to bad people, or its kissin-cousin why do bad things happen to good people?

Parents can tell you when a child reaches the “Why?” stage of their development, the little ones, and teenagers too for that matter, can drive a person crazy.

Young people seem to have an inexhaustible supply of whys?

My parents didn’t put up with being questioned for long. The discussion would end most times when they said, “Because I said so, that’s why!”

Conspiracy theories are about why, as well as who and how?

Reading Spanish both the question mark and explanation point are inverted at the beginning of a sentence to advise the reader they are about to read a question or an excited sentence. I always thought that the English language should employ the same system.

I once read a story about a yellow journalism tabloid where the reporters wrote what they call window dressings. This meant when they were short on copy to put in that week’s edition, they would stare out the window and make up whatever fanciful tales they could think of.

Being on deadline and without a story to print, I can somewhat sympathize with their panic.

One of what might be the most often question these days is why is the planet experiencing a worldwide global COVID-19 pandemic?

We have known for a long time it was coming. About 10 or 15 years ago, Madera County staged a multi-agency preparedness drill for such an eventually.

Held at Madera District Fairgrounds, the health department organized faux food distribution, medical assistance, law enforcement, crowd control and sheltering plans.

Throughout the drill, I remembering thinking, “Thank God we’ll never have to put this plan into action. A crisis like this could never happen in America. Those types of emergencies only happen in third world nations.”

I am sometimes astounded at the quantity of my own arrogance.

The “global pandemic,” is a phrase that has entered the vocabulary with a vengeance has given rise to many conspiracy theories. How many are true remains a mystery.

It was brewed by scientists of the Chinese government attempting a crude version of population control and it got away from them.

Good conspiracy theories are made up of half-truths and innuendo. Many believe the pandemic was created by a wealthy madman as a way to get the population to clean up after itself. Places of business have rarely been cleaner with the people sanitizing everything in sight.

Another theory states the virus was released by “the deep state,” to make President Trump look bad, destroy his ability to get reelected and to destroy his legacy. Okay, I admit it. That one, I made up looking out the window.

But, based on some of the other things members of the Democratic Party have done to interfere with the occupant of the Oval Office the last four years, it is plausible.

This latest impeachment ploy is designed to keep him from ever running for president again.

Some pundits such as Bill Maher voiced the theory that when the time came, Trump and those loyal to him, would refuse to vacate the White House.

My POTUS may have left the West Wing metaphoricaly kicking and screaming, he did leave, proving them wrong.

Using a slew of executive orders the new president reversed many of the policy and programs instated by the Trump Administration, including the border wall.

In a perfect world, a group of philanthropists would continue the project and tell the president to go hang.

If the powers can steal a presidential election, as many people believe, what kind of havoc could they reek on the rest of us?

As the story goes power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely!

Long days and pleasant nights, my friends and have a great weekend.

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