LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Some people only think about themselves

For the millionth time, I read about someone whose family member caught COVID-19 and said, “Wearing a piece of cloth, it’s a little uncomfortable,” she said. “It’s a lot less uncomfortable than ventilators, dialysis lines, all of those things that have had to happen to my father.”

They seem to be bewildered that maskless people still roam freely without fear of confrontation.

It’s really quite simple. These defective people don’t care. They are full-fledged members of the “it’s all about me” subset of the human race.

There is no room for “others” in their lives.

Donald Trump is the perfect example of this mindset. He embraces only those sycophants who he finds useful.

The upshot is that Trump and his base are 100 percent estranged from the concept of commonweal. America, the world’s foremost pluralistic society, requires a healthy level of cohesion of all its countrymen for it to survive. That’s commonweal.

Trump — obviously — does everything he can to tear Americans apart from one another. Why? So, he can perform his deadly dissectioning. Divide and conquer is the way he has always operated.

The former Tea Party types know of no other way to think, except of themselves. The concept of commonweal never registers with them. They are self-serving — likely out of self-protection.

This means that even if Trump gets “only” 40 percent of the vote this November, America is in deep trouble.

Wayne Falda

Edwardsburg

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