For more than a few months, there has been talk of a return of the Bubonic Plague. The mere word would send citizens of the olden days in Europe into a panic as there wasn’t a cure and it was almost always deadly. Given the symptoms and onset ailments of the disease, anyone that did survive, probably had health concerns for the rest of their lives.
Here, today, we live in modern times with all the perks of running water, air control in our homes, food choices, and relative peace and quiet between uproars with the more rabid of the squabbling politicians and the shouts of misinformation from the news. However, the fact that Dr. Drew (https://drdrew.com) has been talking about the possibility of an outbreak of the plague beginning in Los Angeles SOON doesn’t seem to bother elected officials in the California government from the Governor on down to the least of the small city councils. I have to wonder about their priorities. Did they hear the words ‘deadly plague’ clearly and understand that people WILL die and it will SPREAD and we are not, to my knowledge prepared for this?
It seems the democrats in power in California have other more important priorities like thwarting any and every move President Trump tries to make, taking citizen medical insurance money to help cover anyone that comes into the state, and protecting the sanctuary cities that have seen an upturn in crime even as they are supposedly protecting the criminals from ICE efforts.
We were just in the very beginning of the City of Los Angeles several months ago and were shocked at the tents, clutter, and people along side the offramps. They are living, eating, relieving themselves all in the same small space often. The rats like it and as the rats make their rounds, they are now also sharing their fleas and, subsequently, the plague. The people who will probably be adversely affected, first, will be the very people that live where the rats/fleas flourish – the tent cities and homing places lining the streets of Los Angeles right now.
Instead of using taxpayer money to fund people who continue to arrive at our borders without planning to even naturalize but to get what is being given out, perhaps the government should work on clearing up the tent cities along the sidewalks and byways, finally fumigate the rats that have been infesting the police station for awhile now, and work out productive ways to put the homeless back on their feet before we take on thousands of noncitizens who may soon find out that staying home where the came from might have been better than coming down with a deadly disease.
One thing I’ve noticed over the years about many politicians is the word ‘priorities’ in extremely necessary situations isn’t always a word in their vocabulary.