CHAOS, THY NAME IS TRUMP – REBLOG – SHINBONE STAR

CHAOS, THY NAME IS TRUMP

Throughout his life in business and politics, Donald J. Trump has created chaos. It’s his trademark management style. That it has served him well in his quest to become the richest and most powerful person on the planet will be hotly debated by historians for decades if not centuries to come.

Unfortunately, chaos is the last type of management style needed when dealing with a deadly health crisis such as COVID-19. Trump’s chaotic handling of the onset of the disease in our country has resulted in some 350 deaths, with some 27,000 of our fellow citizens testing positive for the virus.

At least some of the victims might have had a chance of fighting off the fatal bug had Trump managed the situation in a calm, efficient, effective manner, by allowing the medical and scientific community to shape a rapid and all-inclusive response rather than playing politics and trying to keep the number of reported cases artificially low in order to prevent the economy from tanking and threatening his chances of staying in the White House for four more years.

Chaos now threatens the lives of anyone suffering from Coronavirus. Test kits are still absent from many hot spots. Respirators that can help those already gravely sick with the virus are in short supply across the country, even though the government has thousands of them in storage. Yes, manufacturers are retooling plants in order to produce more of these valuable machines but it will be months before they are available.

That it took nearly two months for Trump to turn to corporate America for help illustrates his chaotic approach to management.

Chaos threatens our hope of battling the disease. Trump promises the quick release of a drug, chloroquine, that he says will cure the afflicted and stop the spread of coronavirus. His administration’s leading medical and science experts say this information is not true. It could be months (as much as 18 months) before there is an effective treatment for coronavirus.

What do we get?

Chaos, not facts. Chaos, not truth.

Throughout his life in business and politics, Donald J. Trump has created chaos. It’s his trademark management style. That it has served him well in his quest to become the richest and most powerful person on the planet will be hotly debated by historians for decades if not centuries to come.

Unfortunately, chaos is the last type of management style needed when dealing with a deadly health crisis such as COVID-19. Trump’s chaotic handling of the onset of the disease in our country has resulted in some 350 deaths, with some 27,000 of our fellow citizens testing positive for the virus.

At least some of the victims might have had a chance of fighting off the fatal bug had Trump managed the situation in a calm, efficient, effective manner, by allowing the medical and scientific community to shape a rapid and all-inclusive response rather than playing politics and trying to keep the number of reported cases artificially low in order to prevent the economy from tanking and threatening his chances of staying in the White House for four more years.

Chaos now threatens the lives of anyone suffering from coronavirus. Test kits are still absent from many hot spots. Respirators that can help those already gravely sick with the virus are in short supply across the country, even though the government has thousands of them in storage. Yes, manufacturers are retooling plants in order to produce more of these valuable machines but it will be months before they are available.

That it took nearly two months for Trump to turn to corporate America for help illustrates his chaotic approach to management.

Chaos threatens our hope of battling the disease. Trump promises the quick release of a drug, chloroquine, that he says will cure the afflicted and stop the spread of coronavirus. His administration’s leading medical and science experts say this is not true. It could be months before an effective treatment for coronavirus becomes publicly available.

Chaos, not facts. Chaos, not truth. Chaos, has been Trump’s management style throughout his life and especially during the past three years. Chaos is not what victims of COVID-19 need!

14 thoughts on “CHAOS, THY NAME IS TRUMP – REBLOG – SHINBONE STAR

  1. Trump’ s legacy includes “throwing people under the bus” to save him from negative consequences Should I be surprised he is willing to prematurely tell us to return to normal as the virus peaks.

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    • Fortunately, he can’t tell us all to go back to work. States are under the control of the governor who has the right and responsibility to use military force to protect public health. It is one of those times where we have to be grateful for local government and realizing that it really matter who we elect to the governorship and our local senate and house.

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  2. It has been no real difference to US to our situation here in Australia until this week. Our Prime Minister finally putting his hand in the government coffers to help those on unemployment who cant pay rent and that is probably only because now with closing all the non essential hotels, pubs, cafes(takeaways only) weirdly nothing about fast food but i assume they are the same and drive through would be OK for those who live on that stuff). casinos, churches, but schools are still open, according to our federal government but different states are doing different things. one has closed schools from tomorrow another is leaveing schools open so essential workers children can be cared for and schooled as most people who would care for these kids would be grandparents(older age brackets GOvernment seems to thing 50s ijn old and vulnerable). We are getting financial assistance but not for weeks.. so not sure how people on Jobsearch ($570 aus $327 US ) a fortnight will live well they all have been for years..but now with all the new unemployed who have rent and mortgages, and debts(not like the thousands on it before did not) will be getting double the old amount a fortnight. It is so confusing no one knew if this was just for new unemployed or all unemployed. Many other breaks for small businesses and sole traders.

    Yet Qantas our national airline put 20,000 of its 30,000 staff on standown and he will give up the remainder of his $24 million dollar a year wage for the rest of the year to help Qantas stay afloat.. Poor bugger how will he cope on only living on $6 million for his income for the Year! Yet staff there will be some staff who will loose everything.

    The Qantas board has also announced its members will take a significant drop in salary and bonuses. Joyce and chairman Richard Goyder will receive no salary; the board will take a 30 per cent reduction in fees; and the group executive management will take a 30 per cent pay cut.
    It makes me hope that this will see the end of all this shit of insane payments for executives, and bonuses on top. But it did not happen after the last recession with banker and finance areas so I doubt it will change much.
    I just see all the result of the government in Australia and elsewhere paying out all this money to help try and keep the economy going. Personally I believe its the Government responsible for a lot of this in the first place, allowing most manufacturing to be off shore in china, creating a position where most employees in Australia are on contracts, (all nurses in public hospitals are) part time or casuals. The hospitality industry another big employer is being hit hard right now, and most of their employees are casual.
    sigh 6months our Government is saying we might be in this situation. So much damage for such selfish and greedy reasons.

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    • Bad governments here and there have made what would have been merely bad, absolutely catastrophic. We had plenty of time to prepare for this, but Trump went into denial mode. He still is, really. He hates giving out real news because he wants everyone to applaud him. Not much to applaud. MEANWHILE, we’re in the middle of a major election, but no one is campaigning.

      They are all old and if they campaign, either or both (or ALL) of them could easily wind up dead instead of President. Losing is bad, but I think dying while almost winning is probably worse. I have no idea what we are getting. They are back to wrangling in congress and I hate them. There should be a time when everyone does what is best for their people and the country. Nope. Gotta keep on fighting until have the country can’t feed their family and all the small business are shuttered.

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      • Oh I had forgotten it is an election year for you in the states. Sigh I feel for you . It is a truely horrendous place we are potentially heading.

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  3. Is Trump a cause of a symptom of the dying of the values of the US?

    Not to say where I live is any better (we are doing a horrific job here, maybe worse than any other developed nation by being short sighted greedy and insane).

    I read a comment the other day that the US is a third world nation wearing a first world coat of paint. That seems to hold true for many countries, whose true colours are being revealed in a time of true crisis. We can’t just blame the Boomers (as tempting as that can be) but we must blame ourselves. We voted (or didn’t). We failed todo much more than deliver rhetoric from our living rooms. We talk about revolution, but dare not pull out the guillotines, or endanger ourselves.

    Is Trump a disgraceful human? Yes, he’s one of the most hopelessly evil figures in the last few decades, by sheer virtue of his blinkered banality. But more to the point, I suspect that humans as a whole, are not much better, in our selfish aquiesence.

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    • Garry and I have been re-watching (again) “The West Wing.” It was 15 years ago and they are dealing with the IDENTICAL issues we are dealing with now, minus the plague.

      In the 1990s when West Wing was filmed, we were trying to pass gun laws (nope), a high minimum wage (nope), a balanced budget (nope). Rights for gay people to marry (managed to squeak that one through but for how long?) and the neverending battle over women’s reproductive rights. Literally, all the same issues we are still fighting today. Trump is meaner, more bigoted, nastier, can’t read, can’t organize, and is the greediest and most mean-spirited president ever — but we elected the asshole. Not me or you personally, but our society did and there’s no guarantee we won’t do it again. We have made NOT made any significant degree of social progress or any progress on our planet.

      By the late 90s, we knew everything we know now about the climate and we did NOTHING about. Not the GOP OR the Democrats. We decided the buck doesn’t stop anywhere. It just rolls around and whenever it stops, we give it a kick and move it on.

      I am not feeling overly optimistic about life on this planet, much less this country. It’s a very strange place to be.

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  4. I can not watch his daily press conferences. It is filled with lies and inaction. Then Pence takes over to back up the lies. America, we did this to ourselves, either by voting for this reality TV star or by not voting at all.

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