It will all be over by Easter, he says.
Everyone back to work, all the
businesses re-opened, re-stocked.
Every thing and one back to normal.
Pay no attention to that over-educated
expert behind the curtain: he’s fired!
Billions in bailouts will have been
distributed by then to the expanding
ranks of worthy corporate personhoods,
so their executives can recover from
delayed bonuses for sloppy, disastrous
performances in the plunging market.
And all us common folk will have been
sated with checks barely big enough
to pay for the decent bender everyone
will need to go on to forget how much
they had to sacrifice to keep the needy
corporations afloat, to forget the sick
and the dying whose numbers will
continue to mount as the billionaire
businesses are revivified, healthy and
profitable. We’ll pull our Gloria Gaynor
CDs out of mothballs and sing along
with empty words about survival and
hope recovery doesn’t pass us by on its
way to numbered bank accounts in
Switzerland and Grand Cayman Islands.
Fearless Leader has spoken and even
a virus must pay attention, succumb to
forced optimism or find itself fired.