Getting Through This Together

Say, do you remember Tom Hanks, the new Jimmy Stewart, the nicest, most honest guy in America?

Of course you do. 

Do you remember when he said we were going to get through this together?

He said it on Saturday Night Live.  I know he did.  I checked it out.

He sounded so folksy and earnest.

By this, of course,  he meant the coronavirus crisis.

Well, where did he go?

Hey, Tom, where did you go?

What?  You went to Greece?

What are you doing in Greece, Tom? I thought you said we were going to get through this together.

Oh, I see, you moved to Greece.  You went the full Monty, eh?

What’s that you say? Your wife is part Greek?

Yes, I know that. When I found out the news, I immediately looked that up on Wikipedia. Her mother is from Greece and her father is from that area also.

But wait a minute. I thought you said we were going to get through this together.

Of course, I always knew that you would be living better than me.

But I thought you meant you would be “helping” me from Beverly Hills.

I didn’t think you would move out of the country.

I understand that the weather is beautiful over there, but, hey, I’m living here.

If you’re over there, how can you be helping me get through this together?

Shouldn’t you be suffering through the massive economic shutdown that we are going through? 

Shouldn’t you be sheltering here at home in the United States? 

Don’t you want to live in the Marxist paradise that your friends in Corporate America are building for us?

Shouldn’t you be suffering like we are?

Is that what getting through this together means?

That’s what it means to me.

I didn’t know that getting through this together meant lying on the beach in the Greek Isles.

Don’t you care about us?

For sure, I thought you did. You were one of the first celebrities out there telling us to shelter at home, flatten the curve, engage in social distancing.

It sounded so authentic.  Who wouldn’t believe the nicest, most honest guy in America, America’s new Jimmy Stewart?

Boy, that’s some social distancing that you are engaging in over there in the Greek Isles.  That’s more than six feet, right?

I’ll bet you have a pretty nice house over there too.

It’s too bad that many Americans may not have a house at all after this economic catastrophe that you and your friends in Corporate America have put us through.

That’s right, Tom. Your advice and the advice of many of your Hollywood friends to stay at home, to flatten the curve, to social distance has destroyed the economy of the United States of America.

Millions of people have lost or will lose their businesses.

Things are going to get really tough around here.

Don’t you think it would be a good idea to be here to loan your moral support?

After all, you said we were going to get through this together.

Of course, I knew it was bullshit, but how about people like my mom who trust you and believe in you.

You see, Tom, I felt right from the beginning that you and your wife didn’t have the coronavirus. I felt it was bullshit because there were too many celebrities that were getting the disease out of proportion to the regular population.

I saved every interview you did and analyzed them.  You slipped up on a few items. 

Plus the elites are lazy, and they really didn’t think through your cover story.

I felt that the odds of you having the coronavirus were pretty damn slim.

But, you’re lucky.

You have your friends in Corporate America who control the media, and they have put forth this Jimmy Stewart image of you – this amazing lie of a regular, honest guy.

I know that’s bullshit, and I suspect that you know that it’s bullshit.

But that’s irrelevant; people trust you.  That’s why the elites selected you as one of the first celebrities to come out with the coronavirus. They knew people would believe you. They were trying to sell the disease.  

Who better than Tom Hanks?

I guess in a way I am glad that you did what you did in leaving the United States.  In fact, I’m glad you’re out of the United States. I hope you never come back to the United States.

To tell you the truth, the way things are going to get in the next ten years, which is pretty bad, you won’t want to come back to the United States.

Maybe, in a certain way, you knew that. Or maybe your corporate puppet-masters knew that and put you over there out of harm’s way.

You see, I think we’re going to see a new Jacobin reign of terror in the United States.

It’s going to be pretty tough for people like me.

Why is that?

Because I’m white, and I might just remind the crazy people at Black Lives Matter of slavery which they never experienced.

They may have to get rid of me. They may have to kill me

I may have to flee.

Where will I go?

Hey, I’ve got an idea. Why don’t I go to the Greek Isles?

You, Tom Hanks, went there, and you’re the new Jimmy Stewart.  If you think the Greek Isles are a nice place to go, why that might be the place for me.

That way we can get through this together.

I can always trust the new Jimmy Stewart, the nicest, most honest guy in America.




Archer Crosley, MD

McAllen, TX 

Sunday, July 28, 2020

Copyright 2020   Archer Crosley   All Rights Reserved


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