You say you want to die from COVID? Do this…

First, join an evangelical Christian church.


Note that we’re not just talking about Christianity. There are many more flavors of Christianity than there are flavors of Baskin-Robbins and Ben & Jerry’s combined. You need  to look for a church that  identifies itself as “evangelical” and embraces that strange version of Christian theology known as “millennialism.”

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Second, move to a state controlled  by Republicans.


At best, Republican controlled states will pooh-pooh the risk of COVID and the efficacy of vaccines. Beyond that, they might promote quack or expensive alternatives to vaccination, and reject protective regulations. And then there’s this…


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Artists as activists.






Confession of cluelessness!

Back when I was still physically able to travel, I visited the Sackler Wing of The Metropolitan Museum of Art many times. But I never connected it with the notorious family that cynically and heartlessly caused so much of the opiate addiction from which we’re suffering now in the U.S. I’m really pleased that these artists are more alert than I.


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