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Something stinks

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Some language has been altered with an abbreviation.)

In a widely viewed press conference, the president proposed a medical study of injecting disinfectants into the human body to treat coronavirus.

When this type of study was conducted during World War II, some male Jewish prisoners had poisonous substances scrubbed or injected into their skin, causing boils filled with black fluid to form. These experiments were heavily documented as well as photographed by the Nazis. As a result, the doctors were found guilty and sentenced by the Nuremberg War Trials.

Now as a result of the president’s proposal, people are asking if they should use disinfectants as a treatment for COVID-19. The manufacturer even issued a warning that “under no circumstance” should its products be administered into the human body.

The president now claims that his proposal was sarcastic.

There is a technical term that philosophers use to describe the practice of asserting things without caring much about whether they are actually true or not. They call this [BS].

We know what happens with [BS].

The viewers say,

“This is [BS].”

The media reports,

“This is a pile of manure and stinks.”

The spin doctors spin,

“This is fertilizer and has an odor.”

The pundits proclaim,

“This is strong and pungent”

And the president learns,

“This is powerful and causes things to grow.”

In November the voters get to decide.

Warren Peascoe

Vienna

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