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Transformations Press, Sep 15, 2020 - Political Science - 36 pages
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What if the Trump administration's mishandling of the pandemic is not indifferent, incompetent, chaotic, or any of the other explanations offered by mainstream media?

What if, instead, everything has been going according to plan?

In this urgent analysis of the U.S. pandemic response, Bookbinder, a psychotherapist, uses the tools of his trade not to diagnose Trump, but to expose the motivations behind his administration's catastrophic handling of the pandemic.

Bookbinder builds the case, brick by brick, that Trump & Company are intentionally encouraging the virus' spread so that the people who are dying disproportionately from COVID-19 – Blacks, Latinxs, Indigenous people, and the elderly, sick, and imprisoned – will continue to die.

He calls it pandemicide.

Using these same therapist tools, Bookbinder goes on to show how pandemicide fits into the Trump administration’s larger agenda: To move from nascent fascism to a fully realized Fascism 2.0. The essay ends with a call to action around what we need to do, now, to return our nation to sanity.

Though many alarm bells have rung over the past four years, and they now ring with deafening volume, they have not been heeded because many Americans don’t feel personally threatened.

But this is personal. Trump and his administration are killing us. And so far, everything is going according to plan.

It is late in the game, but the good news is that we can still stop the juggernaut that will be unleashed if Trump & Company have four more years. 

There is no more important task before us – no distraction, no entertainment, no project, no job, no creative endeavor, no family matter, nothing – than preventing our descent into a new Dark Age.

Let us not look back on 2020 as the time where our troubles began.


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About the author (2020)

David J. Bookbinder is a psychotherapist, life coach, and photographer. He came to psychotherapy after a transformative near-death experience shifted him toward art and healing. As a coach and therapist, for many years he has helped people find balance, build resilience, overcome fear, and expand their lives.