As if the year couldn’t get any more insane, the U.S. president now has COVID-19. It brings up the question: Is it ever OK to wish for someone’s death?
Some might say that wishing for death brings us down to his level or sullies the energy of kindness and empathy progressives champion. We seek a world where all life is cared for and cherished, even his. We can’t betray that.
But others would say that his policies and way of being bring about turmoil and suffering. His actions have led directly to thousands upon thousands of deaths, and continue to do so. Wishing for his health will inevitably bring about the death and suffering of countless others. We can’t betray them.
Personally, I do not wish him suffering. But in my heart of hearts, I do hope this virus ends his time on this planet – for the greater good of humankind and so that his obviously tortured soul might finally get some rest. But I also question myself in this.
What do you think?
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