After all, I seem to remember a time when killer piranhas were supposedly migrating north and expected to consume vast numbers of North Americans after eating their way through the Isthmus of Panama and the rest of Central America. I don’t know what happened to that crisis. Maybe the poor in the region ate them.
Then there was - The African Killer Bee - scare of the early eighties. In this case I think they must have been either somehow assimilated into Borg-Hispanic beehives or exterminated by the locals using pesticides illegal elsewhere as they migrated north, because no one ever talks about them much any more.
Anyway, the effects of the virus might be minimal in a country where the voters have already shown such a surprising decrease in mental acuity of late.
Now down there in the land where political animals of all sorts rear their heads, a ‘new champion’ has surfaced through the miracles of television and real estate - all knowing and wise. A lot mistakenly believe that if he’s elected they’ll soon be able to keep nasty things like Zika, piranhas, killers bees and Hispanics out of “The Land of the...”. And if the already mentally challenged have their way in the next American election, they’ll soon be magically building a wall, reneging on their gargantuan national debt, cancelling decades of free trade deals, blaming the Chinese for global warming and then everything will be like the good old days when Americans could do anything they wanted. No one will even notice all the bullshit.
It’ll be as real as Hollywood - and that’s saying something! Because it’s true: there’s an American born every minute. And if I haven’t been clear enough about it and you don’t understand the gist of this little rant you probably live south of the border. If Zika strikes the U.S.A. no one will notice the difference in the next generation and by then maybe - as some have already suggested, Canada might consider building a wall as well to keep certain undesirables out.
I thought I’d seen the apex of inanity when the ‘W’ was re-elected after he and that Dickhead hoodwinked their nation into a second armoured visit to Iraq with its resulting mess. Now I’m beginning to think that it might just have been some portent, perhaps foreshadowing further new pinnacles of absurdity. Of course it is for the Americans themselves to decide where the truth-lies, if they can.