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The Coronavirus Test - Are You a Clock or an Orange?


As the coronavirus sprang upon us in the first months of 2020, it seemed possible that this virus could undo some of the intense polarization that has gripped the nation since at least 2016.

It didn't turn out that way.

The virus has actually thrown more gas on the fires of discord- something that would have seemed impossible back in the 'quaint' days of January 2020 when impeaching the President was all the rage.

Clocks and Oranges

There are two diametrically opposed views on this crisis. The first argues that it's a catastrophic pandemic and we must drastically change the basic functioning of our civilization until we find a safe way out. Let's call the folks who follow this view the clocks.