Gay conservative Tony Green wrote an essay for The Dallas Voice, coming clean about how his stupidity led to mass sickness within his whole family — all because he believed the man he voted for in 2016.
First, I have zero sympathy for Tony, who gets no points from me for admitting the following:
I admit I voted for Donald Trump in 2016. I admit traveling deep into the conspiracy trap over COVID-19. All the defiant behavior of Trump’s more radical and rowdy cult followers, I participated in it. I was a hard-ass that stood up for my “God-given rights.”
Tony is a racist dimwit. Done.
That said, he is now attempting to repent for his breathtaking disregard for reality on multiple fronts when he and his equally culpable partner invited their family to a party on June 13.
You can tell what's coming — he got sick the next day, his partner and his parents were all sick two days later, his in-laws STILL TRAVELED to see the birth of their first grandchild and they all got sick, except for the fragile baby.
So far, one family member has died and it sounds like a good dozen got sick.
Now, he writes:
You cannot imagine the guilt I feel, knowing that I hosted the gathering that led to so much suffering. You cannot imagine my guilt at having been a denier, carelessly shuffling through this pandemic, making fun of those wearing masks and social distancing. You cannot imagine my guilt at knowing that my actions convinced both our families it was safe when it wasn’t. For those who deny the virus exists or who downplay its severity, let me assure you: The coronavirus is very real and extremely contagious. Before you even know you have it, you’ve passed it along to your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors.
But Tony, you are a grown-ass man. You went to school. You made a choice, a very informed choice. And now you want people to listen to you because this happened to you — but why? You and people like you refused to listen when others told their personal stories all the way up to your mid-June party, and worse, you and others like you refused to listen to the vast majority of scientists and health experts.
So why, pray tell, would even one MAGAt listen to your tale of woe and actually believe any of it, which — by the way — I do?
We can't imagine the guilt? Buddy, you can't imagine my disinterest in it.
P.S. For what it's worth, Green is on the right side of history by wanting prison reform (he works as a consultant in that industry). But in the description of his self-published book Maxed Out: The Criminal Justice System Running Amok, he writes:
A special thanks to Texas Governor, Greg Abbott and President Donald Trump both—for recognizing my efforts at solving the many problems within our current criminal justice system. America has a lot to be proud of and grateful for ...
I just wonder who he'll vote for in November, now that he's learned his lesson?