Trump is a bony-eared assfish… and other tales from the Covid-19 rogues gallery (Part One)
Even during the best of times, there are always going to be rogues in our midst. However, it is during the worst of times (and we are most definitely in one of those times), when the roguish ranks seem to multiply exponentially and become ever-more emboldened.
There are different kinds of rogues. At the top of the pile are the “rogue-lights”; con-artists and scoundrels who cause lots of trouble but are generally redeemable. Then there are mid-range rogues of the nasty variety; the frauds, crooks, charlatans and swindlers who can do serious damage but whose activities are mostly smaller-scale. Right at the very bottom are the absolute worst of the lot; the truly horrible rogues who are wholly unprincipled, always deceitful, deeply narcissistic, inveterately corrupt and downright evil, and whose impact is often felt on an industrial scale.
Nowhere has the full panoply of roguishness been more on show during the Covid-19 (C-19) pandemic, than among politicians, corporate mandarins and the outfits they run. Little surprise then, that there are simply far too many rogues and cases of roguish behaviour to list in an article such as this. So, using some of the time that the lockdown has so forcefully provided, I have extracted what are arguably some of the most pertinent and egregious examples.