Op-Ed: I Ain’t No Damn Scientist, But This Covid Dude, Is Not Playin! by Thomas Muhammad

By Thomas Muhammad

(DALLAS – May 19, 2020) – Correct. I called Coronavirus a Dude ‘cause Brothers know a Sistah wouldn’t do this to the world! Yes, I’m clear; sometimes, Sisters do try our patience.

In fact, growing up in ‘da hood, brothers, in anger with a Sister, would occasionally shout out, “Give me back my damn rib!” That’s where the Bible said she comes from, right? Father Adam gave up a rib, so we calling in our damn loan!

Back to this Covid Dude, where currently the virus thing is even hitting the wealthy, it seems to have put them in feeling the homeless people’s pain! Fat cats standing out on street corners holding signs exclaiming “will work for food” is quickly becoming the norm as the nation’s food supply is drying up. In less than four months, the virus has infected 3.1 million people worldwide with half of those cases in the US where nearly 74,000 have died.

I mean, this Dude I call an anti-social disease is proving too tough to handle for President Donald Trump and his administration where American citizens get no help. Instead, news sources like Fox News keep harping on their blame game narrative that COVID-19 “escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China!”

Excuse me, but who the hell cares? Let’s just stop the damn thing. Okay?”

I have complete faith in the professional doctors to get us through this. They’ve gone to medical schools, earned the degrees and can provide us with the best solutions if we just follow their advice and learn patience.

But, I definitely wouldn’t put any trust in a guy who’s not a doctor or scientist and was convicted for illegal proscription drug use! He and I were born in the same month, same day and yes same year (1/12/1951). I just hope it wasn’t the same hour!

Who is he, you ask? Okay don’t laugh! It’s Rush Limbaugh! Yeah Donald Trumps’ bosom buddy! Now, remember you said you weren’t going to laugh!

It’s been proven perfectly clear the Donald either is asleep at the switch or has no care for any life other than his own because this Dude is kicking his and by default, America’s butt!

It’s all happening with a man who will look you straight in the eye and lie like the truths not in him!

This Covid Dude has even shined a huge light on America’s prisons, particularly in rural areas. For decades, these majority white communities have used US Census data to get billions from the federal government by counting prisoners as a part of their towns.

Yeah, right! I hear you. That’s funny, but it can be extremely deadly for prison inmates and even prison guards who live in these communities.

These places have become areas where “social distancing” is completely impossible and the virus is spreading like wildfire behind prison walls and guards are likely taking it home to their families.

And look at the folk Trump has put in charge, like this guy Brian Harrison who used to run a small business called “Dallas Labradoodles!” Yeah, he’s from my “homey”, but he has no education in public health, management, or even medicine. The only thing he’s known for is the man who successfully bred a Labradoodle, yet he’s tapped to lead the US pandemic task force, which will probably be the most powerful position of our lifetime!


It’s bad enough this President spends his every waking hour watching and listening to the “Great Enabling Talking Heads” at Fox, like Tucker Carson, who claimed that this “virus didn’t turn out to nearly be as deadly as we thought it would be!”

I’m like, Huh? The US has over a million infected people that we know of and have over 70 thousand dead. That’s not deadly? Remember, the latest prediction was 74 thousand would die by August. We are in May and we’re already about to reach that milestone, you think?

And since the Donald refuses to do nationwide testing as the science community has recommended, we won’t really know the true picture of just how bad a shape the country’s really in. So, now the medical experts from around the world are resorting to do test on sewers through wastewater places to try and get a trace on where the virus is spreading, because, after all, everybody uses the toilet, right? lol!

Man, I too wish this Covid Dude was gone like tomorrow, but that’s not what we see happening and for now too many doctors have been right, thus far!

I definitely refuse to take any chances because a nut sitting safely in the White House or his crackpots sitting safely behind mics at a TV studio tells me it’s safe to go out and protest.

Follow ‘stay at home’ orders. No mingling in large crowds. No way, or as our sisters would say at a moment like this, Not!

The Struggle Continues ….