Guess who’s the hottest state in the Union right now?
South Dakota has the highest coronavirus infection rate in the nation. Yay, us.
Governor Kristi Noem thinks “this is where we expected to be. None of this is a surprise.” Really? Should other states that have taken coronavirus more seriously be surprised that they aren’t matching our climbing infection rate?
That Sioux Falls paper attributes to Noem the phrase “expected inevitability” in describing the rising number of cases. That’s a double-duty propagandizing phrase. “Expected” means, Your Dear Leader did not underestimate the problem. Your Dear Leader foresaw exactly how things would happen, as she always does and always will. “Inevitable” means If anything bad happens, you cannot blame your Dear Leader. No policy action could have stopped this pandemic, so you cannot blame your Dear Leader for fruitless inaction. Besides, if you get sick, you probably deserved it for impious thoughts.
South Dakota is worst in the nation for coronavirus infections. So yeah, move here! Bring your family! Hire whoever’s left when God gets done sorting us out!