Short stories and essays by Shaun Costello, as well as excerpts from manuscripts in progress.

DON’T TREAD ON ME

There was once an American flag that said that. But those were the good old days when men were men, and women were pregnant, kitchen-bound and obedient. And if you wanted a negro, you could buy one. There was greatness in the land back then. I’ve lost patience and tolerance for those, whose refusal to get vaccinated endangers their friends, neighbors, and even family members. Many will say that mandating vaccine is in violation of their constitutional rights. Rights to what, I wonder? Polling has shown that most of the states experiencing spikes in covid have republican governors, and a republican majority in their legislatures. They listened to Trump’s “Miracle” speeches and believed every word. Evidently, they still do. And so they are contracting covid in numbers far greater than states who have followed science, and reason. Most scientists will tell you that covid is here to stay, and that it will adapt to out attempts to prevent it. That vaccinations for this pandemic will become annual events, like flu shots. It’s a new world. And this new world will be populated by fewer numbers of racists, white supremacists and evangelicals, whose refusal of science will diminish their demographics. Like a cleansing of the species. Like the Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse.

6 responses

  1. You are still a fookin loon…god bless, tom.

    July 19, 2021 at 12:31 pm

  2. Now now. We shouldn’t (openly) wish for anyone’s death. Bad karma & all that. But if it happens… I won’t be cryin’ or nuthin.

    Cheers Mr. Costello & nice to hear from you.

    July 19, 2021 at 1:15 pm

  3. Susan lawrence

    I keep saying the same thing. The stubborn losers will die off. The world is overpopulated and full of idiots, me included.
    Going for my booster in a week.

    December 5, 2021 at 12:56 pm

  4. Susan Lawrence

    I do t know if my comments post, but your blogs are spot on my friend.

    On Mon, Jul 19, 2021, 12:20 PM Shaun Costello’s Blog wrote:

    > shauncostello posted: ” There was once an American flag that said that. > But those were the good old days when men were men, and women were > pregnant, kitchen-bound and obedient. And if you wanted a negro, you could > buy one. There was greatness in the land bac” >

    December 5, 2021 at 1:17 pm

  5. I hope this comment finds you well Mr Costello, I’m a big admirer. You will write things with eloquence and grace, the things I would echo if I had any inclination to be active online. I hope everyone is OK and the pevailing climate brought on by the disease hasn’t messed you up or jerked you around.
    Both the life you lived and the writings associated fascinate me, any chance please of knowing how long your book is taking to finish and be published? If there is no news, it’s fine. I wish you only good luck and best wishes. Thanks.

    April 2, 2022 at 6:36 am

    • The book was finished years ago. It’s not really about porn, which I don’t find to be that interesting. It’s about my life during those years

      April 2, 2022 at 7:48 am

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