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Depravity is defined as follows in the Merriam Webster Dictionary:
1: a corrupt act or practice; the depravities of war
2: the quality or state of being corrupt, evil, or perverted : the quality or state of being depraved
Florida’s First Lady, Casey DeSantis, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Many of us know from personal experience with family members what a life-changing, terrifying nightmare of a moment it is when one first hears that a loved one has been diagnosed with breast cancer. There are, quite simply, no words in the English language to even get close to describing what that moment is like for family members and how deathly it is for the loved one herself. I write from personal experience, as My Lady received that news in the not-too-distant future. Life is never the same after that moment, in ways too numerous to list here, as this is about that horrible moment which occurred in another family, that of our Governor and First Lady.
It goes without saying that here in our family, we immediately prayed for Mrs. DeSantis and her family, which includes three very young children, and will continue to send prayers and hopes for a full recovery as long as this ordeal lasts, which we hope, again based on what we know of the treatments involved, will be mercifully brief.
However, that dread sickness which seems to be afflicting more and more residents in what has to be a – literal- hell of an existence, living the life of the depraved, the evil, the perverted, has caused the “Twitterverse” to erupt (an apt analogy, considering we often visualize hell as one eternity of erupting flames and volcanic fires?) with the most incredibly grotesque slurs and insults, obviously purely driven by political differences with the Governor.
A few of them are collected in an article entitled “Sick Twitter Trolls mock Fla. Gov. DeSantis’ wife, Casey, over breast cancer diagnosis”, which can be found here. While I’m about one century removed from a world when people had to receive “trigger warnings” before their delicate little feelings risked being exposed to an opposing viewpoint, I would caution that some of this sewage, for that is exactly what it is, is definitely not for the faint of heart. But I do recommend reading it as I would like to know if, after seeing some of the things which are being said about a person who just received some of the most shocking and depressing news anyone can receive, you feel my title is overblown, or an accurate of something truly evil stalking our land.
Here are just a few examples:
“Gonna be really hard to offer thoughts and prayers to Casey DeSantis, wife of a man who botched a pandemic that led to the deaths of 55,000+ Floridians,” chimed in another user with the moniker “Death Metal Viking.”
“My prayers go out to the families of the 50,000+ Floridians who have died from Covid because of desantis [sic],” still another Twitter user wrote. “Sorry I’m not wasting them on his wife.
“Not sure if it’s a gimmick for pity votes or not,” one wrote in response to a CNN story about the news.
“Can someone check if this is true,” added another user, “cause maybe he’s just looking for some sympathy and extra attention for his presidential run, when his wife miraculously beats the odds and becomes a survival story. When it comes to scum like Ron, I don’t give him the benefit of the doubt.”
I will never, never, never, never understand this level of stark, raving evil and cruelty and—yes—depravity. Just one more reason so many of us are beginning to wonder if this, the Greatest Nation ever devised by the mind of man, can stay together with divisions this deep and seemingly irreparable.
Meanwhile, we will continue to pray for Mrs. DeSantis and her family and have faith that most Americans will do so, as well.Published in