It is undoubtedly true that there is a new civil war going on in America, a war which is basically the same as their old civil war - except this time the South is winning.
Their man is in the White House, their judges are in the Supreme Court, their "values" have been prevailing, way beyond the old geographical South.
Indeed a fabulous photo was taken last week in Ohio by Joshua Bickel, showing a bunch of clearly enraged individuals demanding that the governor open up businesses that have been closed - apparently they see these shutdowns as part of a greater tyranny of the liberal elites, who are determined to destroy the economy of Donald Trump. Which, once he'd made it great again, was the greatest economy in the history of the world.
You can see where this might be going... the pandemic might be seen as just one more illustration of the conflict between these freedom-loving Americans and what they see as political correctness gone mad. Except with this one, the freedom-loving Americans can actually take out a few liberals just by roaming the streets, or maybe by calling to their fancy doors and looking them straight in the eye.
And if it means freedom-loving Americans must die, then at least it will have been in a glorious cause.
Just by being out and about, by spreading their disease, they could be hastening the day when not only will the South, as such, have risen - it'll stay risen.
Yes, it is a ridiculous scenario, a grotesque vision of human stupidity and delinquency on a grand scale. Yet the original US civil war would probably fit that description too, and they went ahead with that one for four years. And a bit more besides….
Remember that thing they called austerity?
It was very popular throughout the western world after the Great Crash of 2008 - popular at least with the rulers of the western world, though not so popular with the populace on whom it was imposed.
So there was Paschal Donohoe on RTE News, explaining that he wouldn't favour an increase in personal tax rates, because "if we combine an increase in tax with a decline in income, we're only going to multiply the negative effects within our economy".
Great shout there from Paschal, who thinks that "we will have a different response to this Covid crisis, versus the kind of changes that we've had over the last number of years".
So all those top people who said that austerity was right were wrong after all?
Hard to believe, I know.
But then in his critique of the FF/FG policy document, FF's John McGuinness reportedly said that the only thing missing was "free wi-fi and Netflix".
Frankly, since it is now accepted even by some of it perpetrators that the austerity inflicted on the multitudes for about 10 years was a really bad idea, free wi-fi and Netflix is probably the least they should be offering.