So here we are, in the middle of a global pandemic. COVID-19, coronavirus, whatever you want to call it- it’s turned the world upside down with no signs of stopping anytime soon. People are nervous, people are scared, and worst of all people are UNINFORMED.
Somehow, in the constant barrage of news, there is nearly NO clear direction.
We’re being told to stay home, sort of. We’re being told to isolate, in some places. We’re being told about a thousand different things and in this cavalcade of information there is nearly NOTHING for us to go on- to live on. Salaries are being cut (mine included), jobs are being eliminated, and the disease keeps on spreading.
Our health leaders seem to say one thing, and President Dipshit says another. One group wants to lock everything down to save lives, and the other- our fucking LEADERS by the way- wants to get everything back to normal so we can get the economy going again. Human lives risked at the cost of a better economy.
Not a good look, government.
It’s real simple to me- if we “go back to normal” too soon we’re gonna be looking at Apocalypse 2020. Period. They’re gonna tell everyone to go back to work, wash their hands, and we’re all gonna crowd into public spaces which will send this shit into overdrive all over again. It’s still IN overdrive, so it’s fucking bananas to me that we’re so money-hungry that we can’t figure out a better way. We’ll bail out corporations, we’ll fund endless wars, why can’t we figure out how to help PEOPLE? The FUCK? And those people out there crowding beaches? I have a special set of things I’d like to say to THOSE genetic misfits but I don’t feel like being mean today so I’ll keep that in my brain dump for now. It’s a comedy of catastrophic errors, and I wish I had a way to fix it. All of it.
I don’t have any answers, but I know this- I’m fucking unnerved at the dialogue around this shit because nothing scares me more than humanity in fear-based situations. We’ll turn on each other QUICK, and when we’re being led by greedy and ignorant leaders everything is worse times infinity. We’re in uncharted waters with a compass that’s broken, and a captain that’s been drunk on rum since we shoved off. We are not in good hands, outside of the REAL heroes of all this shit- the people working to save lives and the people who are forced to keep showing up to work right now. If you’re out in the world doing a thing it is literally risking your life, so I applaud each and every one of you.
Your life is NOT worth losing for the economy though.
I understand how shit works, at least enough to know that it’s all fucked up, and I get that we need a functioning economy to keep this country from falling apart. What I don’t get is how clueless we seem to be at handling a crisis like this. We should have seen it coming, we should have been more prepared, and to this day I still can’t identify much clear direction in America. Italy? Shut shit down. They locked the whole place down without question because even though we’re all beholden to capitalism NOBODY is more dependent on it than us. Fucking America the Beautiful- we’d rather die at our desks than figure out a solution that helps PEOPLE.
When did we allow ourselves to play second fiddle to currency? Moreover, why in 2020 do we still ALLOW ourselves to play second fiddle to currency? We have ONE LIFE to live and instead of making it a joyful experience for all we have made it a punitive trudge through shitty jobs, unrealized dreams, and broken families.
Good job, humans.
Shit like coronavirus spirals out of control because we’ve created a world where we’re all stuck devoting our attention to how we can make money instead of how can we be happy. We don’t give a shit about anything until it smacks us in the face, and by then it’s far too late to do anything about it. We’d rather have a healthy economy than healthy PEOPLE, and that’s fucking disturbing.
No, I’m not here to offer my ten-step plan for fixing everything, I don’t know shit. I just know that I’m starting to see a nation SO hell-bent on getting back to work, getting back to making money, that I fear we’re gonna see this thing get drastically worse at lightning speed. I wish we had some clear direction, I wish we lived in a world that wasn’t so god damn soulless and money-obsessed, but we don’t. We live here, and the worst offender is the U.S.A.
I have no idea what life is going to be like right now, a few days from now, and certainly not weeks or months from now. I just know that we need to be stronger than we ever have if we’re going to come out on the other side of this. We need leaders that care about us, and that listen to logic, but again- we don’t have those. So I guess we have to do our best, whether or not it’s good enough, and have a little faith in our own abilities to keep our shit together.
Otherwise we’re gonna go insane waiting on solutions from people who aren’t really interested in them. They’d rather pay for war than sick leave for their own people. They’d rather send us back to work instead of finding a way to spend some of that war money on their OWN PEOPLE. They’d rather some of us die than have a flagging economy and that’s sick and fucking twisted thinking at its finest.
Thanks for treating us like cattle though, super appreciate it!
I don’t know, I had grand plans to write a much more cohesive piece here but I think I just needed to vent a little. I think we ALL do, so feel free to let us know how YOU’RE doing in the comments. We’d love to hear from you and this is the perfect place to vent if you need to. You listen to our shit, it’s the least we can do to listen to yours!
Anywho, PLEASE stay safe, be smart, and do everything you can to protect yourself and your family. Nobody else is going to do it for you, least of all our “leaders”. We’ll keep writing, you keep reading, and maybe we’ll all get to live through this nightmare in one piece.
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