ashes to ashes, iron to rust, rust to dust
suffering, injustice, post-apocalyptic
The world has been suffering from the draconian measures taken by governments and their non-elected officials for some 6 months now ~ all of it in order to deal with a chimera. The alleged coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t even qualify as a true epidemic because it doesn’t ‘affect many people at the same time’, and yet the powers that be have spread so much in the way of lies, damn lies, false statistics, and Project Fear bullshit propaganda that some among us are really and truly frightened. Which is sad because this is just an ordinary bug which is killed by soap and water.
Like a good boy, like a model citizen, I self-isolated and went into lockdown when my government told me to on March 23rd this year, and you know what? I got sick. The reason I was ill was nothing directly to do with the coronavirus. I got sick because I was stressed and worried, I wasn’t getting any sunshine, fresh air, and exercise, and my diet had suddenly gone from healthy to crap. When you have nothing to do all day but watch TV and worry you tend to over-indulge in comfort-eating, junk food, booze, (and if applicable to you cigarettes and drugs). When you can’t get to the store you also lose all the fresh fruit and vegetables that help to keep you healthy.
Many people also lost their jobs, worried about losing their jobs, or had to think about working from home. Nobody was allowed to see relatives, friends, or loved ones ~ up to and including people on their deathbeds.
No wonder this country and much of the world was filled with fear, frustration, stress, and distress. No wonder that so much of the social media was filled with vitriolic, frightened, ill-informed shit. No wonder America is going to hell in a hand-basket.
And it isn’t going to get any better any time soon.
Along with targeted lockdowns the latest ideas floated here in England are; compulsory flu vaccinations, compulsory coronavirus vaccinations, (when there is one), and the compulsory carrying of ID cards. What’s more these ID cards would carry details of your health status.
There seem to be two kinds of country in the world today; those descending into totalitarianism, and those descending into anarchy. And the only people to blame are governments and unelected officials whose sworn duty is to keep us safe.
Some say that COVID-19 is the biggest threat to world health since the Spanish flu epidemic of 1918. And that we should all wear face masks all the time. All I know is that if you give into irrational fear you may as well curl up and die.
inner cities are suffering more than most