This is not the first plague to come our way, nor will it be the last. We have created a perfect storm in this virus with our overcrowded cities, assault on nature and failure to create international systems for early detection of and dealing with problems such as Covid-19. Hey, could be worse. Could be an asteroid strike coming our way with Trump and his ilk denying the science and instead trying to personally capitalize on the situation by selling tickets or something. But anyway, this is not the first plague to come our way, nor will it be the last.
Our society has long been in dire need of overhaul as far as the way we employ ourselves with jobs, educate ourselves with schools and heal ourselves with health care system. So covid finds us with multiple moribund, comorbidities and preexisting conditional susceptibility. Our economy was already on life support. Even before that most of our jobs are catering to advertizing whetted desires based more on greed than need or in some way serving the military industrial complex instead of addressing real needs. Our health care system is nothing of the sort. Our schools basically babysitting system built so that women could join men in the aforementioned misdirected workforce. Schools have been overburdened trying to deal society’s growing list of problems while being chronically underfunded. Nurses, teachers, postal service employees, farmers and laborers who do the real work struggle to get by. making a tiny percentage of the money given to hedge fund managers, CEO’s and celebrities.
We need a giant collective realignment with reality, and covid along with other disasters will see that we get it.