Let's keep out shit together – It's not over yet!

I’m going to try and not make this post too much about this damn Corona Virus thing, I’m sick of it if I’m really thruthful. But it’s not the CV itself that’s giving the real beef it’s the shitshow that’s ensued that’s really bothering me.

If your eyes or mind is delicate move along, I’m going to be very direct and there’s going to be more than a few F bombs and S bombs and you name it bombs in this post.

The Present – A Summary

So we all know there’s this thing going around, it’s not great and we can’t consider a 2% a low death level, but compared with something like Ebola which has a death rate of about 50% it is low blah… blah… blah..

The real story here is the rich people are pissed, the media have a new story that’s not Brexit or terrorism and they’re all making the best of it. Hundreds of thousands of people die around the world every year from normal flu – is this important? Yes. But not important enough to make the news becasue the rich are not affected by it.

All the people making money from goods coming from China like Apple, Google, Amazon etc etc are getting hit and they’re pissed about it. Well fuck you, what a total hypocrisy. Maybe you should have thought further than your nose.

The Shit Show

The media having come off a two year diet of Brexit now has something else to hark on about. I would like to think they’re being useful but even the BBC is just creating sensationalist stories and trying to create panic. The net result is the shops are bare and the vulnerable people that should be at home being safe are instead wandering the shops looking for food and stuff. The health worker that work insanely long shifts are also not able to buy food or stuff.

This is at least in part becasue some dumb fuckwits are either stocking up to stupid levels or buying stuff to sell on for a profit. Because otherwise I just don’t get it – I don’t. How much more stuff to people need? Where’s the money for it all coming from. It’s like people are buying 3 – 4 times what they need. That’s mad!

This means that most of what’s going on is nothing to do with the virus at all or how to deal with it. Now sure there’s going to be a lot of people without money soon and that needs addressing, but I notice that the rich are more worried about their pennies first.

We call ourselves an advanced lifeform or an advanced civilisation and yet look at the devastation we’re causing to ourselves and people who are vulnerable or trying to keep things going are the ones that are doing without. That’s utter madness! With all this how can we say we’re in any way advanced? We’re animals and we don’t deserve the great lives that we have and the privileges we enjoy.

Looking at all this going on I’m ashamed to admit I’m human.

The Realisation

What does this mean?

Now I’ve finished battering the useless politicians, the fuckwit media for creating panic and the moronic panic buyers who seem to be shitting themselves a lot there’s a point to this.

The world is still going to be here, but it’s going to change. I’ve seen people stressing about how it’s all going to hold together and keep working and what world we will be left with afterwards. The world will still be here but I do feel the winds of change. The ironic thing about this though is that all the panicking going on is becasue people are afraid of change or the uncertain. Yet by the very act of doing it change of some kind is going to come about.

Working from home is going to become more normal for starters. Having had to do it myself I can see it’s uses – even if I’m struggling to get used to it.

There are likely to be new partnerships and collaborations born becasue people and companies are working together so much more. This is where I see the light of true humanity in this.

The biggest thing for me though is the acknowledgement from many countries that the wealth the powerful enjoy comes from the majority of the populous. They have to preserve this thin order to move on afterwards.

What does the future hold?

There’s a question… But if we look at the problems we have found in this. What are the possible solutions? One thing that has been starkly obvious is that we can’t be trusted to be sensible in a situation and respond rather than react (not everyone but enough). Could we find that there’s greater regulation on how we live when this is over.

But this is where the idea that this post came from, if I look into my crystal ball what do I see? Or rather what could the future hold? Between the extremes of everything goes back to normal and apocalypse what could happen?

Here’s some things I’ve been thinking about.

A few weeks to a few months from now along with the cases increasing and likely dropping the levels of waste from al the excessive buying will go way up. I can see it in the news now. Bins overflowing with wasted food and stuff bought and not used. The last stage in the folly of panic buying.

But what I’m thinking about future wise is how is this all going to look in say three months time back at all this and shrug and think to ourselves – hey that wasn’t as bad as they made out or at least yeah we’ve got this now.
The media will find a new toy to play with and milk that for all it’s worth and the politicians will go back to lying and self serving gain.

At the end of the year we’re likely to say please God fuck off 2020 you were a shit year and who can argue with that. But we’ll also likely look back and the figures used to predict infection and death rates were wildly out becasue they can’t work these things out as they’re happening.

But the Earth will still be here, we will still be living on it and there will be a human race. We need to stay indoors to slow the infection rate down a bit and help those we love (or don’t) that are vulnerable but we just need to calm our shit down and think a little.

I’ll leave you all with that thought happy space travellers!

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20 thoughts on “Let's keep out shit together – It's not over yet!

  1. I’ve been saying similar things for a couple weeks now. Funny also because my most recent post was on an almost identical topic. 🙂 The media has been biased for ages also. This feeding frenzy for ratings at the expense of public well being has just made it all the more obvious.

    Shame too. Ultimately they’re damaging their credibility. Less and less people are willing to listen to them over here across the pond.

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      1. It’s always had bad elements. Hurst being largely responsible for starting the Spanish-American war being a good example. It’s gotten REAL bad since the Vietnam war era though

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  2. Simon, amen. I agree with you very much.

    Across the ocean to America, I for one can’t help but wonder what March 2021 will look like.

    I guess I’ve watched too many Twilight Zones. But, wouldn’t it be interesting if the USA later learns that the Coronavirus is part of a larger plan for Donald Trump to stay in office as well as change/extend the term of Presidency. He has every state so preoccupied with Coronavirus no one is talking or paying attention to the upcoming election. The news is only covering 24/7 on the epidemic and we see Trump speaking daily like he’s our fearless leader. Not a good sign.

    Trump is just crazy, egotistical and sociopathic enough to take the election away from Biden by paying people with his $1,200 epidemic bribery money, closing down travel, late night shows, entertainment industry, limiting media coverage, spinning his own Coronavirus story, just to mention a few.

    He’s treating this country similar to how he operates in business. No compassion for its people and then leaving the place bankrupt.

    Stay healthy and safe.

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    1. I’m glad you said this… The right had crossed my mind as well. If it’s not been engineered then it’s definitely very convenient.
      You stay safe as well 🙂


  3. I’ve been reading a few articles on some of the points you raised, but that doesn’t make me an expert. To regurgitate – yes there has been well documented instances of panic buying, we’ve seen the photos.
    But it seems the real problem boils down to two other issues.
    First, 20 years ago the U.K. would have held 7-10 days of imported food, these days it has been reduced to 24-36hrs worth of goods.
    Secondly not everyone is panic buying, but nearly all of us are buying 5-10% more than normal. So for example, we do a normal shop, but put an extra packet of pasta in the basket. This slight upturn across the board has been enough to strip the shelves.
    We are in a fragile and precarious state, somebody a lot smarter than me has a lot of sorting out to do!

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      1. Oh absolutely, and it’s the same here too. All I mean is that our retail system is so fragile, all it took was for us to change our buying a fraction, and it brought the whole network down.
        I come from a family of grocers. I think this is appalling and complete fiasco.

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  4. I think you are right Simon and I also think if some of the billions now–of necessity–being handed to workers etc had been invested in health services then there would not be this sense of panic because we would have sufficient bed, equipment drugs, staff etc but we don’t, but hey let’s not tell the public that , let’s go about it the way it is been gone about. As for the food binge buying? Well again that was badly handled. Watch in The UK for another one now there’s the prospect of a lockdown. cos the leadership is incapable to getting to the helm and saying you will still got the shops. There is no coherent leadership. In fat I am being polite.

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    1. I think you are being polite, this while thing has been handled like a joke and as for the NHS this has been coming for about 10 years now and it’s total folly.
      I’m led to wonder if the government has calculated how many could be ill or die from starvation over this and worked things out to be slightly better off. Just.
      I never thought I would say this but Major, Blair, Brown. I would welcome any of them right now.


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