Today was a really bad day. I have no idea why it was so, but it was.
I woke perfectly fine. As the morning wore on, it spiraled downward. I don’t dwell on the news. I read a few articles, get up to date, then move on. Therefore, I can’t blame an over-saturation of information.
I posted this on Facebook this morning:
My grandparents survived a dodgy boat ride across the Atlantic, 2 world wars (1 of which my grandfather was in), multiple disease outbreaks, and for a long time, 3 families living in 1 house. Not only did they survive, they thrived.
We were asked to do 3 things. 1) Stay home. If we have to go out for essentials, 2) wear a mask and 3) maintain a certain distance. That’s it. We weren’t asked to put our lives on the line. We were asked to think of the big picture for the sake of the greater good. Nothing more.
Debate all you want about the information regarding COVID-19, so long as that info comes from scientific and medical experts. Dealing with a virus we never dealt before CLEARLY has a learning curve. Don’t argue bullshit conspiracy theories regarding Bill Gates or some other nonsense. And don’t argue some supposed civil rights/constitutional rights violation. There is NO violation. Again, we’ve been asked to think of the greater good. Not your roots, not your manicure, not your leg day, not your retail therapy.
100,000 people have died in just a few months. That’s nearly twice as many that die from the flu every year.
I’m in a mood. Happy Sunday.
As I wrote that, my mood worsened. The post wasn’t intended to do anything other than point out the fact that we aren’t being asked to do anything so horrific as to pick up a gun and go to war. No we are being asked to put on a mask and maintain some distance. That’s it. Period.
Apparently, our privilege (white people specifically) has made us so selfish that idea of donning a mask to protect our fellow citizens is some violation of our rights.
Oh I’m sorry, did any of those POC that were dragged to this country and forced into servitude believe they were some fucking holiday?!
The sheer ignorance and selfishness of our species has made me wonder if we’re even worth saving. Maybe that planet killing asteroid should hit us. Maybe this virus or worse should wipe us out.
We seem to think that we’re impervious to the dangers of simply existing in a universe we barely understand. We seem to think that the color of our skin, the person we love, the gender we identify as, the amount of money we posses are some sort of measures of greatness or weakness. We seem to think that some mysterious, unidentified being is going to punish us based on the scribblings of old men centuries ago.
We seem to forget that we are all the fucking same. We especially seem to to forget that no matter what, we need this world. It, however, does not need us.