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#covid19 my thoughts

I’m extremely disappointed in society
By many I’m reading on my friends list here or those in groups or on Twitter
But especially those in the states

The best example for what’s going on right now is New Year eve celebrations

In California you can watch the various time zones celebrating as time shifts

But new years doesn’t mean anything till the celebration has hit your home town

The same is happening with the virus

Many see what happened in other locations, other time zones and many are not taking it seriously until they ACTUALLY feel the impact on their community

Because of how society has been set up, many couldn’t afford to self isolate before being forced to do so by the government…
It’s wrong but I get it

What worries me are those still thinking it’s a hoax

And folks who are being selfish while putting themselves and others at risk

Like the guy in the UK wanting to go for a run in the park with his newborn

Or the number of people I’m seeing who say they want to get infected to just get it over with or how the military should be infected so it can be gotten over with… I’ve seen both from multiple people around the world

It’s horribly selfish because it lowers the value of your own life, there is no guarantee how you will react to the virus and risk dying alone and leaving those who care about you suffering much like suicide

It puts those who are already suffering at risk because medication and machines have to be diverted and it puts health services at risk of not only being closer to catching and potentially dying from a higher viral load but worse to survive with c-ptsd and survivors guilt and rage they have no outlet for

So many have and will die, alone
Human as well as animals in vet clinics

Many are raging…which is valid

But far too many are putting on rose tinted glasses and trying to let others do their thing, to ignore those who are being willfully ignorant about this and believing it a hoax…

Not realizing they to are being just as willfully ignorant and allowing it to continue and perpetuating what we are going through and have gone through over the decades by chosing the lesser evil

Many are saying to write your anger, get it all out and then burn it… Which is wonderful advice for more normal times, more normal feelings and pains

We are in Anne Frank times

We need to document our fears, our pains, our struggles… So that our future selves have the material to learn from and hopefully avoid making the same mistakes or perpetuating these mistakes or making worse choices

We need for it all to change, for the better…

Globally, not just in the states and those focusing only on the states are part of the problem

While I fully support the Black Lives movement, which predominantly focuses on folks in the states (WITH JUSTIFICATION!) but is not limited to

This genuinely is a time when we need to all join together, globally, scream at all the governments that ALL lives matter…
Be they human, animal or mineral
(Yes this is something I have been saying since I was little even though I’m white)

Around the wide world we have chosen to pick our battles, they are all valid but they are all sub categories of a larger picture

We need to get to the root of the problem and unit to fix it…

FOR ALL

This is our moment in history to do so

We are being forced to do so

But will we?

Will we pay attention to the racism that is putting POC communities at greater risk of infection because they have lower access to proper care and supplies?

As well as the poor and handicapped in all communities…

Will we pay attention to the racism that is causing people to die from violence associated with fear?

Will we pay attention to domestic violence?

Be it couples such as the murder suicide in front of their children or the adult children murdering their parents…

Will we pay attention to the fact that many don’t have fancy degrees and yet are still capable of thinking, feeling and able to rationalize or will we keep picking these people apart or putting others down for having important things to say because they post nudes?

Will we stop caring about labels for any subject and focus on the truth…

You are either for life and a better future FOR ALL or you are against it…

Will we stop condemning others to make ourselves feel more important?

Will we stop shielding others from the truth, to keep them innocent…yet berate them later for not getting the information they needed to make wise choices…

Will we CHOOSE to be better, behave better, do better for the sake of a better world for all?

Or will we try to go back to what we’ve “always” known and once again turn a blind eye to the global problem?

Will we clean out this festering wound, potentially amputating the problems and cauterizing the wound…

Or will we wash it up, slap a new bandaid on it and ignore what is killing us…

I’m making this public (on Facebook Shalla Radiolady) so maybe it will reach the people who are out there, like me, desperately crying out for a better world…

FOR ALL…

To try to wake up folks and get them to think beyond the gut reaction and fear and hate

To reach the people who can’t form the words to explain what they feel yet can relate to what I’m saying

4 Responses

  1. Generally people don’t care enough until it affects them. My father was one until John Prine died of it, now he takes it seriously. Human nature is the worst enemy.

  2. You’ve raised some valid points. But why are you upset by someone running through a park? Physical activity actually boosts our immunity. Running through a park you needn’t touch anything and you can easily physical distance yourself from anyone else. So I am a little confused about that. But otherwise I agree with all you’ve said.
    Since most of us are going to get this at some point, I sometimes think—just get it over with. But no one knows how their body will react to this virus. It’s nice to think you will be one of those people with mild symptoms. But you may be one who dies. It’s part of the human condition to always believe the best. Young people do it all the time. They engage in risky behaviours because nothing bad will happen to them.

    • Please spend at least an hour, if not the next day or two, thinking about all the potential negative effects that can happen due to someone going for a run in a public park with or without a newborn

      Also please read articles on why France and other countries have closed parks or banned people from exercising in public places

      I’ve already done enough thinking on the subject, presented enough reasons… I refuse to continue thinking for other people

      • Well you have politely called me an idiot. Sorry. Science is on my side. As long as nothing is touched and you stay away from people there is no reason to stay inside. The reason parks are closed are because of people not taking this situation seriously and not respecting social or physical distancing. If you do that, there is no reason to stay inside. Moderate fitness enhances your immune response. It also helps people deal with mental illness. Running through a park will not raise your risk of getting this virus as long as you maintain your distance from others. Now some parks are far too crowded. Then you wouldn’t enter them. But if you move at off hours and avoid people there is absolutely no reason to avoid this situation. If this offends you I’m sorry. If you would rather I stopped following you I will. But I personally will continue to go out and walk/run while avoiding others.

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