The Voice Of Reason
Mate, I watched that repulsive so-called President his morning saying that it would be over in a lot less than 3 months and he wasn't going to let the cure be worse than the disease - he is obviously talking about money versus people dying, really horribly.I'm in NC, where there's a lot more of that element. But in the cities (and I commute to work in a decent-sized one) there really isn't that much of that, and that's really the only place a lockdown is all that meaningful. The countryside, like not too far out of the cities, is full of the kinds of good ol' boys you're talking about, and they're fucking unhinged and well-armed--I should know, a few are my relatives. But that was true before all this.
At the same time, just a couple hours ago we had the President saying (directly contradicting his own medical experts) that we may be getting back to normal again, and republican politicians saying, pretty much explicitly, that we may have to sacrifice some lives to keep the economy going. Speechless.
Maybe, just maybe when the people who support facists and nazis like Trump, Bolsinaro, Johnson etc., and their families start dying because 'keeping the economy going' for the benefit of the 1% is much more important than the lives of the rabble, a light-bulb moment will happen and they will realise they have been conned. Maybe a better, fairer system will evolve from the recession to end all recessions that is coming. I doubt it, the rich 'ruling class' will always find a way to fuck over the hard of thinking people who support them, and the thought of sharing even a crumb from the tiny sliver of cake they have left with 'forrinners' will be too much for their neanderthal brains. I think the Corona virus hates nazis as much as I do and is trying to stop this 'populist' bollocks taking over the world.
A new world is coming (for us rich westerners, most of the planet will carry on as before) - I hope we build a better version, learn to share and support our less well off neighbours rather than putting up walls, closing our borders and blaming the others for all our problems. Somebody drew lines in the mud and created countries, they are just lines in the mud, all humans are humans and nationality, skin colour, religion, sexuality etc. are really stupid reasons to hate people.