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I know thousands of people with families are going to be jobless if the lockdown goes on beyond that -- especially in the aviation and tourist and restaurant business, etc. The summer is the bulk of the annual business for many.
I'd like to know more about this?all of whom the govt could support, if it chose to.
I have the advantage that I work for the Royal College of Nursing, so get the inside track. Two of our friends are retired nurses who have gone back into care, one of who's daughters works on a COVID-19 ward in a London hospital. A friend of our daughter works in a hospice.
I would.think a soap would be able to exploit covid...I've been waiting for a series or sitcom to produce a show with everyone distancing, sheltered in place, dealing with shopping and life etc.Okay, now things are getting serious.... My favorite US daytime soap is out of new episodes!!!!
Yes, I read it and responded here:
Ok, I have read it. I do respect the sentiment, of the covid crisis encouraging a quieter, kinder and more equal new world. People do pull together in crisis.
Countries like the UK are far superior in their compassion for the less fortunate than many Global South nations. I do not believe the problems and inequality of the Global South can be blamed on the selfish capitalist abuse by the Global North. Most of their problems are caused by the corruption of their own leaders. Take Zimbabwe as an example.
While corona lockdown has caused people to hanker for a quieter and cleaner world, I personally believe the problems of climate change and pandemics are really the result of overpopulation.
Yes, people do pull together and are prepared to make personal sacrifices in time of crisis. That is the essence of Orwell's 1984: a constant state of crisis is projected upon the masses, to enable the leaders to manipulate them.
So, yes: we would all like to see a better, kinder world -- especially people living in the Congo, etc. But I wonder if corona is going to be the vehicle?
To me, human nature will never change. There will always be kind, decent individuals and societies, but there will always be greedy violent raider tribes.
That is the world, imo. We have an unsustainable global population. Nature has to take a hand to bring us back to sustainable levels -- by war, disease, climate change etc -- not all at once, but by a steady winnowing down and degredation of general living conditions.
I believe we are in this world to understand that there is nothing for us here. Of course that does not mean we should not try to make it a better world where we can.
Corona may encourage people to pull together in time of crisis, but I don't really think corona is going to do much to change human nature as a whole.
So ... there is my response, tapped out on my phone, without planning; just the immediate thoughts created by reading the article.
Me Tarzan, but my grandsons don't like that.Lol, I hear folks complaining about the state if television...but I watch primarily stuff from my childhood, Hogan's Heroes, McHale's Navy, Perry Mason, Hitchcock, Dragnet, Rifleman, Carol Burnett, Rockford, Mannix, petticoat junction...
No, you're probably right.People won't change.
lol, I've done that...and I've rolled with the punches...I prefer the latter.Expect the worst. Plan against the lowest common denominator. Things work out better ... well ok ...