Finally the vaccine is here. It’s taken a lifetime, but Covid-19 has finally come to cleanse the earth of it’s deadly virus.
We went deep into the forest, wielding battle-axes, acting like giants screaming, “victory!”, like we owned it.
But then mother nature stealthily crept up to our homes in the middle of the night and gently licked our doors and windows with the poisoned tongue. Even as we watched loved ones get carted away, we asked, “why?”.
But we know why.
The best tutor you’ll ever have is one that will show you what you need to know instead of what you want to hear.
It doesn’t care about this complex world we’ve built and filled with corruption, greed, injustice, gluttony, destruction, lies and pollution. In fact, these are the reasons it proliferates.
Tiny voices in a hurricane of noise warned us that dirty lungs were the target, and gluttony was a problem and fragile elders needed to be shielded. But our incompetence overtook our arrogance and we waited until it was well within our homes before taking small steps to show we were doing something.
We discovered that real heroes weren’t born-famous millennials that we’d celebrated on the cover of magazines and on ‘The Gram’ nor ‘The Snap’. Nor are the real heroes of our time rich and famous.
But we’ll forget soon enough and go back to celebrating stupidity.
Our arrogance compels us to sharpen our axes so as soon as the virus retreats, we’ll charge forward into the environment, trampling on everything, having learned nothing.
We aren’t the victors, we are the problem.
We’ve been warned.
And you’ve been blessed by the mad rambling of Fox.
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“But we’ll forget soon enough and go back to celebrating stupidity.” Ain’t that the sad truth.
All the lessons learned during the GFC lasted a short couple of years then the avarice of humanity reasserted itself. As will happen after the pandemic has passed and retreated to memory.
A small few try to disengage from the trappings of modern society but the machine of predatory capitalism rolls on (and over.}
I’m going to try and get a little more forceful and build momentum on this. For our grand-kids, not for us.