It’s interesting to note that the two places in the world, the USA and the UK, who boast frequently about how amazing they are, global leaders ad nauseum and all that other arrogant nonsense currently have the highest deaths of coronavirus.
Our leaders now appeal to our emotions and not our intellect. This is known as post-truth. Watching Boris Johnson talk about how amazing the NHS is and not mention how it has been recklessly destroyed by the government with years of austerity cuts shows absolute disrespect for the public, just watch Tory MPs cheer after blocking a pay rise for nurses. Is there suddenly a huge nationwide collective amnesia?
It isn’t the government’s role to protect or work for the public. It’s role is to ensure big business can exist without the publics interference, to hand over our tax money endlessly, regardless of the effects on the population with the help of the media.
Where are the articles about how in October 2019, just before the outbreak, there was a large-scale simulation testing out if a pandemic were to occur, in the United States titled Event 201 – hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation?
Where are the articles about how on December 31 China alerted the WHO World Health Organization about a coronavirus and this was made available to all governments to read and act?
Where are the articles about Donald Trump canceling budget for research in the event of a pandemic?
Why haven’t big pharmaceutical companies been creating a vaccine since the SARS epidemic 16 years ago? Because there’s more money to be made out of selling face cream and other products.
The reason is, that it is not in the interest of big business for the public to have a say or be safe, and it’s the governments role to keep the public quiet.
As John Dewey said “As long as politics is the shadow of big business, the attenuation of the shadow will not change the substance.”
If we remove the emotion that is produced by headlines, their inherent purpose and start to use our intellect we can start to see there is much more to what we are endlessly being fed.
Nobody in their right mind wants Boris Johnson to die, but he isn’t a paragon of virtue. He is part of a structure, an apparatus to keep us all in place.
The emotion is false, use your intellect.