It was inevitable, wasn't it?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Editorial and Opinion  |  House: Booksie Classic

The inevitability of pademics and the enivable denial by the ill-informed.

It was inevitable wasn’t it?

Pandemics and the isolation of citizens was inevitable, wasn’t it? I remember when the population of the earth was two billion. Now it’s over seven billion. We now have mobile phones, Google and other technologies – surely bubonic plague and pandemics that wipe out swathes of the population are a thing of the past? Yes, become complacent if you dare. If you do you will die. Shed no tears. There are too many people chasing rewards from an ever-ddiminishing environment. Let’s just keep spending money on defence. Surely, we can fight a war against pandemics militarily? Let’s buy more submarines and fighter jets and ignore public health spending and let the insurance industry take care of the recent plague. Let the shareholder decide. Maybe we can save the world with nuclear weapons? We could just drop atomic bombs on highly infected cities like New York, London, Madrid and Florence. That’ll work. No-one in Coolamon, where I live, would care if a bomb was dropped on Sydney, the state capital. Sydney-siders are all just gay city-dwellers, I hear from Coolllamon locals.

Donald Trump has the right idea. Do nothing, just let Covid 19 virus wipe out his enemies in educated urban areas. Boris Jonson would be advantaged by the same type of action and philosophy, as would our noble Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, who encouraged people to attend the football after it was obvious the world was doomed and the pandemic was now endemic to Australia. Personally, I would be glad if denialist sports’ fans were permitted to congregate together and subsequently infect one another. It would be a shot in the arm for the arts if we could wipe out sports fans and the enormous cost of sports' funding. Poets, writers, artists, dancers and painters would flourish. No one would care how many medals we won at the Olympics or whether we retained the cricket ashes against the English.

Let the rednecks march to their death, happily denying their doom. Who will miss them? Shed no tears.


Submitted: April 23, 2020

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