The virus has disrupted the lives of most people who now inhabit the earth. It will now change the way we interact with others until further notice. This include the wearing of masks when we are out in pubic places. The mask is now the great equalizer when it comes to how we face the world on a daily basis. Those who might have facial features that might cause unwanted attention can now blend in with society as equals.
There is plenty of anger and uncertainty across America because of the fact that those in charge do not have the ability to lead the country through this mess. The racial, and economic divide that is on display daily in the media for the whole world to see. Europe has put a ban on Americans who want to travel there even though they need those tourist dollars. When I look at commercials on the television it’s like looking into the past. It appears that all of human behavior that involves close contacts with others.
Six feet apart wear a mask or you will be six feet down in the earth. That is a hard fact to accept. I for one am waiting for the day I can accept wearing the wearing of a mask and not being bothered by seeing others with masks on their faces. America will have a tough road ahead trying to work out the problem of racial inequality in jobs and especially housing with forty million plus people out of work in the last three months things will surely get ugly when the evictions and foreclosures start again.
Reparations for four hundred years of work for no pay must be addressed by the people who benefited from that labor. That is a subject for another time.
The Coronavirus has changed lives we once took for granted forever. We as human beings will have to survive in a world where close physical contact with others of our species its verboten. God help us.
The decade of the 20’s has begun with little fanfare by a society that is eagerly looking forward to the future, and all the possibilities that can exist moving forward. The numbers 2020 for some reason to me at least gives me a sense of peace for reasons I cannot explain. The world we now inhabit has not really changed in the thousands of years of human history that came before us. The attitudes and behaviors of modern society can be justified by our individual DNA profiles. Our life experiences confirms this reality on a daily basis.
The new year always gives one a chance to look forward to the year ahead with a clean slate mentally. This is a once a year gift that a lot of us waste because we a not mentally ready to accept it. The Catholic church has confession clause where you can say I have sinned and be forgiven by a priest on a regular basis, and then you are mentally free to make the same mistakes over and over again.
The bottom line is we all need the use the power of our minds to forgive most importantly ourselves and anyone we believe have may have done us wrong in the past. This a God given power we all possess, and should not waste on trivial matters.
Our lives are all on the count-down clock from the moment of our conception to our eventual demise. That is something we all need to remember on a daily basis.
The president’s decision to pull all American military forces out of Syria may be the first part of a plan to bring our troops back in the future in an attempt to clean up the mess he has created. This will surely be at a cost of lives and treasure one cannot imagine at this point in time. We betrayed the then south vietnamese people at the end of that useless war. I remember watching people hanging on the landing skids of the last helicopters leaving the Saigon embassy as the NVA soldiers claimed final victory over the American “invaders.”
America did the right thing by allowing thousands of allies and their families to immigrate to this country to at least make up for that act of betrayal many years ago. The current administration has no plan to do anything similar to help the Kurds especially after signing the anti-muslim ban. America is giving up its leadership role in the middle east for reasons only known to the president and his inner circle. Tho only other country we can count on in that unstable part of the world is Israel and they should be concerned when we are sending more troops to defend Saudi Arabia in case of a future military conflict in that part of the world.
The story of possible impeachment of our president and to kick him out of office opens the door for Mike Pence to be our next president. The future of our country is on the line especially on the world stage. We have to do better than this for those who will follow us in the future.