June 5, 2020

Living in the time of COVID-19

Our future?
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” ― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 to be a pandemic on March 11, 2020. Maryland’s governor at the time, Larry Hogan, declared a State of Emergency in Maryland on March 5, 2020. I give Hogan his due credit for moving on this because central Maryland is home to Baltimore City and people down there do not understand the seriousness of any given crisis. I’m happy to live far, far, far away from metropolitan areas. 

As of today, we’ve been under stay-at-home and safer-at-home order for thirteen weeks. That’s a quarter of the current year for the math-challenged, ninety-one days for the quick ones. 

Governor Hogan has bowed to the pressure to “reopen” the State of Maryland. I understand. Tax revenues are down. Why? People are not working, ergo, not getting paid, ergo, no income tax is going into the state coffers. 

The mass media has all but forgotten the COVID-19 pandemic. They’ve dropped it like a hot potato in favor of promoting the United States being torn apart by riots over the death of one man being taken into police custody. One man – one cop. And for this people are burning and looting their own communities. 

I understand that death should never have happened. 
I understand the message has now been distorted by the violence. 

Should one violent act spawn a thousand? Is this what we really want to teach our children? Who do you protest for? Who owns you? 

I’m deeply saddened by what is going on in the world today and frightened. The people are being manipulated at every turn. At home on the Manor, I wonder if I’m truly safe. 

In years to come, the mass media will distort everything happening today. The violence is not necessary. People who WERE viewed as equals will NOW be seen as thugs. It’s all to perpetuate a peculiar form of victim-ism. 

We are all being controlled, and once we allow it, it will never end. 

The liberals and the socialists have won this battle, but not yet the war. 

The Lady of Holly Tree Manor