I present this article. I read this opinion piece this morning while checking on my investments in the Market. I submit that the watchers of money and the markets have some of the best news and opinion right now. Some not so much. But we all have such a high stake in this.
With that said:
A very well written opinion. And one that has been shared by me since the virus was first reported in China. It didn’t and doesn’t take a Ph.D. to figure out that it would be a very sort matter of time before it would be hitting our shores. Viruses have been a threat to human existence since well… we have been human. And it has been shown time and time again in recorded history, that we can only save ourselves if we act accordingly. Except for the time that Alley Cats saved us. Some have mentioned, through creativity, that we are a virus ourselves. And I might venture to agree with them.
I apologize for my long hiatus. Partly involuntary. Life changes have rescheduled things for me, and I regret that sharing thoughts and conversation with people was one of the things that got prioritized nearly off the list. I am glad to see that a great number of my friends and associates have grown and are doing fairly well. And, I am happy that the rest of us are still out here trying to share and provide help and comfort for each other. I would say now more than ever. But I think we should always be doing this. The virus certainly has had something to say about that.
There are no politics here. There is no money. It is a matter of human survival. There will be no economy if the global population doesn’t not survive in enough numbers to restart it. That is something I guess we have become too prideful to believe can happen. Yet we are watching it happen in little bits every single day. At what point does the global (the includes the Island of the United States), population become too small to sustain itself and its huge economies and governments? I know there are scholars out there figuring this in, but we haven’t heard from them lately. I don’t know if I would talk now either. Not with the Donald is our “King in Chief.”
I’ve lost so much money here. My iron stomach churns, and I begin to doubt myself and some of the stocks that I continue to hold, despite them being so worthless right now that I really don’t own them. Any lower and I may owe money on them. (Trying for a moment of levity here). But right now, I am drawing on my previous existence as early man and letting the instinct to survive, take the wheel. That is a primal instinct that has taken us through some of the worst moments in human history, and it’s my opinion that it will get us through this.
The virus IS in charge. And there is nothing that Donald Trump can do about it. Only WE the people can gather the information we need and choose to survive on our own. Only WE can defeat COVID-19. To my friends who keep looking toward the Administration and the Media for what to believe, forget that! Do what you know you need to do to insure the survival of yourself, your loved ones and, the human race in general. Stop looking to others for what you know is the right thing to do.
To my friends who are already doing it: I say Thank You. You are my heroes. Risking everything you have bought, built and ever will by staying in place and working to provide survival for your fellow humans. That is the biggest asset that we as a planet possess. The virus doesn’t care who we are or what we do. So, I surmise that the only way to beat it is for us to care. We can beat it with CARE.
Much love peoples. If we all survive, I hope to speak with you all again.
Ya boy Toby