I am increasingly concerned about the future for my Grandkids.
The world seems to be sliding down a slippery slope and while I don’t know what lies at the bottom of that slope I feel in my water that it isn’t a good place.
Wherever I look there seems to be an ever rising level of chaos. There seems to be only two real religions – Health and the Planet. Everything must be sacrificed to appease both religions. We must destroy our economies “to save the planet” and are currently destroying our economy for the sake of Health.
One aspect of the current “crisis” seems to have escaped the minds of our politicians. The “crisis” is a virus which is running rampant, but surely a virus is an aspect of nature? We are supposed to be worried about biodiversity and species becoming extinct and all that crap, yet when nature throws a virus at us we go into panic mode. We must stop it at all costs, and those costs are astronomical.
Health and safety seems to be the ultimate aim these days. One of the worst clichés to enter the modern vocabulary is the mantra – “if it saves just one life then it is worth it”. I have heard that quoted so many times as justification for some stupid law or regulation yet it is meaningless. Maybe we should stop using electricity? Maybe we should outlaw the private car? Maybe we should fence off our coasts, our rivers and our lakes? Think of the lives that would be saved!
So let’s embrace nature. Let the virus run its course and welcome it as an aspect of nature that we are supposed to hold in reverential esteem. So it will kill a few people, but mainly those who are approaching their end of life anyway. If it chooses to bump me off then so be it. I shall go with my tongue firmly in my cheek.
Who wants to live a life wrapped in cotton wool anyway?