My own way in examining different facets of COVID-19 as a criterion of classification of content. Does COVID-19 analyze why after one year we are tolerating lockdown life?
When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
There are broadly speaking two major interpretations of the events of the past year – the extraordinary powers seized by democratic governments and the reaction to those powers by national populations. The more optimistic (and flattering) is that there was a joint assumption of moral responsibility on both sides.
Isn’t that odd? Is it conceivable that the overriding impulse was not public-spirited generosity but self-preserving anxiety? That the modern obsessions with health and safety easily overwhelmed the principles on which our political system is supposed to be based? It is interesting to note here that the chief arguments used against lockdown have been on health grounds (the risk of other diseases, physical and mental, being ignored rather than on moral ones.
Is it wrong to prevent children from hugging their grandparents?
Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.
Apathy Towards Lockdown Life
But there is a darker possibility. The conceit of enlightenment and its sacred values of individual freedom which modern democracies now believe can never be vanquished, which even saw off the communist dictatorships, can collapse into compliant terror – without a shot being fired. No one is really taking on the implications and impact of public health outside covid. No one is protesting or creating a protest of freedom of expression against quarantine. Let alone social media giants like Facebook and youtube taking down conspiracy theories on the real intention of taking away our liberties and freedom of speech.
The police are allowed in Spain and UK to enter your home and break up parties or groups. Our social restrictions are paralysed on the assumption of journalists hyping up the fear of covid killing us all. And no one is organing protests to fight back for what is an inhuman attack on our freedom of being social.
The depression, frustration, and pressure on our relationships as parents, lovers, caretakers, and individuals is dangerous against humanity.
From the onset, this was badly handled by our governments. Violating our freedom from the start thanks to social distancing and lockdown life. One year on the freedom house of being able to travel, drive to other parts of one’s countries is a crime. Ending up with extortionate fear inputting fines.
mental health since covid-19outbreak is an all-time high. The fear of the spread of the virus has lead to high anxiety levels. The media singling out South Africa and calling it the African variant. or In the United Kingdom health emergencies talking about already way back in September about safeguards against other countries who can’t control the covid-19 outbreak. Has led to an inhuman way of life. But I am gobbed smacked in why we are all sitting at home tolerating it. Not challenging our leaders in why we can’t freely move and isolate.
Human Rights Abuses
I live in Italy Tuscany where government funding to the Italians is low. The luxury of furlough here is a joke in comparison to the rest of Europe, Australia, Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom as first-world countries. Since August restaurants, fashion stores have been in constant lockdown. What is the human rights law? What are the international human rights laws against the freedom to work?
I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
Those who challenge the system lose their human dignity. By being fined and publicly humiliated if they meet loved ones, open up their business in order to survive.
Security forces come in closing them down. Is this not an act against democracy? Let alone human rights violations. What impact is this doing on one’s mental health?
If we don’t start fighting back who is to say the governments will change the law without human rights watch. And our freedom to travel, open bars and take the vaccination by choice will be taken away from us all.
From the onset, we were told covid-19 killed older people. So why is the stigma been told a different narrative? The public health emergency organizations are at full capacity, still after one year. We were told that lockdown life was happening to get full control on getting hospitals up to date and organised to handle this pandemic. One year later cancer patients or other medical needs have been sidelined as our governments are nowhere near in control.
As a society at what point will, we continue to accept this.
Economically the world as we know it has been ruined. International cooperation is just sitting back and tolerating this stay home be-paid way of life.
Our kid’s social life is due to internet access only. My children have not interacted with kids for over one year now. Their social life is online only.
There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.
Our civil liberties are non existent. We have people who are tolerating this. Partly due to most are being paid to stay at home. Where are our activists? Our health care systems are ignoring basic human rights. The discrimination between rich and poor is at an all-time high. The attack on the middle class has never been so terrifying.
Why as humans are we tolerating this? Our motivation to be free seems not so important.
It’s April and one year on the way of travel is nowhere to be seen. Pubs, shops, restaurants, hairdressers, wellness salons are non-existent and we are all sitting at home accepting this way of life.
In a world war, two ghetto lives were set up against migrants, refugees. Are we heading into an asylum seekers’ way of life? The more debt man is in and the dependency on our governments the bigger chances are our freedom of life will be changed forever. The bar has been shifted every time they lock us down. Our privacy of life is monitored every time we try to fight against lockdown life.
May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.