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Covid is inferior when we unite

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Tom Cruise 94, Apr 28, 2020.

  1. Tom Cruise 94

    Tom Cruise 94 New Member

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    A world is now at war fighting the global enemy that has furiously embraced a lot of individuals and shed a blood of deaths to thousands. This a great pandemic to be recorded in a recent world. Its destruction seems to be above the wars fought among nations for it has placed humans in cells without being approved guilty.
    It has been beyond control like how we can see the so called giants digging graves in each day that elapses. This is a great loss encountered in the recent decades.

    The whole world should be at war against this far moving pandemic, we are to fight the torture of the undergoing movement. It should not be a concern of each country on her own but it has to be a full responsibility to all humans. We are to take this as our obligatory duty and lower down the ego moments of fame. We are to deny our greedy and feed our minds with care and love. This world needs more of love, care and tolerance, we are to act politely and feel like we are all drinking from a single oasis. Covid19 is not bigger than us but stronger that an individual, when we separate we give a room to an individual who is weaker but when we unite we reveal the real bitterness of ourselves in front of the enemy.

    For together we can and moreover COVID19 is inferior in our hands.
     
  2. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    Hello Tom Cruise 94Tom Cruise 94, welcome to the Scribes.

    A lot of people are really struggling right now, both from the disease and loss, and from the lockdowns. These are hard times but I appreciate the need to be upbeat about beating this.

    Some people have turned to novels and writing to help with these times. Have you been working anything?
     
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  3. Kasper Hviid

    Kasper Hviid Sage

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    I can't help but notice how popular war metaphors are with COVID-19. Of course, in the OP it is framed as an argument for mutual understanding and unity against a common enemy, the virus. But other times, I feel the war metaphor is slightly worrisome. we have been closing borders (after we have gotten the virus) which links the virus to foreign "invaders". And Trump is pretty keen on insisting that China is the actual enemy.
     
  4. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    I appreciate the difficult times, and how much politics impacts what is going on in the world with respect to this virus (as with so many things). Let's not forget the forum rules with regarding to discussions of contemporary politics. Those discussions often lead to rancor that is never desirable, and given what is going on in the world, I'd argue rancor and division is less desirable now than before. Thanks, all.
     
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  5. Tom Cruise 94

    Tom Cruise 94 New Member

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    Yes through providing the appropriate and serious measures to be taken, the world is changing dramatically and this diseases will have records of no measure if we keep it burning in the fires of politics without holding an hand of togetherness.
     
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    Kasper Hviid Sage

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  7. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    One doesn't see evidence of dealing with the Black Death couched in political terms, either in the 14thc or in later recurrences. There's a touch of that with syphilis, with the English calling it the French Disease while others called it the Spanish Disease, but that was as much cultural as nationalistic prejudice. Nowhere do we find war rhetoric. That's strictly modern and rather depends on the existence of the modern nation-state.

    Conversely, one also does not find people in the 14thc talking about unity or communities working together or any of that. It was all couched in religious terms. Priests were sometimes severely criticized for failing in their priestly duties--not giving communion or doing proper services at burial. Urban governments did take action, including forced quarantines (the term comes from Venice), but nothing was done at the level of kings, except for the time-honored tradition of nobles high-tailing it for the countryside when things got grim.

    We are, to put it succinctly, creatures of our times.
     
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  8. Miles Lacey

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    In New Zealand the message drilled home has been:

    Stay at home.
    Wash your hands.
    Be kind.
    Save lives.

    And...

    We're all in this together.

    In the 14th Century none of this sloganeering would've been necessary. Epidemics and pandemics were frequent occurrences so there would not have been the sense of urgency or need to do more than what was normally done when people got a serious illness. Even if there was a sense of urgency, the speed of some of these pandemics was such that people would've died long before the message that a pandemic was on the way and that precautions needed to be taken had arrived.
     
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