Although things have moved along a bit with the alterations on the guesthouse, we are still eating dust, listening to noise and living in chaos.
I can see things changing drastically within about two working days (I really, really hope it does), but for now everything still feels crazy and uncomfortable.
I am upset about how we are all being manipulated by our governments. I am not a puppet on strings, and I cannot remember giving anyone the right to decide for me how I should live my life. Initially I thought it was a good idea to be cautious about this virus that seemed to have taken the world by storm, but now things are just plain ridiculous. At which point do you decide to return life to normal? Because at this rate it is never going to happen. How can you continuously close everything down every time a few more people get the virus? There are reports from all over about how unreliable the tests are for a start. The tests are unreliable, the vaccines are not safe, nobody seems to know for how long they will protect you, or if it is safe for pregnant women, older people, or anyone for that matter. Yet still nothing can return to normal. Businesses must continue to close down. People must continue to lose their jobs.
And yet, we accept all this without a word of protest, as if it is the way it should be…
Do you know the parable about the frogs? If you put them in cold water, make a fire under the pot, they will not even realize that they are in water that is constantly getting hotter and hotter, until they are cooked – and then it is too late.
Oi…a scary, scary thing to allow others to make all these decisions for us, don’t you think?