Guten Morgen Leute,
oh my, oh my oh my … seems the lockdown will stick with us for quite some time to come. South Africa was lauded for the kinda strict lockdown rules. Because they are necessary in an African country, even more than in highly developed European or North American countries. When the pandemic gets worse here, we don’t have enough hospital beds and respirators and all the shit necessary to care for millions of deadly sick patients.
Not only Italy has declared national emergency and extended the lockdown, South Africa has just taken back the alcohol sales permits and put a nightly curfew in place again.
Poor Cyril. First he let big money blackmail him into compliance and loosening of the lockdown restrictions, then all turns to shit, now he takes action again. Good man.
But when the lockdown was extended, many South Africans became increasingly restless. Instead of trusting the outcomes of a highly consultative process, many projected themselves as more knowledgeable than those tasked with communicating the directives on how best to contain the pandemic. Enforcing the lockdown became difficult.Allegations of conspiracy and authoritarianism soon emerged and some even took the government to court. The posture of placing the economy before lives gained hegemony and state control of public behaviour was relaxed. The people (in general) asserted their rights to take responsibility for their own health and safety, and government accepted it. The retreat from firm leadership, however, only resulted in the disease emerging victorious.
The country-wide curfew that has been introduced, which prohibits movement between 21h00 and 04h00 is welcomed; compliance therewith, should be strictly enforced.The measures appear draconian. Conditions, however, dictate that the state asserts its leadership role and curtails some of the rights of individuals, to protect their lives.
So, here we are, back at square one, nothing learned, nothing gained, but countless infected and dead people piling up. I’m not feeling smug or more clever than anyone else but just thankful for still being healthy. And I will be even more vigiliant than I was anyway, more respectful regarding the pandemic.
And all I can and will do is to urge everyone to do their utmost best to stay healthy and don’t get themselves in peril. We’ve seen in SA what happens if a gov’mt becomes corruptible. Fortunately Ramaphosa is a good deal more intelligenterer than Trump and Johnson and the whole EU leadership and set an end to the sillyness.
Even the Ugandanians are clever enough to hide when the killervirus goes around. Their president is a good man!
But even if you are unlucky and live in a country where your scumbag president tells you it’s ok and save to go back to work and to school … DO NOT BELIEVE THEM! STAY FROSTY!
Peepelz, I hate to repeat myself over and over and over again but … the statistics you read in the papers and on the interwebz aren’t just some fukfaces somewhere in the 3rd world, they are in every country, in your country. The numbers aren’t faceless insignificant foreigners and aliens; you could become a part of the statistics. Yes, You Yourself! And me, myself. It’s time to realize the facts! And then adjust, adapt, survive
I’m willing to stay in lockdown for an infinite time, and not come out just coz some lying pos politician tells me to. I won’t come out before some incorruptible medical authority tells me to. I hope you are too!