swampash wrote: ↑
6 months ago
Fuß: I’ve always thought a straight question deserves a straight answer, so yes, I think I totally misjudged how serious this was going to be.
No justification but, at the time, the schools were open, football crowds were safe, the government’s advice was limited to ‘wash your hands’, but people were busy panic buying bog roll.
I also have an innate tendency to react sceptically whenever a politician tells me he knows what’s best for me – especially when it’s the same people who brought you Brexit.
What I wasn’t going to engage with was the vitriolic posts.
To those I have unintentionally offended: sorry.
Sid: who the fuck is redit?
Thanks for responding, swampash. There isn't a decent person in the world who wouldn't eventually come round to the right understanding of how things really are so it was only ever a question of when. The whole situation was clouded for a long time by world leaders trying to downplay things in order to avoid panic. How much they shot the world in the foot will be extremely difficult to evaluate so they'll still come out looking like they did everything they could against terrible odds. Take Trump - https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-ca ... as-shifted
... he'll come out of this making sure that his brainwashed minions think he's still the big hero.
I don't think there's anything wrong at all with scepticism but, in a sense, mentioning Brexit actually brings with it a clear analogy. The experts (WHO, etc.) have been warning (for a long, long time) the world what might happen and telling us all that we need to be prepared for a pandemic. They've been ignored. They've also been largely ignored for all the head start time they had when a fucking pandemic actually starts being a very real probability. Wasn't ignoring of experts one of the key reasons cited for why Brexit happened?
For the record, as i stated before, i did feel a few things you said were insensitive but i'd stop short of saying you offended me and no apology was necessary. Equally, if any of my reactions have been over the top, do please bear in mind that i've been watching this catastrophe unfold on my doorstep for longer than any one else here. Most of my anger is aimed at the media and their continued desire to sensationalise and bury the real facts in shit reporting and unfounded opinion, if they bother to report the facts at all. It's given plenty of people, yourself included, a good reason to feel sceptical.