Re: Comical Ollie tweets about the demise of a compadre of ours (presumably)
Posted by dan on May 27, 2023, 9:06 am, in reply to "Re: Comical Ollie tweets about the demise of a compadre of ours (presumably)"
I work in an environment where every other young patient I look after is predicted to die, and the reality is fairly close to the expectation. Since the middle of the last century death rates in children have fallen so low that something that was commonplace, a lifelong close personal experience of death, has become an infrequent experience until the far later years of life. It seems to me that as a culture we don't have systemised grief behaviours and very often folks don't know how they are supposed to deal with it. |
Last week I looked after 5 people who died and I spend a lot of time thinking about infinity and our place in it, probably as a coping strategy.
I would say now, it doesn't do well to speak ill of the dead. First, as a courtesy I would be grateful for myself, but also because it does speak of a small mindset to score points off someone who has departed back into a cycle of some sort.
Just had a look on Off Guardian - one of the headline articles
Why I donít believe there ever was a Covid virus
"Iíve grown increasingly frustrated about the way debate is controlled around the topic of origins of the alleged novel virus, SARS-CoV-2, and I have come to disbelieve itís ever been in circulation, causing massive scale illness and death......."
You may disbelieve me and think that I'm an elaborate psyop but I do think that during the peak of waves 1 and 2 many people came to harm because they believed the disinformation, that there was no virus or that it was not harmful. We could have managed with public safety campaign and closing borders internationally, when I was loading up my trolley with cans two weeks before the illness was in the UK.
That didn't in part happen because of denial pushed by corporate press but also because of alternate media pushing that line and made it more difficult internationally to institute basic public health measures. Many young people died of respiratory failure because of misinformation.
I ask myself qui bono.
We were overwhelmed by a novel pandemic respiratory virus. The nhs, until then just about keeping it's head above water broke, and is still broken.
Lots of rich people made a lot of money, and are still making losts of money but.....
Denial also seems lucrative and for me one very obvious effect is the effective fracturing of any resistance to the corporatists by pushing convincing but wrong headed conspiracy. This board a case in point.
Kamm in support of imperialism pushes an alternative that is just as false and certainly more orders of magnitude more harmful. I think his comment is cheap, for the reasons I give above. However, I think in more ways than he intends, we are victims of unfiltered conspiracy.