Category: Opinion

Whose fault is it?

16th April 2020
“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” ~ Brene Brown

Yesterday the Wednesday Challenge on partner GC and my site Weekly Prompts was the word Vulnerability.   This is my second response to the challenge.

Also linked to RDP’s Life’s Allusions.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to infect the world, the physical, social interaction between us becomes less frequent. The awareness of our human vulnerability has increased with most of us hoping that our efforts to physically distance ourselves from friends, neighbours and family will keep us safe and lessen the outbreak of this deadly pandemic nightmare.

Some governments have been accused of not acting quickly enough, which may be true, but surely responsibity for the spread of the virus lies firmly with the people? Everyone in the UK heard the instruction  Keep Your Distance and Wash Your Hands.  The reasons why were carefully explained to us.  Read More…

A Thin Line

10th April 2020

In Mid March President Donald Trump suddenly stopped referring to the Covid-19 coronavirus by its common name, which experts and laypeople and the president himself had been using for months, and started using a racist designation: the “Chinese virus.” ~ Vox.com

Donald Trump Clipart AprilThis is my third response to GC’s Wednesday challenge Boundarieson our shared site Weekly Prompts.

A thin line exists between racism and xenophobia, is it possible that with Trump they could be the same?

I am not an American, but looking in from afar I cannot help noticing that Trump continues to go beyond the acceptable boundaries of leadership and decency while inciting division and hate, deliberately encouraging xenophobia amongst those who follow and believe the words that spill like poison from his lips.

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