The virus is real.
It doesn’t matter if it came from a butchered bat at a wet market in Wuhan.
It doesn’t matter if you think it’s a government conspiracy to roll out 5G.
It doesn’t matter if you think we are just one hop, skip and a jump away from being controlled by the government, with authoritarian rule, mandatory vaccinations and police on the streets.
To be honest, none of that shit has any relevance.
It’s a distraction from the inconvenient truth that you are not in control.
That you have never been in control.
It’s easy to be a keyboard warrior.
Or a troll under a bridge.
You can hide behind your screen name and online persona.
You can divorce yourself from the facts, but it doesn’t change that
These are inconvenient truths!
Post your sentiments without any regard for grammar or spell checks
Infect us with your personal beliefs
Create more fear for the anxious
Or better yet
Create confusion for the masses.
Because that is something you can control, and that, my friend, is a truth you’re willing to buy into.
It’s an inconvenient truth
To acknowledge that people are suffering
And to acknowledge that you are no more immune to that suffering than they are
It’s much easier to believe you’re invincible
That bad things happen to other people
And as long as you live in your bubble of denial you don’t have to deal with the fact
That you’re just human
And the most human attribute we all share is the belief that we’re special
And starring in the greatest movie of all time.
As if we matter
As if this Planck instant we’re gifted on this planet will affect our Mother Earth in a few millennia.
She will shake us off of her and rebuild
Like she’s done time and time again
Better and stronger
We are just background extras in her movie.
The illusion that we have any control is the heartiest cosmic joke of them all
And that is the most inconvenient truth imaginable.