Living in this new age of the world, not just with the start of a new decade, but also with how connected the world has become since 2010 still leaves many things to be desired, but at the very least you would think, a society as advanced as ours would have worked on a few things, fixed a few things and certainly gotten a society where everyone has equal opportunity and is treated equally correct.
That is of course not the case at all.
During this worldwide pandemic that we have been in, it has shown more and more the darker side of humanity as a whole, and one of the biggest reasons that WE NEED ANTIHUMANISM now more than ever! Humanity has the wrong goals, the wrong focuses and is certainly not treating everyone equal.
It starts with the very beginning of this pandemic, when everyone was butt rushing to the stores to stock up on all of the toilet paper that they could get. NO IDEA why that was important, but somehow most of society had believed that somehow Coronavirus gives you the shits so damn bad that you will run out of toilet paper if you do not buy at least 5 or 6 packs of 24 rolls. Some people are now not only foolish, but also now have enough stockpile to last themselves the next year or more and it cannot be returned! That shows you very clearly the greed of the average person. The fact that they are only looking out for themselves and not for others. I am not a huge fan of social contract theory, but John Locke talks about making sure that “as good and as much” is left for everyone, and certainly that was not the case. I remember back in March-May of 2020 when there was barely any toilet paper on the shelves of any store, and right now, as of September 2020 the thing I cannot find for the life of me are sanitizing wipes (Lysol and all of that) and that comes down to the fact that people will buy up ALL OF THEM at first notice on the shelves. Not enough for everyone…that is my point, we could handle anything in life better if we let everyone have a piece of a action.
Covid-19 has also done a genuinely nice job in really opening everyone’s eyes up to many of the systems in society that are not working (or never did but people were too lazy to do anything about). The first of those being the Long-Term Care Facilities. Many of the worlds governments have essentially left older people in those homes to die. Many of those homes have gone uninspected for YEARS (looking at Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario for this one) and because of that there was a lack of Personal Protective Equipment (henceforth referred to as PPE) in many of these places, and because of that there were many staff who abandoned ship, saving their own asses and leaving many of the elderly residents to live and eventually die in their own filth. Disgusting.
The second of those systems has been the larger healthcare system. The hospital and clinic systems being overrun by people who are sick and dying and of course there are not enough beds for them so many people back in the early days of the pandemic were not dying in hospitals, were walking around sick, but untested because there were not enough centers for testing because one of the major piss offs for me when it comes to the human race in general is that they would rather protect their bottom line than try and PREVENT things from happening. We could have had this pandemic under control like SARS in 2002-03, but the problem is that no one wants to fork out them money to take care of other people. Too many people with a lot of money who are scared of “the welfare state” and actually seeing everyone being taken care of and being happy. I will discuss that more in a later essay for sure.
The final major thing that Covid-19 has really helped bring more to light is the injustices of policing. Now, we have known this forever that people of colour have always had a raw deal (for lack of a better way of putting it) when it comes to law enforcement, criminal charges and sentencing. It is not right that just because of the colour of someone’s skin that they should be getting it any worse than anyone else. Not right at all. Police should not be using deadly force on people who are resisting, nor should police only be taught to “react” not “think” before doing anything. There should be Community Social Workers hired on with Police to go to smaller incidents as to not blow them out of proportion because of the nature in which police are taught to act. Racial sensitivity training is a MUST HAVE for police now as well so that more deaths like George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Treyvon Martin, Abdirahman Abdi, Atatiana Jefferson, Aura Rosser, Stephon Clark, Botham Jean, Philandro Castille, Alton Sterling, Michelle Cusseaux, Tamir Rice and Freddy Gray can all be avoided. 1 is too fucking many, but the fact that there are too many for me even to type out here is ridiculous. We have known all about this since pre-covid, but higher society has still refused to act. Antihumanists would act, they would own these mistakes about society and FIX THEM!
Covid-19 continues to unmask many of the things about society that have been problematic behaviors and systems. There will be a follow up to this essay called “Dear COVIDIOTS” that I will be doing at a later point in time this year, so wait around for that for more of my thoughts on the anti-maskers and Coronavirus Parties and so forth.
PS. Happy 100th Post on the blog!