Not under control…


We’re closing in on almost two years that our world has been held captive by a virus.  With the passing of each month, the rise and fall of the debates involved with controlling it are chaotic.  New infections and re-infections quash any hope of bringing it to an end.  There is a major “Covid-Crossroad” with people choosing to be vaccinated…or not.  Human accountability or reckless endangerment has become the underlying factor, taking on an overwhelming stance, given the personal decisions involved.

Once again, masks are re-appearing as an accessory of choice, even a demand, as we venture out in public.  Virus epidemics, in any size, shape, or form are nothing new to humanity.  We’ve dealt with them…and managed to overcome the gauntlet of infections.  No masks, sanitizers, shutdowns and obsessive fear were involved, common sense controlled each outbreak. 

Somehow, the operative word here is…control.  We are all at the mercy of both a political and medical hierarchy who continue to sidestep the facts surrounding this current virus and its increasing variants but have firmly grasped onto the stifling management of human lives which hang in the balance of this spreading plague.

Yes, I’m angry.  Life’s simple challenges of day-to-day survival have been irreparably impacted.  We take one or two steps forward only to turn around again and lose any progress made.  How many more businesses and livelihoods will suffer as each struggle to survive?  For those of us on the proverbial back nine of life, will this be our exit, stage left…leave in an orderly, normal, fashion, while keeping those masks on?

Sadly, what I envision is a permanency where this, and future, virus attacks are concerned.  We’ve become players in a well-choreographed master plan of control from various sources who may very well have the answers, yet choose to hide them, using same to their advantage, again and again.


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  1. John Holton says:

    “We’ve become players in a well-choreographed master plan of control from various sources who may very well have the answers, yet choose to hide them, using same to their advantage, again and again.”

    Exactly. The real virus is one of the mind. Read Richard Brodie’s “Virus Of The Mind” and tell me that’s not what’s happening here.

    • Patty says:

      Will we see an end to this, at least in our lifetimes, John? With each day, there is more and more doubt.

      And anger.

  2. Patty,

    I couldn’t agree with you more. We are at the mercy of those who want to control not protect our lives. It’s obvious they do not care if we live or die, just as long as they are calling the shots. This virus is serious no doubt but like the flu, we should use common sense to keeping oneself safe. The vaccination is new and obviously not perfect. I mean if it’s the safety net that they claim then why mask up? Apparently the vaccine looses its punch over time making some easy targets for exposure. This brings me back to the question, why vaccinate now when there are too many uncertainties of it actually being a cure? It’s clearly not that. Still it’s up to every person to decide if it’s the right choice for them and shouldn’t ever be mandated which I feel is another way to control people. As I said politicians do not really care about you or me, they only care about the power they have over us. Okay, nuff said. I don’t want to work you up anymore and I don’t want to work myself up, either. Thanks for sharing! 😉

    • Patty says:

      I think we all need to stay worked-up, Cathy! I just refuse to submit to so much uncertainty with keeping myself, my family, and everyone else safe…while the powers-that-be don\’t have a definitive plan in force to help us all move past..and through this situation. We\’ve become puppets-on-a-string from those who have the answers but want to maintain control at every turn.

      Stay safe!

  3. Kat says:

    I’m with you, I’ve had enough. It makes me so sad to think of how this has impacted so many people. From new moms who have no outlet and babies to protect to elderly who have spent the past two years hunkered down away from loved ones. I want it to end, but I don’t see how it ever will.

    • Patty says:

      I watched a news clip over the week-end about a huge \”Pandemic-ready\” facility in the works to be built in Miami. I agree, Kat…it seems like this will never end and society is being prepared to live with future virus situations. I, for one, weep for the future.

      Stay safe.

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