The natural law enjoins us to love devotedly and to defend the country in which we were born, and in which we were brought up, so that every good citizen hesitates not to face death for his native land…. We are bound, then, to love dearly the country whence we have received the means of engagement this mortal life affords
As, according to certain sorts, one of the greatest perils of the Coronavirus panic is Sinophobia – well, now at least, since our President called it a China virus; before that the media had no issues – we Americans, especially us White Men, need to step up and do the right thing. 😉
And, of course, by the “right thing,” I mean one or Chinese girls. We so need to show that we’re not racist and, if that means, putting ourselves at risk, then so be it. After all, the sorts who are complaining demand that we harm ourselves for the betterment of more protected races.
Sure, it might not be as safe as we’ve come to expect, but it’s the right thing to do, Gentlemen.
NOTE: Not all of these Asian beauties are Chinese. Simply put, the one point upon which I agree with our detractors is that we Americans are not very good at identifying non-Europeans at all.
Given that Pastiche, often such that blur the borders with Parody is a very common artistic genre in the modern world, the above seems the perfect Modern Interpretation of Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam.
It’s an odd fact that, with so many people being severely impacted by the Pandemic Panic of 2020, their Shelter In Place lifestyles are even causing sadness, frustration, and disillusionment among America’s dog population. For so long, dogs have wished for their humans to stay home. Now, having gotten their wish, they’ve been forced to learn Aesop’s wisdom.
Yeah, we can all forget about suits and ties. We can say goodbye to sport coats or blazers with a button-down shirt and slacks. We’ll even need to leave our polo shirts and chinos in the closet. The days of the various businesswear dress codes are over.
Yes, the new businesswear for Coronavirus and beyond is and will be pajamas, a comfy robe, and slippers. There’s no point in anything, given that telecommuting / remote work is currently “required” for most people and that is not going to change even after the panic over this disease fades in favor of the media’s next trick.
This Is Our New “Reality”
Don’t expect things to go back to how they were before. This is our new normal. There may be a short term rush back to the office, but it won’t last for most of us. We’ll fairly quickly be heading back home to telecommute.
Companies in several verticals have now learned that they can have mostly remote workers and they’ll quickly realize that it is cheaper and more profitable to continue this.
And there’s even the perfect, recurring rationale for it. COVID-19 is functionally “just” a severe seasonal flu. So, next year’s flu season has just as much “need” for self-quarantining, social distancing, and sheltering in place to some extent. The seasonal flu does, after all, kill 12,000 – 61,000 Americans every year and hospitalizes another 140,000 – 810,000.
So yeah, better for the companies’ bottom line and easily rationalized as a responsible and compassionate course of action. Get used to your jammies, robe, and slippers, my friends. 😉
Well, it’s St. Patrick’s Day once again, and it’s time to wear a bit ;o green. Indeed, with the semi-mandatory “social distancing” due to the panic over the Coronavirus, all you really need is just a bit of it … and not a whole lot else.