Welcome to my regular Friday song/tune day, ladies and gentlemen, where I pick a piece of music that reflects my mood or the times, to share with you.
Well scheiße, ladies and gentlemen, what a crappy few weeks it has been downunder. How’s that for an impressive, or pathetic, example of tautology? It has been all about the corona virus (Covid-19) these last couple of weeks. You know the old saying, “Pride goeth …” Hubris, pubis. Australians have been so self-congratulatory about how we got “on top of” the virus. Apparently and allegedly, all the time we thought our borders were closed, our borders weren’t actually closed, if you know what I mean …
Our suspicions should have been raised when our PM said that we needed to get out from under the doona. Unfortunately we left it too late, and there was an “infection control breach” at Victorian quarantine and the pox started to pop up all over Victoria. Meanwhile, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, desperate for cash, welcomed an injection of Victorian holiday-makers before hastily closing their state borders after Victorian holiday makers brought the virus with them. Surprise, surprise.
So what does this mean? In summary, Dan (the Victorian premier) is going down, as is the economy; the virus is looking up; and, we are “in trouble”. I wonder if that is what the PM meant when he said in a moment of solidarity that we are all Victorians?
In a desperate attempt to hide my dismay, I have been rather facetious in my commentary today. Through bad luck and perhaps because of some questionable behaviour and over-confidence in our ability to contain the virus, Victorians have found their lives and livelihoods once again at risk, while neighbouring jurisdictions with open borders have been slow to react to protect their residents. As a result, people will lose their lives. Families will lose loved ones. Aussies for the main are committed to ensuring that we get this virus under control again to protect our families, our friends, our work colleagues, and all those working to keep us safe. I hope that as a community, we don’t let them down. Wish us luck.
Take care everyone. Stay safe and stay out of trouble.
PS. Oh yes, apparently it is now finally acceptable to wear masks. I bought some from Victoria. The parcel arrived today. My True Love had to take the parcel out of the delivery truck himself. The courier wouldn’t touch it!
I’m joining in the Ragtag Daily Prompt (Shrivel) today, because that’s how I feel. I just want to hide under the doona and never come out. Thank goodness the ravens are back. I bloody need them to hold my hand.