You have to hand it to a particular bunch of imbeciles who believe that certain people catching COVID 19 is a positive. When UK PM Boris Johnson contracted it one called it poetic justice. Another karma. It is sick.
Social media does amazing things to lure people to write/do ludicrous things in the hope of going viral, presumably to boost their followers, likes, retweets or shares.
Twitter isn’t real life but it exposes the underbelly of how sick society can become.
I’ll never forget an excerpt from my grandfather’s letters while serving in New Guinea in WWII. Amazingly he was able to feel pity for a mortal enemy sworn to kill him. He wrote,
“Well on reading about some of the women you were telling me about I feel a loathing for such hypocritical parasites. Is this what men are laying down their lives to protect? I sometimes wish that they could see how a bloke looks like when he is unburied for a couple of months, a skeleton with boots and clothes on, eaten by ants. A grinning skull and shirt black and stiff with congealed blood. Or a few Japs scattered around a shell hole with leg bones protruding from their boots…
…I wonder and think that these bones were a few months ago living people, with their loves and hates, wives and mothers, and sweethearts, posted as missing, they are frequently seen in the jungle, unburied until found. Then I think of the mongrels safe in Australia and having a great time the bastards – pardon my eloquence but I really get worked up over the mongrels that are not worth the little finger of the boys on the job defending their pseudo honour and their miserable little lives.”
How is it we are able as a society to celebrate the contraction of a potentially deadly disease by anyone?
If a soldier could find empathy at the wrong end of an Arisaka rifle, how is it some can’t find a wafer thin slice of compassion for people who hold a different political opinion that happen to become infected?
One can only imagine what might happen if Trump contracted it? Many are hopeful. Even if they make it out to be a joke.
Even in Australia, some hope PM Scott Morrison contracts the virus.
This is the level of the tolerant left before real economic hardship properly sets in.