So often it
seems that life is full of irony laced with karma (or karma laced with irony). And hopefully irony won’t come to bear upon
me for blogging on this subject at this point in time.
But not the
least of this irony is that a virus, to which few Americans seem to be
currently infected, has nearly taken-out several industries and business
sectors (at least in SoCal), including the Hollywood film and television
industry. And the cause of the virus shutdown
is seemingly a mere result of the fear of the virus and its unknown infection
rate and not really due to its actual infection rate to date. Because, as reported today, the virus has only
infected 40 individuals in Los Angeles County – a county with a population of
10 million plus. Moreover, the entire
economy of the county as well as the nation appears about ready to grind to a halt
in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus – regardless of whether the
halted-economy is self-imposed or otherwise.
Also worth noting, I’m not judging the rationality of that fear with
this blog entry, I’m merely stating the potential reality of it all at the time
of this writing.
many other regions of the nation were fortunate to have an economic revival of
sorts over the last few years in the majority of business sectors, such was not
so much the case in SoCal – mostly due to the seeming desire by the State leadership
in Sacramento apparently wanting to prevent any economic recovery in
California. That is, if due to the virus
scare the economy was once again to become really bad as it was prior to the
last few years of recovery in some other parts of the nation, the other parts
of the nation at least had a bit of economic recovery to buffer any economic loss
currently due to the virus fears.
However, for the most part in SoCal – due to the policies of the Sactown
socialists, there is no current economic buffer zone for populace in SoCal.
the Sactown socialists could have allowed for some amount of recovery here in
SoCal regardless if their apparent adversary in the White House may or may not
have taken credit for it all. Like…, for
whose welfare is the main concern of the Sactown Socialists anyhow – the welfare
of the populace or the welfare of the political rice-bowls of the individual
Sactown politicians? If the average
SoCal resident had experienced some economic opportunity over these last few
years, the citizenry here would be better prepared to weather any forced
economic downturn due to the current virus fears.
ironic than the poor government and economic policies of socialists in
Sacramento (“Sactown”), is that given all the deadly viruses to have come and
gone over the last several decades, the one that appears to have infected so
few appears to be the one to have the greatest economic effect of them all to
date. More irony abounds in that the
government would look to blame the citizenry or any recently elected politician
for the current economic dilemma which has been decades in the making. Our politicians appeared to have nurtured the
off-shoring of our economy for several decades – which has added to any commodity
shortages in stores which in turn is adding to further fears of the virus. (Check out: http://adamvernontrotter.blogspot.com/search?q=irv
) And now that that off-shoring has
prevented getting products to market, it seems to this blogger that the blame
should be especially placed for it all on the politicians who were in office
for those last several decades and remain in/continually reelected into office
to this day. (Karma laced with a bit of
And hope or
pray we all stay well.