The crisis around the globe
The Corona crisis has affected the whole world.
In many places, public life has come to a complete standstill. One wonders how it could have come to this. It seems that civilisation has lost sight of its goals. Fear of contracting the virus is everywhere. For the most part, the security measures of the respective local authorities are being observed. On the Norwegian peninsula of Frosta, the epicentre in Norway, the numbers are falling due to the lockdown. On a small scale, it gives hope for the world.
Trump is mobbing the big US car manufacturers with his ideas of what they should or shouldn't produce. He literally "screams" on Twitter. As the serious-looking warlord in a designer suit. It shows again that he is incapable of dealing with the crisis. Money heals everything, thinks the soul-searching Trump and in the afternoon he signs a support program for 2 trillion US $ for the "helicopter economy" of the USA until the elections. Intellectually, he has not understood the real problems at all. But the crisis shows that guys like Trump have outlived their usefulness, not because they didn't really understand the meaning of the crisis, but because these strange characters are still playing with the crisis. Following the crisis as a kind of big event that serves their whims and stupid nationalism. Trump is trying to make his mark with a type of election campaign event.
Ridiculous is almost the theatre between the United States and China, who accuse each other of being somehow responsible for the pandemic. The US that China tried to cover up the crisis last year. None of this is understandable. On the other hand, an influential functionary is accusing the USA of having brought the disease to the Chinese metropolis of Wuhan. It shows the inability of both states to deal with the real problems of humankind. A scapegoat is sought for the situation.
As usual with “this” General Motors, things just never seem to work out. They said they were going to give us 40,000 much needed Ventilators, “very quickly”. Now they are saying it will only be 6000, in late April, and they want top dollar. Always a mess with Mary B. Invoke “P”.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020
General Motors MUST immediately open their stupidly abandoned Lordstown plant in Ohio, or some other plant, and START MAKING VENTILATORS, NOW!!!!!! FORD, GET GOING ON VENTILATORS, FAST!!!!!! @GeneralMotors @Ford— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 27, 2020
Since Trump completely underestimated the situation at the beginning, he now appears even more helpless and aggressive.
In South Africa, a national lockdown began last week, and in India, life has come to a complete standstill.
The pictures and contributions of the beating police in India are unprecedented:
Are police just brutal everywhere ? #PoliceBrutality #PoliceViolence #indialockdown @BCM_Kenya Do they eliminate your humanity when you become a cop? #CurfewKenya #policebrutalityke pic.twitter.com/pgtC2t78rf— Chriss (@matagarochris) March 28, 2020
Let's unite to flatten the curve of this pandemic killer. Let's stay home and save lives. Let's respect the call by our state. Let's be good citizens by taking precautinery measures. Let's pray and hope for the victory in 21 days of #SouthAfricaLockdown for #Covid_19 #CoronaVirus pic.twitter.com/JHLBQvWOmT— Chekwane Tladi (@ChekwaneTladi) March 28, 2020
Elsewhere, in Kenya, the immaturity of the whole system is evident in the crisis:
— COVID - 19™ (@The_LocalGuy) March 28, 2020
Africa's geographical and infrastructural location could lead to the second wave of corona in Europe. People do not want to think at all about what will happen if the virus breaks out in the refugee camps and is, so to speak, reimported into Europe.
It will undoubtedly lead to a global economic crisis. Anyone can calculate that not entire economies can lie idle for months on end. But shouldn't we see this crisis as an opportunity to change fundamental things? It does not help to put more money into the economy - something has to change in the structure of rich and poor.
In France this week the word of horror from the wartime was circulating. "Triage", it means selection. It's usually used over coffee or something.
It means nothing more than that the doctors decide who else has a chance of survival. These patients are then helped by modern medicine. The others are released as painlessly and gently as possible into death. The physicians at the University of Tübingen described this as follows: "Dying with opiates and sleeping pills" Terrible to think about the fact that the virus itself can put you in a situation where doctors have to decide whether you are viable. On the battlefield in the medical tents, this may have been the case during the I. and II. On the battlefield in the medical tents during World Wars I and II this may have been a partly inhuman alternative, but not in modern times, in Europe. Now sick people are flown from France to hospitals in Germany.
Je me suis entretenue hier avec mon homologue allemande @akk afin de définir et préciser les modalités de cette opération. Je remercie profondément nos amis allemands pour leur soutien et solidarité. Nous partageons tous un seul objectif : vaincre le Covid-19.— Florence Parly (@florence_parly) March 28, 2020
Instead casually mentioned this morning in the Federal Republic of Germany is that the Minister of the Chancellery, Braun, has made it clear that the measures will be maintained until 20 April. It is probably better that way, given the exploding infection figures. He'd better think about how the nursing staff will be relieved, instead of the call for collective "gossiping". Not just with money.
By the way:
"Our solidarity against your isolation."
The left-wing scene does not stop anything from committing further attacks, even during a national crisis.
On the contrary, in some places vehicles have been set on fire, further fuelling fear. The left, like the right violent scene, is a problem that needs to be solved immediately after the crisis, because the violence has reached a level that can no longer be justified. Not violence anyway.
It has long since become impossible to justify the behaviour of the masterminds of these scenes under the guise of fighting against capitalism. Radicals of all stripes can confidently be seen as another virus.
In Italy, the situation has got entirely out of control. People are already trying to explain why this is the case in Italy.
It was astonishing that one could already read that about 400 people want to sue Tyrol because the virus was transmitted during après-ski in Ischgl. Again a scapegoat is being sought. Germs and bacteria are a general life risk.
Dead days in St. Pauli
Stop Reeperbahn, tt/kasaanmedia, 2020
There, where usually thousands of people pass through every hour, there is currently nothing going on.
The Reeperbahn is no longer the centre of the fun; everything is closed. Trains of the Hamburger Hochbahn are parked here, where trains usually arrive and depart every minute. On Facebook, people are made aware that Hamburg's homeless, who typically have their quarters on the Reeperbahn, are in a complicated situation. There is help through private initiatives. The Senate did not want to do anything, as can be seen from another entry.
In difficult times, specific right-wing forces in Germany also look for scapegoats. These time gender studies are being misused for these purposes, as a tweet which the so-called "Union of Values" dropped proves. To stir up hatred against people, to endeavour as subtle as possible, the operators of the right spectrum are perfectly capable.