Thursday, April 16, 2020

The stay-at-home virus inspires strange hostility

An interesting aspect of our very weird lockdown comes from the strange outbursts from people who somehow seem convinced that self-imprisonment is
the answer to battling a weird virus that seems more sci-fi than reality.
I mean, hear a government minister losing his cool today when the interviewer asked him when these ghost town-like antics will end.
The fellow lost his cool on microphone, insisting the public is not to be encouraged to think about afterwards.


A good friend gets so frantic about people simply going out-of-doors during our weird lock-down that I hold back from even mentioning my combined cycling exercise and shopping expeditions.
It might be more understandable had he been one of those who used to go on about the sanctity of Sundays when no business should be allowed to open on the holy day. But I've not heard such conformist bias from him.
I remember only too well what it was like in the army when people were confined to barracks.
You wouldn't see any conscientious obeying of sudden rules like that, and this by people supposedly learning about discipline. Continues on the blogs for my ocean adventuring book, Sailing to Purgatory, at


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