April 7, 2020-
I have to say this: I don’t believe that the current virus is a contrived conspiracy to break people’s spirits, so a tyrant can take over. I have heard this very thing, in so many words, from across the political spectrum. It’s become a “fill-in-the-blank” exercise, with everyone from the current U. S. President to the Boards of Directors of major pharmaceutical companies being blamed.
That said, the race to see who can postpone public events the furthest out is getting out of hand. It is giving credence to conspiracy theorists, when the science (if there is any) behind delaying even small events,scheduled for August and September, until November, is not being explained to the people on the street.
If the confidence and cooperation of the public at large is what is desired, then they cannot be treated like mushrooms-kept in the dark, with a diet of dung. Too many decisions are not communicated well.
I am a very patient man, but if our leaders want the public trust, more had better start explaining their decisions in a clear and concise manner. People like Queen Elizabeth II and the Governor of Kentucky are able to explain harsh decisions clearly. Let’s see more do the same.