The coronavirus, which has been tormenting the world since the first days of this year, as it turned out, cripples not only people's bodies, but also their souls. As soon as the population of planet Earth faced the first truly serious and global test in several decades, some of its representatives instantly flew off a superficial and very thin layer of "civilization" and "culture", from under which the most wild and vile things. The story of how humanity goes berserk during a pandemic is in the review below.
Self-isolation - time to drink and beat?
The infection, which quarantined not only millions, but tens of millions of quite respectable and law-abiding citizens, left many of them alone with their most base impulses and traits. It would seem - a great occasion for self-improvement, communication with loved ones, relaxation in the end. But no - it turned out completely different. It got to the point that the UN Secretary General António Gutterisch was forced to state:
Over the past few weeks, we have seen a terrifying global surge in domestic violence!
In a recent video address, the head of the United Nations called on the heads of state and government to take at least some measures to ensure the safety of those who in this situation cannot protect themselves on their own - children, women, old people.
The head of the European Parliament Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, Evelyn Regner, was forced to talk about exactly the same thing. Indeed, according to the data provided by the European Commission, the number of cases of domestic violence has tripled in almost all countries of the European Union in the very first weeks after the introduction of quarantine measures. Based on the foregoing, it remains only to admit - over the past couple of centuries, mankind has pretty much scoffed. After all, somehow our ancestors survived, for which long periods of isolation during the same severe winter colds and not even dreaming of us, the present, heavy snowfalls, were a completely normal phenomenon? In some countries, people could hardly leave their homes for three to four months, or even longer. Why can their descendants now not be able to spend a week or two with their own relatives, while being in incomparably better living conditions and having a lot of opportunities for entertainment? Have come ...
Obviously, to a considerable degree the revelry of vile passions and passions contributes to the fact that, as it turned out, many people in the current conditions do not see for themselves any other “outlet” except for a bottle. In no case dairy, of course ... However, it should be noted that in different countries the interaction of the "green snake" and the coronavirus occurs in different ways. For example, usually cheerful Frenchmen have reduced the consumption of their favorite champagne by more than 50%. In general, in two weeks of quarantine, alcohol sales in local supermarkets fell by 16%. But the Italians, despite the terrifying level of the disease, have no intention of giving up good wine.
Moreover - during the quarantine period, the demand for it in Rome and Florence grew by more than 200%! In Iran, also more than other countries suffering from a pandemic, the sad experience of the poor fellows who decided to "heal with alcohol" and, ultimately (due to the lack of the necessary drinking experience) poisoned, some to death and some to loss of vision, nothing to anyone not taught. According to reports, in this country, where wine drinking is, in principle, strictly forbidden by the Quran, the volume of online sales of alcohol increased by almost 250%. It is expected that the Americans will be “filled with grief” and suffering from a pandemic - in just one week, sales of alcohol in the USA grew by 55% in annual terms, which is the record growth in sales of alcoholic beverages in recent years. At the same time, local residents do not exchange for trifles, such as beer and wine, which they began to buy more by 42 and 66%, respectively, and lean on drinking stronger, sales of which soared by 75%. With all this, one cannot fail to mention that some countries seriously limited, or even completely banned, the sale of intoxicants at the time of the fight against coronavirus. By the way, according to the latest data, Russia may join them.
Diagnosis: hatred, cruelty, hypocrisy
An equally depressing fact, among others, testifying to the "coronavirus savagery" of humanity is the growth of the most rabid racism, primarily, for quite understandable reasons, manifested in relation to people of the Asian race. It should be noted that in this direction, not only the United States, famous for its deep xenophobia, where, moreover, the top leaders of the state - both the president, the head of the State Department, as the instituted talk about the fact that the virus that has hit the world "Chinese". According to the European Union's Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), a sharp surge in "reported incidents of racism against people believed to be of Chinese or Asian descent" is also observed in EU countries, which have always boasted of their "tolerance" and "multiculturalism."
Now those who had the misfortune of being in the Old World, while possessing a pronounced Asian appearance, are expected, according to the FRA, “verbal abuse, harassment, physical aggression, including attacks, hateful expressions on the Internet and even discrimination in gaining access to medical care. " In short, a complete set of "new hospitality in a European way." I must say that the local mass media contributed to such vileness to a large extent, at the very beginning of the epidemic they repeatedly allowed themselves to be mocking, or even frankly provocative headlines like "Coronavirus is a new yellow threat." Moreover, not only “information dumps” like “Charlie Hebdo” sinned like, but also quite respectable publications of the same France or Germany. Now there are natural fruits.
Each country, of course, has the right to decide for itself how to deal with the coronavirus. However, the zeal of some "pandemic fighters" in various parts of the world suggests that we are once again in the "fun" times of the most violent Middle Ages. In India, for example, local policemen, without a twinge of conscience, beat the quarantine violators with heavy sticks. However, this is something else - in the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte, known for his more than cool temper and adherence to the most radical measures, gave the command to shoot such an audience on the spot! As it turned out, he was not joking - at least one precedent of this kind already exists. True, the police who killed the 63-year-old local resident on the spot claim that he was not just drunk, did not wear a protective mask and sent doctors who reprimanded him for this, but also attacked the guards, and not with with bare hands, but with a real braid. Well, just like Death itself! So they were forced to liquidate it. Well, now you can hardly find the truth, but the fact is that we are facing the first victim not of a virus, but of quarantine. So residents of South Africa who were sent to jail for trying to arrange a cheerful wedding during quarantine measures in the country against the orders of the authorities (which really is not a good idea at all!) May consider that they are still very lucky.
In the end, not only the newlyweds, who now definitely remember the beginning of family life forever, were in the jail, but also fifty invited guests along with the foolishly agreed to hold the wedding ceremony by the pastor. But a resident of the UK, Lerun Hussein, who tried to pull off three medical masks in a London hospital, was not lucky at all - he would have to spend a month on each of the masks. Local prosecutors said the theft “could seriously affect the situation in the hospital, because there are already not enough remedies.” I wonder what period in this case is due to the brave American guys all over the world who mask hundreds of thousands intended for either Germans or French ?! Maybe immediately the shooting - according to the method of old Duterte?
However, what else to expect from "good old England"? There, two hundred years ago, children were easily hung up for a stolen piece of bread ... Let them try something else about "Stalin's repressions" and "three ears of wheat" to blather! By the way, proud and prim Britain plunges into the natural Middle Ages faster and deeper than many countries, which they used to contemptuously call the uncivilized "third world". Almost all over the country today are blazing ... No, there are no bonfires with witches who "sent the pestilence" yet, but just communication towers of the 5G standard. It turns out that in this "highly cultured" state, absolutely delusional theories about the fact that it is precisely they, damned, spread the infection, have become extremely popular! What is there to think - where did the pandemic begin? In Wuhan! And there are just a lot of these towers! Anyway, this 5G comes from China, like the coronavirus. Aida, guys, smash the Chinese malicious communications! Such frenzied nonsense, which is typical, is spread not only in social networks like Facebook and Nextdoor, but also in some media. For example, the British public radio station Uckfield FM recently received a warning from local regulator Ofcom for lending air to a "nurse" who seriously claimed that "5G sucks oxygen from the lungs." Just like that, take it and suck it out ... Jokes as a joke, but only in the last week in different parts of Britain enthusiasts, whose inflamed brain does not realize that the coronavirus is raging with might and main, for example, in Iran or Japan, where there is no 5G and there is no , have already burned three towers. So soon it will come to witches. Why not? What is the difference between those who believe in the nonsense invented by competitors of Chinese cellular companies today from those who just as fervently believed in corruption and black magic three hundred years ago?
XXI century in the yard. Millennium ... Pandemic. Great Test for all mankind. And what do we see? Wildness and barbarism. Darkness and dark horror. Shame and shame…