Here’s the latest “on the street” report from Corona Country, my part of it, at any rate. Lots of people out and about – though not many small, independent businesses open for it. Which brings up an interesting thing about the effects of Corona Fever – not the virus, the death-dealing effect of the government “lockdown” imposed on the basis of hysteria about the virus.
Business seems to be going on as usual… if you’re a big business. A corporate chain of some kind, like a fast-food joint or big box retailer or chain-brand supermarket. They’re all open. No Hut! Hut! Hut! for them.
Why not? How are they more “essential” than small, mom-and-pop stores and local restaurants, etc?
What they are, of course, is part of the control grid that’s now enveloping all of us and most especially those of us who don’t work for some big corporation and who are thus free to run our lives to a degree that no one who works for a corporation is. Which is why, of course, these businesses – the small ones – are being systematically starved to death using the pretext of saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety.
The truly sickening thing is that much of this is being done with the cooperation of these small businesses, which have bought into the narrative like a gut-hooked trout. We can’t be too saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafe, I have heard some of the owners of these businesses say. Not noticing their business being bled away to the big box stores and chain retailers, who are very much less “concerned” with your saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaafety – but very much interested in force-capturing your business.
When they are the only game in town, they will have done exactly that.
It makes me want a Corona. A whole case of them.
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