I’m struggling again, today. It’s another day that I feel like the weather outside. Windswept and tossed about by the whims of Nature, who has other designs for us right now. And the strangest thoughts keep popping into my head amid the flow or is that, onslaught, of emotions. Disgust, sadness, anger.
Especially the anger. Anger at people’s greed. This morning’s news centred around reports of the number of deaths in Nursing Homes, and other long term care facilities—mostly privately own. And those who run these establishments for profit.
F O R P R O F I T!
Here we’re told some of these places charge anywhere between $3,000 and $10,000 A MONTH for each client’s care, and then, they’re not getting it … left to sit in their own faeces, some haven’t been fed or looked after for days during the COVID crisis, and 20 to 30+ dead in several of these so-called care facilities!
Why, oh, why?
If everything that is happening in the world right now doesn’t change people’s attitudes towards us becoming a more caring society where we care as much for our elderly as we do for our children, then god help us. We’re doomed. And there will be no new, bright, shining future for us—humanity—in a world that doesn’t give a damn. That part of the equation is supposed to be our job, and we don’t seem to care about anything these days but what is everyone else doing for us.
I want to scream and rage at people. I want to take them by the lapels and shake them till then listen or grow a sense of moral outrage. I want to physically hit the greedy, the complacent, the lazy, and those who look the other way and say, we can’t do anything, it’s not our fault.
Yes, yes we can do something, and it is each and everyone on this planet’s fault if we don’t.
Thankfully, there are as many here, as me, who are as outraged and shocked by what has gone on here, in our little corner of the world, and have asked all the right questions. Things ARE being done. And those responsible for this outrage will and are being taken to task. And, I hope, with all my heart, face some kind of murder charges for the negligence and culpability in the deaths of tens of people.
Because, believe me when I say this, this was murder.
Remember, these people could be your family, your parents, your grandparents.
What’s the answer, when we cannot take care of our elderly, ourselves, at home? Paying taxes, just as you would for schools, hospitals, police and other emergency service. Nursing and care homes available to all, in the same way we should have schooling and child care for all.
We need to start earning our citizenship through public service, not because we were born someplace, but because we contribute to the welfare of all, young and old alike, through civic duties.
Sadly I dream, I dream of a better world, a better future, that has little chance of ever being a reality. But still, I will continue to dream.
Thinking of you all,