Covid will not relent and too many are in denial. On Christmas day, the Montreal police force was making sure regulations were observed. There is a vaccine, but vaccinating everyone will take a long time and the very humble will be the last to be protected. Moreover, there are individuals who will refuse the vaccine. I hope the citizens of the United States will receive their stimulus cheques as soon as possible. This money buys food and keeps a roof over people’s head. No government has the right to neglect its citizens. People pay taxes in order to be safe. It’s the social contract. Besides, if there is money to launch rockets, there is money to keep everyone fed and housed. We must also prepare for other catastrophic events. Losing one’s income is tragic.
Love to everyone 💕
© Micheline Walker
29 December 2020
A sound post Micheline. You may like this earlier one of mine: https://derrickjknight.com/2015/04/04/social-history-from-the-loft/
That is the year I was born. Food was rationed in Canada but not to the point of nearly starving. I meant to write about the beauty of winter, but I couldn’t. In 1944, in Rotterdam and elsewhere, people could barely survive. And now, the United States. Mr Trump said the relief bill was too small, but too small is better than nothing. The United States is between two administrations, and the wealthy try not to pay their taxes. There is a degree of misery in Montreal, and it’s breaking my heart: suicides. Yet, the Canadian government is doing all it can. The debt will be huge, but it will be paid. The main thing is to survive this ordeal. Christmas wasn’t catastrophic. We have to make sure that citizens always have an income. Your post tells a very sad story.
micheline : happy new year 2021 !
Thank you so much. I’ve been sick for a few days, but it should be a good year. My very best wishes to you.