It’s getting rather old, isn’t it?.
Conflicting messages about what we should be afraid of…Covid-19, murder hornets, SARS, the flu, cancer, pollution, eggs, aliens, Russians and collusion…you name it and it’s likely been on the list at some point.
Sure, some are dangerous and some are likely even deadly. But to the extent that they would like us to believe? Not even remotely.
There have been lots of jokes on social media about the next big threat coming this summer, as in the Biblical plagues on the Egyptians or a really bad game of Jumanji.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much scrutiny to figure out there is something fishy going on. Rules apply to some, but not to others. Justice moves swiftly when those in power want it to move swiftly.
24 hour news cycles and billions of clicks later, there are definitely winners and losers are in this whole thing.
Some experts are more powerful than other experts. How does that happen? Whom is deciding who or what should be listened to and who we shouldn’t listen to?
There are a lot of questions these days and we, as the public, should be asking hard questions and then asking even harder questions. Maybe hunkering down and hiding in fear was the best answer, but maybe it really wasn’t.
What I do know is that I am tired of the hype.
**I am sure you have seen the viral video posted at the top. That about sums up all the hype. Credit to the owner.**