Foreign invasion

The invasion is underway. I don’t know if you are aware of it, but we have been overrun. In a new type of blitzkrieg, silent columns of enemy convoys have been pouring over our borders with virtually no resistance.

Our vaunted Maginot Line has been as effective as its French parents. The attack has been sneaky but effective and the distraught population is grasping for answers.

In the case of a national crisis, citizens usually turn to their leaders for guidance and reassurance, but our king has been far from comforting. We have “beautiful tests” he said, but we don’t know where they are and how many we have. Just a few as I understand it.

According to the 2018 census, we have a population of about 325 million in the United States and we have tested less than 5000 people for the Coronavirus. In comparison, South Korea with about 50 million, has tested more than 100,000 people. Is it me or is there something seriously wrong with our Healthcare System? It is no time to panic (yet), but we have to acknowledge our weakness and do something about it. Fast. Very fast.

When I came to the United States, I noticed that the people were very loud, much louder than in Europe. I thought about it and I came to the conclusion (?) that the Europeans were much quieter than the Americans because they all had been occupied during World War Two.

When you are under the enemy’s thumb, you remain quiet and discreet. You don’t want to attract any undue attention and you whisper instead of talking normally. You don’t know who is sitting at the next table and what they will do if they hear your conversation. You are suspicious of everybody and everything.

Today, we are creeping in this direction. If anybody around you coughs or sneezes (especially if they look Asian), you don’t stick around. You even become wary of your pets… not me, I haste to say.

If we don’t develop an effective vaccine quickly enough, we will morph in such people. We will keep away from one another and whisper… plotting violent retribution.

I would feel much better, if the man in charge appeared on television with rolled-up sleeves, speaking from the heart instead of reading a script. This would reassure me (and all of us) much more than deferring a difficult job to a political toady,

I love you, but don’t try to sneak up and plant a big one on me.

Alain

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