From Jonathan Cook Blog
Coronavirus Will Expose Capitalism Like Never Before
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You can almost smell the fear-laden sweat oozing from the pores of television broadcasts and social media posts as it finally dawns on our political and media establishments what the coronavirus actually means. And I am not talking about the threat posed to our health.
A worldview that has crowded out all other thinking for nearly two generations is coming crashing down. It has no answers to our current predicament. There is a kind of tragic karma to the fact that so many major countries meaning major economies are today run by the very men least equipped ideologically, emotionally and spiritually to deal with the virus.
That is being starkly exposed everywhere in the west, but the UK is a particularly revealing case study.
It emerged at the weekend that Dominic Cummings, the ideological powerhouse behind Britain's buffoonish prime minister Boris Johnson, was pivotal in delaying the UK government's response to the coronavirus effectively driving Britain on to the Italian (bad) path of contagion rather than the South Korean (good) one.
According to media reports at the weekend, Cummings initially stalled government action, arguing of the coming plague that "if that means some pensioners die, too bad". That approach explains the dragging of heels for many days, and then days more of dither that is only now coming to a resolution.
This was 2 weeks ago. 1000s had already died all around the world, the WHO was already begging government's to enforce distancing & to "test test test." This gross negligence by the Johnson's gov should never be forgotten nor forgiven. #UKlockdown