I received an e-mail today, copied to a number of people, directing them to a YouTube Video.
There are a lot of really ugly comments about the video, some more thoughtful.
Anyway, here is the comment I posted:
It’s a global pandemic and fundamentally, the causes are global in nature, e.g., the west’s appetite for cheap goods fuelled the globalism that allowed it to spread so rapidly; long before that, Europeans’ appetite for resources spread deadly diseases to the native peoples of the Americas essentially wiping them and their cultures out. We need to acknowledge the details of how this particular pandemic spread to stop another one in the short term, and indeed the authoritarian government of China must shoulder much of the responsibility. But we also need to acknowledge the global conditions that allowed it to spread and to rethink how we live with each other and on the planet Earth.