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This, for me, is that single sentiment that starts to trigger a strong negative reaction when I hear about employers staying open.I am also “forced” to work - even though I’d rather not. In the end, I do prefer work to starvation.
My frustration isn’t with Gibson, or the worker. My frustration is with the system. We have SO MANY individuals and small businesses in this country that are scraping by. So many of us lack the resources to exercise any real resilience to adversity. This virus has exposed the vulnerability of the American worker and small business owner.
A choice between exposure to a potentially deadly virus and starvation is not a choice at all. Any reasonable person can make or at least understand that argument.
This is an imperfect situation with imperfect solutions that will unfortunately lead to some people losing their lives, many people losing their livelihoods, and a whole lot of disruption.
We need to do better by our small businesses and our workers. If the average American had any kind of savings sitting in the bank, weathering social distancing wouldn’t be quite as much of hardship. Instead we immediately transition into full collapse.
It’s unclear to me whether you are using the poor credibility of some journalists to dismiss the Gibson article or the severity of this virus as a whole...but I’m hoping it’s just the Gibson article.Well not knowing if that's meant as a good thing or ?? But one of the first thing we would be reminded in Journalism refreshers was NO ONE can relay information without it filtering through their personal prejudices.. except those receiving intense training... Think CIA, Special Ops.. Spooks in general... etc...
Of course guys remember, any training/education I received was in another "world" of Journalism. Dan Rather hadn't repeated the question asked, "What did he know, and when did he know it, yet? And with that question, the News ceased being a Public information service, and it became Entertainment... Thanks Dan, .. enjoy Just Deserts...
But knowing that at the forefront, prepares one to view what's being said, or read, with the reality, the awareness .. This is what that guy wants me to think. Or, EVERYONE is "selling" something...
We can agree that not all journalists care about transparency and objectivity. We aren’t going to agree if you are using that criteria to dismiss this virus.