Question: What does the Coronavirus and the current power outages in Texas have in common?
Answer: Our complete failure in anticipating and preparing for disasters. It might as well be our American motto: What? Me Worry?
Seriously – if there is one overarching epiphany I’ve taken away from 2020 it’s this: We are doomed by our own incompetence. We are not prepared for anything, indeed, what we call society is a flimsy construct in constant danger of falling away and revealing the nihilistic impulses of a species hell-bent on seeing its own destruction.
Is this really who we are?
The evidence points to a grim response – I’m afraid so.