A First World Problem


There’s a post over at National Review by Itxu Diaz about Europe’s response to the Wuhan virus pandemic. It catalogs a list of “important” crises that various countries were dealing with instead of the disease until Reality became too noisy to ignore.

In just ten days, we discovered that neither the tampon issue, nor the participation of transsexuals in the Olympic Games, nor the climate emergency were real problems, nor emergencies, nor anything of the sort. They were just fictitious problems, the pastimes of a generation that hadn’t known tragedy.

Read the whole thing.

Indeed, those “important” issues are really luxuries, problems that most people in the world cannot afford. Europe and Blue State America have enjoyed enough surplus income from previous generations’ capital investment that, on the whole, they haven’t had to worry about food or shelter or the other necessities of life. Or at least, they didn’t think they had to worry in “normal” times. They believed they could afford to live in Pretendyland.

They’re now being forced into the Real World, the place where generations of people learned the hard way about what is actually important.

1 thought on “A First World Problem

  1. Do I really think they will learn anything that will stick? Look at how the democrats have tried to use this crisis to get even more power for the government. To satiate their lust for power they plan to have the government run by ‘elites.’ By which they mean their party of course.
    Phoney on that. Drain the swamp, shrink the government, and quit giving millions and billions of the American peoples’ money to organizations that exist only keep the parties’ constituents happy. Cut them off and let them live on their own if they can.

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