United we stand. Divided we just get sicker

The title of this post is neither a medical nor scientific diagnosis.  I am not qualified to make one based on medicine or science.  However, I do know the basic truth that when fighting an enemy, distraction benefits our foe.  Nothing is a bigger distraction than infighting, be it within families, religious communities, in one country, and even the entire world.

Earlier today in a chat I had with someone, I referenced my father of blessed memory, who was a member of the  resistance in Nazi-occupied Holland.  One of the things I learned from him was that although history addressed the misguided hope of the  Jewish Council, often unwittingly allowed to exist to help the Nazis in their mission, it was the Nazis that were the enemy.  Although the active traitor would be dealt with, the primary focus was on the evil looking to wipe his people from the face of the earth.

Although the Coronavirus is an invisible enemy, a dangerous enemy it is nonetheless. Pointing fingers or getting into nasty arguments or fights with people with different approaches towards what to do and who to trust, distracts people from acquiring knowledge, applying the proper disciplines, and helping those they are in a the position to help.  The video I posted is from the show “Friends”, and although many will find it funny, it also offers up a message as to what happens when people focused on one purpose lose that focus and fight among themselves.  And when all is said and done, it also shows how a reasonable patient explanation has a far greater chance of success.

All of us need to stick together, regardless of what community we associate ourselves with, racial background, or political viewpoint. Why? Because it will help make everything a lot better a lot faster.  I may even get us to a better place than we were in before things went wrong.  I can’t predict that unity will solves all our problems, but I can say with almost complete certainty, it will only help.

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