Whenever an accident happens or some unfortunate thing happens and someone is either injured or killed, whether it’s an individual or several people, we always look for someone to blame. And usually human error is at play and the guilty are quickly outed.
However, there are things that are not anyone’s fault, there are acts of God and things outside of anyone’s predictions.
When an earthquake happens and a child dies, the parents lash out and try to sue the city, the state, a building owner or anyone else that they can think of. They might even win, but it’s usually a sympathy win, however blame would be assigned nonetheless, even for a death caused by a natural disaster.
When someone drowns, especially a kid, the relatives are out for vengeance, and without a doubt, someone will be blamed.
So can you imagine how many people right now are feeling confused, scared and downright angry, and of course, ready to blame someone, anyone?
The COVID-19 virus just killed 312,274 people world wide and 88,811 people in the U.S. at the time of this writing. Now that’s cause for anger and confusion, and it would be best if we could blame someone for it.
But the truth is pandemics happen, just like Tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes and tornados, and it’s no one’s fault.
Everyone understands the anger and confusion of loosing a loved one, we all get it, but to lash out and try to blame some person who happened to be in charge at the time is not fair and it’s not right, no matter how angry you are.
It really doesn’t matter who the sheriff is, who the Mayor is, who the medical personal are, who the Governor is, or who the President is, acts of God happen, pandemics happen, and as angry and upset as you are over the many deaths and the resulting financial crisis, none of these people are to blame for anything having to do with the virus and pandemic, as much as blaming someone might make you somehow feel better.
The only thing you’re doing is making it worse for someone else. Remember, the person you’re blaming is a person too, they’ve experienced the same loss you have and they’re just as confused and angry as you are, but now they have someone throwing stones at them too, now they have to deal with a type of public shaming and maybe even a lawsuit or having their job threatened.
How fair is that?
Remember, just because someone is in a position of power doesn’t mean they have a magic wand and can make everything go away or they can fix everything, they can’t. They can only do what any human in their position would do. And if they can’t fix everything and head off the tsunami and save everyone, you can’t blame them.
And I have to address politicians using this to try to take out their political opponent. The liberal Democrats are blaming President Trump for the COVID-19 related deaths and financial fallout. This isn’t fair and must stop. I am horrified that this is happening with our politicians, now matter what side you’re on, it’s not right.
I don’t care who the president is, there was no way of stopping or preventing this and no one had any idea this would happen. I’m not really trying to defend Trump per se, because I would say this no matter who was in office, but it’s not Trump’s fault, and blaming a President for deaths caused by a pandemic is disrespecting those who died.
So all politicians who are playing the blame game, you’re not helping, you’re adding to the national and global confusion, anger and feelings of loss, shame on you.
So if you are the one pointing the finger at someone else, I suggest you redirect your anger towards something else, and stop trying to make an innocent person pay for your anger. It’s not their fault, it’s a pandemic and people are dying all around the world.
I’m sure this was not the answer you were looking for, but this is the short painful truth of it.
I hope everyone stops pointing fingers and starts thinking about how we’re going to come together and rebuild.