Covid-19 did not cause the impending socio-economic crisis, we did!
We are currently facing an impending, unprecedented economic collapse, which was brought forward by the Coronavirus. But the virus did not cause the collapse it was already coming.
Our old/present socio-economic system has already been on life-support, at least since 2008 when the first warning came which we all ignored. Since then the terminally sick system has been kept on life-support by pouring trillions of dollars of bailout, stimulus packages into its markets, financial institutions, we used “helicopter money” to revive the dwindling consumers, we have been paying back debt with even more debt, while the actual mass of consumers who could keep the artificial system alive is disappearing, being buried under their own debt, depression.
We learn and accept that Nature’s works on iron laws that sustain balance and homeostasis without which life, optimal development is impossible. We ourselves try to keep this balance and homeostasis in regard to our own biological bodies.
Then somehow when it comes to Human society — in itself a closed, living, integral system embedded within Nature — we think we can ignore, break the same laws and we can sustain a “cancer-like”, excessively overproducing, overconsuming, exploitative system alive without any consequences!
We seemingly destroy the planet — which showed a remarkable ability to recover, restore itself during the Human pause in recent weeks, showing that we can’t actually destroy Nature it only waits for us to destroy ourselves — and we destroy ourselves as Humanity is descending into a hopeless, future-less, depressed and intoxicated — with different substances and “circus and bread entertainment — where we are certain that our children will have a worse life than we ourselves had.
Thus the virus is not the cause of the impending collapse, we are the cause of it. The virus actually helped us by making this impending collapse sharper, while also giving us “time-out” to think and adjust — provided we accept the responsibility and are ready to change. This is our free choice.