The recent CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE of my Greek fellow citizens reminded me a serious topic I once had at school and the name of Thoreau(Henry David Thoreau‘s) that swirls in my mind!!!!
WHAT IS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE?
Civil disobedience is the active, professed refusal of a citizen to obey certain laws, demands, orders or commands of a government. By some definitions, civil disobedience has to be nonviolent to be called ‘civil’. Hence, civil disobedience is sometimes equated with peaceful protests or nonviolent resistance……
WHEN IT COMES TO LAWS THAT CONCERN OUR HEALTH ….namely now ,with the global attack of the INVISIBLE FOE , the CORONA VIRUS …what happens , when citizens DO NOT ABIDE by the governmental laws, rules,pleads ….?
It is a scary situation, when citizens do not “obey” to the rules and DO NOT REMAIN AT HOME as instructed….and not only they do not protect themselves, but their surrounding and loved ones.
Schools were closed and the students instead of remaining home, gathered in the cafeterias, or went breast a breast to walks and in the beaches packed one on the other.The result? another crucial meter and closure of the beaches, restaurants, cafeterias…etc..
As for the churches , the faithful congregation believes that faith will keep the virus away!
Tragic situation, the doctors and all the medical personnel makes efforts to cure the older patients, the new ones….and roll goes on.
Thank God the death rate is small….
The Government ,the media, popular singers,actors,tennis players…have made spots informing the people about THE DANGER .
The motto is STAY AT HOME.
There are plenty of things one can do at home. It is a good chance one to appreciate the power of technology!!!
Work from home is up to date now.
Let’s unite and abide by the rules if we wish to stay healthy and alive!
Be individually accountable!