Wouldn’t ya know! The enemy isn’t Russian, Chinese, or even North Korean. It’s not an enemy that the Pentagon can shoot down with a missile. Not one the NRA can aim an AK-47 at, shouting “Make my day!”
It’s just a tiny invisible thing that under the microscope resembles my grandmother’s pin cushion.
But, it’s got us – Russians, Chinese, North Koreans, Americans, everyone – asking:
When will the Coronavirus crisis end and we return to normal?
The simple and obvious answer, yet one that may seem difficult to accept, is: “Never.”
Yup. The old normal is gone. Global catastrophes like wars and the Great Depression change the world forever and this pandemic will have similar impacts to those of a major war or depression. Except the enemy is invisible. We won’t be breaking any bent-knees-general’s sword or demanding surrender conditions from a bomb-vested terrorist.