Day 47

Day 47 – Total confirmed cases in US: 1,070,032


I turned the calendar to May this morning and saw something unexpected: there is nothing listed for the whole month. That never happened in the beforetime.

20 years from now, people are going to remember the last month as a mythical time. This will be seen as the first time the world shut down, the first hint of a coming age. It will take a few more shutdowns before humans, especially older ones, will come to understand that a new way of living is not just preferable; if we want to survive on this planet, it is inevitable.

We have had warnings for several years: the financial collapse and bailout of capitalism by socialism in 2008; the once-in-a-century superstorms that hit every few years; the burning of California, Australia, and the Amazon; the ascension of unfit autocrats to leadership positions across the globe; and now, the worst global pandemic in a century.

This time will be remembered as a turning point in human civilization. Which way we turn is completely up to us.




Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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