If one were to watch the news, we’re in the midst of a challenge of a lifetime.
[EDIT since first posting this Wisconsin has started the process to “shut down” with a “Safer at Home” order]
If one were to watch just the MSM (Mainstream Media) it is roll over and die.
But if one is a stand up person, it is just a challenge and we’re going to prevail.
Actually call that “winning” to be more accurate.
Because the majority of reader here are Radio Amateurs – the folk who dig a bit deeper into making communication happen in a direct fashion – most of you already know that we will not follow the MSM and lay down just to let events run us over.
The HF bands are awesomely busy with people AROUND THE WORLD who are home and can be on the air.
Dickens in The Tale of Two Cities started with
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,
it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness,
it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity,
it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness,
it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair,
we had everything before us, we had nothing before us,
we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short,
the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received,
for good or for evil,
in the superlative degree of comparison only.”
from A Tale of Two Cities , Charles Dickens, 1859 https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/A_Tale_of_Two_Cities
Yes, there are two sides, and it is up to embrace either the doom or the opportunity.