I’ll start with Mad Cows Disease, then move on through Global Warming and Foot & Mouth to end up with Covid, drawing in a neat parallel to Noah and the flood, and posing the question: are we ready for a new (or the first) Messiah?
There was nothing that he or his staff could do about it. That’s not quite true of course, because the chain of causality can be chased back to me.
... or not actually stay in quarantine if they don’t feel it’s right for their personal circumstances. But otherwise it’s very strict. I swear by Almighty God that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to my foibles, wants and desires, according to law.
The apocalypse they have to prepare for though, similarly to the lunar pioneers, is what to do when the furloughed have had enough and decide to slice your head off with a sharpened edging spade.
The young people in the street are constantly in and out on their bikes, and their parents are hanging out and sitting on their garden walls talking to each other, like it’s the 1970s.