This is weird. In fact, it’s getting weirder. There is an air, an atmosphere that hangs over our Town of Stratford upon Avon, our Country, the United Kingdom (ha) and our World. An invisible cloud that is getting weirder and weirder each day it is with us.
Not as imagined in the previously mentioned films. Not by wayward plants or odd blond children (wait- Boris?) nor by, (as far as we know), Martians, but by disease. A plague that didn’t arrive by causing a commotion in our skies with fiery space globes or cause world-wide panic by disrupting our electrical systems. No, this one, this invasion snuck up on us and bit us on our unsuspecting bums without warning. Silent but Deadly.
We didn’t hear them these invaders from God knows where, we didn’t even see them. The crafty bastards just crept up behind us and struck us down without so much as a ‘by your leave’. Let’s be honest here. If you wanted to invade even destroy an unsuspecting planet, if you had any sense and the technology to do it, you would do it on tiptoe, ninja-like, quietly. Your ‘missiles’ would be unseen and silent and the population injured before they knew what hit ’em.
The invasion is underway.
We are taking casualties. Food and medical supplies (and toilet rolls) are running low. Our ‘leaders’ are at a loss what to do. There is confusion and already the population are looking to their own survival by splitting into various factions, blaming each other and each with their own supposed method of guaranteed survival.
We ‘are not all in this together’, yet.
Resistance comes later when folks begin to make sense of the situation and when the truth begins to dawn that unless we join forces we are doomed. The human race are hard-wired for survival, but that instinct won’t kick in until the nay-sayers and those that choose to ignore the Truth (Trump supporters etc), are dealt with and severely. Meanwhile, it’s every man and woman for themselves.
Some of us will not survive. That is a Given.
But those that are left can come through this. It is just a matter of time and hope. This is not the time to give up. We should be listening to the Experts and not the fools who rely on how they feel when they wake up in the morning or make it up as they go along.