MartialTalk and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Discussion in 'General Martial Arts Talk' started by MT Admin Team, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. MT Admin Team

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    ATTENTION ALL USERS:

    These are definitely tense, trying and challenging times, and participating in forums like Martial Talk is certainly a good way to stay connected to other people as well as share information with each other. However, in order to keep things friendly and make sure that this stays a place that we can relax, we have to remember the rules.

    It's certainly difficult to discuss responses to the corona virus outbreak without discussing governments, as they are naturally the center of so much of the response. However, we can discuss the government response without getting into the politics of which party or which government is best. We all have the governments we've got; this isn't the time to argue about what might be or might have been. It makes as much sense as worrying about what color lifeboat is offered you when the ship is sinking... And when we discuss the government figures, let's avoid dismissive or insulting nicknames.

    Treat each other with courtesy and respect. Everyone is under a lot of pressure, everyone is facing an unprecedented crisis, learning new ways to work and practice and train, so let's not add to the stress. Support each other; be the community we've seen this board be in the past. In the immortal words of Bill & Ted... "Be excellent to each other!"
     
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  2. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    I don't know if I can respond to this as I type, but I was on another web forum this morning and it was deep into a political argument that, at this time, living in NYS, got me very angry and I responded. I can hopefully post a slightly less angry

    This is a pandemic can't we just put the bipartisan politics aside and start trying to work together to do what we can to beat this thing.

    I follow what healthcare professionals say and to be honest, I don't care, or ask, if they are a democrat or a republican, it simply does not matter

    Now carry on with the petty, pathetic, political arguments that helps nothing while a virus, that does not seem to care what your political affiliation is, kills people...republicans, democrats and other alike....
     
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  3. JowGaWolf

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    This has been day one for me. If I want to learn about cars then I go to someone who works on cars or study cars. If I want to learn about health then I want to go to someone who works in health related areas and or study in these areas. By study I mean research and learn and not someone who is taking 8th grade health classes.

    The only way politics comes into question is if its getting in the way, and the answer to that is that it clearly is. So I keep my focus on where it needs to be and that's on the people who really know about viruses and what needs to happen. It's no different from me listening to my own doctor vs a politician.

    Based on the data I've seen it looks like this one is going to be one of those lessons the U.S. will have to learn the hard way. Until then then I'm going to follow what the professionals say and explain. A lot of these people have passion about this stuff the same way that some of us have passion about martial arts. Anyone else not agreeing with what the professionals are saying, will be ignored. The Chinese doctor tried to sound the alarm. He was silenced. And that's not just a Chinese politics thing. That politics in general. So yeah. I'm definitely with the professional on this one.

    Real simple. Who do I listen to when I'm sick? The doctor or a politician. Maybe people function the other way around?
     
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  4. Buka

    Buka Grandmaster

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    This look like a lesson the entire world will have to learn the hard way.123
     
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