Seems like one thing we’ve been missing is a national (and really global call to arms). During the Cuban missile crisis, President Kennedy said…
My fellow citizens: let no one doubt that this is a difficult and dangerous effort on which we have set out. No one can see precisely what course it will take or what costs or casualties will be incurred. Many months of sacrifice and self-discipline lie ahead–months in which our patience and our will will be tested–months in which many threats and denunciations will keep us aware of our dangers. But the greatest danger of all would be to do nothing.
During this pandemic, it’s going to be difficult, dangerous, full of sacrifice and surely test our resolve. BUT… “the greatest danger of all would be to do nothing.”
These are the words that we want to hear from our national and global leaders. It’s a call to arms to prepare for something big.