Today's Dose of Guilt | Buzz Blog
We need your help.

Newspapers and media companies nationwide are closing or suffering mass layoffs since the coronavirus impacted all of us starting in March. City Weekly's entire existence is directly tied to people getting together in groups--in clubs, restaurants, and at concerts and events--which are the industries most affected by new coronavirus regulations.

Our industry is not healthy. Yet, City Weekly has continued publishing thanks to the generosity of readers like you. Utah needs independent journalism more than ever, and we're asking for your continued support of our editorial voice. We are fighting for you and all the people and businesses hardest hit by this pandemic.

You can help by making a one-time or recurring donation on PressBackers.com, which directs you to our Galena Fund 501(c)(3) non-profit, a resource dedicated to help fund local journalism. It is never too late. It is never too little. Thank you. DONATE

Today's Dose of Guilt

by

comment

Even if you're an underemployed U.S. citizen with an upside-down mortgage and no health insurance, and perhaps your marriage isn't recognized by state law in four-fifths of the country, you can take heart that, compared to the Third World, on the global stage, you still number among the privileged few. ---

You take hot showers? Lucky duck. You buy your groceries from a store instead of daily trudging through deserts or slogging through swamps in search of sustenance? How fortunate for you. You've managed to make it this far through life without becoming host to a deadly virus or a 3-foot-long guinea worm? Well, good for you, sunshine! Everything's just coming up roses, isn't it?

Here's a beautifully shot video that seems to be saying something, although I can't really tell what's the point it's trying to make. All I know is that it makes me feel guilty, and offers no practical method for assuaging my shame. There's no 800 number with operators standing by, and there's no URL or Facebook campaign to "like."

Enjoy it, you decadent (me, included) American: