Human suffering doesn't mean much to politically engaged denizens of the discourse if they can't capitalize on it.
Mourning the dead is politely discouraged and obscured from public view because it doesn't help productivity or the bottom line.
And so acknowledging loss and grief is nearly impossible for those who are far too engaged with our current consumer society.
Accordingly, we take a moment of pause on Sunday and garner a glimpse at the level of local and very personal tragedy . . .
"In the Kansas City metro, at least 2,589 people have died from COVID-19, and experts suggest this statistic actually undercounts the true number of coronavirus deaths.
"That translates to more than 23,000 people in a state of bereavement — for COVID-19 deaths in Kansas City alone."
Read more from this report that's EXCEPTIONAL and the best thing published today by the MAINSTREAM media . . .
For Kansas Citians Who Lost Loved Ones In Quarantine, Returning To 'Normal' Brings New Waves Of Grief
Near the end of 2019, just before COVID hit Kansas City, Rebecca Pryor and her husband went out for a walk, as they did most days. Suddenly, her husband-musician Stephen Phillips-stopped in his tracks. "He said, 'Beck, I've got to stop,'" Pryor recalls. "His exact words were, 'I feel like I'm gonna die.'