Songs for Lockdown: American Idiot – Green Day

Digging deep down into my feelings during this lockdown, “American Idiot,” by Greenday reminded me of what was happening in the world back in the early 2000s. Fear, propaganda, corruption, and angry people. COVID-19 has caused us to act like idiots.

Look at every Target toilet paper aisle.

People care more about their stocks, businesses, incomes, and economies versus human life. We are all idiots. I’m not saying that I’m any smarter than you or anyone else, but when the coronavirus outbreak started in Wuhan back in early December 2019, I was warning people that this would be bad.

Yes, with extensive research and gleaming evidence, I feared something like this would happen. Therefore, I began stocking up on food a little by little each week, starting at the beginning of February. The only thing I knew was the fact that this virus was going to spread across the world, but I didn’t know how it would affect gas prices, the stocks, and everyone’s emotional state.

I began acting like an idiot talking about the paranoia before paranoia even became a thing.

From our government, and down the line, we are all idiots. Americans look at problems across the world, and we always think that this stuff will never happen to us. Well, now it is happening to us at one time—all of it. But it isn’t all of our faults because you can’t predict this stuff. You can only guess.

I can’t believe not very many people were taking this seriously back in December, and that includes our government. Even if the government knew that this was going to happen, they wouldn’t have been prepared for it dating back to the early 2000s when “American Idiot” came out.

Seriously, everything in the world is sold out, even bidets from Home Depot.

It’s okay; we will prevail one day. With the hysteria and frustration in this song, it relates to today’s reality, bringing back emotions that I had as a middle schooler.

Take a listen on Spotify or something.

 

Remember,

“The Zos Knows”

-David Zosel 

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