English 7, Lesson 60 – Covid-19: A Modern Day Robin Hood Story

Contrary to popular belief, Robin Hood isn’t merely a story of stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.  Rather, it is a story about fighting the Sheriff’s (read:  government) oppression and coercion.

In Robin Hood, the Sheriff wanted to heavily tax the people by taking the majority of their crops.  What was left for the people wasn’t enough to live on or to sell to make a living.  This is what is happening right now.  The government is quarantining people, making it impossible for the majority to earn a living.  That means no income while they still have to pay their expenses such as rent, mortgage, food, etc.  On top of that, the government still wants its taxes.  In some cases, the government is increasing taxes such as property tax.  Where are the people going to get their money from?

Why were Robin Hood and his gang stealing from the rich?  It was not only to give to the poor, but to fight the government.  There might be no Robin Hood to help the people now, but there will be riots as the people become angry and frustrated.

What will the government do then?  How will they get their taxes?  Force can only do so much.  If the government does not end the lockdown, a civil war between the people and the government is inevitable.

Author: sophiaelahirpc

Part-time 9th Grade student in the Ron Paul Curriculum. Full-time teen writer living in Singapore.

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