As Malta faces another wave of COVID-19 cases and the government announces new measures severely limiting an already tightly-limited entertainment industry, one Malta-based DJ has taken to social media to share her serious frustration.
After months of freelance DJs and performers cancelling events and clubs unable to open, without any government wage supplements or support from the state, Malta’s Alessia de Martino, who’s previously held residencies at popular Maltese clubs like Level 22 and Hugo’s Infinity, said she couldn’t take the restrictions that have obliterated her industry anymore.
Without any support, and constantly told that her work and contributions to society are not “essential”, de Martino has been pushed to the limit – and she isn’t holding back anymore.
“Thanks to all the people who are killing me everyday, creating and supporting a new system which doesn’t respect fundamental human rights! Apparently in this society my life is not essential and someone thinks that my way to live this life is wrong,” she said.
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“Thanks for killing my dreams, my hopes, my job, my mental health, my happiness.”
She called out authorities for not caring about sick people until COVID-19 hit, and for ignoring the swathes of unseen repercussions their health guidelines have caused, from failed businesses to the total loss of personal incomes.
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“It doesn’t matter if people are dying for other pathologies, or if people suicide because they can’t stand anymore this crazy new reality…. the only thing that matter is if they are positive to COVID-19! What is the point to be alive if you can’t live free? What is the point to be alive if you can’t do what you love? What is the point to live in a society where you can’t socialize?” she asked.
“With life comes death… it’s something natural!”
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Thanks to all the people who are killing me everyday creating and supporting a new system which doesn’t respect the Fundamental Human Rights! Apparently in this society my life is not essential and someone thinks that my way to live this life it is wrong! Thanks for killing my dreams, my hopes, my job, my mental health, my happiness… so myself.. in the name of an emergency based on not accurate tests and on the people who tested positive for the virus but who are asymptomatic in the 95% of the cases…! The COVID-19 asymptomatics are the new generation of “sick” people for which we are blocking our lives and our business! Before this Covid19 no one cared about “real” sick people and “real” dangerous sickness. Apparently in this new reality there are serie A and series B lives and deaths! It doesn’t matter if people are dying for other pathologies, or if people suicide because they can’t stand anymore this crazy new reality…. the only thing that matter is if they are positive to Covid-19! What is the point to be alive if you can’t live free? What is the point to be alive if you can’t do what you love? What is the point to live in a society where you can’t socialize? With the life comes the death… it’s something natural! But I would love to live free and happy instead to “survive” in a world full of fear! You can not control your death, but you can control your life (if the various governments will let us). I’m angry for all the stupid rules which are creating social, economical and mental problems in the name of a sanitary emergency which the majority of the governments in the world don’t know how to monitor and solve…. they continue to restrict our lives and economy instead of focusing on the main problem! I’m sick and tired of all the contradictory rules, all the craziness around this “emergency”. Stop playing with our lives… have the decency to tell us the truth and stop this horrible game! It will come the day all of you will pay for this inhumanity! Please Malta, don’t follow the steps of those crazy italian politicians who destroyed my country long time ago and now they are totally killing it!
She questioned what kind of quality of life people have accepted in the name of taking precautions.
“We understood thanks to the numbers that the 95/96% of the people who get the virus are asymptomatic or they have very mild symptoms, so why we are so afraid? Why we are limiting so much our life? Why we are limiting or blocking all the things which are very important for us? Why we are not celebrating our lives? Why we are so afraid to die?” she asked.
“You should be afraid you don’t live your life 100% instead of being afraid to die!
Her emotional videos led to some serious discussions in the comment sections, with some people agreeing with her and thanking her for being brave enough to speak out, while others told her she was just an uninformed attention seeker.
De Martino said she was determined to live her life to the maximum either way – but wondered what would happen to the fragile people who did not speak out.
What do you think of her perspective? Do you agree with Alessia de Martino?