Words I first compiled back in March of 2020 and periodically added to ever since. Though multiple fits and starts have delayed publication, it is now my intent to finish this project over the next month or so. To date, I have compiled some 6000 words so multiple posts will be the method I will use to document my view. I hope some will find it of value.
A couple of additional thoughts.
While I began as an enthusiastic critic of the pandemic response, the apathy I encountered soon silenced my voice just as much as so very many others. I’ve been rattled out of my lethargy with the publishing of ‘Pandemia’ by Alex Berenson. Each of us should take his closing words to heart, “I hope you know the fight is worth the trouble.”
Trying to quench an inferno with a calm voice is an exercise in futility. Know this dish-of-panic we’ve been eating from is largely heaped with virtual, eye-catching bytes. A remind … it is your choice to eat this poison soup. “Pandemia” is the documentation of how we got here, to a stage where freedom will only be returned to us in our gravesite… unless we do something constructive to end this bureaucratic dictatorship.
And this interview moved me to action as well and it explains my viewpoint nicely, the reaction to Covid harms more than the disease does. Mattias Desmet is worth a listen.
Anf finally a quote from a Henry Fairlie book, attributed to J.Valles: “The man who says he has no political opinions confesses to one all the same. He is the collaborator and accomplice of those who hold the whip-hand, who have their hold on the mother-land’s throat. It is his indifference that supports the slayers of the poor and the butchers of thought.”
Here’s hoping we all work at beating apathy, that ‘thing’ that stifles all.
And so, the first installment …
Combining a bug with a byte.
It’s been depressingly interesting to be on the sidelines watching a world commit suicide, not having a hand in the process, not having the platform to add much to the few rational voices, and still … aware that we’ve entered a twilight zone where I lack the clarity of vision to accurately describe the coming future. But I do know the world has been irreversible changed.
When the living patterns of so very many people have been so dramatically altered, when life-long habits are so drastically challenged, we are operating in an economic dark era. We have entered the unpredictable, the ‘twilight zone’ if you will.
In this essay, I’m going to try to elucidate my thoughts as to how we got into an economic lockdown and what it will take to get onto a path that ensures it will never happen again. My speculation is not a short answer.