It’s not the rulers. It’s the worship, fear of, and adherence to rulers and the loss of true selfhood that this all stems from. You get what you pay for. Everybody knows that. We just don’t like stuff when it applies to ourselves. It’s always the other guy or something external. That may sound morose, fatalist or … Continue reading I can’t breathe; can you?
How will you decide who gets to be in your bubble? First, Corona Virus gave us the fear that we, or a vulnerable loved one, might contract a horrifically contagious disease and die a painful death in an overcrowded, underequipped hospital. Then there was the stress of quarantine. Marriages have been strained, the bonds of … Continue reading Social distancing with friends: the quarantine bubbles are here.
‘Because we have freed ourselves of the older overt forms of authority, we do not see that we have become the prey of a new kind of authority. We have become automatons who live under the illusion of being self-willing individuals. The German-born humanistic philosopher and social psychologist Erich Fromm spent most of his working … Continue reading To Have or To Be? That is the question
Question: Are any restaurants safer, or more dangerous, than others? Short answer: Sit-down restaurants where people spend an hour or more increase your exposure over time. And the more people you eat with, the more opportunities there are to become infected. Long answer: “There is a surprisingly large amount of variation in the level of risk and … Continue reading How to re-enter society post-quarantine.
The only real cause of riots is when people get hungry. If you had been born to royalty, this is the first thing you would have learned: make sure your people are fed. This has been known throughout the centuries by rulers and leaders. Even as far back as the Romans who said, “give them bread … Continue reading The riots will be starting soon.
Is your bandana really helping you? Should only people who know they're infected wear masks? And what if your kids throw a tantrum when you ask them to put one on? Face masks can be unexpectedly complicated, especially for those who are new to wearing them. Navigating which ones you should buy and understanding who … Continue reading How to wear a face mask: all your questions answered!
The coronavirus pandemic has led to an unprecedented global surge in digital surveillance, with billions of people facing enhanced monitoring that may prove difficult to roll back. Governments around the world are employing vast programmes for mobile data tracking, apps to record personal contact with others, CCTV networks equipped with facial recognition, permission schemes to … Continue reading Blueprint For Police State Triggered By Pandemic Exposed