Here’s the latest reader question, along with my reply!
Rich asks: The events that have taken place since the advent of Coronafever have continued to both fascinate me and disgust me at the same time. I could go into a whole diatribe about why folks are now protesting from the wrong angle altogether (i.e., it’s not just a race issue but an overall police dysfunction issue but for which a complete disbanding of the police brings forth images from the movie “The Purge.” One could only imagine if these folks did the same protests in response to small businesses having been suffocated by the government. But I’m having great difficulty in trying to figure out all those protesters donning face masks. Cognitive dissonance doesn’t even begin to describe it. What is your take on this spectacle?
Most people want to do the right thing. But who defines the right thing? Many people accept as “right” whatever they are told is “right” by Authority; they do not come to a conclusion based on thought after an examination of the facts. Thus, they react militantly – compliantly – when they are told to wear a Fear Mask… despite it being a silly, even neurotic, thing to do if you’re not sick. And if you are sick, you certainly shouldn’t be spreading what you’ve got by hanging out in a crowd – face masked or not.
But it’s all about the visuals – and the virtues being signaled.
Don’t look for reason here. It is like trying to teach a rooster algebra!
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