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ver 100,000 died of drug overdoses in the U.S. during this last 12-month period measured by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s a 30 percent jump from the year before, and, as the Irish Times (of all papers) notes , that is “more than the toll of car crashes and gun fatalities combined.”
Across the media, note is made that this dramatic rise took place in this Year of the Plague. Yet we are left to wonder whether the possibility of such a dreadful effect was considered at all by those who planned the COVID shutdowns. I have a suspicion that to ask that question seriously probably reveals the correct answer.
A narrowly focused approach to problems has enchanted the materially driven mindset so dominant in the West for the past few centuries. The clarity such an approach brings to focused problems is indisputable, and has powered great advances and civilizational triumphs.
But this approach does not address interconnected systems very well, especially since there seems no end to the interconnectedness of things.
A dear departed friend offered a metaphor for how interconnected reality is. Stuart Fickler was a relativity physicist, who worked with universities, government, and businesses through a long career (and among the staunchest of conservatives in the classic mode). He asked me to imagine an Irish step dancing troupe, such as Riverdance, with a whole chorus line doing intricate hard-stomping dance steps. And now, he said, imagine that whole troupe doing it on a giant trampoline. That, he said with a grin, gives you the gist of how naturally we are all intertwined.
Big government people so often lack imagination. They indeed understand that what one person does affects many others, and thus their concern for social welfare (I exclude those who act in political bad faith, and who are concerned only with power). But their policies are so one-dimensional. There is so little consideration of anything more than a linear relationship, not the rich nodes of connection that express themselves in families, in friendships, in affiliations, in faith communities, and in nations. And these connections are so deep […]
We Often Feel Like David Taking on Giants
Today’s Goliath is the Mainstream Media Industrial Complex that brainwashes the masses.
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