Reminder that SARS-2 is a matter of fate, it is willed by the gods, and all efforts to contain it will end in unmitigated disaster.
To be on the right side of debates on these issues is a simple matter. You only have to remember this one point. https://t.co/wOsLeRny0X
— eugyppius (@eugyppius1) October 19, 2021
Oftentimes your ability to reason will merely serve as an obstacle to understanding a situation. There are situations where you’re just much better off telling your conscious mind to shut up for a second and to rely on your intuition. A good example of course is when you’re in a club and happen to see an attractive looking woman. People who are in tune with their intuition are much better at bringing that situation to a productive conclusion than people whose conscious mind is dominant. That’s the main reason why you see alcohol served at these events.
You can try to circumvent that process, read some blog on pickup artistry, consciously learn how to stand, how to dress and what to say, but if the woman were to realize you do this, she would be disgusted. Angels are guided by reason and ensure that virtue reigns dominant, demons are guided by passion and serve to vivify the creation, (hopefully) within the constraints set by reason. That’s the message William Blake had to offer. This whole phenomenon of kind-hearted well meaning nerds trying to decode human psychology is the angel trying to dress up as a demon, it makes nobody happy. We used to have arranged marriages for our upper classes for a reason.
And honestly, this same principle applies to the batsoupflu. If you try to consciously understand what’s happening by applying reason then you’re just going to be missing the forest for the trees. Good people look at what is happening and become convinced that it must be a product of a monstrous conspiracy. Teenage boys are injected with a vaccine for a virus that doesn’t hurt them and drop dead within days. If you post about it on Facebook, you’ll have your post removed. To you, as a good person, this is going to look like a conspiracy.
The reality however is just that when a society actively hates virtue, as ours does, it’s setting itself up for a catastrophic implosion. In a society like ours, every institute just turns into an instrument for further catastrophe, because all our institutions reward the worst of human impulses. It is as if you’re making policy by putting your fingers together with your friends on a Ouija board and following what the board commands you to do.
If you want to apply reason to try to understand it, then you’ll find an explanation. The vaccine induced immune response prohibits the development of sterilizing immunity, social distancing inverts the normal selection process towards reduced virulence and gives the virus more time to develop new variants before exhausting its ecological niche, forcing people to stay inside suppresses their immune system, we are more vulnerable than ever before because of obesity and the inversion of the demographic pyramid, Pfizer’s new drug is mutagenic and will cause the development of new variants andsoforth.
But to use reason to try to understand what’s now happening to us is like trying to explain the beauty of a painting to someone who suffers color blindness. You can tell them what you see, what you find beautiful about it, but they’re not going to be able to understand it. If everything could be understood through reason, life would turn bland and sterile.
The easier way to understand what’s happening is as following: Mankind became wicked. The gods warned us and we ignored them. They gave us a punishment, we sought ways to evade the punishment, we committed further acts of wickedness in the process, the punishment grew worse and now we’re starting to deal with the consequences.
The only thing we really had to do to end this crisis was to show some humility. The scientists could have said they made a mistake, the government could have been transparent. That didn’t happen but the gods tried to be merciful, the virus turned out to be about ten times less deadly than we originally anticipated. And yet, any sort of humility proved impossible, we decided that the government was going to regulate the spread of this virus by micromanaging human social interaction. The only real response that would have worked is simple: The humility of doing nothing.
You can try to apply reason, you can imagine that the Scandinavians must have enough vitamin D and the Japanese eat enough fermented soybeans, but the Americans eat too much pork and the British must have locked down too late etc. But again, that’s the colorblind man trying to figure out why people find a painting beautiful. They’ll give you all sorts of explanations, but none can capture the essence.
If you look at this from the perspective of a wicked society being punished for its wickedness then it all starts to make more sense. We’re a culture that endorsed greed and so institutionalized greed begins to prey on us: Your congress takes Ivermectin while your Pfizer sponsored media tells you that’s for horses.
We have enough hubris to think that we can prevent the next pandemic by manufacturing new synthetic corona viruses, so something goes wrong and our creation escapes containment. We torture lab animals to keep ourselves healthy and so we become part of a failed global medical experiment ourselves.
So what’s our great sin then, that brought this new plague into existence? Well there’s the thing, I don’t have to tell you. If it’s a sin that you’re committing, you’re already aware somewhere in the back of your mind that what you’re doing is wrong, but you can’t resist the urge and so you’ll reason to yourself that it’s somehow alright. You don’t need a sacred book that details all of your sins and which one happens to be the worst, it’s already stored in your brain, you can just look inward.
Let’s take our friendly scientists for a moment. That little monkey with the hole in its skull where you stick the electrodes? You tell yourself that it is all for the betterment of mankind and there’s no alternative option and it’s just a monkey that can’t feel the kind of complex emotions we feel. But what you feel is guilt and rather than surrendering to the guilt you rationalize what you’re doing, so you live in sin. This is true for all of us, for me and for you. I don’t have to tell you what you’re doing wrong, because you already know. You try to suppress the guilt because it hurts, but guilt and the humility it produces happens to be the cure. Guilt is like a maggot that only consumes the rotten portions of your soul.
Every society where people still try to find God has been largely spared from this virus and its extended phenotype (hysterical totalitarianism). One of the strange symptoms of this virus seems to be an extreme hatred for every attempt at transcendence. They insist on shutting down the churches whenever they become afraid of this virus and they rage at the people whose religious convictions stop them from getting vaccinated. And yet, I’m willing to hazard a guess and say that it’s not Orthodox Christian vegetarian monks who brought this virus back home with them after backpacking in China.
There’s not a healthy society that acts in the manner we responded to this virus. In a healthy society 100 year old women in nursing homes don’t have to make videos begging to see their family. In a healthy society children don’t bleed from their noses after getting tested for a virus without suffering any symptoms. In a healthy society children are not made to wear masks in school while celebrities don’t. A healthy society doesn’t make people afraid of socializing and doesn’t make people feel guilty for spreading invisible viruses by engaging in social interaction.
And again, this happens because we are wicked. We don’t speak up when we see things that are wrong. We hide behind the rules. The teachers don’t stand up for the children whose childhood is being ruined. We don’t stand up for the elderly in the nursing homes who are made to die alone. The bureaucrats don’t resist the machine, they try to rise through the ranks by following its dictates. The doctors won’t say out loud what they are seeing in the hospitals. The virologists didn’t tell us what was so strange about this virus. We’re all complicit and so the plague of our own creation continues.
This virus is a fire that burns down all the dead wood in our society, every attempt to extinguish it creates more fuel. Because this is not a healthy society, it perishes in the fire.