Basically, nations have no solutions: Nations all over the world are handling Coronavirus issues according to their own governing styles, resources and levels of intensities; some 200 nation with 200 different styles, billion opinions cross firing with fears of varying degrees of panics. This global crisis calls for vacuum cleaning of problems from grassroots prosperity carpets where carpet bombing expertise has no value, similarly little or no value for the experiences of expensive wars, trade-wars or fake-wars. This one is real life battlefield of mankind on self-preservation crisis in real time on global scale and not some aerial view where turning cement into dust called victorious.
This one is a real war between grassroots human performance in need of power of national credibility to withstand global scrutiny. National governments can only help so much, most nations have no structure and the higher the intensity of problems higher the brightness on political stages for new posturing…depending on country most governments simply cannot solve any advanced stages of this crises…study pandemics.
WE have the cure; we can defeat the Coronavirus by our own self imprisonment
Self imprisonment; demands immediate elimination of public engagement from outside, absolute submission to the power of invisible ‘warden’ now called Covid-19. Of course and fully acknowledged, in reality not every single person can do this and isolate, but commonly and painfully it’s possible in the largest majority. Extreme minimization of people contact will result in miracles while cures are developed.
In this tactical guerrilla-warfare with invisible mortality the real hardships faced by are women; as mothers they come in contacts with all sorts of issues, they take care of food, cooking, shopping, schooling and even nursing…this will be tough for them, they risk the most. The small children will also suffer most, for lack of understanding of being isolated from their friends and possibly pets. Men will have their intense share to face daily work and lively food, and in situations the agony of long days in den-living and watching painfully crowd-less events. All will get exhausted at some point soon. Some will not make it, very sadly.
Is this really imprisonment? Is this a new life-style where education loans on microbiology degrees suddenly become payable? Is this any different to the normal imprisonments of being “economic-slaves” forced to commute four hours a days to low wages work producing something of little or no value and living in perpetual cycles of fears on health, debts and survival? Both such imprisonment are almost the same but minus wearing “digital shackles” electronic monitoring devices eliminated because smart phones and social media keep better tracking of everything from shopping patterns to bowel movements. Is this a new dystopian world where Hollywood and writers went terribly wrong; they wrote of a world after ‘Armageddon’ but we are now in supposedly the most successful economic boost of extreme prosperity period but facing a self-inflicted ‘Pharmageddon’ where the world populace slaved to invisible enemies now self- shackled fighting for survival?
No, this is not governments fault; it’s our fault, because we neglected lifelong learning to understand futurism, we missed on critical thinking to face the truth, we skipped mankind on civility, diversity, tolerance and our math to understand price of voting. The decades of Viagra-sunrises, Cannabis-high-afternoons and Opioid-sunsets also took us away skills to decipher fakery.
No, we are not alone: we are all together on the planet; even when locked alone in a washroom, using extra soap or flushing twice by mistake we are always and will be a small microcosm and part of highly integrated complex global trading systems with cataclysmic borderless climatic conundrums issues. Everything is local, everything is global all interlinked. We all connected in some way. Our failure of misunderstanding our unique exceptionalism designed to help others only ended up as a race to destroy others. When you destroy others you destroy yourself.
The age of Critical Thinking started some 2500 years ago, ask Socrates, but where we went terribly wrong in assuming education was just doing that, how late, how sad and how embarrassing; now like children in dark forest, with trepidations, we advance, although, with our emotional package of basic senses still intact, doubting our evolution as human, with deep gaps and voids on understanding the mission of life with critical thinking unable to teach us living; diversity, tolerance and economic sense. Today’ economic indices of the world are living proofs of massive failure of our civilization where only MOABS determine the power of progress no matter how destructive and glass cities with towers of debt creating extreme inequalities labeled as our hologramic success.
Five benefits of self imprisonments: Firstly some facts,the last millennia full of famous imprisonments where enlightenment happened. Prison walls produced more critically needed advancements of thought than any other four walls setting. Deep study is essential. Sadly if this Corona Virus crisis jumps to second and third stages with shut down of global and national commerce, a new culture will arise, faster and equally potent on global economic shifts and new thinking as a new counter balance to save mankind. A new wisdom will emerge.
What took a century for a new idea to acquire mainstream acceptance like earth not being the center of universe, to many decades before ‘microwave’ become acceptable as safe kitchen appliance, at our current junction in time, something never ever happened before, such new extraordinary shifts on global mindshare will take only months. Never ever in the history of mankind were there so many people so closely interconnected with some common shared knowledge base as 2020? When Covid-19 masks taken off, a new face of wisdom may appear, start a new era of monster shifts in new grassroots thinking.
Seven decades ago Sir Arthur C. Clarke author of 2001 Space Odyssey missed out on the concept of electronically-connected-people-power to finally become the ultimate driver responsible for the rise or fall of mankind and not some single bad leadership or a device. Traditional national leadership of today commonly based on tribal insecurities; futurism is borderless seeking global solutions for humanity. New thought leadership vacuum at senior levels around the world and fears amongst global bureaucracies prohibits such debates.
Stone walls do not a prison make,
Nor iron bars a cage:
Richard Lovelace in 1642
For now, self-imprisonment is a quick safety procedure
think, write, talk and walk…
spread knowledge around the world,
enjoy mental freedom…
How will you defeat COVID-19…?