They Should Have Called It ‘CONTROL’-avirus
As schools are being closed in my state for the next several weeks, an article published in a local paper this morning stated: “With testing options now expanding, [the state] expects the number of positive cases to increase.”
Even the Orwellian Media is now making the case for shuttering the economy while, at the same time, Orange Man bad:
Does President Trump have the guts? His initial response to the virus was to underplay it and insist it would be gone before long. He was wrong about that. He has a chance now to rectify that with bold action. Like all leaders who find themselves managing a crisis, Trump is going to infuriate somebody, whether it’s those who think he’s doing too little or those who insist he’s doing too much. He has a short window of time to act before the only possible answer is that he’s doing too little.
In many ways, the daily details are fast-becoming deck chairs on the Titanic. In the terminology of Strauss and Howe’s “Fourth Turning”:
If the 2008 financial crisis marked the Catalyst for this current Fourth Turning and Trump marked the Regeneracy phase, then it appears COVID-19 may be the Climax.
The authors Strauss and Howe defined the Climax as “the death of the old order and birth of the new“.
Indeed, the global reaction to Coronavirus is shaping up to be a watershed societal sea change – similar to 911. A TEOTWAWKI event whereby very little may ever be the same afterward.
The next five years are going to be like skiing down a mountain in a blizzard during an avalanche. Or, in other words, it will be hard to see what’s just ahead and tricky trying not to fall and get buried while navigating a slippery slope.