Jeremy Gilder, Myocum
Am I the only one who feels that right now we are living in Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World?
Our government tells us we are flattening the COVID-19 curve! Great news!
People are saying, ‘Isn’t that wonderful!’ But is it worth it?
In complying with the government agenda, particularly at state level, we have forfeited our freedom as individuals, and generally speaking, are living under police-state regimes.
Too strong? Consider the facts.
1) To this point in time, deaths from COVID-19, circa 100, represent only a tiny fraction of usual numbers of deaths from the flu (at 1,500-3,000 per season).
2) Essentially, we have been made prisoners in our own homes, for many weeks, with lists of what we can and can’t do, under threat of police action if we do not comply. Police action? Laws created overnight that allow heavy fines for disobedience.
3) Some premiers are glorying in their extended power, introducing what, to many, would seem provocative actions and further restrictions to the national agenda – ‘to keep us safe’.
This is all reminiscent of Huxley’s famous novel.
A slow but certain breaking down of the individual – particularly any individual who dares to be different – and a glorification of the State.