Monday, March 23, 2020

The Establishment Versus The Pandemic

I do not fear the pandemic. Left to their own resources, I believe, most people (including the poor) possess enough self-discipline and inner-strength to overcome this pandemic. But I fear the global political (and intellectual) establishment, which appears quite clueless and politically motivated, but is hell-bent on using all its power to “rescue” humanity from the pandemic. By their draconian measures they are creating a psychological and economic nightmare for millions of people—I fear that their response to the pandemic will prove as costly, fruitless, and messy as the global war on terrorism that they have been waging for almost two decades.

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