A times I believe that all people and governments would be better off if they studied Exodus 7-11 more closely and stopped trying to fight the Coronavirus, accepted that the planet is over populated and that herd immunity is the way to go.
Of course this is a radical position and I do not always strongly adhere to it myself. Let alone want to force it on anyone else. I have lots of doubts about these occasional beliefs of mine.
There is a name for having some beliefs which are subject to change.
It is called intellectual freedom.
It means not wanting to force almost any human belief of mine onto other people and not wanting other people in this unknown territory of the Coronavirus Era forcing most of their beliefs on me.
What should we do next?
Does anyone really know?
In this state of uncertainty, why are we letting so many freedoms die?
Across the western world people are disconnecting from each other and their own nations. Rome’s great poet of the natural world, Vergil, (he was more famous for his patriotic epic poetry but wanted that work burnt after his death) dealt with this theme of disconnection right across his career. “Nos patriam fugimus” (literally : “we flee our fatherland/motherland”) was the start of the third line of his first surviving poetic work.
Looking at and being in the presence of an extraordinary work of art about men by Melbourne artist John Lawry from Wodonga, my first reaction was to channel Walt Whitman.
This micro-movie and talking with John has subsequently lead me to start re-reading the works of Publius Vergilius Maro (a.k.a Virgil, the great Roman epic and bucolic poet) which I studied at Norwood High School and Melbourne University in the 1970’s and continued reading and rereading in the 1980’s.
Where will this all lead me now?
I dont know.
But one thing is certain.
When you have genuine freedom of speech, you dont always know where it will take you.
Geoff Fox, (YawpMan ?) 8th August, 2020, Terra Nullius