Sunday, March 15, 2020

Flatlining a Crisis

The world's experts on viral pandemics are telling us the goal is to flatten the curve of the number of cases of the virus. When the curve peaks, many people have been affected. Their goal to flatten the curve is not the solution. The goal should be to flat-line the curve. To do that, the accepted plan must address the root cause of the crisis, and the response must come while the number of cases is still in the initial  stage before it is transmitted to others.

We always have three choices, up, down or straight ahead. In a crisis, only two are obvious and both are untenable. What is not apparent is the option to go up. Up is to address the root cause of the crisis, which flatlines the curve. Down is to go down into the power games, such s blocking resources, which causes the cases to peak. Straight ahead is to ignore the crisis, which includes coming up with a plan that doesn't address the root cause of the crisis. Each year, for example, we are encouraged to get flu shots, and the question is whether the shot will be effective against the current version of the viirus.

In just a few days, we will remember the anniversary of the preemptive strike on Iraq. Like a virus, the curve of the conflict was flat until August 19, 2003, when UN envoy, Sergio de Mello was killed in a bombing of the Canal Hotel in Baghdad. Until then, there was hope the UN would step in to take control of the hostilities. The crisis curve started to rise, and peaked like a viral pandemic, and it caused ripples of effects, including a financial crisis. Then, years later, when Secretary General of the UN, Kofi Annan gave his farewell speech, he declared George W. Bush had made the UN irrelevant. The UN, the only apparent hope for world peace, proved it could not end or prevent wars, and the man in charge of the UN knew it. Mankind was on the slippery slope leading to the edge of the abyss. The UN could have flattened the crisis curve, but it didn't address the root cause of the crisis, so it made the crisis worse. Our first government proposal was also offered during the initial phase, and the plan addressed the root cause of the crisis. Instead, the George W. Bush went down into the games, and the curve peaked. Our Light Source invention demonstrates how intolerance leads to war, and then genocides, and eventually to a failed state. Or, in the case of the planet, we find ourselves devolving, potentially kicking mankind back to the past levels of society.

What is the root cause of viruses? Viruses are thought-forms that are manifested into the physical. When two ideas are equated, the virus is a physical manifestation of that thought. The people who are susceptible to getting the virus share the common thought-form.

The original report from the Chinese team of investigators declared they believed it was started when someone in an animal market in Wuhan, China, caught it from a snake, and I explain this in a previous post, an open letter to the diplomatic community in Washington DC. Since then, the official report has changed to bats and pangolins. The original report was probably correct. People who are resistant are those who don't think of others as snakes--until they reach the level in school when bullies are tormenting the other children. Children, for example, are taught to believe others to be snakes. Most children just think of other children as kids. Older people in nursing homes, for example, are more susceptible because they have to depend on others, and nursing homes can cut services or hire unscrupulous employees.

To flatline a crisis curve, the plan must address the root cause of the crisis, and then a plan must stand on the  principles of the planning process, which includes it must benefit everyone. Everyone must have a voice in the debate.

A series of crises, like the slippery slope that comes about because of the end of the relevancy of the UN, is unfolding. Our organization has a series of root cause cards that include ending financial crisis, and cancer, hurricanes and even overcoming death. To ensure that everyone is included in the debate, we will include it as part of our tent tour, and combine it with the planning process.

"If you know the root cause of a crisis, with the planning process you can find the solution."