Friday, February 26, 2021

How to stop the virus

 Whac a Mole is an arcade game played in Japan where the player holds a rubber mallet and attempts to hit moles that randomly pop up out holes on the table. If the player is successful at hitting one mole, three moles can pop up and down again before the player has the time to react. It has become a metaphor, too, and increasingly appropriate for finding a vaccine for stopping the Covid 19 pandemic. 

The problems are one vaccine doesn't work on all the strains and variants and mutants, and the virus, like moles, pop up anywhere in the world, and it takes time to create a vaccine and distribute it when it does pop up. 

For a plan to be successful, it must address the root cause of the crisis. This nightmarish game that we are all playing doesn't address the root cause of the crisis.

When you compare this pandemic to past pandemics, you can understand that there is a sociological effect that triggers the manifestation of a virus. Many viruses are self-limiting. There is only one mole on the table. The Covid 19 virus is a global pandemic that has become this worst case scenario for mankind. The moles keep popping up,  the rubber mallet is not always effective, and and more and more holes keep appearing on the table. 

The root cause of the crisis is the schism that has formed as the result of the preemptive strike on Iraq. The power games continue on until an innocent person, and so the old paradigm based on power games is collapsing. Those who rely on the existing structure for their security and support are going down into the power games, and the games are oppressive to the people. When those who function for their own interests get involved, this go from bad to worse because two power games are based on weaving an illusion, and no one knows who to trust.

Everyone would like to see a return to normal, is that means being able to go without masks and social distancing, and businesses open up again, and sports games have real fans packed into stadiums. No one wants the oppressive power grabs to return. Nice to imagine, but no one really knows when or if that will ever happen. 

So, it comes down to the point where we all have to come up with a plan with the capacity to address the root cause of the crisis. Are the world leaders looking for such a plan that they will listen? For the plan to be accepted, it must already be in existence, even on a limited level. 

While the world leaders are searching for a solution to this worst case scenario crisis, we will keep walking forward and address the stages and steps of the planning process, to create the international body with the capacity to react immediately and appropriately to future pandemics, to understand that the Exit Strategy for Iraq proposal addresses the root cause of the crisis, and that the US government must assume responsibility to undo the damage that has been done, and then we can start to rise out of the abyss and return to the new normal. 

To pass the message along to others, we will "go viral" with the Pass it On booklets that explain the sociological crisis and how we got into this mess in the first place. This time period is known as Armageddon. 

Keep watching.