The other day, I used the term “panarchy” and caught some of my listeners off guard. It’s time to explore the difference between being free to choose and being forced to choose between artificially limited options when it comes to your governance. If you want a down and dirty explanation of the blessings of panarchy, no one explains it more succinctly than Paul Rosenberg.
Look around you and you’ll notice that people in authority are panicking. Not because of the latest Covid variant (although that’s the excuse they’re using) but because they know their power over the public is waning. This is why the media drumbeat of fear is intensifying by the minute. Paul Krause makes a timely plea that we don’t let them scare our freedoms away.
As much as I’m tempted to pound the pulpit and start thundering, I get the sense that this is the time to speak as calmly and carefully as possible about the latest variant. That’s when I’m grateful for writers like Daisy Luther, who notes that Omicron is a perfectly timed variant to scare the unruly back into submission.