Any time you point out how people are trying to use tragedy for political gain, you’ll likely get accused of doing the same exact thing. W.R. Wordsworth has some straight talk about how we go from senseless trauma to predictable hackery.
The best thing about trying times is how they open the door to greater understanding than we can gain when everything is going well. Jeffrey A. Tucker has a powerful essay about how the pandemic response changed his thinking. His observations are spot on.
When we hear terms like “self interest” and “common good” it’s essential that we have a clear understanding of wha they mean. Charles Hugh Smith says the reason America is decaying is because of the tyranny of self interest.