Every inch of me resists the doom-and-gloomers.
I think it’s because I get the sense that this syllogism drives them: doomers are serious. Serious people should rule. Therefore, doomers should rule.
At the very least, doomers think they should tell other people what to do. Doomers, after all, are weighty people, highly thoughtful and considered in things that matter, so they’re in a position to tell the rest of us what to do. Like, “Wear a mask!” while you’re walking outside and the UV light is killing the aerosol COVID (though not the droplets, I suppose).
“The urge to save humanity,” noted H.L. Mencken, “is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.”
But I walk with the doomers in one area: farming and agriculture.
The doomers say modern farming techniques kill the soil, lead to obesity, give us diabetes and cancer, and render us poor stewards of creation. Though they haven’t yet made the connection that modern farming techniques give us poor food, which leads to poor health, which then makes us more susceptible to COVID (that would hurt the vaccine narrative), I tend to agree with them.
The difference between them and me?
I take my beliefs into my garden and wage my war there. Albert Jay Nock counseled his readers to improve society by improving just one person. Likewise, I’m trying to improve food by improving one plot of … Read the rest