I am concerned about the drift toward authoritarian, even totalitarian (through the use of technology), control implied by COVID restrictions.
Normal could well mean the end of global civilization as we know it.
The anti-maskers pitching fits at grocery stores are experiencing, first hand, the “tragedy of the private”. The enclosure is finally becoming visceral for them.
We should be saying: no more normal. Not now, not ever.
What follows are some of the insights I have gleaned from my own experience and from others about how to persevere in dark times.