by Mike Meyer ~ Honolulu ~ February 21, 2021
Our world is new and strange in many ways. While many people are anxiously awaiting a return to the pre-pandemic world, many others are growing familiar with the pleasures of a new and different world. The experiences are very different and will, I think, only expand the gaps between the broken pieces of human society and the disintegration of American society specifically.
We spend so much time struggling to understand the social malignancy that has destroyed our governments that we miss the new pleasures. We are living in a new world. Our collision with the COVID pandemic concurrently with hyperobjects such as climate warming, economic disintegration, and the Western representative government’s failure has shattered us and launched the pieces on new trajectories.
We are not sure what we are and have no idea where we are going. We have started trying to gather our pieces in the normal human manner and pretend that nothing much has changed. But that is obviously not the case.
Just as people who have been badly shaken up will pick themselves up and announce that they are fine until the reality of their injuries puts them back down again. The modern Western model nation-states are now forced to look at the damage and find that it is not minor.
It has been an awful year after twenty years of shocks and tragedies. The pandemic produced a logarithmic increase in voltage on the human social equivalent of the Large Hadron Collider. This has also produced some new human particles with troubling characteristics but many new things to be discovered.
The amazing development of a range of completely new vaccines for the coronavirus that has killed millions in the last year is our ticket to the new world. Your first injection of one of the mRNA-engineered vaccines developed from scratch, tested, and distributed after roughly nine months is a ticket to the future and not a return to our past that died a lingering death in lockdown.
Not many people have been writing about this because the vaccinated totals are still low, except for country exceptions…