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On the Hubris of Politicians and Our Willingness to Suspend all Critical Thinking and Reasoning

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04.10.2020

Where does one start when faced with the litany of crises, plagues and altogether sordid developments 2020 has, ever so brutally, unleashed onto our unsuspected heads? Where does one start indeed…

Before such a flood, one’s only hope would be to retreat to the comfort of one’s ark … Noah as it were had a good mind building one; we most definitely lacked the foresight. Well actually it is not the lack of foresight I most deplore but rather our inability to wield our intellect and exercise reason when confronted with One, the hubris of politicians and Two, the hubris of politicians masquerading as experts in fields they have proven to be illiterate in – ie: sciences, economy, health and dare I say it, managing our state institutions.

For months now I have watched our world descend further into chaos on account of a virus we were told would decimate our ranks, render our health services null, and bring about plagues deadlier than those narrated in the Old Testament. In the face of so much fallacy, for let’s admit it, even if for a moment, COVID-19, while unnerving is hardly a global catastrophe in and of itself – rather it is the remedies to its miasmas which have burdened us beyond the tolerable, I cannot help but recall Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme.

“Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty together again …”

Indeed we have fallen … who will now attempt to put the pieces back together?

Yes people have died and we ought to mourn their passing, but this does not abstain us from demanding of our leaders to exercise the very........

© New Eastern Outlook


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