With assorted events in the news these days I keep being reminded of an old quote. You know the source.
I’ll paraphrase it as “Too late we realized that we would have to go on living under the new Plague Rules long after the Plague itself had gone away.”
In 1947 Albert Camus used a physical plague as a metaphor for his actual theme: The manner in which too many people react – or fail to react – when they are physically trapped by human “rats” who insist they obey orders and remain utterly compliant as their freedoms are taken away from them.
All in the name of the public well-being, of course.
25 responses to “I’M SURPRISED THIS OLD QUOTE ISN’T THROWN AROUND MORE RIGHT NOW”
Sintetico, incisivo, inappuntabile; condivido pienamente.
What crisis could possibly arise that wouldn’t be used for political gain? I believe this is what you’ve been warning about since the beginning. It seems we’re been sold a package of “Well-being” in exchange for freedom and human rights.
for the public good, only for the public good, I am organizing a collection of signatures for a very important abrogative referendum: existential questions 😉
I understand! Great idea!
dangerous! a new government must take action!
Ha! You know it!
I can sympathize.
is it a question?
😀 😀 😀
It is not.
I was hoping it was a compassionate question 😦
(I’m in the red zone covid 19 – in real lockdown for more than two months – compassion is contracted in a discussion 😀 )
Sorry, I must be misunderstanding you because of the language barrier. I hope you’re doing okay.
All right, thank you … mine was a wit. Here the rhetoric of the government wants us anxious, afraid and closed in the house. It is a good occasion to provoke compassion in those who live far away. Provoking compassion is the new trend 😉
Oh, now I understand! I get it!
unfortunately … 😦
(“unfortunately… 😦 ” : old comment … 2 days ago
I see. Thanks for clarifying!
This remark should be shouted from the rooftops!
I certainly agree!
Just wear a damn mask!
That’s hardly the issue here.