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Political Power of Pandemic and Its Defense

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Jul 16, 2020 at 12:36

Political Power of Pandemic
The world arena continues experiencing transformational approaches to the circumstances of ineffective responses to the epidemiological attack by the novel corona virus on virtually every sector of every society on the face of the planet. It is now apparent no one entity or governmental agency has the means, or even the ability, to get a grip, let alone grasp any sense of control as the pestilence of the century runs rampant and with indiscriminant lack of regard for all affected populations. No matter what the experts think they know or logically answer, the politicians of questionable motives attempt to compromise and change society by taking advantage of the paranoia caused by the extreme lack of confidence in any of the proposed methodologies of containment, offering no solutions; instead it is perceived as a means for global domination in a way that can only be called evil, the results of which can lead to only one conclusion: contamination of civilization leading to its death.
All of this being said, the primary observation made here is that the pandemic of the novel corona virus causes fear; fear of the unknown, fear of death; in essence, a fear that can be taken advantage of by any who seek power for malevolent purposes. The candidates are plentiful. The victims are myriad.
In all of the places in the world where malicious actors are seeking the diminishment and eventual elimination of an entire society, the Middle East is easily identified for the enmity against Israel. The security of Israel is dependent upon many factors, but the pandemic was not necessarily considered one of them until it became a reality. If there was any truth of being timid for defensive reasons before the novel corona virus, they are now compounded and those concerns are not going away any time soon.
This situation is taking on a larger than life proportion, since even the enemies of Israel are faced with their own dilemmas of dealing with the loss of life due to the pandemic, but many could not care less for those losses. The impacts of 'shutdowns' are variable at best; but worse, they have also shown other consequences of negative impacts that can tear down normal civil approaches to peaceful societal settings. Unruly disregard for the rule of law now interjects itself, adding to the complexities of how to maintain law and order in an environment that is losing any sense of community, any sense of just living in peace with one another. How does a governmental agency deal with that: do the powers that be even care about that anymore? In some instances, actually in many circumstances, anarchy get a pass.
It is seen around the world that anarchists, having made themselves tools for evil, are in the background causing aggravation and discord and the defense against that is also in trouble; not everyone agrees on how to protect all of the people when some of the people use the fracture of societal mores for malicious activities. Again, fear is the tool; and fearing the unknown is exacerbated to a point, even a point of no return. So courage is suggested here to be the antidote. Where is courage to be found?
Recognizing organized medicine as being inadequate to get a complete hold on the pandemic, even as differing formulas and protocols are competing to gain a foothold on controlling the virus, the virus of fear is as much part of the solution and that is where some focus on getting a hold of what to do is needed, desperately. As long as timidity is held onto for a security blanket in the face of the reality, then things will not get better. The only other source of getting a grasp on things is to get a grasp of why things cannot be humanly ordained, is the acknowledgement of the higher authority of Divine Sovereignty and what is written in His WORD about such things. Once that is appropriated, then understanding the why of pandemic may provide an answer of how to get through it, not just get past it.


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