Covid Amnesia and the Call of Conscience
So much to absorb. Thank you. As a world B citizen, my nervous system is currently on high alert. No wonder. Time to elder.
Raelle, this is quite brilliant and expresses so much of what I have been feeling from a British perspective. I've written about the sudden and undiscussed change to the social contract myself (I call it 'the health state') and wondered why there's so little willingness to have any kind of public debate about such momentous changes, even by those who strongly oppose the measures of the past two years. The answer is, of course, the political immaturity you identify - a psycho-social inability to take responsibility and a desire to have 'authorised' humans act as lifelong parents. Thank you for articulating this so clearly.
Thank you for this beautiful and brilliant summation of what we've learned from the last two years.
I try not to be pessimistic, but I don't see how that the wall between World A and World B can be breached. People here in Virtuous Vermont are still masking up in many places even when the "rules" say they don't have to. It's as if the masks will be the one last plank these fearful people will cling to after the ship of jabs, lockdowns, and anti-social distancing has sunk. It remains to be seen whether the unelected bureaucrats who run our lives now will try to bring back those restrictions and mandates this fall, using some new scary variant or "cases" as the excuse.
On a more personal level, someone I had thought of as my best friend of 25 years accused me of being a murderer and a conspiracy theorist for not getting jabbed. I don't see how this friendship can be healed, given that she's in World A and I'm in World B.
It is easier to survive World B reality when surrounded by community who also shares that reality. My community splintered the moment I uttered the words “I won’t be jabbing myself or my kids”. Heck, my family splintered. Luckily, I joined the NAAS community and albeit online, it tethered me stronger to World B and gave me hope that I’m not alone. Now, like you, I haven’t met a single person who regrets living in World B reality but plenty of people who regret believing the reality of World A.
Wow. Thank you for this; an absolutely brilliant read.
This is an especially beautiful and powerful condemnation as well as call to action. Will they hear the call?
A brilliant depiction, thank you. Sadly those around me entrenched in World A remain resistant to such illumination.
Hi Raelle, I first read this back on April 23 and it is still the most eloquent and poignant piece of writing to address this topic I have come across. During this time of "pause" it's important to reflect and stay in a state of high vibration. Thank you for sharing the gift of your writing. Light and love to you.
What an amazing piece! I am just discovering you and your work. So much to reflect on! I am grateful for you, your articulate thoughts, your authenticity we can really access in the text. I will dive deeper in more of what you write and I will subscribe at once! Beautiful. Love from Norway. Patricia