What is man’s aim when it comes to danger? Is it to expose himself to it and overcome its pains, or remove the threat and the curious trial that leads to its understanding? A danger is a threat to the physical health of the individual. And this is all so true with man’s present struggle with coronavirus. However, as with many events in the modern age, the struggle is a struggle between ideas instead of man against nature.
In short, coronavirus is a mutation of the common cold. As with all illnesses, many will live and some will die. This is as true in Russia as it is in England. Or, indeed, in any civilisation: present or past. The pedantic, and quite oligarchic, interpretation of coronavirus has done more to harm than the virus per se. Once again, the Western oligarchies have seen our world only with the eyes of property in pursuit of money. And in so doing, they have forgotten human custom and skill.
Coronavirus is far from a matter of life and death. It is a matter of master and slave. At the heart of the matter, it is a question of man’s liberty. And so rather than praising the merits of chaining our faces to blue Chinese masks, we must ask ourselves how will man continue to achieve happiness?
Looking at that case law we call history, the best course of action is for man to continue to live his life without state interference. And should a man become ill, it will be the strength of his body, rather than the words on paper, that will best prevent coronavirus’ spread and best achieve happiness.
On the one hand, the Government has praised its tyrannical policies. Here, in England, ministers, public servants and merchants have praised the merits of wearing face masks to prevent coronavirus’ spread. But what does this assume? It assumes infection will immediately lead to death. It assumes interaction with society will lead to death. It assumes talking to your family will lead to death. Slithering at the heart of the pandemic is the failed ideology of oligarchy. The failed ideology that rule of few for their private interests best serves the common interest. For in all this, man has been reduced to an economic commodity; subject to arbitrary rules. And let us remember the punishment for violation of these laws is monetary fines rather than corporal punishment. The pandemic is an experiment in control and financial exploit. And, amongst other systems — such as police arrest targets and superiority complexes — this oligarchic response fits comfortably into the oligarchical constitution. And because of this eternally worn and despotic ideology, we have seen the depravation of man’s liberty. For no more can he leave his house without a great fear wrapping its tendrils around his bones. Simply because the Government has assumed prevention of death in this manner will lead to electoral victory. Masks keep seats. And this electoral property is more valuable than man’s customs, education and freedom.
It is is a great folly to assume a vaccine will solve the problem. Like oligarchy, a vaccine is an artificial invention which removes the problem it wishes to solve. And so, the Government’s assumed aim with its vaccine will fail: in the long term. Making the body dependant on a vaccine diminishes it of its natural capacities.
With current solutions addressed, let us now deliberate on the best course of action: exposure therapy. Reflecting on history, and its many pandemics — the Black Death, the Plague, Spanish Influenza — the best medicine has always been man’s strength. It is through exposure to bubonic plague that man’s immune system learnt to adapt to it and so become immune. In a similar way, man today would benefit from this custom. Instead of anxiously cowering behind his door, in fear of the paper whip of Government, man should live his life with his comfortable liberties. Should he contract coronavirus, then let him decide his fate. Should he wish to rest until he becomes immune, so be it. If he makes his friends ill, and they rest until they cure, so be it. If he dies, so be it. Nature has its ways of creating meaning by balancing order and chaos in the world. It is through exposure that we may learn to face challenges and, with great strength, overcome them. In this way, man maximises his virtues and best achieves happiness. Ultimately, it is happiness, rather than its servant, safety, that man wants to achieve. And it will be by changing his actions in this way, and in paying attention to facts instead of ideologies, that man will achieve happiness.
Nature would have man exposed to danger to become stronger. Oligarchy would lie that you are safe; to control their property: the people. It is shameful that a man as erudite as the Prime Minister has forgotten human virtue. If England aims for despotism, face masks are most effective in this province. Should, however, England’s aim be happiness, then here and now and in times to come, face masks will fail. They will always fail. It is the immune system, rather than party political ideology, that will prevent the spread of coronavirus. For it is by exposing himself to danger that man will learn to overcome it. It is by running away he becomes a slave. Therefore, the best means to happiness is to return to a way of life whereby a man will do as he pleases: save violating the peace. When the Government has the courage so to do, it will choose this option. However, should if fail; should it continue to prioritise its silly assumptions, then the happiness of the people will worsen. And should politicians fail to let go of their ideologies, then nature will balance this corruption by her own accord; imposing on England a government of her choosing. Strong, united, independent.
House Pitt grows and protects a strong, united and independent England. This week, we challenge the Government and society's response to the pandemic. Instead, nature is better equipped for the job at preventing the spread of disease.