What we are witnessing right now is the even further loss in the general public of the ability to ‘do the right thing’, to do what is morally right and to take on personal responsibility for their actions. Granted, the majority have been made so fearful that they have lost any ability to reason and in this confusion have had the ‘how to do the right thing’ thrust upon them- ie. wear a mask, keep your distance and ‘save lives’ etc etc.
However, I think we need to look at how we got here – this is not such a sudden jump as it may seem and as such may explain the much touted question ‘why are the sheeple complying so readily and utterly?’. Because they were for the most part already doing so. Righteous indignation is on the decline – indignation is not. Yes, in general I do think that people are becoming more and more unthinking – I use this word rather than ‘stupid’ because either they are unable to think or have never really had to. Nearly everything is automated for them, indeed, many younger people have never known anything other than this sorry state of affairs. As well as not thinking, people do not observe – they don’t have to. Take the example of gig/concert goers spending the entire time watching whichever event they have elected to attend by experiencing it only via their phones as they record the occasion to ‘share’ through social media or whatever. People are losing – and have lost - the ability to describe what they have witnessed via their own individual senses. Is it any wonder that they cannot ‘see’ ( or for that matter ‘feel’ ‘sense’, ‘hear’, etc ) what is actually occurring under their very noses? Our senses and what they evoke in us are what make us ‘animal’ – I do not use the term ‘animal’ in any derogatory way, far from it - no, ‘animal’ in a vital and organic way, ‘animated’ and alive, ‘animals’ as oppose to machines. The ‘anima’ is the soul and in Jungian psychology defined as 'the true inner self of the individual' . Our senses are our survival mechanisms – no wonder they are being stifled, dampened or even outright annihilated. Thinking and acting for oneself based on the evidence of one’s own senses has become a ‘selfish act’ frowned upon by many who do not even realise what that is or what that entails. With this ‘thinking’ comes self responsibility which many prefer to avoid like the proverbial plague – it’s all too easy and now virtuous to leave that to the supposed experts. Virtue and responsibility start with the individual – if they don’t they are not worthy of those titles.