Once again I’ve had great difficulty trying to post anything on WordPress. I don’t get offered the option to add a new post. It’s only by clicking on more or less everything I can that I eventually get offered this option. And by then I’ve forgotten what I wanted to say.
A lot of people are complaining about Covid lockdowns. They’re not used to it.
But smokers have been facing lockdowns for years. Smoking bans are smoker lockdowns. Smokers are used to it. They’re a small excluded minority, and nobody pays any attention to them.
But now everybody is being locked down. The minority has become a majority, And it can’t be ignored.
And perhaps now a few more people will realise what a monster Public Health has become, and that it’s full of bullies who have no compunction about demonising entire classes of people, all in the name of “Health”. Nothing is more important than “Health”. It’s a new idol.
But humans are always gambling with their health. They’re always taking risks. There’s be no progress but for all the risks people have taken to learn to fly, to sail across oceans, to build trains and cars. A lot of people have died doing those things.
A risk-free life is no life at all.
Health isn’t the only thing that matters. There are plenty of other things that matter. Truth. Reason. Honesty. Compassion. Humour. The list is endless. And they will re-assert themselves one day, and we’ll be freed from the tyranny of Health.
Perhaps it’s not surprising that medics become obsessed with health. It’s what they deal with all the time. Like mathematicians deal in numbers, and soldiers deal in weapons. They need to learn to step back from it, and gain a wider perspective.
Health is becoming a dirty word. Public Health even dirtier.