Are The Blinders Coming Off Finally?
I ran across this article, and it made me think some:
Not because of what it says about the pandemic or about covid, but about how we as a society have been facing the collapse of our essential systems. We've been hit by several high profile collapses of systems which we haven't seen before. The Texas collapse of their energy grid back in March of 2021 is another example. Complicated systems which were perceived as working in the past, suddenly didn't. Sure we've always run lean, right at the limit of a unexpected black swan gumming up the works but by and large, with a little tape and spit (and plenty of federal disaster assistance money) we've been able to muddle through. Now it seem like more and more, systems we thought were bulletproof turn out to be made of window screen and prayer.
I wonder if this might be the unexpected good side to the pandemic, that the "cover up" of how bad things are, and how worse they are going to be, is finally washed away like the flooding in New York from Hurricane Ida. Will people start taking their own resilience seriously?
(Admin Note: Let's not turn this into a argument over whether covid is or isn't as bad as some say. Thank you.)