I want to share a personal story with you.
I went away with some old friends the weekend and they are educated, have Phd’s and CEO+ of companies etc and within this trip they knew I had been to the city. Some of this cohort believed that because I had been to the city where there was a massive gathering of 10’s of thousands of people I was now a super spreader of the novel virus. So much so they instructed their children to stay away from mine.
I don’t judge them or hold a grudge against them as they are not thinking rationally and are in a state of hysteria.
Why do I share this with you?
This is precisely what happened in the 1930’s when the Jewish people were classed as germs and the German public requested them to be removed from society, for their safety. This community paid for their train journey to safety, Auschwitz. We could conclude, not very safe.
Previously, the German people were the most educated, tolerant people and welcomed the Jewish people as they had suffered anti semitism from the pilgrims in Eastern Europe.
How did this happen?
Well, when Hermann Göring (The German political and military leader) faced the Nuremberg trials they asked how did you get the German people of all people to commit the worst crimes on humanity in living memory. It’s easy he said. Put them in a state of fear and they will do what ever you want.
We have the past to learn from and the internet to communicate with and research data from govt websites. We can also follow world leading scientist from the best institutions in the world.
Here are a few:
And many, many more….. Sorry for all the folks I have left out. Only so much time to write these post.
As we all start to slow down, I’ll leave you with this:
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities – Voltaire.
Kindly think about that.