Why Technocrats Believe in Face Masks
“My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!”
– Percy Shelley
There’s a group of people who walk the earth who don’t just believe that life can be improved by humans, they take it a step further.
They believe humans can be improved.
While this sentence may not seem irksome to you, because it is so commonplace, I hope in a few paragraphs you’ll see how truly twisted it is.
Most people who observe nature and humanity — the overwhelming majority of people walking the planet — learn some version of “If it ain’t broke, then don’t try to fix it.” Many religions teach this.
Man is created in the image of God, but is fallen.
Man has perfection in him if he can find it.
All creation is of the Creator.
There can be a religious aspect to it, but there are also people who will have no religious reason for an “If it ain’t broke, then don’t try to fix it” view of man and nature.
A conservative might not like new government regulation when a private contract between two people works just fine in almost all scenarios.
A hippie might not see a doctor for 30 years because he doesn’t have a health problem and can’t imagine the benefit of exposing himself to big pharma’s salesman in his community, the local doctor.
A farmer might do the same, to the point where their politics may not converge, but their “If it ain’t broke, don’t try to fix it” sensibilities overlap perfectly.
An inner-city grandma might feel the exact same way.
An immigrant grandpa may as well.
The sensibility to just leave things alone and the humbleness required to say “It’s not perfect, but its good enough” is pervasive throughout American society and globally.
Then there are a different group of people.
That is the 5%, 10%, maybe even 20% who comprise the technocratic class and who either never learn that humbleness or learned to do away with that same sense of humbleness.
In that humbleness, “If it ain’t broke don’t try to fix it,” is a connectedness to reality that can seldom be spoken of by a technocrat, because they don’t really understand it.
If you mess with something that works, there’s a good chance you won’t be able to get it back to normal again.
That is true in many areas of life. The mechanic rare
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