Face Masks: We Live in the Era of Gluttony
Gluttony does not mean overeating.
Gluttony means: the constant pursuit of decadence to the point of decay and beyond.
The unchecked pursuit of comfort, so prevalent in my own homeland, the United States of America, and exported to the world, goes far beyond food, yet is sheer gluttony.
Decadence around food plays into this as a symptom. It can be no surprise that obesity is so prevalent for self-control seems such a quaint notion in this time and place.
Don’t Blame Immediate Gratification
It is not immediate gratification that is problematic. The potential for immediate gratification is merely the natural output of a functioning and established relatively free market economy, a treasure of the human experiment that all who participate in it can be proud of.
It is the unchecked pursuit of that immediate gratification that is so gluttonous.
Don’t Blame The Many Methods Devised To Make Life More Safe
Safety is not problematic in our world. It is a natural output of our developed and relatively free market economy. Where there is freedom, the ability to choose for oneself varying levels of safety and to manage the benefits, costs, and consequences of that decision fall on the individual.
It is the unchecked pursuit of safety in our era that is so gluttonous.
Don’t Blame The Many Tools Created To Reduce Risk
Risk reduction is no problem. It is a beautiful thing, a natural output of our relatively free market environment. Through insurance policies, commodity contracts, and many other useful tools, risk reduction can be sold by an individual to another party.
It is the unchecked pursuit of risk reduction that is so gluttonous.
Don’t Blame Our Amazing Field Of Medical Technology & Healthcare
Modern healthcare, medical technology, and methods of research, these are not the problem. They are wonderful and natural products of a relatively free market.
It is their unchecked pursuit that is the problem.
We are witness to a pursuit in the name of health, so total, complete, and unchecked that Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben could credibly call it “techno-medical despotism,” and any reasonable person in the midst of this self-induced corona communism that humanity has plagued itself with would be hard-pressed to claim otherwise.
Article from LewRockwell