The world BCE (Before Coronavirus Epidemic) is dead. And it really does not matter what killed it – COVID-19 (as is commonly believed) or the horrible overreaction of the authorities (as “coronaskeptics” claim). The “old world” is dead. There is no “going back” – there is simply nowhere to go. There is no “back”.
It is all but universally recognized by psychologists and psychiatrists worldwide that “social distancing” and other “anti-pandemic” measures (aided in no small part by the “carpet bombing” of the population with COVID-19 news and other media content) have already practically destroyed mental health of just about all population. Worldwide.
Everyone received a devastating emotional shock/trauma making just about everyone sick with PTSD. Which is a horrible thing as it kills. And kills big time. And when the “critical mass” of the population gets PTSD, the whole society collapses. Just ask the Germans in 1933 or Russians in 1917.
“Coronabelievers” insist that it was worth it; “coronaskeptics” consider it the crime of the century (at least) but in the end it does not matter. The mental health of the entire world population has been destroyed – and is being destroyed day after day, week after week, month after month. The situation is getting worse literally by the day – all competent mental health professionals worldwide admit that.
There is no way the society can prevent this destructive “critical mass” from accumulating – actually, it already has. So even if we do away with all “social distancing” measures tomorrow (which may or may not be a good idea), it is still only a matter of time before this “critical mass” explodes and destroys the world as we know it. In other words, the “world BCE” can not be saved. Period.
Given the (still recent) history of Europe, it is not difficult at all to predict with a practically 100% certainty which kind of world will replace the deceased one. It will be the totalitarian dictatorship led by the reincarnation of Mussolini, Franco, Salazar… or Adolf Hitler.
This dictatorship will in no time cure the PTSD of the nation by… immediately doing away with all “social distancing” and other anti-pandemic measures. And use the whole power of media (now under complete control of the government) to create in the minds of the population an “anti-PTSD” perception.
This perception will be based on the following statements – (1) the whole pandemic was a huge hoax – in reality COVID-19 was simply a slightly unusual flu with similar death rates ; (2) that all “coronabelievers” in the government, media and society are, essentially, terrorists – because they were spreading panic and terror and (3) that the whole ordeal was but a bad dream.
It does not matter whether these statements are true, because (a) perceptions are the only reality; and (b) this is exactly the kind of therapy that will be able to heal the whole nations from PTSD in a matter of a few months (if not weeks).
This totalitarian government will declare a state of emergency – and all “coronabelievers” will be sent to concentration camps… just like all opponents of the Nazis were in 1933. And some will be executed – with or without trial (which in reality does not matter at all).
We definitely do not want that to happen. Consequently, we have to offer the population of Europe – and to the whole Western Civilization (other civilizations are a different matter entirely) the alternative vision of the “brave new world” – and an alternative cure for the PTSD.
Actually, this alternative vision has been long in the making – but now is all but inevitable. If you do not want the Fuhrerstaat-2 instead, of course.
All human rights and freedoms essentially boil down to just one right and freedom – to be genuinely happy. And an individual is genuinely only when his or her genuine needs – financial, functional, emotional and spiritual – are completely satisfied. Not wants or desires – but only genuine needs.
Hence, the fundamental objective of the Western Civilization – its economic, political, social, cultural and other systems – is to help its citizens to become and stay genuinely happy. Not to “make them happy”, of course (it is impossible), but to help them become and stay happy.
The governments at all levels – local/municipal, state/provincial, national/federal and even international (i.e. the EU) have an identical objective – help their constituents become genuinely happy and stay happy at all times. Again, not to “make them happy”, of course (it is impossible), but to help them become and stay happy.
Unfortunately, the existing system of “parliamentary democracy” does not do its job in the “happiness department” (to put it mildly). To call a spade a spade, it is not just dysfunctional, but – for all practical purposes – impotent.
Which is no surprise at all as it has been developed over 200 years ago (at least) and our world has radically changed since that time. Consequently, our whole government system must be radically reengineered.
In practical terms, it means that the parliamentary democracy must be transformed into the most efficient system of direct democracy at all levels – from local/municipal to international – that will connect the population directly to the corresponding executive power at all time.
The core of this system will be the Direct Democracy Portal (DDP). Which will allow every citizen (and not only citizen) to make a contribution to the well-being of the city, state/province, nation and the whole Western Civilization. Thus transforming the community in question into a “gigantic brain” and getting the most out of its intellectual capital.
DDP will focus the minds, will and energy of the whole population on creating the “brave new world” – the world where everyone will be genuinely happy. Which rather sooner than later will heal the hearts, minds and souls of the population from PTSD.
To make its citizens genuinely happy, the country must make sure that all its organizations operate at the maximum possible performance. Unfortunately, it is a well-established fact (known to all competent corporate analysts) that just about all organizations – businesses, government entities, non-profits, academic, military, etc. – operate at 5-10% of their maximum possible performance (if that). Hence, we must radically reengineer all these organizations. Thus increasing its actual performance to 50-80% of the maximum possible one (at least).
Unfortunately (or fortunately), to make it happen, it is not enough to reform individual organizations – businesses, government entities, non-profits, etc. We must radically reengineer the whole Western Civilization – its economic, political and social system.
Why? Because this whole system (and not just the individual organizations) is so unacceptably inefficient – and the coronavirus pandemic (whatever one makes of it) has just proven it well beyond the reasonable doubt.