There are many theories of what drives elite madness. Peter Turchin thinks it’s about elite overproduction, we have too many educated people with ambitions of high status, so they fight each other to see who’s holier-than-thou and gain status for themselves. Moldbug thinks it’s Puritanism evolved, getting ever more virulent. There also other theories: bureaucratic religion, mass-media induced cognitive failure. Choose your favorite one.
Whatever the cause, the disease is increasing and getting worse. It seems to be getting close to the terminal phase, when it goes berserk and kills the patient. See the Ebola crisis. A quite easily controlled tropical virus is growing out there because people would rather use it to compete for holiness rather than try to stop people from dying.
Spain has the only Ebola crisis in Europe, because a Catholic priest was in West Africa and got the virus. The 75 year old fucker, instead of dying among his flock of meek Africans who will inherit the earth, he moved all his contacts to get the Spanish government to send an airplane to take him to Spain for treatment. The 75 year old fucker obviously died. Then it became apparent that the medical team he was assigned was quite half-assed, so one of his nurses got the virus herself.
The very stupid nurse apparently has no children, but she has a dog. Some brighter minds in the government thought that the dog must be immediately be put to death. But the proud Spanish people wouldn’t have it. Poor dog! What did he do to anyone! If humans must be treated to great expense, then the dog must be saved too!
Now I’m mildly sympathetic to the argument. On the other side, though. I’d rather the infected humans and the dog be sent together to be quarantined in some concrete maze 2 miles under the ground. Or the sea, better. But no, the holy Spaniards, proud descendants of the people who made Inquisition trials into an art form, they had to fight for the rights of a dog to live with freely with Ebola in our society.
You gotta admit that cultural differences are funny. If this happened in China, probably by now the scandal would be that some merchants had been found selling the meat of Ebola infected dogs to sleazy restaurants, saying that it’s no big deal if you cook the meat with strong fire and thick soy sauce. Which is probably true.
As of now, there are 10 suspected cases of Ebola in Spain, all people close to the nurse. 2 of them are workers from a beauty parlor where the nurse went to have her leg wax done. But that’s not as important as the poor dog being killed for the crime of having Ebola.
On the other hand in the US, the moral ground, or should I saw the moral field, in the sports match sense of the word, is of course race. The US doesn’t have any dogs with Ebola, but it had a black man. So there’s where the moral jousting is focusing. So we have things like this: The implicit racism of Ebola.
The tragedy of Ebola is not just its staggering toll. It’s also the implicit racism that the deadly virus has spawned. The anecdotes are sickening, particularly a Reuters report this week that children of African immigrants in Dallas — little ones with no connection to Thomas Duncan, the Liberian Ebola patient who died Wednesday in a local hospital — have been branded “Ebola kids” simply because of their heritage or skin color.
No matter that nobody has been actually branded, which is what livestock and slaves in antiquity were done. No African kids had hot metal applied to their naked skin. No, they were just teased by children of their age. For all I know it was American blacks who did it; they’re pretty creative with their nicknames.
And no matter the utterly retarded reference to enterovirus 68, trying to make it look like it’s a worse threat than Ebola which is not taken as seriously. Enterovirus has nothing as close as Ebola’s fatality rate. And it’s domestic; you can’t avoid it by forbidding people to come from West Africa. But of course according to this bitch, if you can’t avoid one problem, you shouldn’t avoid any problem at all. Let us all refuse medical treatment because some diseases don’t respond to any treatment.
The funny thing though is that this retarded bitch works for the Woodrow Wilson International Center. Woodrow Wilson, besides being the founding father of USG as we know it, the crusader for democracy that destroyed all that is good, true and beautiful in Europe and beyond, he was also a southerner, and the most racist president in the history of the USA. He was the biggest fan of Birth of a Nation, and passed bills banning miscegenation. He’d probably use the Ebola crisis to nuke Liberia and poison it’s water supply. But now his foundation is paying salaries to people claiming that racism is worse than Ebola.
This two examples also show that race is actually a red herring. If the US had no blacks, or no history of blacks, the progressives would be yelling about dogs, or mice, or old trees. The precise content doesn’t matter, as long as it provides for holier-than-thou status whoring. See how popular Global Warmism has become worldwide; it’s context independent, so that moral jousters in any country can use it to claim holiness and its perks.
PS: note the English signs by the Spanish protesters. These are commonly thought as proofs of USG astroturfing. But this seems spontaneous. I think the reason is English is understood as the language of progressivism, the holy language; what Latin or Slavonic or Arabic are for their respective faiths. Instead of praying to obtain God’s favor, the ritual now is to express your holiness in English, so that the God of International Society agrees with you and gives you what you want. It’s a very short cognitive leap when you think about it.