The Coronation

By Charles Eisenstein, March 2020

While all the above are, in the short term, justified on the grounds of flattening the curve (the epidemiological growth curve), we are also hearing a lot about a “new normal”; that is to say, the changes may not be temporary at all. Since the threat of infectious disease, like the threat of terrorism, never goes away, control measures can easily become permanent. If we were going in this direction anyway, the current justification must be part of a deeper impulse. I will analyze this impulse in two parts: the reflex of control, and the war on death. Thus understood, an initiatory opportunity emerges, one that we are seeing already in the form of the solidarity, compassion, and care that Covid-19 has inspired.

In deutscher Übersetzung: Die Krönung – hier-


Die desinfizierte Gesellschaft
Corona für immer: Wie wir uns vor zukünftigen Pandemien schützen können, ohne unsere Freiheiten einzubüßen.
Ein Essay von Bernd Ulrich
DIE ZEIT, 20. Mai 2020

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