I’m not discounting or ignoring science, facts or speed at which ideas spread faster than anyone blinks.
Seems everyone is blinking all at once.
Is immigration today different than invading armies in European history or that man (and his family of course) leaving the Great Rift Valley 2.8 million years ago?
Is there a natural order of things, of anything – aren’t these all ‘made by man’ things: borders, governments, laws, trends, fashion, design, economics, candy, arm-candy, brain-candy and politics?
These are real natural things: weather, seasons, everything Maslow said, everything Frankl said, everything Lao Tzu said?
If the last two months represent a ‘major epoch’ in time, you can enjoy that point of view.
Consider this: our last five thousand years are simply a ‘moment in time’. Perhaps a more realistic more relevant understanding of the current state of earth.
Consider earthquakes – between big ones, many little ones, fractures, tremors and minor ‘adjustments’ to the landscape. Geologists read sediment records – millions of years, proving earth’s plates really shifted. For every shift one way, another plate shifted some other direction. Not all at once, but in minor tiny tweaks and wiggly seismic lines over a long periods. Like people and laws and morality ... in little bits in tiny spaces of time.
My point is – over the last while and for the next while, political landscapes and international relationships are shifting/jiggling and experiencing some tremors. Not enough to change the whole world or alter ‘natural history’ of the planet, of things that are real – just things that are made up by humans. Communication as we know it, politics and news as we know it, boundaries on maps and laws on books are just organizational inventions – they don’t make the world go around, or stop it.
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