8 March 2020 — theplanningmotivedotcom
It is difficult to explain the over-reaction to this novel virus except that this is consistent with the thirty- year use by governments of the fear factor. The ruling class knows that fear is a means of control. The ruling class knows that as long as workers are fearful, they will not seek change. And they know that fear promotes the narrative – everyone for themselves – especially when it comes to toilet rolls and antiseptic wipes.
Populists like Trump and Johnson like to brag about how “strong and resilient” their economies are. The virus will show that these economies are about as strong and resilient as an infected 70-year-old suffering from COPD.