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Experts Say…It’s For Your Own Good

April 19th, 2021 No comments

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During the most recent lost year of everyone’s lives, there has been a never ending parade of ‘experts’ counselling the hordes of us illiterates on the proper protocols to safely navigate every aspect of our otherwise hazardous existence.

The best example is the high regard that most hold for the people in the medical field which includes not just practising physicians but also pharmaceutical executives.  This circle of experts has expanded to include political consultants as well as certain software moguls.  Someone needs to do a study to determine whether the longevity of these people are any better than the mean of the greater population.  Gone are the days when ads proclaimed that 8 out 10 doctors preferred a certain cigarette brand, but yet, their sober health directives are still keenly observed by the average victim, er patient.

In the last year, we’ve been exposed to the advice of presumably highly respected sources on the efficacy of all kinds of things to prevent the agony of Covid 19…and much of it contradictory from the same source **cough cough Fauci**.   No masks; then masks; then two masks: two week quarantine, mass immunity; one year quarantine, mass immunization.  Here’s the best one; wash hands.  At least that one makes sense and it was relayed by an expert, so it must be valid.

We’ve become a society deluded into thinking that experts are out there for any and all aspects of our lives and by adhering to their sage advice, we will become better, fitter, richer more attractive and of course healthier.

We’ve essentially farmed out the knowledge of great chunks of our lives to others, since it’s far too much trouble to determine things for ourselves.  An apt analogy is that we’ve separated our knowledge base into individual apps.  Instead of having to concern ourselves with a good general knowledge base, formerly referred to as common sense, we’ve parcelled out needed information into discrete files to be accessed when needed. In geek parlance, our hard drive is light, all the needed info is in the cloud.

Why bother to know something when someone on You Tube has a video on it? While certain specific tasks require some learned skill, much of the advice we seek from ‘experts’ is laughingly banal: everything from how to boil water to folding clothes properly to applying sunscreen.   I’m sure we’d find a video instructing people on how to run properly:  is it necessary to alternate feet?, etc etc.   We have governments paying money on infomercials instructing people how to wash hands.  I’m sure it’s been an epiphany for some older people that they had been doing it wrong all of their lives.

The precarious societal condition we find ourselves in today is the direct result of deferring what we know of the world to some ‘expert’ who tells us what we can just as easily see with our own lyin’ eyes.  The hazard of course, is when we are told something which is the exact opposite of what we can objectively observe… and yet still take the word of the ‘experts’.

In a free society, people are allowed to do stupid things, that’s their right.  As a matter of fact, I can make the case that doing stupid things is how you best learn about life as long as it doesn’t become a vocation.   But we’re moved noticeably away from the vaunted free society we all nominally cherish.  We’re seeing more and more that lifestyle suggestions are not just recommendations anymore, they are increasingly becoming edicts to be enforced by the state.  Of course, the rationale is always that such edicts are for the greater good.  In fact, most political policy is derived from whomever happens to have the ruler’s ear at the time.  A lifetime of living tells me that when governments tell you it’s for the greater good you had better really worry.  As Ronald Reagan famously said, one of the scariest utterances from politicians is “we’re from the government and we’re here to help”.

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