IT doesn’t give me any satisfaction to say this but I’m beginning to think the driving force of covid hysteria and mass formation psychosis is the feminisation of the Western intellect. There are times in history when the triage of civilisation means “feelz” have to be, if not forcibly overruled, then at least rationally marginalised to protect a broader suite of existential goods. Force unsubstantiated by reason – the modus operandi of governments worldwide – is being garbed in the accoutrements of masculine resolve but is actually born of the same paranoid bitchiness of adolescent girls on the warpath. Michael Gunner acts like Rooster Cogburn but thinks like Kylie Mole.
Related: It’s quite something that the sheltered lady workshop of the ABC has joined the prepper movement. The Kirby Institute’s Raina MacIntyre has told the national broad caster we should all start sealing our doors with tape. The most charitable thing to say about this is that it won’t do any harm to appease panicking minds with contrived busyness.
Related II: Chivalrous Governor Ron DeSantis administers a much-needed reality slap.