Pretty good fable
Thinking again about an item I wrote back in November,
before this latest coup began....
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OCD types have undoubtedly been around forever. It's a distinct genotype that comes through clearly regardless of circumstances.
Here's a funny 1949 episode of 'This is your FBI'.
A 'germsy' kidnapper who compulsively cleans everything spoils the perfect crime by scrubbing down the abandoned tourist cabin where the gang was holding the victim. Before his cleanup, hundreds of random fingerprints were scattered in and under the dust and leftover magazines and clothing. After his scrubbing, he carefully touched every surface to check for the last particle of dust, and left perfect prints.
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It's a pretty good fable.
In 1949 the OCD types were NOT in control of the world. Old Germsy tried to force his criminal coworkers to share his obsession, but they wouldn't go along.
I don't know how you put up with it!
What do you mean?
This place hasn't been cleaned since we came here.
Well, is this a hotel? We kidnapped the guy, remember?
That still doesn't excuse the appearance of the place. Where's the sink?
Right over there.
Intolerable. Dust everywhere, clothes piled up, food on the table,...
It was that way when we came!
Oh, what's the use.
Look, I'd rather be living like this than washing my hands every five minutes like you do! Germs are good for you once in a while!
Well, you certainly should be an authority on that.
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Artie was SCIENTIFICALLY CORRECT, and most scientifically literate people KNEW IT in 1949.
Environmentalism was the lever that pulled Germsies into positions of power, and the Branded Flu was the final coup. Germsies deny the existence of immunity and hormesis and adaptation and negative feedback and LIFE. They firmly believe that humans are identical passive inanimate mechanisms, incapable of self-repair or self-adjustment or self-calibration. All adjustments must be made externally and invasively with maximum force.
Can we apply the fable? We can certainly detect the tyrannical fingerprints now that the dust and trash of fake "independents" has been cleared out. But what can we do about them? There are no cops to arrest these criminals. As Hopkins points out,
there is no outside.
We're all stuck in the sterile cabin with Old Germsy.
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