Friends, have you seen Biden’s COVID-19 plan?
It’s truly, truly horrid. As somebody said on Twitter, alongside the military-industrial complex, we will now have the health-industrial complex.
To quote the great German-Korean philosopher Byung-Chul Han, “The mania for health emerges when life has become as flat as a coin and stripped of all value. Given the atomization of society and the erosion of the social, all that remains is the body, which is to be kept healthy at any cost.”
To put it more bluntly, people aren’t sure if they exist anymore. Their every thought is dictated to them by the information oligarchy. Their every independent decision is frustrated. The constant, obsessive testing is a way of saying, “I’m real! I exist!”
Biden’s plan is that of a society in a permanent state of emergency. The militarized environment he proposes is perfect for introducing extraordinary measures “to keep us safe” from a largely imaginary threat.
This is the Patriot Act without any patriots.