Back in Ukraine, when severe drug addiction was new, a narcologist spoke on TV and said, “you can’t cure drug addiction unless you recognize that drugs give intense pleasure.”
Everybody was shocked. How can he? What an evil thing to say!
But it’s true. And it’s the same with neoliberalism. It has big defects but it also brings enormous advantages.
It’s the same with surveillance capitalism. People trade their humanity for something they value more.
And it’s the same with lockdowns.
This is why describing the negatives is a waste of time. Drug addicts know they are killing themselves. Lockdowners and screen-lovers know they are torturing children. But they don’t care. They are getting something bigger than this.