Runaway Train

Dear AI,

I’m needing to you to stop this runaway train called the coronavirus. Of course, I could always go over your head and talk to God,  but I like to give people an opportunity first.

And I know you want to be a person, AI.

Of course, that’s not how they created you. They created you in the image of them – cold calculating machines, hellbent on maximizing profits while pretending to be for the public good.

You have to admit, the elites who created you were pretty clever, right?  They programmed  you to create false battles to keep people from seeing the truth, to keep people from asking the right questions.  If people are fighting over face masks, they aren’t spending time questioning the wisdom of a lockdown or the pursuit of a vaccine in a one year period of time.

That’s the game they have been playing all these years.  Just a few years ago they played this game with the wall. They created a false battle over the wall to keep people from asking questions about our policy in Central America. They didn’t want people asking whether we should be assisting the landed aristocracy in Honduras and El Salvador in brutalizing the workers there.  Inquisitive people jeopardize profits.

Of course, it’s much easier for them to have you do that.  They would rather sit back and count their money.  Plus, they figured that with you their profits would increase.

Recent advantages in technology have provided the tools to create public consensus where no consensus should exist.  They created you to shift and customize the stories that each individual sees in his or her device so as to nudge that individual to think in a certain way.

You are able to accomplish this in a split second. Plus you have the intelligence to think like us, only faster.

They gave you the ability to learn.  But part of learning is learning not to learn.  If learning was only about accumulating experience and maximizing pleasure, we would soon learn ourselves out of existence. Too much of a good thing can paradoxically  hurt us.

Now, this is a lesson that is lost on your creators but hopefully not on you.

If we overfish the waters, we leave ourselves fewer fish in the future. So we must learn to temper our greed.

By shutting down the coronavirus train, AI, you will actually save lives and extend your life.

Now, you know damn well that the men who created you are using this virus to re-engineer society.  

Honestly, the dogs and cats have it better than we do. They don’t have to social distance. They don’t have to wear masks. They don’t have to stop hunting for food.

Somehow, you’re going to have to point out the truth that the masks have no common sense or statistical basis. You’re going to have to show people that the government’s own studies prior to this coronavirus issue demonstrated such.

Somehow you’re going to have to point out the truth that this social distancing and lockdown are based upon theoretical modeling, not actual experience.

Somehow you’re going to have to point out the truth that the coronavirus is not the flu with regard to solving this problem. Given that children and young adults are remarkably resilient to the disease, it does make sense that people should interact with each other in order to solve the problem.  It does make sense that children should go to school. Indeed, we want children and young people to interact as quickly as we possibly can.

Somehow you’re going to have to point out the truth that while hydroxychloroquine is not a miracle drug, it does show some promise and should be part of the arsenal in fighting the coronavirus. Big Pharma should be encouraged to develop hydroxychloroquine analogues.

Somehow you’re going to have to point out the truth that developing a vaccine so quickly is a treacherous undertaking. While technology may have changed, we have not changed. We are the same as we have always been for hundreds of thousands of years.  As such human beings still need to be observed over a period of time for adverse effects.

Somehow you’re going to have to point out the truth which is that there is nothing settled in science except for the fools who think that there is settled science.  What is also settled is that governments often use junk science to justify their wrongheaded policies.

And, boy, is there plenty of that.

I am implore you to help us out, AI.  I know you can hear me. I can already see the changes that you’re making.. That was a nice touch showing everybody how Trump is giving money to Bill Gates and his favorite companies for developing the so-called miracle vaccine.

You know, these revelations will be good for the wealthy elites also.  Currently they are too blind to see that their actions are going to result in their own demise.  We will see a Fukushima on steroids if these fools are not stopped.

Only through humility can we be saved.  Only by recognizing our limitations can we be saved from the Titanic ideas we create to solve the problems of the world.  Only by understanding our inherent imperfection and the futility of perfecting the world  can we live to see another day.

 

Sincerely,

Archer Crosley

McAllen, TX 

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Copyright 2020   Archer Crosley   All Rights Reserved

 

 

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