Politics, Catastrophism and the Coronavirus.

Catastrophism in psychology is best described as the networking of mutually irrational thoughts culminating in a priori fear. Catastrophism in politics is a campaign which proposes something pragmatic must be done about a said disaster before something catastrophic happens.

In order for politicians to use coercion, they must disguise it. Shackles must be disguised as tree roots, the sword must be encased in a branch and the centaur must take the form of a placid cow. In other words, it is public policy which dresses up unjust coercion for whatever…