Contrast teachers’ behavior with commitment of medical professionals during the same period. One group acted to help people in trouble. The other group acted to help themselves.
Power should never serve morality, any more than morality should serve power.
They both want to deploy raw, illegal power to suppress lies, to give their side the upper hand in endless info wars. Neither side cares about the price in freedom. They only care who wins.
Amyiah Cohoon did everything right: She cut her spring break at Disney World short in early March, as the virus …
The best generals rely on their platoon leaders and junior officers to succeed. The same goes for resistance to a deadly pathogen. Leadership – and followership – must develop locally from the bottom up.
Perhaps we believe earthly powers offer the most protection we will ever find.
Citizens of Greenville, Mississippi, observed police issue $500 tickets at King James Bible Baptist Church, for curfew violations on Maundy Thursday, as congregants sat in their cars in the church parking lot to listen to their pastor on the radio.
As Democrats plotted their moves to ‘counter’ the president, they may as well have declared, “Let us write you a ticket for 270 plus one in the fall.”
Top-down control does not work even in the army, let alone in public health. The best armies are led from the bottom, not from the top. The same goes for resistance to a deadly pathogen. Leadership – and followership – has to develop locally.
The top-down arrangement of regulations, permissions, and enforcement has actual consequences for a lot of people. We can change this regime incrementally, just as it developed incrementally.
These tools of social pressure are the opposite of leadership. Leaders do not pressure, denounce, and coerce. Leaders open the way.