Pundits and laymen the world over are stressing the necessity of social distancing, but in my humble opinion the only distancing that truly matters in this place and time is System distancing.
System distancing involves measures taken to reduce or stop the spread of the evil System within one's own individual being and the hope that such action might help to reduce or stop the spread of the evil System in the greater world.
The extent to which people will be able to distance themselves from the System will depend on individual circumstances, and individual outcomes will inevitably vary; nevertheless, I believe the effort must be made.
The most significant step any individual can take in this time and place is to sincerely acknowledge, once and for all, that the System, together with the Establishment that runs it, is evil - meaning it is anti-God, anti-spiritual, anti-Truth, anti-Beauty, and anti-Goodness.
This simple acknowledgment doesn't seem like much, but it is incredibly significant. At its very core, it is the choice of good over evil; virtue over sin; truth over lies; courage over fear; reality over unreality; salvation over damnation; love over hate; and hope over despair.
Look at this way: The more we distance ourselves from the System, the closer we draw to God and Creation. Thus, this movement away is simultaneously a movement toward.
The Establishment has imposed social-distancing upon almost all of us; let's use the time wisely to distance ourselves from the Establishment and its System and close the distance between ourselves and God.
In the eight months that have passed since I wrote that post, System distancing has evolved into what I would term a 'spiritual imperative'.
As mentioned above, the first and most crucial step is to acknowledge the System as evil – not merely corrupted or slightly debased, but evil – evil in motivation and evil in design.
Part of this acknowledgment involves the understanding that the evil in the System is, fittingly enough, systematic.
More specifically, that the evil present in the System is not the result of unfortunate but inevitable glitches, flaws, defects, screw-ups, missteps, mismanagements, or malfunctions occurring in an arrangement that is otherwise fundamentally “good”, but the realization that the evil in the System is intentional, planned, orderly, organized, routine, efficient, precise, methodical, all-encompassing, and businesslike.
This acknowledgment does not dispute the existence of what I would term “strains of good” within the System, either in the form of individuals or some small associations of individuals. Instead, it acknowledges that these "strains of good" are inherently incapable of reforming the System in much the same manner fish are inherently incapable of swimming across the Sahara Desert.
The System has become incredibly efficient at identifying these strains of good as pathogens - pathogens against which it has thoroughly immunized itself. Put another way, the System has become “good proof”.
Any attempt to utilize any part of the System to reform, rejuvenate, or re-align the System as a whole is not only futile, but counterproductive. Rather than bring reform and rejuvenation, attempts to use the System for good are quickly absorbed, inverted, and used for evil by the System itself.
Thus, System distancing involves the comprehension that any faith or belief in the System as a principal force for Good is not only false, but enslaving.
The choice to spiritually distance yourself from the System is literally the choice between freedom and slavery.
Note added: System distancing will inevitably involve a great deal of repentance, which only becomes possible once one stops believing in the System as a principal force for good.