The “logic” behind no one is safe until everyone is safe was both simple and underhanded.
Locking down the world and pecking every human on the planet was promoted as an effective – nay desirable – course of action even if such a course succeeded in saving just one human life.
Supporting this deceitful line of reasoning was the equally deceptive lie that those in power care about protecting and saving human life.
The falsehood that those in power care about human life is now ubiquitous and undeniable. The whiplash, schizophrenic manner in which the world’s rulers and the masses have shifted from wanting to protect every single life to declaring open war on everyone and everything is a staggering thing to behold, at least to those who remain untethered to mainstream narratives about terrorists, brutes, animals, defenders, aggressors, and so forth.
The world has jarringly shifted from the ominous undertones of no one is safe until everyone is safe to the shrieking cacophony of no one is safe until everybody else dies. All this in the span of about two years.
The inclusion of the safe aspect in both mantras is far too conspicuous to escape comment, and for this I turn once again to Stephen Vizinczey, who offers the following observation in The Rules of Chaos:
Our most dangerous emotion isn’t a thirst for blood but such a seemingly innocent feeling as the desire to feel safe, to be reassured.
Ever since the time of Herod, grown men have been massacring children, not out of cruelty but in order to feel more secure.
As the chaotic world can offer us anything except safety, our longing for security is a longing for incomprehension – the inspiration for every kind of delusion and mad behavior.
Unlike Vizinczey, I don’t view the world as chaotic, but his thoughts on the yearning for safety hit the mark (though I question the cruelty part).
Sadly, the powers aligned against God and Creation continue to exploit this seemingly universal longing for safety in a structurally unsafe world with remarkable ease and effectiveness.