“…the only means of fighting a plague is common decency”

“…there’s no question of heroism in all this. It’s a matter of common decency. That’s an idea which may make some people smile, but the only means of fighting a plague is common decency.”  – Dr Rieux in Albert Camus’ The Plague

…of course a little pre-planning in anticipation of such event doesn’t go astray.

Camus’ The Plague is apparently selling like hot-cakes in Europe just now.  Great isolationist reading.  Might even get a copy myself.  Erm… No… I think I can manage without.

“Guide to the Classics: Albert Camus’ The Plague” – The Conversation

Hmm… Common decency.  That may have been a relatively abundant commodity in 1940’s France – even Algeria – but in the 20th year of the 21st century, in a world dominated by greed and corruption?  Where the individual is rapidly being eradicated and morphed into the herd?  Where for decades the predominant power, though inexorably waning, is the new Nazism of Western Imperialism acting as the front for Financial Elitism, perhaps not so much.

In this age we tend to rely solely, or for the most part, on drugs.  Mainly to blot out what we don’t want to see, but also as the main ‘remedy’ for our self-inflicted ills.


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