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Opinion | Opinião

NEGATIONISTS

There are people refusing vaccines, medicines, planet Earth as a sphere, the Sun in the center of the Solar System, Evolution, Relativity, coincidences, chance, in short, advances in science and knowledge which have been proved to be facts. They are called negationists because the term stupid is offensive. These people refuse documented history, like the Holocaust and moon landing. They embrace conspiracy theories and present themselves as the heralds of truth.

It is safe to say they are the religion of today, since some of them create their own churches and cults. Negationism and religion share the same methods: blind faith, circular rhetorics based on false assumptions, the use of authority instead of rationality, the stimulation of intuition instead of analysis, constant propaganda and mass mobilization. Like cancer, they are fastly spread and powerful.

The main feature of these people is the combination of fear and laziness. They have the fear of losing their ground and the laziness to build a well studied and founded new ground by themselves. Instead, their option is to make castles in the air.

Keeping or gaining power with minimum effort is the sole motivation of negationists. The not so dumb are perfectly aware of their lies and roles in an industry of influence and control of individuals. They’re redneck mobsters.

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Opinion | Opinião

Going Mental

Despair is a bitch. Comparing reasons for despair is torture. The horizon of normality disappears under the blizzard of anxiety.

Loneliness becomes huge to the point of we getting apart from ourselves. Probably the last device from the survival kit. Witnessing instead of acting. Nothing left to feel except for the omnipresent squeeze on the chest. Absolute paralysis. Ever growing pressure from a flow of tears that will never come.

There is anger, of course. All seems unfair and that view isn’t far from truth. Nature is unfair. Justice is a human creation and we’re still far away to get it done, complete and effective. Casualties are expected, injuries and death. Mental wounds give away our flesh.

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Personal | Pessoal

Fog

Familiar places disappear. You can only see fractions and hope they will guide your path, along with past experience. Memories. Things are radically different when you cross new territory in a foggy day. No guide whatsoever except common sense. You just keep moving forward, taking decisions with hints instead of references.

Such is my life now.

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Personal | Pessoal

Insoluble

“Your situation is insoluble”, they told me yesterday, meaning I have to decide whether to get back to the job that burned me out or taking an unpaid leave. Things would be much easier if there were jobs to apply to. With this Covid-19 situation one can’t even flip burgers.

I’ve been investing my time on my Etsy shop and the monetization of this blog. Ads got started last Wednesday. Now it is a matter of providing good enough content and spreading the word. It is said the main keys are consistence and persevering. Easy as pie.

I have a strong admiration for survivors, people with keen eye and shrewd audacity, capable of evaluating strategies to make the best possible living without taking advantage of others. My wish is to be capable of rising after collapse, to the point of having no more immobilizing fear. If only I was certain of being successful with these online activities…