In a culture that has moved away from a utilitarian ethos, where the rights of the individual are vigorously fought for, it seems lockdown is the politically correct strategy to defend the vulnerable. In a culture where hard fought legislature protects and supports accessibility to a normal way of life for all, it seems lockdown is the politically correct strategy to defend the vulnerable. And in a world where media, both formal and social, capitalises on the infringement of the rights of the vulnerable, it is political suicide for a government to not enforce lockdowns that ultimately serve to protect those whose deaths would become media fodder. It appears that society is trapped by the making of its own paradox: it is the winning of an individual’s rights that has taken them away.
I’m Paul Moss. I’m a learning designer at the University of Adelaide. Follow me on Twitter @edmerger
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