Throughout history we see examples of psychopaths that have been restrained by society being unleashed in extraordinary events, and wreaking destruction. We have grasped the concept of geological time, and historical time is comparable, but differs in scale. Rather than millions of years between catastrophe as in geological time, hundreds of years, or even decades, punctuate historical time.
We don't live in historical time, so our experience, lived in personal time on a scale of months and years, teaches us that the world is stable, catastrophes unlikely, and sailing smooth.
But it isn't.
Events today are unprecedented in our experience - but not in history. Therefore we should consider them not from our personal perspective, but from the perspective of historical events, and history is replete with war, genocide, and catastrophes, when societies are stressed to the breaking, and the murderous no longer bound by it's conventions.
When such breakdowns occur the psychopaths unleash their yearning for blood, and the lords of mankind deploy them for their own profit. We see a litany of such events in the past, and there is no reason to expect that, somehow, today, we have been unburdened by psychopaths. We should observe that when society breaks down, they are unleashed, and consider the deliberate destruction of societal norms ongoing as intended to unleash them for the profit of overlords.
Society cannot adapt to social distancing. In some places the populations are so dense that it's a laughable idea. Everywhere society depends on relationships, and keeping apart simply isn't productive of human society. It cannot last, and isn't intended to. It's intended to break society and unleash the war, genocide, and destruction that enables profitable looting.
Ordinary people aren't psychopaths, and aren't obsessed with harm and murder, so we can't relate. We can see from history that such people do exist though, and have been unleashed from time to time, in the Holodomor, Stalin's purges, Mao's Great Leap Forward, Pol Pot's Killing Fields. In each of these events only decades past, psychopaths bent on death and destruction were empowered by overlords to wreak it, so the overlords could gain.
The concurrent policies being globally implemented today are that unleashing. It isn't simply coincidence that the riots happened before federal troops hit the streets in American cities. The riots unleash the troops. Them intent on troops on American streets, on martial law, need to break societies norms so that they can unleash the dogs of war, and that's what the riots did.
The elimination of small businesses isn't a coincidence, or stupidity by drooling idiots that somehow lucked into controlling $T's. Destroying the economic resilience of society breaks society, and this too unleashes the dogs of war, baying for blood. Social distancing breaks families apart, loved ones kept away, where they cannot defend their families. How many times have we read the stories of folks prevented from visiting their family members when they were in hospital, at their most vulnerable, leaving them unprotected from the rapine corporations profiting from illness and death?
It isn't just hospitalizations that break the basal familial structure of society. Institutionalization of every kind is destructive of that structural component of society. Schools, jails, jobs, stores. All of them now limit entry, prevent families and friends from sticking together and being able to provide mutual aid and protection.
It's not inconsequential, and neither accidental. It's unprecedented in our personal experience, but demonstrably multiplies the harms of sudden penury, mob violence, and medical profiteering to kill, destroy, and break society. It's not idiocy. It's malice. When you grant evil intentions to those promulgating these policies, it is plain and obvious how they are not stupidity, but diabolically clever.
It's facile to suppose that by coincidence the entirety of the governments of the world, all the corporations and financial interests, all the NGOs suddenly are controlled by drooling idiots that mean well. The mastery of deception is undeniably requisite to attaining power. An endless litany of duplicitous social climbers is incessantly plastered on courtroom dockets daily, as society yanks their leashes. It's not abnormal or uncommon for thieves and liars to seek power and position. It is the standard of operations. It is uncommon and almost inconceivable for honest people to do so with integrity, because the system itself is now controlled by the crooks, and not we good members of society.
We're not conniving bastards, so we don't relate. We don't project their mores and ethics. We project our own on them, and their soothing lies sound just like what we want to hear, just like what we would say ourselves, were we undertaking policy, so we naturally believe. But we aren't savagely scrambling for power for a reason, and they are.
They know what we want to hear, because that's what they do: deceive for gain. The best at the worst rise the highest and gain the most. It's not a coincidence of drooling morons that have run the gauntlet and gained power. It's the most cunning and duplicitous, most willing to trangress any boundary, commit any crime, and clever enough to conceal those crimes from the naive, that have risen to power today.
So, when we look at the world today, at these policies we see will obviously wreak destruction on society, we are fools to think that destruction isn't the goal. We are given uncounted examples in history of ruthless overlords doing exactly that over and over again, and unleashing madmen whose greatest joy is the most perverse and bloody harm, to break the boundaries of power and gain it.
Only the thoughtful will consider carefully history in regarding the present, and only doing so enables good preparation for what is coming. History reveals most fail to reasonably prepare, and succumb to disaster. That's why those events are disasters, because so many succumbed.
Practical considerations that best enable surviving disasters hinge more on social cohesion than anything else. Allies are the greatest wealth, because they will guard it with you, and alone you will lose it to your hordes of enemies. Nothing more prevents this than social distancing.
Alone we are like grass, and can be mowed down trivially. Many little fibers together are like a great tree that can withstand even raging inferno. Trees take that form for a reason, and so do societies. Grass survives because the little blades are of little consequence, and easily replaced.
Do not be separate little blades and expect to withstand the inferno. Blades of grass are consumed and replaced by infernos. Strong communities, like big trees with thick bark, can withstand inferno with their exterior defenses, which individual blades of grass cannot support.
Your greatest treasure is not your coin. It is your neighbors, your family, your society. Consult history, consider current events, and invest wisely.
Society is being broken so corrupt overlords can seize it's wealth. Preserve society first, and your wealth will be preserved.