Biopolitics would be the process of relationship between state and population, developed from the control model of the Christian church but based on science
We live according to the decisions or choices made. And choices and decisions will have consequences. Thus, the more knowledge, the more experience and, just as importantly, the more capacity to analyze the situation, the better the choices will be made.
Luckily, as the virus was spread at different times on each continent and in each country, the lockdown was also done at different times. Thus, the opening will also be gradual and we may have time to create or support tools that help to preserve this nature that has gained space.
It is necessary to suffer from a deep and voluntary ignorance in order not to see that life flourishes even in the gap of bricks and cracks in the asphalt. Immense efforts must be made to destroy self-criticism and rush to the markets to stock up on toilet paper.
Facebook only talks about the virus, part of Lula’s fault, part of Dilma’s fault, Trump is guilty, the President of China is guilty and Bolsonaro is guilty. Depending on the feeds, this changes, everyone becomes heroes or guilty depending on the team from which the Facebook friend copies the Fake News.
Perhaps, wherever you are reading the post, the quarantine or the spread is not as severe. But here in Switzerland, it is, and it is a direct consequence of Italy’s explosive spread. Spain and France are also exploding and have severe quarantines.
This is not a text on statistics or on rules of survival. It is more an outburst anguished by human being. We are at a time of global crisis. Interestingly, the size and intensity of the crisis will derive exclusively from our attitude towards the problem we face.
The question and justification for this struggle are that the determination of the rules to social boundaries is arbitrary in relation to the individual. Being born without arms is not a personal choice. Worse, many of these arbitrarinesses are not even differentiating or harmful elements in themselves, they are pure prejudice and cowardice, being black, being poor, being fat, being a woman.
And here we come to psychology! A little history and philosophy, some biology and biochemistry, and we have the necessary basis for a psychological discussion.
Each life needs to be observed and evaluated individually. That is, the pain of each one must be understood as the pain of each one. Therefore, the sieve that measures one person is not meant to measure another. The small genetic and historical variations that each of us carries are large enough that each one needs to be understood within its own reality.