Making It All Personal Means Taking It All Personally

The clearest and most disturbing expression of the present state of the world I’ve read comes from Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, the outgoing United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.” This is his cri de coeur:
“Today oppression is fashionable again; the security state is back, and fundamental freedoms are in retreat in every region of the world. Shame is also in retreat. Xenophobes and racists in Europe are casting off any sense of embarrassment. Have we all gone completely mad?”
Clearly the world has gone even crazier. But it could be argued that the average person’s adaptation to the present world is not madness, but a rational reaction carried to its logical and irrational end.
Most people don’t care about events in the world like the suppurating boil

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