Just three links

Posting links to other people’s thoughts seems a lazy way of doing things but now and again someone says something which expresses exactly how you feel, which seems so spot on and puts into words what you were thinking but were somehow unable to say. Sometimes they even appear in the main stream media.

Here are three such pieces, published in the past few days, one which I came upon myself, but the others which I have to thank David and Rachel for pointing them out to me.

The first is Jonathan Sumption on what we are doing to our children https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2020/06/12/damaging-generation-children/ ,

The second is Helen Coffey on what we are doing to our church family https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/coronavirus-life-after-lockdown-things-we-miss-church-christian-faith-a9550606.html

The third is Neil Mackay on what we are doing to our humanity https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18510141.opinion-neil-mackay-inventing-post-covid-scotland-stripped-humanity/

Crawford Mackenzie

1 thought on “Just three links

  1. Small point in relation to the early part of the Herald piece: even when one is no longer scared – I’d quite seriously be happy to hug a stranger – I find myself washing my hands after opening a newly arrived letter. Not just automatically, as if it’s merely some habit I now need to throw off, but as if I need to rid myself of some possible infection. This is the power of government messaging. If it involves fear, it’s extremely powerful. Imagine how hard it will be to rid the population of fear. Can it even be done? And fear will help prevent the economy from improving.

    Also, on a personal level, I actually find all the social distancing, floor arrows, queuing, masks, visors, Perspex screens, etc. far more depressing and annoying than lockdown and the closure of pubs and restaurants, etc.

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