by G.O.Fart, Editor, The StankenRose Gazette
Every living thing in the universe, and probably all the dead things too, exist within a dominance hierarchy. In simple terms, this means that one guy, usually male, rules the roost, the herd, the flock, the group, the party, the pond, the planet or the universe they inhabit.
Surrounding this one big, bad dude are a lot of secondary, younger dudes that want nothing better than to knock him off his perch, and assume control of whatever system they are in.
Staying in power, however, isn’t as simple as just killing off all your adversaries. There are too many of them. And, no matter how big and bad you are, if two or three, or four or five of your adversaries decide to cooperate and coordinate an attack against you, then you will eventually be beaten to a pulp, maybe even eaten as pulp, and then all the other dudes will fight it out to see who rules for the next minute or year, or whatever.
This is just the way it is. There is a lot of blood on the ground, lots of flesh ripped off the bones or ectoplasm squished out of the cells and wasted.
A good leader is one who is able to make alliances with others, so that they protect him in the event of an attack. It’s done differently in each species, but its always done. Dogs do it. Birds and bees do it. Chimpanzees do it, and of course the naked ape, humans.
Oh, and also, I might add, viruses do it. This is why the corona virus is moving without any barriers through the air and into the lungs of humans with absolutely no defenses. We were caught with our pants down, without antibodies (allies) to fight it. Until we identify these allies, sign them on to our cause, and wage war on this thing, we will be at its mercy.
Lucky for us, viruses aren’t that smart. They don’t even have a brain, or any other way to analyze threats and change their tactics. Once they put a plan in place, they just stick to it until they either kill all the hosts, or the hosts kill them. Some will escape, go back to some dark cave inside a bone or a crevice in an organ somewhere, and mutate for a few years, which means they’re coming up with another plan to try. But the virus will be hiding, and it will, for a while, be rendered harmless.
This is how the corona virus is going to eventually be defeated. Scientists will figure out the dominance hierarchy that exists within the virus community, and then figure out how to exploit it in a way that destroys the virus. Humans do this to “lesser life forms” all the time to dominate them. We put out this delicious bait for ants, which they lap up, and carry back into the hive to please their queen. Unfortunately, this bait has the nasty trait of blowing ants up from the inside out. Gruesome. When the queen dies, chaos ensues, and everybody in the hive dies.
We do it with dogs and cats and horses and wolves and bacteria, cancer cells, and, when the aliens arrive, we’ll use it on them as well, and we’ll win, if we happen to be smarter than they are. There’s no way of knowing how it will turn out. If they’re smart enough to get into our solar system, and to our planet, well that’s a plus. But if they’re stupid enough to actually land on this violent, nasty, warmongering planet where everything eventually dies, well, this doesn’t say much for their wisdom.
So, the critical path in the corona virus challenge is to give UNLIMITED RESOURCES to the scientists who are figuring out how to kill it. No sense hiding it or laying blame on anybody. Either it dies, or we do.
It’s all or nothing.
Do you believe this is the attitude of the governments who are currently at the top of the dominance hierarchy on Earth? I don’t. I think they’re screwing around, lying, delaying, trying to save a buck here and there, and making a lot of stupid choices that are tantamount to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Its time to go all in. Past time.