San Souci Beach February 25, 2020
Good Evening, God
This morning my wonderful husband Kit observed that Things were changing at Flank Speed! Kit was in the Navy, while I who was raised on Science Fiction, responded, saying “It’s changing at Warp Speed!”
At such a time of rapid change I was longing for a chance to look at something comforting from the past. The ocean seemed perfect. And — aside from the fact that it is rising and polluted by our plastics — it is perfect.
And it is so appropriate to view — as I am AT SEA. I feel as if I’m standing slightly outside everything that is going on. And marveling at it. My view of reality is that the WAR MODEL only makes things worse. Winning by killing is an illusion. It makes the opposition intensify and go underground. It creates Superbugs out of formerly less deadly bugs.
There is a great story about how Napoleon’s failed attack on Russia was due to Trench Fever, not Winter. Trench fever killed 90% of Napoleon’s army. But, it only killed 4 or 5% of Russian troops. The Russia general, Kutuzov, was a homeopath and had his troops create their own remedy.
In a medical reference class I read the story of Pasteur and his germ theory and his medical opponent Claude Bernard who felt that the important thing was to strengthen the terrain or the body. I immediately sided with Bernard! Yes! The body is designed to heal. Let’s help it!!
The history of science is filled with major paradigm shifts. And people resist new paradigms vigorously. Max Planck said, “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”
So, I look around me, and I see that I am in a different paradigm. More on this tomorrow, God. It’s bedtime.