Out of this world

By the way, are we really still in this world? Haven’t our rulers forced us, endlessly, since the spring of 2020, to extract ourselves from it, to distance ourselves from it, to alienate ourselves from it, to act as if we could make the whole of life retreat, to preserve ourselves from it? Aren’t our pathetic « barrier gestures » a way of saying that we are stronger than the world, that we can live away from it? And by claiming that thanks to the vaccine, we will « defeat the virus », aren’t our leaders leading us into a posture of omnipotence that is as dangerous as it is vain and illusory? This posture, which leads us to think of ourselves as dominant, outside the living world, looking down on it, sure of being able to control it as if it were our toy and that we could make it turn at will around our little finger, this posture, far from working for our health, will work for our loss. So what kind of world do we want to live in? As long as we still have a little leeway, a little f …

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