In ancient indigenous wisdom there is a principle known (in English translation) as The Law of Origin.
This “Law” (or principle) has many dimensions to it and numerous implications. Here I’ll touch on one, as follows: In very simple terms, if you intend to understand and address a problem or situation, etc., you must identify and address its origin. The “origin” is akin to a seed, which has germinated and grown into the outcome (a problem, situation, etc.) you are trying to address.
The way I see it, with my traditional naturopath hat on, is it’s how one must address disease. The so-called disease is a set and pattern of symptoms. To address the symptoms will not heal the disease. We must identify the origin of this pattern of symptoms, and then directly address this origin. It’s the difference between dealing with the effect or dealing with the cause. A disease is an effect of a cause. But I digress … Let’s move on.
If we are going to truly and holistically address the global issue known as SARS-CoV-2 (and the disease Covid-19) we must address the issue at its origin. For this we must ask, “What is the origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus“?**
On one level, this requires asking, “Where did this virus come from? How did it come into being in such a way that it had the qualities it had … such as an ability to affect humans in the way that it does? Did it arise in nature, it did it arise artificially?”
Here’s a video I highly recommend watching. It’s a bit long-winded, so you may find it easier to simply listen to it, like an audio podcast, in the background (whilst driving, for instance). I
n this podcast … “Dr. Jordan B. Peterson and Matt Ridley go in depth to explore the Covid 19 outbreak, scrutinizing the lack of criticism, the inherent red flags widely accepted as benign, the possible motive for a multi-government cover up, and ultimately the demise of the scientific enlightenment as it bends to a more fearsome pandemic: totalitarianism. || Matt Ridley is a British writer, journalist, and public speaker. His books collectively have sold over a million copies, and have been translated into 31 languages. His books include The Red Queen, The Origins of Virtue, Genome, Nature via Nurture, Francis Crick, The Rational Optimist, The Evolution of Everything, and How Innovation Works. He is also frequently published in the Wall Street Journal, and in the Times (London), as a columnist. As a speaker, Ridley has seen over two million views for his TED talk, “When Ideas Have Sex.” Ridley focuses on the area of science for his writings, and held the role of science editor at the Economist for nine years.”
** I know there are those who object to or question the notion that viruses even exist, and the idea that a virus can play a role in human disease. Fair enough. If that’s your point of view, you may prefer to move on from this article and ignore the interview. From my perspective, it is evident that there is a something which we in English call a “virus”, and it can play a role in disease. I won’t say it “causes disease” because that, to me, is too reductionistic to be useful.