What can pariahs tell us directly or symbolically ?
As the two month period of Black History and Women’s History comes to an end, we find, disturbingly( paraphrasing Mark Twain) that the human race continues to be run and lost.Suicidal/homicidal pilot mayhem continues.( I suspect the mysterious plane loss over Thailand of a year ago was of the same ilk).We hear of the absurdity of a gentlemans’s agreement mechanism of self reporting mental and physical disability by Lufthansa pilots and the even more absurd reasoning that the measurements of psychiatrists and psychologists lack the specificity of the metrics of classical medicine and are therefore not to be reported! Maybe the worst of all this is that lives have different values depending on the country of origin.( for insurance purposes and purposes of liability!)
The name Lubitz will undoubtedly join the world listing of pariahs.It may be time to see what pariahs have to tell us.It is the Easter season…
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