are you more equal or less equal than others?

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” is a famous quote from orwell’s book animal farm

all over the world, this coronavirus crisis is showing the truth in this statement. triage by definition has us prioritizing the limited resources that we have. these classical questions that are generally addressed in morality classes have now come to our doorstep. real people now have to make decisions about other our mothers, sisters, children.

i can only respond to these difficult questions with more questions: how is the common good of society weighed out with the individual needs of real people? how do times of crisis challenge our values?

i pray for wisdom and courage for those who have to answer such questions

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