I’m hard-pressed to think of a better example of the abject insanity of this, the great collective suicide of the Post-Christian west.
If only one person is allowed in an elevator car in New York, there literally aren’t enough hours in a day to simply get people to their offices and workspaces. Remember, it isn’t just Office workers, it is also janitorial and maintenance staff, and any workers remodeling spaces, nevermind clients and delivery people. Further, the lines for each elevator would stretch multiple city blocks – thousands of people per building.
All of this holds EVEN REDUCING THE WORKFORCE BY 75% AND WORKING 24 HOURS PER DAY IN SHIFTS.
This, folks, is a perfect example of the “darkening of the intellect” caused by sin. Sin makes you stupid. It doesn’t drop your IQ. It renders a person unable to get the “horsepower to the ground.” A person with a 120 IQ who lives in a state of unrepentant mortal sin is like a car with the throttle mashed while the transmission is in neutral.
The motor runs, but the only way the car moves is by gravity. The Post-Christian west has been rolling down a slope for many decades, but now we have reached the bottom of the hill, and thus have ground to a halt. Only getting the transmission engaged by returning to God and His Holy Church will enable us to move ever again. We will quickly become like the musloid world, utterly incapable of any sort of culture or productivity. Millions of people doing absolutely nothing, going through life in a state of catatonia, awaiting or even seeking death.
“For although they knew God, they did not accord Him glory as God or give Him thanks. Instead, they became vain in their reasoning, and their senseless minds were darkened. While claiming to be wise, they became fools.” Romans chapter 1