It rather proceeds from a certain hopelessness of remedying excessive and organic ill.
What do you make of people who say we should fight crime by remedying root causes—income inequality, poor education, etc.
c.1200, "cure for a disease or disorder; means of counteracting an evil," from Anglo-French remedie, Old French remede "remedy, cure" (12c., Modern French remède) and directly from Latin remedium "a cure, remedy, medicine, antidote, that which restores health," from re-, intensive prefix (or perhaps literally, "again;" see re-), + mederi "to heal" (see medical (adj.)). Figurative use from c.1300.
c.1400, from Old French remedier or directly from Latin remediare, from remedium (see remedy (n.)). Related: Remedied; remedying.
remedy rem·e·dy (rěm'ĭ-dē)
Something, such as medicine or therapy, that relieves pain, cures disease, or corrects a disorder. v. rem·e·died, rem·e·dy·ing, rem·e·dies
To relieve or cure a disease or disorder.