Saturday, April 25, 2020

I wonder which is more tiring.

Ignorance or paranoia? Now the live-free-or-die, fight-the-tyranny, I-blame-Obama's-deep-state crowd is questioning why states are "suddenly" seeing a spike in corona virus cases.

West Virginia, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Florida, Kentucky*, Michigan* and Illinois (maybe more) have all seen increases, just as some states have begun loosening the restrictions designed to keep all of us -- especially first responders and hospital workers -- safe. (Or, in their alternate universe, to keep them from buying guns and ammo.)

Coincidence? No. Of course not.

•  The epicenter of the disease is moving, just as scientists always predicted it would.
•  It takes up to two weeks for symptoms to appear, so these "sudden" cases really aren't so "sudden" at all and have more to do with exposure than with any governor's decision to lift restrictions.
•  More tests are FINALLY fucking available! More tests just naturally mean more positive diagnoses.

He worked for Obama, you know
Or maybe it's just a concentrated plot, orchestrated by this man, to stomp on their individual rights and keep them from buying guns and ammo.

I'd find it funny if these it weren't for the fact that an outbreak anywhere is an outbreak everywhere. Our society is mobile. An infected asymptomatic person unknowingly shares the virus with someone who shares it with someone who takes to the highway, goes to the beach, travels across country and ... And I don't want to die. I don't even want these crazies to die.

They're also offensive. Your country is asking you to do one thing for the greater good: Stay home.

I grew up on: Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.

I vote. I volunteer in elections. I write to my elected officials. I don't bitch and complain about airport safety procedures. I pray. But this is the first time my country has asked me to take it on the chin in a real way to help my nation stay strong.

Even though the President asking me is a congenital liar, I'm doing it. Because Donald Trump is just one man, he's not America. My country needs me to do this.

Can you just imagine these selfish crazies during WWII? 

"Hawaii is so far away! It's not even a state! The Japanese won't hit us here in New York!"

"Grow my own vegetables? Victory garden? Are you kidding? Don't you tell me what to do with my yard!"

"Ration stamps? Today they're limiting our meat and coffee. Tomorrow it will be our guns and ammo. Wake up! Don't be a sheeple!"

 "FDR is a cultural elite! A socialist! This is all just a plot to redistribute wealth, and keep me from buying guns and ammo."

"What Hitler does is Germany's business."

Were Americans like the live-free-or-die, fight-the-tyranny, I-blame-Obama's-deep-state crowd living then, today I'd be closing my posts like this --


*My neighboring states.

1 comment:

  1. I actually engaged with a Facebooker that I knew better than to engage with--about the state of education (which he called indoctrination). Oh, my aching head.