I will preface what I am about to say with I do NOT disagree with the fact that we need to take steps to get things open again. Only I don’t really know what that looks like because there are some businesses that are going to be harder than others to re-open because of the proximity employees have to customers like with restaurants, bars, hair salons and barbershops.
But the photo you see above taken today in West Chester downtown at the old courthouse is not how to do it.
I think these people are freaking idiots, truthfully.
They aren’t wearing masks they aren’t even social distancing. They are just waving “open” flags. These are the kind of people who are going to keep us closed longer because these are the kind of people who are going to catch COVID-19 or coronavirus by their behavior and spread it.
Do these people think they are actually going to sway elected officials with this protest today? They aren’t. But if any of them pop up with the virus we’re going to be closed longer.
It’s an actual global pandemic. It’s not some political tool to control us. I think this is ridiculous.
Instead of dialing it back this woman decides to start messaging me (quoting directly):
I am sorry that you can’t believe that this entire situation is a political tool. I am a 2 time cancer patient with only one lung and i had this virus. I am just fine.You may remove me from your group since it seems like it is mandatory for all to accept LIES. Shame on you. God bless you and your family.
For real? Was I supposed to put up with this on a lovely Sunday afternoon while sitting in my garden?
Shame on me? Up hers. I am also a cancer survivor. Two cancers.
If she survived the virus then she is TRULY blessed, but it doesn’t make everybody else “liars”.
Bless her heart as I reject blessings from faux Christians like that.
As one would expect, she continued to message me. According to her I am a “TRAITOR”.
Traitor of what? Is this Nazi Germany? Sorry not sorry I am watching this amazing series World on Fire on PBS, and last night’s episode featured a Nazi zealot. A woman ironically who seemed all busy accusing people and co-workers of imaginary transgressions. It made you think of the zealots we are encountering today.
I love the blocking functions available.
Next up on the hit parade is someone I knew a little but not a lot in high school. Their burning question on COVID-19 was:
Something to ponder: why hasn’t the COVID-19 ravaged the homeless? One would think that the tent cities would be rampant, given the close quarters….
Hmmm. So no, this isn’t someone who volunteers at local homeless shelters or volunteers for an advocacy group. They went onto say they missed wherever they used to live but (paraphrasing) was uncomfortable in such a “permissive” area and oh yeah (direct quote) “Legalizing recreational weed was a stupid move and it will never be retracted because the gov makes too much money out of it.”
HUH??? What in the Sam Hell does legalizing pot have to do with Coronavirus? The answer of course is nothing, but the born again pious have to get all the political witch doctoring in at once. Would that they were so innocent way back when and that much I do remember. And I think that is what galls me the most, the utterhypocrisy of it all.
Also, how do they know virus is not rampant among the homeless? One of the larger problems as I see it is stuff is being under-reported everywhere and if a homeless person dies on the street they go to the morgue and a lot of morgues have a backlog. These are the people without doctors so you don’t know unless populations have been tested in certain areas. These are the invisible in the world, so are they counted first? Probably not.
This virus is a huge inconvenience to everyone but we’re all a long time dead. This virus is a real thing it’s not some giant conspiracy theory. I just don’t get people. Especially people who are stay at home whatevers normally anyway.
And then there is an older lady I know peripherally locally. She is a firm believer that the Coronavirus is a fake and everyone is out to restrict her civil liberties. She posted a photo of herself on a SEPTA train wearing a mask covering her EYES. And some comment about how SEPTA “urges” people to wear masks. Did I mention she is in an age demographic who is highly susceptible to Coronavirus?
Do I like wearing a mask on the random TWO times I have been out since this started? No. It’s hot and my glasses fog. But we are supposed to do it right? What is the point of being a rebel with a #COVIDidiot cause these days? Wouldn’t everyone like to get on with life?
We are NOT experiencing communism, Marxism, or socialism. We are experiencing a GLOBAL pandemic. I mean GET A GRIP.
I am really losing patience with people who have this crazy myopic perspective. It is of course their right to be #COVIDidiots but this is why the virus will flare up in areas and/or we will be longer getting back to normal.
So nope. I definitely do not suffer fools gladly. Especially now. And I say that as someone who is not perfect, but who is trying.