Open Sez ME!

Fandango’s Provocative Question #68-Do you think it’s premature for states to be lifting the stay-at-home, shelter-in-place, and social distancing restrictions?

This is the face of the people who don’t care if they have the Coronavirus and can pass it on with fatal results to you, to your Grandma, to your neighbor’s  child with underlying health conditions, to their own family.

This is the face of  conservatives I know that have railed against ‘losing jobs’ even though, like some conservatives I know,  they were deemed essential workers. I was not deemed essential and I was out of work for a month. I didn’t go on screeds about it, I didn’t pout, I didn’t hump a gun. I got through it.

It goes without saying though, you don’t need to have a penis to ‘man up’.

This is the face of those ” Patriots ” that feel  the need to carry a gun to a protest in a government building where, if heaven forbid someone takes a shot, the police will not ask if you are a bad guy while you’re standing there with a gun in your hands before they make that decision on their own . Much like the Coronavirus there’s no telling how badly you will be affected by that decision until it hits you.

This is the face of  a person who I am supposed to listen to, whose views I should consider when it comes time to make the hard call about how far out there I am willing to go as things slowly open back up in my state.

This is the face of someone  who wants everybody  up and at ’em because he wants to go to bars and sporting events and whatever it is he FEELS like doing because who the hell are YOU to tell this ‘ Murican  no?

As my home state is slowly opening things back up, the people with this face in the picture above, will be glad to know that at the station where I catch my train there are people coughing and sneezing all over their fellow passengers because they don’t ‘do’ social distancing.  There are people who laugh at other people who are wearing masks because in their world view,mocking people who are wearing a mask shows you are a ” Patriot”

At this point, I might surprise you because I’m not a total negative nelly about easing restrictions.

I think we have learned some good tips on how to minimize our risk to catching the Coronavirus.

So. Sure. Let’s get on with our lives.

I would like you to keep this in mind:

I was going to work in Seattle during the height of the Coronavirus and in that time  I had a bug that tried to take me down back in February and I was out of sorts and not feeling well all the way into March.

If you don’t think that I’m still not worried that I was sick and could have passed that bug onto someone who it really hurt, then you have no soul my friend . It is totally absent from  your being.

As a favor because you are lacking in that department- let me give you a bit of advice.

You would look a little less like a self righteous tool if as you ‘take your life’ back, you remember the people who have died  a horrific and lonely death and quit bitching about how much it has inconvenienced you as you go about it.


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