Negative oil prices. Restaurants closing for good. Over a tenth of the US adult population drawing unemployment (and many more out of work).
How in the holy name of shit is this supposed to continue?!?!?
The bottom line is we’ve been lied to. SARS-CoV-2 ain’t that bad. It’s not fun (speaking from experience) but it’s not just the worst thing (unless you’re old or you’ve taken shit care of your body and imposed lifestyle related health issues on yourself, at which point I have no fucking sympathy for your sorry ass whatsoever).
I saw a quote somewhere that said “liberty is essential – fear is not.” I think that’s bang on. These lockdowns are a direct attack on our constitutional rights. The US Constitution has no exception anywhere for a pandemic (if you could even call this that). How the majority just sat quietly and obeyed orders without question baffles me. The masses willingly let their rights get shat all over. Well guess what? Next time it’ll be even more pervasive. The sheeple gave an inch and then the government took the mile and they still didn’t put up a fight!!!!
The reality is we need to save the economy and we need to induce herd immunity. How do we do that? Reopen, expose the entire population to the virus so that we have antibodies. Now, the high risk should probably continue to self-quarantine, but even that should not be a government mandate.
The Governor of Georgia is pushing to reopen, as is our president. I’ll be the first to admit I think our president is an immature, narcissistic, womanizing, corporatist jackass. Alas, that’s less important now than rescuing an economy that’s in total shambles. We owe it to those who will come after us, even if some of us have to die in the process.
I’ll gladly take one for the team. In the meantime, grow a pair and become responsible for your own health and safety instead of expecting nanny state government do that for you. You are responsible for your own health and happiness. Period.
The silver lining here? If Trump decides to steamroll the economy into motion, he’s got this election in the bag. I might not like the guy but a Biden presidency would be an absolute disaster. With a bold move, I predict Trump will carry every state he did in 2016, flip the swing states of Nevada, Colorado, and Virginia and maybe even flip a few traditionally (but not deep) blue states, including Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Minnesota, and New Hampshire. What a sight that would be.
In the meantime, go out there and protest your ass off!!!