Please forgive me this rant. It’s pressing on my chest so it’s time to get it off!
In the daily dose of doings by dimwits, I am watching the gatherings of crowds in the midst of a pandemic. The moment there is a reason that in their minds overrides the previously admitted need for avoiding close quarters with…everyone, it’s all out idiocy.
Recently, I saw a bunch of fools gathering at a nearby park for no other reason than the weather had improved. Then the mayor of the city, after making the usual finger-wagging comments about responsibility, and disappointment with the populace was seen at the same place…without a mask and any sense of keeping his distance. Hypocrisy, thy name is…
Now we have the world-wide groupings of people protesting racism. These are huge gatherings and one can only imagine the joy COVID-19 is experiencing! Even the politicians who a week before were chastising the lowly commoners about ignoring the all-important rule-de-jour, social distancing, were seen in the crowds. It would be laughable were our overlords not so stupidly hypocritical. Not to mention dangerous.
A mildly amusing aspect of this is the cowing of those who claim the virus is a hoax or at least an exaggeration. Since they claim with such certainty that it’s all a conspiracy to take away freedom, those who disagree with the protests cannot use the potential spread of a killer virus as a criticism. And mark my words, many would love to paint protesters as morons! It would be almost amusing, were it not for the destruction left in the wake of the crowds. Nothing funny about that.
What is grinding my gears (love that phrase), is the absence of simple common sense. It goes like this. There appears to be a virus that can kill vulnerable people. At the moment, there is no cure or vaccine. So far, the only way to deal with the spread of it is to stay away from other people as much as possible. If one does not do this, one increases the possibility of spreading a killer contagion.
So don’t gather into crowds, especially you politicians who are telling the rest of us what to do!!
Ahhhh…I feel better now.