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It’s easy to see when I haven’t posted for a while, but I was on hiatus. You see, I’ve been a little burnt out on social media because of the inundation of ignorance surrounding the pandemic.
I normally resist writing anything that is “too” political, and I will make this a short post.
First off, with national and state emergencies in effect as the body count rises daily, no one’s “right” to “liberty” is being violated by stay-at-home orders and policies requiring simple facial covering and social distancing. Period.
Second, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such petty selfishness of people whining about minor inconveniences that have the tremendous potential to save lives.
I get it that many are hurting economically and need to get back to work. Doing so responsibly is the key.
And yes, our government botched this whole thing from the beginning and there have been unnecessary deaths.
Many unnecessary deaths.
Now, if you want to leave comments and share your insights, please feel free. If you want to talk medical, I have degrees in biology and nursing. Happy to oblige.
If you want to say the right to “liberty” has been infringed, go ahead. I’ll give you legal reasons why it has not. And a side note, no one has the Constitutional right to eat cheeseburgers, or to have their hair cut or nails done, or to go to an office to work, or go about aimlessly and unconsciously spreading a lethal disease.
If you want the legal analysis about how many of these deaths could be prosecuted as involuntary manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide cases, I have a degree in law. I can lay it out for you.
Really folks, I’m sad to see so much petty selfishness and so little respect for the life of our fellow humans. I suppose that is an endemic virus in itself, as is demonstrated by the total lack of respect for our Mother Earth and all of the many species humans have laid to waste.
Having gotten that off my chest, I’ll come back soon with a much more light-hearted post. Until then, remember, I love you guys in the blogging world. It’s a joy to share in this forum as opposed to the remainder of social media platforms that I see circling the drain . . .
Photo: Snapped this one this morning. Beauty surrounds us. Enjoy and appreciate it. Lifetimes pass quickly.