There’s a raging political conspiracy and controversy in this nation. It’s not abortion. It’s not religious liberty. It’s not the environment or global warming. It’s not even LGBTQ rights.
It’s whether or whether not to … bum bum bah … wear a mask in public.
The above video is a funny take on two dudes giving out free masks at a beach in Orange County. The responses to the offer of free masks ranges from anger to proselytization. Only two guys take masks on camera.
I’ve written about this controversy before. And I think if people could manage to associate how they can smell cigarette smoke from large distances, they can reasonably assume that breath droplets are reaching their mouths and noses from further away than they might assume.
Back when smoking was aloud in bars and restaurants, imagine how that smoke hung in the air around a pool table from all those awful smokers. just hangs there. And when you wake up in the morning, unshowered, you are covered in other people’s breath.
It would be great if coronavirus patients would think about it in terms of a deformity, like a cold sore. Oddly enough cold sores are viral infections that flare up during certain times, like stress. People who have them go out of their way to cover them up.
Maybe if they thought of coronavirus as an ugly bloody stain on their lips that may infect them and pop up every so often, they’d consider doing their best to avoid this plague … like the plague.
Or gosh, what about that other viral infection called Chickenpox? It’s a viral infection that once you have, sits dormant in your little body until some people are inflamed with shingles, that painful issue that some adults experience and claim to hate so much.
It’s very curious to me that the same people who are disbelieving this “invisible” monster tend to believe in another invisible set of characters: God, Jesus, the Devil and demons. Oh, and Angels. Without so much of an ounce of proof, these same people claim, without irony or evidence, that they know — they KNOW — that what they believe is true.
It’s as if their tiny brains are already packed with belief in invisible monsters and no other invisible monster will occupy any of that cerebral real estate.
Or there’s the argument that we won’t let the government regulate our lives. Look at cars! There are speed limits, but I can defy them … and I do … unless I get caught, then I get a ticket. So wait, there are consequences to defying the regulations? I don’t get it.
And why does the government regulate safety standards on car makers? I mean, it’s my choice to do 120 mph while drunk? I’m not hurting anyone right?
Why are there drunk driving regulations? My body. My choice.
Why do I have to wear this restrictive fabric over my chest and waist?
My body. My choice!
This driving is deadly argument so why get in a car is getting exhausted by bleeding heart conservatives who think it’s clever. Breaking news: it’s dumb as rocks.
Why are there methods of safety like airbags, engine drops, bumpers in our metal cages surrounding my body and those I love while I hurl 70 mph down the highway?
On top of that, traffic fatalities dropped to almost zero during the initial lockdown. And have been on the rise exponentially since the re-opening. So let me get this straight? Few to little drivers on the roads resulted in less traffic fatalities? Who’d a thunk it? So to decrease the number of something, we do less of that thing? To avoid spreading disease, we do less of the things that spread that disease? God, if only science had an answer for how disease spreads and how to avoid it. Damn.
Don’t the damn government fascists not know that I’m going to heaven when I die?
Smoking causes cancer. I don’t need nobody telling me what to do.
Overeating causes weight gain, possibly heart disease, possibly stroke, death. God, please don’t tell me what to do.
Alcohol will shut your body down. Don’t tell me what to do.
Coronavirus is spread by droplets in our respiratory system and pretending to be a doctor in surgery for hours at a time with a face covering is proving to be a great hinderer of spreading the disease.
New Zealand hasn’t seen a new case in over 2 weeks. Anywhere in Asia that appears to have implemented facemasks appear to have diminished new cases.
But don’t be a sheep, right?
It’s not even a remote stretch to throw that moniker at Christians. They literally believe that they are part of a flock shepherded by Jesus Christ himself. If they stray from the flock, he leaves the flock and saves the missing sheep. He loves them that much.
But gullible sheep are the ones befuddled and convinced by science that the thing that works for doctors and nurses to protect themselves and their patients from disease spread, also cause carbon monoxide poisoning?
I might be a sheep, but what’s been proven by science to protect doctors, nurses and patients is either a gigantic hoax covering decades of safety implementation or … masks and de-sanitizing stuff FUCKING WORKS.
The fake news is claiming that ICUs in several southern states are overwhelmed. But that threat doesn’t bother a lot of folks. That’s not enough to encourage masks.
The political divide is much more of an enjoyable ride than the discomfort of wearing something over the face for 15 minutes while you load your grocery cart with shit food and underpriced Chinese products.
A couple of things regarding this virus in America are for sure:
- Asking out of respect or love doesn’t work.
- Spreading information about the facts do not work.
- Shaming does not work.
- Signs don’t work.
Not wearing a fucking mask is a rite of passage. It’s what separates the goodies from the baddies. Consequences be damned.
Seatbelts in planes and cars. That’s fine. The consequences of not wearing one? Well, you could be hurt or killed should an accident happen. Accidents are rare, but when they happen, they happen. And it seems that many people would rather live than die.
The consequences of being a diabetic and not taking that damn insulin discovered by science? pain? inconvenience? Nah, death.
The consequences of smoking cigarettes? Lung and throat cancer. Gee, I dunno. Science?
The consequences of sex? Pregnancy. Not every time. Only a percentage of the time But it’s pretty common. To decrease the possibility, we use condoms. To almost eliminate pregnancy, condoms + birth control. God, imagine that. Science that prevents pregnancy. Condoms are known to prevent disease, too. Huh. Wow. Weird.
The consequences of listening to loud noise over time: deafness. How to prevent said issue? Covering your ears. Well, damn, why should I be told to cover my ears? My body my choice.
The consequences of masturbation? Blindness. Oh wait. That’s bullshit spread by the church.
As stated, since it’s some so-called believers who seem to pioneer the divide between wearers and non-wearers of masks, they need to stop enjoying the conveniences of science. No seatbelts. No access to healthcare. No access to medicines. No access to research and discoveries from the past few centuries and beyond.
Or you can go on believing that this dude in his sleeveless shirt has more information to scientific knowledge than science. The video linked above will not age well. He’s claiming that New York and New Jersey are blue states and have no right to criticize red southern states because they aren’t seeing deaths like the blue states …
I hope his followers ask him what’s up in the next couple weeks when the deaths in the red states leap frog NY and NJ by horrendous bounds.
Also, please answer why God chose to send his son 2000 years ago in a place where no one had cameras or ability to prove any of the story that means so much? God: “I’m going to wait till the late 1800s to invent film and another 50 years to create motion picture cameras and another 100 years to fit everyone’s phones with cameras, almost everyone will have one, they will document every fucking thing they do, but this advancement would be impossible for the guy who created everything all at once from nothing, made it “perfect” but just not that perfect, because the battles against diabetes and cancer wouldn’t develop until YEARS upon YEARS after that so-called perfect creation.