As posted on Facebook.
Sorry for the long read.
I’m gonna put some thoughts out there, appreciated or not.
I’ve remained fairly quiet about all of this simply because my view is skewed based on my job and time hasn’t allowed it.
I’ve had a few days, read through several different articles and postings.
These are my thoughts:
Is the virus real? Yes. Is the virus deadly? Yes, compromised immune systems, and the elderly seem to most at risk. I see several posts that say, “the elderly don’t mind dying to save the economy(I find this repulsive).” “Let the healthy, young work, we need paychecks, the rest of you can stay home so we can keep the economy going” okay but, many elderly still need to work, many compromised still need to work, both are in need of paychecks but that would require most to wear masks which many refuse to do, so what do you do? Let them lose everything? Let them go without food? Aren’t these the very things you don’t want to go without? why should they.
You say things such as “don’t infringe on my rights” while you infringe on the rights of others.
Have certain state officials over stepped? Yes.
Have states over planned? Yes. If they under planned wouldn’t that mean they’re trying to kill us all? So they over plan and it’s a hoax?
You see healthcare staff dancing, that means it’s fake? If you had any idea what this has done to some healthcare staff you may understand better. Post criticizing healthcare staff has lead to the public lashing out(in some areas), claiming that healthcare workers are fake and being paid by “soros” to take care of covid19 patients that are actors and actresses. There was an incident in my local Walmart that lead to the cops being called to safely escort 2 healthcare workers out and walked to their cars. This is okay? Must be it’s all an act anyways.
There are some receiving unemployment +600 and are making more on unemployment than working, some are making more than those still employed. Some unemployed have refused payments from their place of work because unemployment pays more per week. Some are making less and truly struggling but all the right sees is one side and all the left sees is one side, there’s two realities here. Some are taking advantage of the system while others are truly struggling to make ends meet. There are employees trying to get fired because they know they’ll make more on unemployment.
We are so completely polarized that it’s either all or nothing.
It’s either a real virus or it’s fake.
The ironic thing is most claiming this is fake know someone who passed from it.
So let’s end with this, I see posts that say “every death is because of covid19, even a car accident is because of the virus.” If someone catches the virus and passed as a result, they have simply died from it. If someone has an underline condition and has the virus and pass from it, yes it’s because of the virus, the patient would be alive otherwise.
Is their dirty politics involved, yes but we as a people can do better for one another.
Not once have I ever said “stay home, wear a mask” and so on. Do as you will but be cautious for the elderly persons that still need a paycheck to put food on the table and please don’t expect them to be the worldly sacrifice for a system that doesn’t give a shit about them or you. You think an elderly politician would be sacrificed for the system, no. Be cautious of the compromised because they also need to put food on the table and probably have more medical expenses then you or I do.
You can’t demand your rights be all that matters when that means others have to sacrifice there rights for yours. You can’t say don’t tread on me if your treading on someone elses.
Why am I saying this, because after my last post I received an inbox alluding to the fact that I was a fake healthcare worker being paid by George soros.
I am not a fake healthcare worker being paid by soros.
Let me state this for the record, I do want people back to work, the elderly and compromised included. I would hate to small businesses close up leaving us with corporations.