Remember ages and ages ago, in the misty depths of last week, when we were all told if we didn’t wear masks in public we were killing Grandma?
Yeah. About that.
Funny, it seems now that all you have to do NOT to get threatened, fined, etc. for not adhering to coronavirus guidelines… is burn part of a city down. Imagine that.
“Lemon, Cuomo, Blitzer, and Acosta were among the many reporters/Dems (but I repeat myself) who accused Americans who wanted to get back to work of being selfish people who were okay with senior citizens dying from the Wuhan coronavirus if it meant they could “get a haircut” and get back to being greedy capitalists or something.
“Now all of a sudden we’re not hearing much of anything from these same people about how it would be safer to stay at home, how gathering in tight clusters of people will rapidly spread the virus, and how you must wear a mask and social distance if you have to go out in public.”
“Mayors in Atlanta and Minneapolis condemned the violent crowds which had gathered by the hundreds to turn on corporate businesses and small businesses alike and even the CNN headquarters building. But what was conspicuously missing from these condemnations were any health warnings that the deadly COVID-19 virus might spread as a result of these outbursts. We saw next to no hand-wringing and finger-wagging from the media or politicians about health concerns amid the riots, as we saw when Florida beaches and Lake of the Ozarks swimming pools started to fill up. If people can gather to torch a Target or an Autozone, why people should not be allowed to gather on restaurant patios and sports stadiums?”
“Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday welcomed peaceful mass protests in the Big Apple over the police-involved death of George Floyd — even as he has staunchly barred other demonstrations, religious gatherings and fined small businesses $1,000 for reopening.”
Say one thing about the politicians in the above articles, they’re consistent. Threaten law-abiding citizens with shame, arrest, and destroying their businesses; fold like wet paper in front of actual violence.
Oh, but look – here’s one politician still saying we should wear masks!
“Democratic Governor Tim Walz and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey, also a Democrat, have been outright disastrous in how they’ve handled the situation. They’ve allowed the city to be ruled by the mob. They’ve ceded parts of the city for them to destroy. It’s been a disaster. Frey even reminded the rioters about social distancing guidelines regarding the coronavirus.”
…You may have guessed I am angry.
Behave like a decent, law-abiding citizen, see your life and livelihood destroyed by people making rules and regulations that don’t affect their paycheck one bit. Riot, loot, and kill people? “Oh, well, we understand their rage….”
If you reward behavior, you get more of it. This is a basic and sometimes depressing fact of human nature, keenly felt by anyone trying to establish boundaries with abusive, bullying, and just plain nasty people. If someone calls you 50 times and you finally pick up, they don’t learn not to call you; they learn that on that 51st call, they get what they want.
Too many of our politicians are establishing: To get what you want, even if it’s out of a quarantine for a virus we say will kill people, start burning down the cities.
There is no way this will end well.
Oh, and to whatever unmitigated jackass (apparently female) who tried to start a riot on the I-10 on-ramp in Mobile Sunday afternoon – guess what? Gulf Coast local reporters actually do their jobs.
That’s right. They caught you on tape throwing that baseball bat into the MPD SUV window, then running back into the mob to hide under the cover of thrown bottles like the coward you are.
The local news knows your face. The cops know your face. Every person tuned in to the evening news knows your face.
They know what you did, and what you tried to do. How long before someone else with more sense rats you out?
Sweet dreams, moron.
And more links, if you want a spectrum of the disaster you won’t see on the evening news.