Monday, May 25, 2020
It's Not Too Much To Ask You to Wear a F*^king Mask and Stay Home
I'm just going to repeat that:
It's not too much to ask you to wear a fucking mask and stay home.
The pandemic isn't "over," and life is not "going back to normal." What is "normal" is the craven irresponsibility of the privileged and even the not-so privileged. This is the high school that I graduated from back in the Stone Age. It was basically a one-room school-house then (hyperbole intentional since privilege was rarely recognized in the Stone Age) but is pretty much unrecognizable now. You can read the story here.
My take on this shit-show?
(Anonymous commenter -- you'll have to forgive me my anger as I know it offends you, makes you "exhausted") This pandemic is demonstrating with crystal clarity that the lives at risk are expendable. That if you are a person of color, a disabled person, an old person, a person who takes care of another, an "essential worker," you are EXPENDABLE.
WE are expendable.
The rest of you are "free" to do -- in what seems to be the most grotesque interpretation of freedom I've ever understood -- whatever the hell you want.
All is transactional.
So, go on with your best self, as they say.
Have a party.
Get your hair cut.
Go to the beach.
Go to church.
God will take care of you.
You've got to start somewhere.
Don't muzzle yourself. You're free.
Social distancing is a hoax.
Bill Gates is out to track all of us.
Get back to normal.
Make America great.
I'll say it again. America is terrible and exhausting.
Sometimes, it's not. Read this:
It Just Burns Me Up