Folks, I’m impervious to emotional outbursts about COVID because I already played this game.
When I was against the war in Iraq and the Patriot Act, I already heard all this. That I don’t care about the lives lost on 9/11, that I’m a truther, that I want people to die in terror attacks, that this is an absolutely unique threat, that if the government says the threat justifies the measures, then it must know something, that a fraud this big would be impossible to perpetrate. Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
It got particularly icky when a friend accused me of not caring that her fiance had died in 9/11. Of course, it turned out he wasn’t a fiance but an ex-boyfriend. It also turned out he was very much alive and nowhere near NYC on 9/11. I have no doubt that my friend would have been one of those fake tick-tocking nurses if social media existed back then.
I’ve been through all these discussions before, folks.
“As soon as WE ensure that the threat is gone, WE can go back to normal.”
“But it isn’t hard to
wear a mask take your shoes off. Why are you making such a big deal out of it?”
“Didn’t you see? We are on Red Alert!! It’s because of people like you that we are still … Blah blah blah.”
Of course, now everybody says they always knew and they were always against while they put on their masks and sit in front of screens.