“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” – Thomas Jefferson
The United States has been in COVID-19 lockdown for one month with no end in sight. Some predict a peak will come soon, others say it will run through the fall, and the most dire — albeit credible — predictions estimate the lockdown will last for 18 months.
Need I remind our leadership that Americans fought the Revolutionary War during a smallpox epidemic? Or, on a larger scale, that Natural Selection is actually good for the human race and has historically made us stronger, ensuring the survival fo future generations?
Where is the risk calibration? Has anyone stopped to consider that more lives are still being lost to the flu than to CV? Or what about the fact that lockdown will, very likely, cause more deaths due to suicide, bankruptcy and other factors than CV?
This is truly the feeblest generation. At some point you just have to accept fate and let it run its course. Crashing the economy and taking everyone’s freedoms away in attempt at cheating death makes no sense.
Even more confusing is the true reason for the lockdown — the healthcare system. Most proponents of the lockdown justify it to protect the hospitals from being overloaded.
Last week I blew my knee out, but even though the hospital is empty I cannot be seen for my knee because it is not considered a critical emergency. And even if it was, my doctor is currently laid off. Hospitals are hemorrhaging money. This will continue until decision-makers feel that COVID-19 cases have dropped to manageable levels for hospitals to accommodate — or, 18 months.
In the meantime, American’s are out of work, have lost their purpose, and are dependent on government stimulus checks to pay their mortgage or rent — never mind how we will eat too. But hey, at-least we have the cleanest houses we’ve ever had in our lives!
Wouldn’t it be in the American spirit to die with freedom than surrender to this? Just give me my dose of COVID-19 and if I survive it, let me go to work so I can be a productive member of society. If I don’t survive it then I will rest assured knowing that COVID-19 ensured the survival of future generations and, this way, didn’t wreck the economy and turn America into a socialist nation in the process.
In the words of Patrick Henry, “Give me liberty or give me death!” Lift the lockdowns and let the chips fall where they may. We cannot go silently into that cold dark night, we cannot die hiding afraid in our homes, we cannot let the country collapse…
We have to live free or die — it is the American way.
Well, I’ve gotta run. I slept 9.5 hours last night and am absolutely locked & fucking loaded for another big day of hand washing and staring out the window!