So, You Believe Wearing A Mask Is a Violation of your Civil Rights?

Most likely thinking of others is not part of your DNA; It’s every man for himself. If you get COVID-19, you will handle it.

Let’s assume you lose the coin toss; you get COVID-19. Exercising your rights earned you a spot in the ICU, if there is one available.

You can’t breathe and here you are stuck on a ventilator. Bet your bravado for exercising your civil rights is replaced by some pretty scary thoughts.

If you are anywhere near coherent, the thought that you may die must cross your mind.

I suppose one could say you are willing to die for your civil rights, in fact those words might be a fitting epitaph for your tombstone.

But what about the potential deadly fall out as a result of your selfishness?

The Doctor who treats you has plans for his future yet places your welfare above his own.

The nurse who treats you may have a family to go home to, or not if she gets sick.

The respiration therapist who treats you places your well-being above theirs.

Let’s assume you survive but were complicit in the death of those who save you.

The likelihood that you would ever know who died taking care of you is remote.

But if you did know, could you live with it?

Do the right thing and just put on the damn mask.

Return to Decency

Not surprising to hear that we are sick and tired of the pandemic and politics and want to get back to normal.

Pre pandemic normal or pre-Trump normal?

Science and a vaccine will determine what a post-pandemic normal looks like.

Unless Trump loses the election by a landslide, given his propensity for drama, the fallout may be like bathing the devil in holy water; normal behavior for Trump.

I don’t want to get back to Trump normal. I never again want to hear the phrases, “The greatest —–in the history of our country” and “Like you’ve never seen before”. There should be a national movement to remove improper adverbs “hugely”, “largely” and all Trumpian misspeaks from our language.

Political backroom scheming and posturing for the advantage of a few is not a normal I want to revisit.

Instead of getting back to normal. I’d like to move forward toward decency. Scheming and posturing require a lot of energy. Practicing decency is a less burdensome lifestyle.

A few days from now many of us will either breathe easier or experience the unyielding black fog of dread in getting back to normal.

Here’s hoping the election brings peace and harmony and sends the Trump crime family packing.

I’m ready for a little more Zen in my life.