For several years my wife and I have been doing obstacle mud runs. This year–nothing, not because we didn’t want to but because everything is cancelled due to Covid. My wife managed to find a half marathon that was still to be held, but that was cancelled yesterday, two weeks before race day. Who is making these decisions?! No one is forcing anyone to run; they’re voluntarily willing to take on the risk. Plus, we’re pretty sure people running half marathons and mud runs aren’t in the Covid high-risk groups. 🙄
Just like the mask mandates that have been going on for months in most parts of the country without noticeable changes in infection rates. Only in government can they look at the results of a policy and say, “Well, that didn’t work. Obviously, we need to try the exact same thing to a more extreme version! Oh, and we must spend a ton of money we don’t have that will have to be paid for with new taxes at some point in the future when we’re out of office.” 🙄
For the record, if I tested positive for Covid-19, was directly exposed to someone positive, or showed symptoms, I would self-isolate. And if I absolutely had to go out, I would definitely wear a mask…and not one of the reusable paper towels with strings that a lot of people use, but a surgical-grade one. Since I’m healthy, have no symptoms, and have never tested positive, I feel I should be able to go about my day and enjoy my normal freedoms, counting on my immune system to protect me if I do become exposed. I’d have a different attitude on going out, if say, I was a 75-year-old with emphysema, as I’d be putting myself at high risk. Yes, I realize asymptomatic people can transmit, but it’s rare, and I will still wash my hands, socially distance where reasonable, and not cough on anyone. This behavior wouldn’t change even if there were no rules handed down by petty, fascist government dictators or gutless woke corporate CEO’s.
A funny thing happens in a free society where people live with the consequences of their own actions: they use common sense and take personal responsibility! If you’re honest with people and ask for compliance, you’re more likely to bring people together to develop solutions without fostering resentment. Instead, the ruling class has created a divided, hostile environment with ridiculous, arbitrary lockdowns and mandates that tear at the very fabric of a free society. In addition, we’ve been subjected to lies and exaggerations on a daily basis, not to mention the fact our leaders don’t follow their own rules. You may call me selfish for not following every stupid Covid dictate, but I think it’s far more selfish to ask EVERYONE to give up their freedom and quality of life just to ease the irrational fear of a small, loud, obnoxious minority.