So, where does it end? Well, unless we develop some newfound common sense in how we do things, it could be even worse than bad. If our dear political elected leaders, you know, some of the very people who create the problems getting in the way of what we do, don't wake up it won't end well. Think about it. Each community tries to apply what they think are reasonable rules, yet some have fairly ridiculous standards for what they consider acceptable. Like the politicians who want us to stay home, but in their wisdom about how to allow us to get the things we need to survive, they limit a store access to one person per one thousand square feet. That's not social distancing, that's allowing a crowd to stand out in the hot sun which could be more dangerous than allowing a reasonable number to enter at the same time, particularly if the store has a good flow pattern already established. They want us to wear masks, then don't, then suggest it and then order it when masks aren't available. I hate to tell you, politicians, but putting a bandana around your nose and mouth will prevent nothing, but it will make your face hot on a warm day. Or what about setting curfews when people don't have anywhere to go anywhere and are following the law. As usual, only those who have no common sense or are up to no good violate the rules yet everyone else always pays. Or then there's the nonsense about blaming it on private gun ownership as an excuse to tighten gun laws. Just another effort to make crime pay for the bad guys. Why would we want guns in a land in which Coronavirusitis causes us to release prisoners from jail early while we arrest preachers and take down the license plate number of churchgoers on Easter morning.
And someone tell me how the government can commit funds that they don't have to support people who want to work but aren't allowed to. And what about the small business owner who has entire life savings tied to his business who is watching his future go up in smoke everyday or the furloughed worker waiting for his stimulus check so that his wife and children can eat. Yes, we can manage to survive for a short period of time, but the sad fact is that government has a way to extend things because they can and its the taxpayers who pay the freight. How many politicians have you seen willing to sacrifice their public salaries for the common good? Don't hold your breath.
And the Coronavirusitis also impacts the way we think and act and it usually boils down to a very self-centered way. The retiree with a great pension sees no problem in continuing on while his neighbors wonder when they are going to get their stimulus check to try and survive the fray. Does the retiree understand that his retirement check will, if this goes on too long, put him in the same predicament if things don't get better pretty quick? His funds come from investments, and when the markets all crash and the Great Depression Two arrives, he'll find himself in the same breadlines as the out-of-work neighbor with a wheelbarrow full of worthless paer. And, of course, don't forget about the toilet paper hoarder who opens up a third person internet sales portal to gouge probably his own neighbors as well who are victims of his own hoarding which causes empty store shelves. The mind gets truly messed up by Coronavirusitis.
Lastly, even a man like the esteemed Dr. Fauci is impacted by the new Itis of which we speak. You see, when I learned that Dr. Fauci was preaching his social distancing and shutdown push without ever considering the impact of the economic factor, his judgment shows a huge void in how it works. A nation can't separate its health from its economic condition, for without a good economy the ability to maintain a good health system to help individuals maintain good health is impossible. And if we delay too long in opening the nation before many businesses find themselves past the point of no return, it will be a very ugly picture that will far exceed the results of the virus.
I know there are some reading this who probably want the nation to stay closed until the last virus victim is healed, but I also know that viruses will be around as long as mankind is and that life is itself a risk. None of us know when our time is up and we understand that when we do anything in life. So, let's throw off the fear and the assorted nonsense that is befalling us and determine the appropriate balance between risk and this one particular opponent that we face and take the reasonable risk to get back to work. If we don't, we will likely find ourselves living a life like those in that failed utopia to our south, Venezuela. If you say you like Socialism, well, don't be surprised when you learn the rest of the story firsthand. Now let's get back to work, cautiously and honestly, but yes, back to work. Otherwise, Coronavirusitis is likely to kill as all.