this weekend, in defiance of local tyranny and stupidity, there was a party in a public place where no party like this was allowed to be.
i cannot tell you where because this party had no masks. it had no idiocy. it had no distancing.
it had DJ’s and friends and music and laughs. we drank and danced and enjoyed ourselves.
it was not a huge party, but it was not a small one either. (maybe 100?)
but it was not a small thing. it was a big thing.
it felt normal, like real normal, just for a minute and man, did that feel good.
you guys really need to try this.
it’s the vaccine for all your covid blues.
when they outlaw human connection, only the outlaws will be connected.
when they outlaw fun, it is our just right and prerogative to become fun loving criminals.
go misbehave. you’ll be glad you did.
In my church the blue cord closing every other pew is gone, there is holy water in the fonts! Masks totally up to the individual. The responses now are louder.
There is a long and noble tradition of defiance of arbitrary and tyrannical government authority.
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so."-Thomas Jefferson
This is a sentiment expressed by Socrates, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Martin Luther King, as well.
To borrow from MLK:
“An unjust law is no law at all.”
As Lord Sumption, retired Supreme Court justice from Great Britain would say, "Sometimes the most public spirited thing that you can do with despotic laws like these is to ignore them."
I'm in Montana where the COV-idiocy is not so bad, but still we have it. However, over the weekend we went to my niece's dance recital. The auditorium (about 700 strong) was packed and I saw maybe four masks in the crowd. Young and old, tons of children, stuffed together, not staring at each other like we're all vectors of disease from behind partial medical burqas, making sure bubbles were observed, but being delightfully normal about the whole thing. I nearly cried for joy. (The only strangeness really was that the school where it was at had actual padlocks on the fountain. So the little boy we saw drank out of the bottle fill. It was hilarious. Nature will find a way.)
Have been going everywhere without recently- restaurants, gym, Walmart (!)- and I am headed to my Ukulele group soon. We played maskless 2 weeks ago, and yes, it felt SO GOOD! (Mind you we are all over 55- and many are 80+ When they saw me without a mask in the room, they ripped theirs off. SUCCESS!!!
if i don't break AT LEAST three covid rules a day (in quebec, we have more rules than we know what to do with), i have failed myself, my child, my family, my community...
I'm thinking of moving to Florida. It's hot and humid. Real estate prices are skyrocketing. So, I might be living in a tent. We voted to strip the Governor of this powers and still the emergency has not been lifted.
With mask mandates lifted I went to a grocery store and church without a mask. Felt good to be free
Call me crazy but we gave it two months last year and we were all getting depressed so we went ahead and had a grad party for my daughter. That was last June. We didn't miss a thing after that: birthdays, weddings, holidays, etc. Life's too short. And guess what? The sky didn't fall.
Amen × 1000 gato! There is a little coffee shop around the block from my daughter's apartment in one of the bigger cities in WA state. They have been maskless for this entire ordeal. It's amazing walking in. Nobody talks about it but everyone just quietly enjoys freedom. It truly feels like a speakeasy and I am revived each time i go there. Their bravery will have my loyalty forever.
I hope there’s an after party. That would be a big thing.
There was an interesting post from YYG that many, including Derek Thompson from Atlantic seized upon that showed that Dem states had better outcomes in wave 2 as measured by covid "cases". The more Dem the state was, the better they did in wave 2. The data seems/is credible.
The point they were making of course is that Dems behaved better and unlike dummy/neandrathal republicans, fared better.
So, I asked why wave 2 only? why cases, not excess mortality?
No answer, so I ran it myself. No correlation at all. Email me if you want the data and the chart.
Just glad to hear people are living life again!