Low-level political discourse

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To the frustrated person who spray painted messages on the bike path: I feel your pain and frustration, but I remain unconvinced by your manner of argument. I believe COVID is a real thing, a tragic circumstance that affects the entire human race. It’s not a minor disease blown up for political purposes. It’s a test of humanity’s ability to show concern and respect for one another.

To the frustrated person who spray painted messages on the bike path: I feel your pain and frustration, but I remain unconvinced by your manner of argument. I believe COVID is a real thing, a tragic circumstance that affects the entire human race. It’s not a minor disease blown up for political purposes. It’s a test of humanity’s ability to show concern and respect for one another. The idea that one political party or another has concocted a conspiracy as vast as this is absurd.
Inconvenient? Yes, indeed. Challenging to our psychological well-being? You bet it is, and I feel that intensely. The situations we ignored while busy conquering the
3-dimensional world have made possible the unprecedented emergence and spread of this disease vector. For one thing, the world population has doubled within the lifetime of my son – 47 years. More and more people are consuming more and more resources, driving more and more plant and animal species toward extinction, and relying upon artificially-enhanced food-like substances, and diets that are out of balance and toxic. If this is the time for the human race to be severely purged, do you want to be one who survives to build a new world, or do you want to go down with the ship, in a blaze of vain glory? Being the lone survivor is a very lonely future. Co-operating with your neighbours is the key to survival.
My mask protects you; your mask
protects me. They won’t stop the disease, but they may make it manageable.

Robert Wills
SHAWVILLE