As this horrible pandemic rages on with no end in sight, I was struck with an epiphany the other day. It seems like the younger generation (folks in their 20s & 30s) is broken into two camps regarding this issue. Required Maskers and Covid Zealots. The Required Maskers wear masks where they’re mandated, but they don’t let fear dominate their lives. The Covid Zealots are a different breed altogether. If just one person dies from Covid, and you’re not wearing a mask (even if you’re outdoors shoveling snow), it’s somehow your fault. Even if that unfortunate Covid patient died in Hawaii, and you live in Michigan.
I’ve been trying to figure out these Snowflake Jihadis. Their position is that the whole world must remain masked until Covid is completely eradicated. No matter how long it takes. We can’t even think about doing normal stuff again until that happens. That’s not based on reality. It has led me to ponder the flawed logic behind this belief. Then, another epiphany struck! There has to be someone to blame! Whether it’s China, Donald Trump, or God. IF EVERYONE JUST WORE A MASK, NONE OF THIS WOULDN’T BE HAPPENING!
Well, I’ve got news for you cupcakes, that’s a lie. It’s no secret that countries and states with the most draconian lockdown orders have experienced some of the biggest spikes in the virus. Recently, the Zealots were dealt a massive body blow. Their savior Joe Biden basically said, this disease is simply going to have to run its course. Yeah, I’m sure that went over like a lead balloon on the interwebs.
That led me to dig a little deeper. At the risk of offending some of my younger readers, I think what we are seeing here is the result of a generation who has had everything handed to them. At least the Suburban Snowflakes. As a Baby Boomer, I realize that this whole Covid situation sucks, but there’s not a whole lot I can do about it. So I just get on with my life, praying for the day when things can go back to normal.
Not so with the Zealots. Something like Covid doesn’t just happen! There has to be someone to blame! Well, I’ve got news for ya kiddies, no one’s at fault here, except China. However, the Covid Zealots can’t seem to wrap their brains around that one for some reason.
As a result of this pandemic, we’ve all been given a glimpse into a world run by Snowflake Millennial Covid Zealots. And it’s not pretty. This is the generation we’re turning the world over to in a few years, and I have to say it doesn’t fill me with a lot of warm fuzzies.
That said, all we can do is pray that this group of misguided folks come to their senses someday and realize that life isn’t fair. Playing the blame game in a crisis never helps anyone, and invariably makes the situation worse. Just ask any Holocaust Survivor, and they’ll give you the real story about blame. It doesn’t end well. Life isn’t fair kids. Get over it. Dismounting soapbox.
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