“You Can’t Fix Stupid” That is the headline Of Mr. Millroy’s opinion piece with SaultOnline.com April 27th .
After reading the piece I was kind of surprised by more than just a few of the opinions he had on “Those People” you know the anti-maskers and anti-vaccine ones. He goes as far as to point out that reports in concerns to them makes him think “You can’t fix stupid”. Then he relates those not wearing a mask (by the way I myself have only encountered 4 times since they were mandated for public indoor use in the Sault and 2 of those where related to medical exemptions.) using their freedom do so as disrespect to us all.
I wear as mask as I’m sure many others do only because of the mandate but I also believe and will not question ones freedom to not do so. If I am concerned I follow the 6ft social distant rule. The Freedoms we enjoy came with a heavy price as we remember every November 11th. So why some want others to give them up so quick after such a sacrifice is mind boggling to me.
He makes a good point people with less colds and the flu be it the mask or not but I believe more so to the less human contact. But I am worried after the Grand Reopening that both will be back with a vengeance. Hiding in our basements may come with a price.
Now the anti-vaccine topic. I for one despise this description for people who plan not to or are concerned about taking the vaccine. Mr. Millroy seems to find it hard to understand why….he goes on to say it shouldn’t be fear as most of us have all be vaccinated for Polio ,Chicken Pox, etc. etc. What he forgot to mention was these vaccines took years and years to develop and perfect. The Covid vaccine what around a year? So why would one have to wonder why people are so reluctant to jump in feet first and get vaccinated. No one I mean no one knows what side effects may or may not happen. Quit forcing a guilt trip on people who may be taking a step back to see what happens it’s their business not mine or anyone else’s.
He seems not to understand why people think masking and taking a vaccine are infringements on their rights and freedoms and compares this to things imposed on us for the populace safety. No shirt no service is like taking a vaccine huh who knew. Well here’s my opinion on that. Masking is not agreed on by all scientists. I know it’s hard to believe but look hard on the internet and you’ll find some well educated ones who disagree with the “science “. You will not find them on any main stream media site why I do not know. The vaccine well that’s another story. The Charter of Rights and Freedoms … enough said.
Moving along we’re close to the end….THE VACCINE PROOF and PASSPORTs. Mr. Millroy quotes a writer from the Washington Post which more or less thinks that non-vaccinated people need to pay a price for exercising their rights. They should be punished . So for many that did their part… that means after over a year of following all the rules, masking, social distancing, lockdowns ,paying a price for Governments failures on protecting our borders did not do enough. Mr. Millroy agrees. Not getting vaccinated is reckless behavior well Mister Millroy that’s like slapping millions in the face for doing their part for over a year. That’s my opinion.
The end is near…Mister Millroy ends his opinion piece with mentioning the protest over the mask mandate and the small turnout. Maybe so and be it right or wrong but in Montreal Saturday there were over 30,000 people out protesting lockdowns and such. This may turn out to be a very hot summer if the status quo continues. There is many a town in Ontario locked down with not a single case of the virus…so when is enough… enough ???
Remember we may not agree on all. But attacking and trying to destroy peoples lives for their beliefs or who they associate with or hiding behind curtains and turning neighbors in for a few more people in their backyards I can guarantee will not cure Covid. The one thing it could do though is push people farther and farther apart and that’s the last thing anyone needs more of right now.