Earlier this week, someone sent me this.
And the nature of it was, “ERMAGHERD CASES AND HOSPITALIZATIONS ARE UP”
To which, I basically gave this response…
Of course things are getting worse. It’s over. No one cares anymore.
Look, conservatives have been fully satisfied throwing people in the meatgrinder for this thing since the beginning. They just so happened to have lucked out recently that the current variant seems to be less deadly.
Your average person I think has been happy to go back to a 2019 sense of normality.
Oh but dear congregation, you know what I know…that shit is still out there….around every corner…..
But, there is no point in caring NOW. Fucking everyone has quit on caring.
What do I mean when I say everyone has quit. Well, its simple. Look around. The world looks fairly fucking normal doesn’t it.
Here’s an example. The person who sent me that article at the top was at the fucking bars, hanging with friends and shit, when me and my family were full wonka in this bitch. And now you talking about wearing masks and shit. You could have stayed home to contain the fucker when we had the chance. It’s too fucking late.
I can tell you the moment the MAGA choad crowd finally broke me.
Christmas time. This past year.
After almost two years of dedication, my family finally had enough. A family friend invited us to one of those big outdoor Christmas light exhibits, and everyone who is not me graciously accepted.
Hundreds of people. Got to be close to 2-4 thousand people over the time we were there. People right next to each other, rubbing together.
I probably saw 15 masks (including mine) over the entire time. When we left, I spent the drive home staring into the middle distance.
And it fucked me up. It fucked me up because it meant that at the end of the day, all of the precautions are now just on you. Just about preventing you from getting sick. Avoiding spread, caring for your fellow neighbor, lowering hospital load. All of those reasonings we were given for precautions, they don’t fucking matter if most people wont follow them.
I had started to write this rant back then, but I was too raw. Now I have had some perspective, and its just, everyone moved on. And those of us who were not read, who could still see this disease for what it is, fuck us. We are going with them.
Look, I am not saying that everyone who was there was a MAGA choad, school board screamer. What I am saying is a large enough swath of people from all walks of life in this major metropolitan area were there, and just clearly, did not give a shit about the pandemic.
So, they broke me.
And we should all recognize this, the MAGA Choads won COVID-19. They won. They fucking won. Like any and all remaining conflicts about this disease is over. They dont care if another fucking million people die. Life will barrel on like a run away train, and too bad.
These days, I am wearing masks where required (doctor’s office) and where it makes sense (planes), but I don’t have one everywhere anymore. I accept that either I have had COVID-19 and I got the lucky dice to be asymptomatic, or I WILL get COVID-19 and I have to take my chance.
There is no other choice. Not any more.
We are all going to get the disease. Either you had it and you don’t know it. Or you will. We let the fucking thing run out of control, and now its too late. Its mutated to a form that is almost impossible to run away from.
I don’t know where that leaves us as a society or what happens next. But, I know one thing. When the worse pandemic comes, we are all dead. All of us. Cause people are too stupid to actually have any meaningful sacrifice.
So, my message to my fellow people who care is….give up. We lost the war. Keep up with your vaccines. If you going to a doctor or some shit, mask up, but live your life. Everyone else is, and they are going to drag you to hell with them.