Bu Samuel Strait, Reporter at Large – August 29, 2021
Recently, both locally and throughout the State there has been a
clamoring for the various governments, State, Municipal, and local to
once again establish mandates coercing California citizens to mask up,
social distance, return to your prison cells, and close down the
economy. The rational being broadcast is that it is in the
“community’s” interest to do so. There has been a push for vaccine
coercion, vaccine passports being the most common, for just about all
human activity in order to be “safe” from all the reprobates that
continue to fail to fall in line with the “community” dictates. Local
authority has taken those steps no matter whether you are vaccinated or not.
It does not seem to matter that there is no science that supports ANY of
those mechanisms that can prevent transmission of Covid-19. That,
coupled with recent reports out of Israel and the UK, that vaccine
efficacy duration may be as little as two to four WEEKS, not months,
And, there are increasing reports that serious medical conditions as
well as death can occur from being vaccinated is something that should
give anyone pause for risking the vaccines. The medical community is
currently pressuring every one to get vaccinated in Del Norte County to
insure the “community” experience with Covid-19 is as minimal as
possible. In order to remain relevant, non profits, some employers, and
public health all repeat the Mantra, “Vaccines are effective and safe”.
Whether or not “vaccines are safe and effective”, NO one expects to live
forever. We all expect that we will die yet wish to live as long as
possible. No one can predict that tragic date, nor how it comes to us.
We cannot hide at home and continue to pretend that what is happening
will not affect us individually, so why must the “community” dictate
what is best for us? Is it okay for the community to allow illegal
aliens to cross our Southern Border, be Covid positive, and move about
freely through the community? Is it okay for those same illegals to be
released into communities only to commit a violent crime? Kill a member
of your family? A child? or Infect you with Covid-19? Is it okay for
our “Hairness” , Gavin Newsom, to release felons from prisons to avoid
infection from Covid-19 only for them to kill someone close to you in a
home invasion or other violent crimes? Is it okay for the “community”
to have a say in how you go about being safe and healthy?
Is it okay for someone’s business to fail due to Pandemic closures? Is
it okay for that business owner to experience a loss due to his failed
business? Is it okay for a child to be devastated from a lack of
education due to Pandemic school closures? Is it okay for someone to
lose a job due to Covid mandates? Refuse to risk death or serious
illness from vaccination? Is it okay to be vaccinated and die? Is it
okay for individuals not to have a choice?
No matter what your political affiliation, a person’s health should be
private and left for them to decide what course to take. Del Norte
County was never going to escape attention by Covid-19 or any of its
variants. Face masks, social distancing, washing hands, lock downs, and
vaccines did not prevent the latest surge, nor any other surge. The
mere fact that we have gotten off so incredibly lightly is a wonderful
thing and should be celebrated rather than being sent back to Covid Prison.
No matter how vain people are to demand “for the community’s” sake that
a person’s health decision should be the object of that same community,
it remains, it is nobody’s business but your own. Until someone is known
to have committed a crime, they should be given the benefit of doubt no
matter how many people in the community are affected by the crime. It
is the way things are supposed to work in this country whether you like
it or not. Health and safety should be allowed to work the same way. Is
it okay for that to happen?
Many people are okay with the current flood of illegals across the
border. Many of those same folks were okay with felons being released
from prison to avoid infection from Covid-19. More yet were unconcerned
when businesses failed and their children were not being educated. That
is until it directly affected them personally or could in the future.
At that point it should have been for them to take personal
responsibility to protect themselves and not ask the community to
protect them. Personal responsibility for one’s welfare was the
hallmark of this Country for most of its history and it worked well.
Recent events have shown that to be a fading glory. Suck it up people,
grow up and take back the sense of independence. It will serve your
personal welfare much better than dependence on the “community”.