I Wrote This Statement on Facebook (September 20, 2020)
I’m not posting this for public consumption. Nor am I hoping that it will be shared extensively among my friends and acquaintances. But I do wish to make a point about the individual’s right to do what they want, so long as it doesn’t infringe on anyone else’s right to do the same.
My point is this: if you want to take the risk about the pandemic as to whether to wear a mask or not, go ahead; it’s your life. But don’t expect that everyone will like or appreciate your making that choice. Other people are afraid of death, in any form, so they will fight to keep you under control (through fear, threats, whatever) so that they can rest easy in their beds at night. Strange, eh?
“Breathe deeply, the gathering gloom; watch light fade from every room…” (Moody Blues – word poem by Graeme Edge, ending their song “Nights in White Satin” 1969)