I'm getting tired of the use of the word "safe" right now. We must make everything safe, we want everyone to be safe. I'm not worried about my safety. I'm worried about my health.The aforementioned image delineates but one truth to me: In the name of achieving vague approximations of normalcy, the world is making an insufferable ass of itself. People want things both ways. "Let's gather in massive groups without the dangers of gathering in massive groups," the delusional suggest. A pandemic just doesn't grant that luxury. Where in a new era, folks. Our former ways of doing things should be on hold indefinitely. Live music isn't worth the related health risks at present, and I make that statement as a drummer who earns money from live music. Regardless, I'm also a drummer who doesn't retreat from reality. I can't help but conclude that the mere concept of any public gathering is irresponsible right now, and if you have to sit in a metal cage to attend a drab event posing as a festival, why not just stay home?
My own personal safety is MY OWN responsibility. It's also my responsibility as an adult to conduct myself in a way that makes sure my actions dont hurt you. I dont think any of the people that are participating in any of this right now give a damn about anything except themselves.
Health is everybody. Your health effects me and conversely my health effects you. If I am sick, sneeze in my hand, then touch something you end up touching, you are sick now too. No one was unsafe or injured in the exchange.
While I'm at it, "new normal" is neither new or normal. New stuff isnt normal, and normal stuff isnt new. This is uncharted territory for current earth residents. Unless we want this crap to become normal, we need to ditch the "new way of doing things" and all just stay home. How is that so hard? Home is where everything I love is, why would I not want to be there?
I'm about ready to lose it over this. My anxiety can not handle much more of people acting stupidly. I'm to the point where I am wishing events like this get firebombed. No worry of the dead bringing the virus home.
Sturgis is going on right now. 250,000 no mask wearing, no social distancing, drunk ass drooling and slobbering all over each other people. Sound like a good spot for bomb testing to me. Those people obviously dont care about my health. So I dont care about what happens to them. Bombs away!