I have no idea what the numbers are, how many there are, but there are a heck of a lot of damned fools in this nation who have completely misunderstood the concept of ‘individual rights’ or ‘personal freedom’. These fools have taken those terms to mean they have the right to kill. Yes, I said kill, for it is certainly killing when a person walks into a store, restaurant or other public venue without being vaccinated and without bothering to wear a mask.
Today at 10:30 a.m., a group of somewhere between 3,000 and 20,000 such fools plan to gather in a march from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Their purpose? To protest against vaccines. They will waste millions of dollars to travel from as far away as California and are determined to spread Covid wherever they go, sans masks.
Leading the pack is Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., son of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy. This Kennedy, unlike his father and uncle, is a conspiracy theorist who was once a respected environmental lawyer and activist, winning a $289 million jury verdict against Monsanto and winning multiple cases to protect coastlines and waterways. But of late, he is the leader of the anti-vaxxer movement.
The permit the group filed with the National Park Service said they expect 20,000. They’re bringing in 97 port-a-potties. Even though D.C. police are expecting closer 3,000 people, it may be the biggest super-spreader event yet.
It is because of these fools that the rest of us, those of us with a functioning brain, have been largely confined to our homes for nearly two years now! It is because of these fools that more than 1,000 people are still dying nearly every day in the U.S. On Friday, 2,917 people died from Covid in the United States, and we are expected to have recorded a million deaths by the end of spring. It is because of fools like those planning to march in Washington this morning that children must risk their lives every day to attend school, many in states that have banned mask mandates. It is because of these fools that many of us have given up any hope of returning to a normal, functioning society.
Washington D.C. is currently under a vaccine mandate and the people of D.C. are concerned, rightly so, for the safety of those who work in restaurants and other businesses in the city. One of the organizers of this protest has stated that they fully intend to enter ‘hospitality venues’ in order to protest against the D.C. vaccine mandate that went into effect on January 15th. My hope is that they will not be allowed to do so, even if it means closing all businesses including restaurants for the day.
I simply cannot understand the mentality of these fools. Do they also drive at 100 miles per hour down the highway in protest of speed limit laws? Do they dine out nude in protest of dress codes? Do they refuse to pay taxes in protest of the laws of the land? What selfish, greedy bastards they are. I can only hope that their protest is minimal and that there is no violence, but I’m pretty sure there will be a spike in new cases over the next two weeks, and we’ll know, without a doubt, who caused it.