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originally posted by: ZapBrannigan3030
It popped into my head while responding in another post.
While it probably isn't actually the case, I think given the circumstances, reopening bars might not be so much about people in close proximity as much as it is about interaction.
The local bar, the old watering hole, for the bulk of america, it's like the town hall were people(though neighbors, still "strangers") gather and exchange ideas and forge alliances.
Given the fact that all this has, mostly, for the bulk of the country(especially rural areas) been nothing more than a botched con. The LAST thing you would want is to let a bunch of locals gather together and banter about how big of a screw up this was on a local and especially state level(usually for most states at the hands of a dem governor).
It would literally be opening the flood gates, not in any way for the "disease" to spread, but to basically nuke any state that was in any was close to being a swing.
The last thing you'd want is a bunch of people getting together, having some drinks and solidifying their disdain for their state officials and the anti-freedom garbage they tried to shove down our throats.
I'd wager that the first revolution was largely planned in pubs......