a reply to: lordcomac
Simply not participating was never an option this time around.
It always was. You don't have to do anything someone demands you, unless you have consented to being governed by them or something (which you probably
I didn't participate, and I am still alive. I don't wear masks or practice any distance crap, I don't take any of the rhetoric seriously, and NO ONE
has said to me anything during all this time. No one has denied me entry to bus or grocery store, no one has refused to sell me objects in thrift or
Not participating is clearly an option, so if you feel differently about it, maybe you are not doing it right.
-shut down the schools, sending children home
What child wants to be in school rather than home? I would've been extatic, not having to go to that stuffy instituation, but being able to relax
home. Even with 'zoom' or whatnot, it can't be as stressful as having bullies push your head into the toilet in a building far away from your home
where no one helps you, or punch you repeatedly in the shoulder just before math class.
-shut down the offices, sending employees home
Have you ever read Dilbert? Would you rather be in a cubicle or home?
-shut down borders, sending the worldwide economy into a tailspin
Ever heard of illegal immigrants, No-Go-zones, car explosions, r*pes, etc.? Rinkeby Rink a Bell?
-outright lie about death statistics
Statistics lie always. Especially government and mainstream media statistics.
It might not have been as blatant back then, but what about media or government lying exactly prevents you from 'not participating', or forces you to
participate in anything?
-start sending people free money to NOT work
How is this a bad thing? This is how world should work in the first place; people should not work selfishly for their own gain, but for the common
good for free, and then the system would give people money - that way, everyone would be happy, work would always be fun and meaningful, and everyone
would have enough money.
Then if you want something selfishly extra, you could still work for higher pay to get what you want. This would be the perfect system, and letting
people experience a preview of what a good world would be like might actually inspire many to start working to accomplish just that. I don't see how
this is worse than the corporate status quo that makes rich richer and poor poorer and lets glue-sniffing homeless children fall asleep in busy
traffic in Asia, letting 100000 people die of starvation every day, and let corporations get away with murder, fraud, lying to people and polluting
Any chance is good change.. well, maybe not literally, but you can see what I mean.
-task police with harassing people for leaving their homes
Haven't seen this happening - is this really a thing anyway? Ok, if THIS happened in a large scale, then I'd agree that 'not participating is not an
option', but as long as it's not happening to majority all the time, it should not be an issue if you don't want to participate. Even the police can't
be everywhere all the time. You can tactically choose when you're going to be out, especially if you don't have to go to the office or school..
Also, what's this weird wording? 'Task police'? What does it matter if police has tasks? Isn't that what the police is for? That's one job you can't
make people do at home, so what are you complaining about, didn't you just say people being forced out of the office was a bad thing? Here we have a
job where that's NOT done, and you still complain? Shouldn't you be HAPPY that police are tasked with something so your dream of people NOT being sent
home will come true?
-demand the general public wear a face diaper
I don't like when people change words to something more 'dramatic' to conform to their narrative, or to try to elicit an emotional response from their
This is just manipulative writing. Just say 'mask'.
Look, just because someone DEMANDS you do something, HOW exactly does it create any obligation in you? It doesn't. You don't have to wear a mask just
because someone 'demands'.
Demand is not a lawful command, it doesn't EVEN have the power of law behind it (there's a difference, by the way).
I can demand you give me 800 dollars, does that create an obligation?
You don't have to obey, you have no obligation, therefore, non-participation is MOST DEFINITELY an option.