I’m having trouble grasping the motivations of those around the country protesting stay-at-home orders. Yes, closing down much of society is a severe, painful step, but it’s also the difference between life and death. Are these people pro-death? Fans of plague? Pals of pandemics?
I got an answer from a piece on the “Vox” website, which describes the game plan of some on the right: “Vilify Democratic governors and agitate for the end of shutdown orders. Then, ‘reopen the economy’ and spur a massive turnaround in the nation’s economic prospects just in time for Trump to be reelected in November. If the pandemic recedes, he can claim he was entirely responsible; but if people continue to die, he can place the blame on Democratic governors.”
Does anybody else feel like our national sanity is hidden in some extraterrestrial’s breakfast cereal?