April 11, 2020-
There are an ebb and a flow of sentiments about the current state of affairs on our shared planet. People I respect and admire are basing their decisions about what should happen in their jurisdictions on what is happening on the ground-and on what their local health care advisers are seeing as projected peaks of infection and hospitalization, in those jurisdcitions. For some, who acted early, there may be cause to gradually ease restrictions. For others, who have proceeded with extreme caution, owing to concerns about constitutional rights, there is a slow move towards amping up restrictions.
In the short term, I will remain in place, not traveling out of my Quad Cities (Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Dewey-Humboldt) area, and within it only to tend to such matters as basic purchases, some support of local restaurants and deliveries to needy families. This, I see as necessary until at least May 31. Others may be so stir crazy, that they break out and start moving around, after the end of April, but that’s their choice, not mine.
Longer term, I will be evaluating my choices, based on how things are on the ground, at the time. I don’t plan on caving to any sort of pressure-whether to jump back into the old routines, as if nothing ever happened or to “get vaccinated, or else be confined to home, in perpetuity”. This last is coming from those who have a lot to gain, financially, from a heavy schedule of vaccination (which MAY well contain such lovely elements as mercury, lead and arsenic). There is also mention, from these same people, of the desirability of microchipping the citizenry, but that’s a fight that will be waged another day. Any vaccination to which I agree will be safe, and limited in series.
I am not a conspiracy theorist, but neither am I a sheep. In the days ahead, each of us will find ourselves more responsible than ever, in determining the course of our own lives. Every premise on which our modern lives have been based, at least since the end of World War II, is now coming into question. Some of our institutions will survive; others will not. How well we arise and work together, regardless of ideology, creed or social status, will determine the long game’s outcome.