Our Antique Mall is having a Three Day Sale Event and I don't quite know how to feel about so many people showing up. On the one hand I'm glad there's lots of Shoppers spending Money and boosting Sales, since they've been so Soft during most of Pandemic and Economically everyone's hurting. On the other hand there is a Pandemic still going on and when lots of people show up anywhere, it's not a good thing right now to attract that many. Perhaps too many at once and risk spread and Super Spreader situations. How much is Too Many, I'm not even sure anymore? So, I'm very conflicted now about things like Sales, Events, Celebrations, Festivals, State Fairs, Carnivals, Parties, Rallies, etcetera... in fact, many things that I used to Love and look forward to attending some of, prior to a Plague being upon us.
If it's something Positive and Enriching it's a shame when it cannot be held due to the Pandemic, or has to have strict limitations on attendance. It's necessary though and most of us recognize that Reality and act accordingly to be as responsible and Safe as possible and risk assess prudently. Some don't tho', too many still don't in fact, and are militant about it, therein is the real problem when Covidiots show up and increase risks exponentially. I just don't wanna Deal with all that AND the Pandemic too, since now it can Trigger me like nothing else! Is anyone else as Raw about it by now? Before, in Public, I never gave much thought to the people who might be around me, now I'm much more vigilant and aware. As vigilant as I would have previously been in any potentially unsafe or dangerous situation I might find myself in.
When anything or anyone poses a Threat, I go into Survival Mode and take a defensive stance to protect myself and those I Love. I'm not one to just be Polite if you're doing anything that puts me or mine at risk. If you can't handle that, it's your problem now to Deal with the consequences of putting me or mine at risk. I'm not at all interested in your Political Statement you may be trying to make, or your personal views and Layman understanding about Science and Disease. By taking risky actions and ignoring or defying Public Health Mandates and the Science of how to behave during a Global Plague, you now are part of the Problem. I just don't want to be anywhere around you, further even than Social Distancing Guidelines! If your actions cause you to get Sick and Die from your ignorance and where you placed your Trust in Guiding you, that was your Free Will Choice, not mine to end up like you because of you.
I've already Lost people to the Virus and if you haven't yet, you might, perhaps then it will get Real for you in a Heartbeat? I also don't want to catch it or Die from it. It is not an easy way to go and I doubt most Human Beings want to Die horribly, no matter who you are. I doubt anyone wants to see anyone they Love and Care about suffering and Dying horribly either or permanently Disabled from the effects of it. I doubt most want to risk Dying Alone, or just around Strangers with nobody they know by their side, during that time when they know they are Dying and won't have anyone Present that matters. I doubt most want to say their final Good-Byes over a Doctor or Nurse's Cellphone, or worse, not be able to do it at all. That's the current Reality that too many still completely ignore or are in complete Denial about.
Over 200,000+ Dear Souls have already met that horrible Fate in this Country alone. There are over 3,200+ just in the County I reside in, we haven't done so well in our State with Republican Leadership. We are still having as many as 2,000 New Cases daily of the Infected... those that have been Tested and are Known to have it and are Symptomatic. No telling how many haven't been Tested and don't Know because they're Asymptomatic but still highly contagious?! Or perhaps are among the other fortunate few who only had mild symptoms and a full recovery, with no dire after effects and permanent Disabling conditions from having had it. Even if you're among one of the Lucky ones, would you really have a Peace about Contact Tracing coming back to you being the one who infected someone who perished or became permanently Disabled because of you?
I wouldn't want to bear the weight and Guilt of knowing I was responsible for someone else's horrible Death and the suffering their Loved Ones will have to now endure for the rest of their Lifetimes. Taking all the precautions we can to be responsible Citizens is all we can do in hopes that never happens. But what about those who throw all Caution to the Wind, won't take adequate precautions and are acting irresponsibly on Purpose? It is reckless endangerment at best and negligent Homicide at worse to behave in such a manner, when you know what that outcome could mean and result in Death for another Human Being. It makes you a Killer plain and simple, whether Charges are filed or not. It's not just and all about YOU when it's a highly infectious Disease you could be spreading.
We just had the Vice President Host yet another Super Spreader Rally for Veterans, near the AFB and in our Community, to try to run damage control behind his Boss calling those who Serve Losers and Suckers. I can't Forgive this President's brazen disrespect and utter contempt of our Veterans, Active Duty Personnel and those who Died in Service to Country, along with their Families. Mebbe some Veterans and their Families can Forgive him or still show Loyalty and Devotion, but jamming into a Rally they've been Invited to by his Administration is just foolhardy, this far into the Pandemic we know it's a horrible idea. I resent him holding yet another Rally in the Valley that they already know will increase Spread, because such gatherings are Super Spreader Events with Negative consequences for the Communities they're Hosted them in! They know this, they don't Care, it puts us ALL at further and higher risk... Splendid!
More people get sick and Die after each irresponsible decision to have one and now it has to be intentional that they're spreading this Disease in certain Communities on purpose. I don't even pretend to understand why any Administration would do that to any of it's Citizens, who they should be Protecting, but this is no garden variety Administration to try to figure out. There is a lot that is worsening in our Country and I predict that it will continue beyond this Crazy Election, no matter who wins and who loses. We all lose when everything circles the drain tho', that's a stark Fact! When too much damage has been irreversibly done, we will all have plenty of time to regret not stopping it sooner and having Unity of Purpose to ensure that Goal.
It is a fact that every American will have to Face and square off with the consequences of eventually, Hindsight is always 20-20. Most people don't realize what they've got in the way of a good thing 'til it's gone. Being robbed of it will certainly make them feel violated and nobody really wants to admit they were the victim of a successful Conman either and suffered Loss because of allowing themselves to Trust and Believe one. There is a lot to be done, and divided we are unlikely to be up to doing it effectively when there is no Unity of Purpose to make things Right and to do the Right things. Or to rise to the occasion of being decent Human Beings towards all other Human Beings. Differences exist, all kinds of them, and they will continue to exist whether you like it or not, embrace it or not, resist it or not. The World is a very diverse place, we were never meant to be anything but unique and varied Individuals. And that's not a Bad thing!
Very few things in Nature are exactly the same, even Snowflakes differ and just Imagine that, the sheer Numbers of them and that each is unique and different! All the variables that form each Snowflake... temperature, humidity, path and speed... are also the reasons that no Two are exactly alike. Our Environment and Path shapes us too, our DNA and our Experiences form who we become. We are all always Becoming and hopefully continuing to Grow in Positive ways and become our Best Selves during our brief time spent on this side of Time and Eternity. Will the World actually be a better place and better off for you having been in it? That's really a question we must all ask ourselves with complete candor. If not, if you're not Dead yet, there's still time to change that outcome. Nobody can make that Change FOR you though, it's Self Work you have to do.
We're losing so many of our Iconic Heroes now, though their Legacies shall live on, I do Hope a new Generation will pick up the Causes and Fight the Good Fights into the Future. The World is a better place for those Icons who fought for Change and Human Rights. The Positive Changes they fought so hard to attain for us can't be allowed to be undone in a Generation, by those trying to take them away and go back to a darker time in our Country's History. There are some things in the Past that should stay in the Past forever. Racial, Sexual and Gender Discrimination among them should be getting better, not worse, as we become a more Civilized, Enriched and Advanced Society.
Just mere Days before my Beloved Pastor Died he delivered an Online Service Message about Racism in America. I wept as he delivered it, knowing it had been his last Service and last Message to deliver, one as he likely knew he was Dying and wanted to impart before his departure. It had been his Hope and Dream that he would see it end in his Lifetime, the extreme Bias and Prejudices of Human Beings against other Human Beings, ALL of which The Creator Created, alas, it would not, certainly not for our Generation anyway. It had been my Hope and Dream too, so it Grieves my Heart as much as it had Grieved his to see it increasing in America rather than decreasing and ending once and for all. I don't Believe it's too late to turn that around tho', we need more Iconic People to pass the baton to and finish the marathon begun so long ago.
Most of us have done all we can for as long as we can and as well as we can during our own Lifetime. I am making the most out of each day in each moment that I have left on this Earth, savoring what is still good and brings Joy. I Hope you have been able to do the same my Friends? It is a Beautiful World, if we become devout Good Stewards of it you would be amazed at what is possible and the Healing and growth that can take place. We MUST choose our Leaders wisely, they make most of the important decisions for their respective Nations and for their People. They could also be the undoing of any Nation and it's People and have a Global ripple effect that is Toxic and dangerous. Choose well in November, so much is at stake and will alter the Course of History!
Blessings, Love, Light, Peace and Hope from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian