My cousin Bob Saxton, a decorated Vietnam vet and career soldier, and one of my personal heroes, passed away from Covid-19 yesterday. Bob is the third person I know that has died from it. He was a great guy and will be missed by many. Rest in peace, Bob. You fought hard to the very end.
This is why when I hear people spouting nonsense like this is just a flu, or it’s not that bad, or that they are tired of being cooped up in the house and plan to go out and do what they want, it pisses me off. I don’t care what you call it or what kind of numbers you quote, the reality is that people are dying every day. Not just statistics, real people. People who leave a huge void in the lives of those who loved them. Your statistics mean nothing to them. They mean nothing to me. Unless you have lost someone to the pandemic, you can’t know how offensive they are. If someone loses a loved one in a traffic accident or an airplane crash, they could give a damn how many cars go up and down the highway and don’t get into accidents, or how many airplane flights land safely.
Somebody sent me this and it’s the absolute truth. The ONLY way this will stop is for people to get their heads out of their collective butts and realize how serious and how dangerous it is.
Yes, I know the economy is in the toilet and the president is saying we need to get back to work to get things going again. Some have agreed that people will die when that happens, but seem to think it’s the price we have to pay. For any of you that think that’s a good idea, I want you to take a look at your loved ones and decide who you are willing to lose to make those cash registers ring? Your wife or husband? Your son or daughter? Your brother or sister? Your mother or father? Because that’s the price we will have to pay. Everyone is somebody’s wife or husband, someone’s son or daughter, a brother or sister, a mother or father. Which of them are expendable?
I’m sorry, but that’s all I have for you today. I am too upset and too angry, and that has already cost me some friends. I’ll talk to you all again tomorrow, and hopefully I’ll be in a better state of mind.
Thought For The Day – The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives.