noclevername wrote:I see free dumb or the freedom to be dumb. People contracting this virus and passing it along to others when they don't need to. Probably loved ones and friends who are also ignoring the advice of the experts on how to stay safe and keep your family safe.
Guess it depends if one thinks making a short term sacrifice so they can enjoy their freedoms and lives for a longer period of time is better personal strategy than than short term thinking and voluntarily increasing their (and loved ones, like grandma and grandpa, those with compromised immune systems, etc.) odds of dying from this. Some people are willing to make personal sacrifices for both themselves and the greater good, some aren't. Some are short term thinkers, some long term thinkers. The sacrifices older generations made during WWII to contribute to the war effort comes to mind. Maybe they realized freedom isn't free, and sometimes there's a price to pay whether it's sacrificing your life fighting on the front lines or making the necessary personal sacrifices back home. People seemed to be tougher back then. I find it odd that the protestors are the prepper types. Wouldn't be surprised if they had a years' worth of supplies stashed away, yet they're out risking their lives and the lives of others who they'll come in contact with and those who get sick will putting unneeded stress on the health care system. Just so they can complain about having to make a sacrifice for the greater good. If they're going to complain about something like this when they're prepared to wait this out, what would they do in a tougher situation? Snowflakes.
People just have different opinions on sacrifice, tyranny, etc.. People are going to do what they do. Actions have consequences. Some places are going to have to deal with this pandemic longer because of their actions. Other places, like New Zealand, are starting to get back to normal and with minimal loss of life because they took this situation seriously. I guess they're the type of people who'd rather do what's necessary to most quickly end a bad situation instead of dragging it out. Time will tell in a situation that's really just starting and with so much still unknown. Hopefully it's not like the pandemic of 1918 with it's far deadlier second wave.