Wise up! Don’t rise up!

 

While this message is addressed, primarily, to my homeland’s dissidents, everyone is welcome to read on.

 

Dear American Protestor(s),

I know! I know! I know! When we’re “running” the pandemic necessitated, sequestration “program”, that totally runs counter to our default settings… i.e., our all too human need to be sociable… our desire to be at liberty to go virtually anywhere our planet beckons.

But, please keep in mind that now… more than at any other time within our recent, collective memory… is not the time to be exercising our Constitutionally stipulated First Amendment Rights…

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Online protests? That’d be fine. A letter to the editor of an in-print publication / periodical? That’d be cool, too.

It’s just that, at present, we all must remain in social isolation until the medical professionals deem it safe to go back out into society. Hunkering down in our homes is the ONLY viable, formidable weapon that we’ve got to fight Coronavirus. If we disarm / let down our guard too soon, we’ll wind up with even more human suffering and death than we’ve already got. As for the already existing economic devastation, do you actually think Wall Street could survive a double whammy?

I’ve seen the news coverage of some of your public gatherings. Where are your masks? Why are you standing too close to each other? Do you value your own lives so little?

Consider for a moment this sobering fact. All it takes to launch / relaunch a pandemic is one infected individual. And don’t be so quick to assume that you are uninfected just because you feel fine. Countless, asymptomatic people are spreading this contagion as I type / you read these very words.

You don’t really want to be known as the (wo)man who protested the human race into extinction… do you?

Keep your eye on the prize.

Our fight is with the Coronavirus… NOT… repeat NOT with the legal authorities who base their save humanity decisions upon the time honored principles extolled by our learned scientific community.

Wise up! Don’t rise up!

Signed CST