The mere thought of the above clip’s negative content, makes me sorry to say that I hail from Michigan.
I’m appalled by the spectacle of enraged, marauding, armed to the teeth, mostly unmasked and non-socially distancing, boneheaded Michiganders  ]pissing away gasoline to tool off to Lansing,  storming the state capitol building, and  throwing their gun-toting Trumpian temper tantrum… all for the express purpose of  intimidating Governor Gretchen Whitmer,  gutting her efficacious, science-centric, pandemic management stratagem, and  deep-sixing her valiant efforts to halt the pitiless coronavirus, dead in its tracks.
Every dissident, who demonstrates while blatantly defying basic, pandemic safety protocols can only spread this disease when he goes back home, thereby making each of them a threat to society.
Hell, let’s cut to the chase. When (not if) even one of these gun-toting malcontents sickens other folks to death, he’d be just as guilty of homicide as if he had whipped out his firearm, pulled the trigger and fatally shot them.
Granted, Whitmer’s Rx is a bitter pill for them… for that matter… for all of us to swallow… i.e., considering the undesirable socioeconomic / psychological side effects… BUT… reasonable, patient grown-ups can readily accept the medical / biological trade-off… appreciate the beneficial payoff.
As for that irrational immature, recalcitrant ilk? Alas… were the Guv to cave into their pressure… i.e., prematurely grant them the so-called freedom they’ve been demanding, such liberation would only be fleeting… i.e., once the second deadly wave of Trumpian Flu (COVID-19) necessitated yet another lengthy round of social isolating.
Let’s not mince words. The Lansing protest movement’s mindless dissidents might as well be giving coronavirus a standing ovation compete with the rambunctious yells of “Encore! Encore! Encore!”
Via the written word, let’s now unmask these protesters… i.e., call them out as the four-year-olds they are. How else can we categorize alleged grown-ups, who flat-out refuse to take their medicine?
Hmm, I haven’t been witness to such childish stupidity since I WAS an actual four-year-old.
And that, right on cue, segues us into this all too real, related short story…
The bad news: At the age of four, Dr. S (my pediatrician) diagnosed my illness as tonsillitis.
The good news: In lieu of surgery, he prescribed penicillin.
The bad news: Loathing that liquid’s unpleasant medicinal taste, I refused to take my medicine, which left my father no other alternative than to haul me off to the doctor’s office for an injection.
More bad news: As is true with most kids, my reaction to the pain of the syringe’s needle was my high decibel crying (which likely scared the crap out of all the other kiddies in the waiting room).
Since I’m sure the doctor had gotten no joy out of making a youngster cry, it’s safe to say that he had not turned a deaf ear either to me or the justifiable exam room complaints my dad had registered re his son’s unreasonable attitude. And my bad attitude did weigh heavily in the decision Dr. S. would soon be making.
When even my painful office visit still hadn’t prodded me to take this antibiotic by the teaspoon full, my infection worsened… leaving him no other option but to recommend a tonsillectomy.
The Best of All News: That early life lesson taught me that disease… be it tonsillitis or COVID-19… we must follow doctor’s orders. In other words… the phrase that pays is…
TAKE YOUR MEDICINE!!!
Stay Safe! Stay Home! Stay Healthy!
Stay on Board with the following life saving advice, too…
 Scrub hands often (at least 20 seconds each time),  Cover all coughs and sneezes,  Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth,  Observe social distancing protocols (remain at least 2 meters / 6 feet apart  Wear protective face masks in public  Avoid large crowds / Socially isolate at home  Self-quarantine if you’re feeling ill and  Understand that even though you may feel fine, you can still be infected and spreading this disease to others!