Daily blog: It’s January 26th, 2021, and I have a question for you.
Most hikers use a Sawyer water filter to protect themselves from harmful bacteria. But, it can not filter out a virus.
So, why don’t they just use a magical Covid19 Mask as a filter?
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Are you prepared to take care of yourself during a deadly pandemic? Covid19 has a low death rate, but there could be a virus in the future with a high death rate. And I can assure you there will be no essential workers to serve you when that happens. It will be every man and woman for themselves.
So I ask you again. Are you prepared to take care of yourself? Have you stored water, food, medical supplies? Do you have an alternative shelter plan should you lose your home?
The government will not be able to take care of everyone during a disaster of that nature. And the truth is, it is not the government’s job to do so. You are responsible for yourself. And why should anyone help you if you have not taken the time to help yourself by being prepared?
I recently wrote a post-apocalyptic novella. And while the government is not the center of the story. The government in the story decides to sacrifice some Americans for the good of the country.
Today, due to the coronavirus, I see similarities in the choices our government is making. And from what I am seeing, most citizens are okay with people being forced to stay home while others are forced to work, and it troubles me. It is not legal to have grocery store workers, gas station attendants, etc. risk their lives to serve others who stay home safe. And please don’t tell me all of them are selfless volunteers, because they are not. They are scared and have families too.
If everybody had been prepared to take care of themselves during this disaster. There would be no need for these workers. Everyone could stay home and wait for the virus to die out.
But most Americans were not prepared. And the government has decided to risk some lives for the good of the whole. And It sounds like socialism to me.
Each healthy American should be free to make their own choice as to what they will or will not do during this Pandemic.
If people who are not sick with the coronavirus can have their livelihood and business destroyed for the good of the country. Then buckle up America, because you have just opened Pandora’s box and the politicians/globalist of the world have taken notice.
Why this, why that? Why, why, why? These are the firsts words that come out of the mouths of people wanting to blame someone else for their own preparedness shortcomings.
My answer to them is this:
Why did you not prepare your home with the items you claim the government should have? All of these items were available before the pandemic.
Why have you not prepared yourself financially for these types of events?
Why don’t you stay home if you feel you are in danger? You will be safe there, and everybody else can make their own risk assessment without harming you.
During any emergency, you are the first line of defense for your household. If you are unable to stabilize your situation, you can call on your local emergency services. If they are unable to help your county will step in. If that fails, the county can call on your state government. And finally, if all else fails, your state can call in the federal government, which is essentially asking for help from Americans, like yourself, living in other states.
We are a country of individuals who are united through our states. Each of us sits at the highest level of government, and everyone in government works for us. How can we criticize them if we haven’t even taken the time to prepare ourselves?
Do you go to work and risk getting sick, or do you stay home and risk losing your house because you can’t pay the bills?
This is the balancing act that every person will face if Covid-19 continues to spread.
I think people will choose to go to work. So how do we eliminate the threat without throwing the baby out with the bathwater?
Now, for those that may not know, “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater” is an idiomatic expression for an avoidable error in which something good is eliminated when trying to get rid of something bad. And how we keep from doing this is unknown right now. But we need to figure it out because a mask is not going to save you. If it can stick to a mask, it can stick to your clothing and your car, and so on.