Guest Post: “Life Inside a Retirement Community on Lockdown”

2 08 2020

Occasionally I will post something here that is not an original work of my own. When a friend writes something that I wish I could have, I share it here. This piece is done by my personal friend, and old “comrade in arms”, Jana Rea, whom I have published here before. She has an enlightening point of view to a world not a lot of us are privy to in these times.

(H/T to her host site Libertarian News, which the link will lead you to for the entire article.)

“On my arrival for duty at the front desk, a married couple sat outside on the newly refinished benches, side by side, with blue tissue, china issue masks from ear to ear. I wish I had taken their photo. It was a sad sight but so indicative. I told them they could take the masks off while they were outside and breathe the fresh air. They said they did not know if it was allowed. Such is the heavy hand of government mandates in the minds of the compliant, trusting rule-following elder population. Who will rescue them? Who will champion them from the policy that asphyxiates their leisure years but reports to protect them? Yesterday I observed the most dedicated walker in the community; he was moving slowly down the sidewalk with cane and heavy mask, step by labored step. I approached and suggested he would get better results if he took his mask off while taking his daily walk. He asked if it was allowed. I said, “It is much better for you to breathe the fresh air.”

“…It is naïve to believe we are in a politic-free-zone when policies are affecting and infecting our every movement. That is the definition of politics—the brokerage of policies that impact our lives. It is a fallacy to think that we live in an amoral and apolitical world.”

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