August 7, 2020
Put the civility back in discourse.
There are public health officials resigning from their positions because of abuse and death threats. This is a development that should inspire both shame and fear. The fact that there is so much division over safety protocols in the middle of a pandemic is bad enough. The fact that there are people out there who are so convinced that wearing a mask means death to liberty that they are willing to threaten and potentially harm those who spend their days trying to ensure public safety is appalling.
Those that have objections to wearing a mask are free to voice them. But threats of violence against those who are part of the public face of safety protocols is not the right way to be heard. If you are unable to speak your peace civilly out of decency, then do it because the threats of violence make you appear even more unstable than your anti-science views do.