July 16, 2020
Take conspiracy theories to heart.
We all know that someone. They are outraged by the expectation that they wear a mask. They know what’s really going on. The government can’t fool them into covering their faces or getting microchipped. That vaccine so many of us are hoping for? When it is finally developed, they will refuse it. They know it’s nothing more than government mandated poison. Because the government wants to shut down the economy and kill us. Or most of us. Or some of us. Or something.
I must be a sheep. Because I can think of no good reason not to follow health recommendations from experts. I wear my mask whenever I go anywhere. I wear gloves as well. Not because I think I’m going to contract COVID through my skin, but because they remind me not to touch my face while I’m out. I don’t think the government is perfect, who does? But I sincerely believe, with all my heart, that if the government wanted me dead, I would be dead. If they want to know where I am, they will know.
The idea that a virus was created and unleashed to destroy the economy, and panic us into submission so that we would line up to be injected with the poison vaccine is ludicrous. Why bother with all the fuss? Why not just quietly poison the water supply? Or for that matter, just shut it off? There are many more efficient ways to wipe out a population.
There is a lot of information to be found about a lot of alarming topics. And it is a fact that throughout human history, people in power have never acted in bad faith. But do look for unbiased sources. Do verify with multiple sources before telling your entire social network that the sky is falling. Ask yourself if the thing that is setting you off even makes sense. These are scary times, and it’s unlikely that any of us is immune to knee-jerk reactions. But thoughtful consideration before action is good for us all.
On a personal note, for those of you who are exhausted by the influx of improper thinking on your newsfeeds, don’t be afraid to unplug for a day. It does help.