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Writing about what I have been reading and encountering in the media.
#985147 added June 7, 2020 at 2:02am
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I lost my temper on Facebook today
It isn’t fair that some of us are more adept at self-expression than others.

It isn’t fair that one person’s expression of their freedom as guaranteed under the Constitution of the United States of America is another person’s barrier to freedom.

It isn’t fair that the impact of one choice that I make has consequences beyond my experience.

It isn’t fair that I sometimes happen upon other people’s discussions and those discussions get me wanting to talk.

It isn’t fair that this new virus is one of the most democratic life forms in existence attacking with no regard for race, religion, ethnicity, class, status, sexual orientation, or personal preference.

It isn’t fair that today, three days after experiencing a temperature of 102.3 F some woman I don’t know chose to expound to one of my Facebook friends virtually in front of me on her right to go about without a mask.

It isn’t fair that a half dozen or so of my Facebook friend’s patient explanations about the value of wearing masks to protect others from our germs were not well received by the woman claiming she did not have to wear a mask.

And so, it wasn’t fair for me to ask her “was it you that made me sick?” and then to say “you will never know if it was you or not. Live with it. You didn’t even try to protect others from contagion.”

And when she responded with “so now I’m a selfish bitch” it isn’t fair that I thought to myself “if you think so, then it might be so.”

None of this is fair. None of this has much to do with freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States of America. But by golly, dear reader, not fair does not mean not real.


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