Sooner or later those of us who just want to live and let live are going to separate from those who want to tell us how to live. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:
An uneasy stasis has been achieved.
The people who cling to their Face Effacers continue to cling to them; those who hated them no longer wear them. The divisions are now gelled. What was once grey or blue is now Face-Effaced or not.
Jabbed – or not.
Neither is going to change the others’ mind. The Face Effacers (and Jabbed) consider us some combination of stupid-reckless. We consider the Face Effacers demented, fear-riddled loons. The Jabbed, stupid and reckless.
They regard us as a threat to their health. We know they are a threat to sanity, generally. But neither will convince the other. Accordingly, there are only two options.
One, that we find a way to live together – or at least, to live in the same country, together. We need not be friends. We need not attend the same events. The Face Effacers can have their events and friends – and we can have ours.
If the Face Effacers will abide that.
Aye, there’s the rub.
If we have discovered anything about America over the course of the past two years, it is that some Americans are my-way-or-the-highway types. Even when it is not their “highway,” as in the cases of stores and other venues they don’t own but which they demand the owners thereof close (or close to the Unjabbed) to accommodate the Face Effaced Jabbers’ fear of getting sick. Even though no one is suggesting they be forced to walk through the door. In spite of the fact that there were and are other stores and venues whose owners would have (and will) accommodate their preference.