Protesting, rioting, and looting during a pandemic

Rioting, looting, and protesting during a deadly pandemic - BENT CORNER
Rioting, looting, and protesting during a deadly pandemic - BENT CORNER
A protester not wearing his mask screams at a member of the Minnesota Army National Guard who is also now wearing a mask.

Protesting and rioting has been breaking out across the United States. It’s in response to Minneapolis Police officer Derek Chauvin murdering George Floyd. Chauvin was fired and subsequently charged with murder. And then the riots coupled with a heavy dose of looting broke out. I don’t get it. The timeline is off. Why start riots after you get what you supposedly want? Also, don’t these people know there’s still a deadly pandemic going on?  Maybe the violent thugs perpetuating these riots think if they start enough fires, they’ll burn the virus up. I don’t think it works that way.

I imagine rioting and looting in the name of social justice makes for a poor environment for maintaining proper social distancing.

With each passing day, getting back to normal seems quite the impossible task

I don’t know how we can ever hope to return back to the way things were pre-COVID-19. Until we have a working vaccine and are able to mass-produce it, combating the virus will require wearing masks and adhering to social distancing guidelines. In other words, people doing the right thing. Is that even possible? Clearly, we have too many people who refuse to do the right thing.

Rioting, looting, and refusing to think about the well being of other people

Considering the fact that the coronavirus is nowhere near containment, I find it ridiculous people are engaging in protesting, rioting and looting. Although there’s a time and place for everything, I don’t know when it’s the proper time to riot and loot. Rioting and looting have never been justified in my lifetime. What about the peaceful protests I’ve heard about, but haven’t seen?

Unless every single person is separated by at least six feet from others, a protest is not peaceful

Proper social distancing is crucial if we have any hope of stopping the spread of COVID-19. People who don’t practice social distancing are part of the problem. They are not part of any solution.  Anyone who protests with a group of other people during a deadly pandemic is a special kind of self-centered imbecile. They care more about virtual signaling than they do about the well being of others. If you’re not helping to stop the spread COVID-19, you’re helping to spread it.

The world would be better off without you in it.

 

1 thought on “Protesting, rioting, and looting during a pandemic”

  1. I am very upset by this whole thing. I’m upset George Floyd got senselessly killed. I’m upset at the destruction of property in response to it. However, over the weekend I’ve been most concerned about the groups of people rioting and protesting, because all I see is a virus that is going to spike and potentially overwhelm the very hospitals we were trying to keep as empty as possible. Seems like we lost the battle on this one, and I’m just waiting for the REALLY bad to news to hit in two weeks! I know everyone is upset. They have every right to be. However…bigger picture, the protestors might have just made everyone’s problems a whole lot worse.

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