As with every other issue that our nation faces today, this coronavirus crisis has somehow transformed from a medical catastrophe to a political one.
This is absolutely a construct of our digital media age, in which profit is driven by actually driving customers apart an into easily understood stereotypes. These stereotypes inevitably bicker and fight until some sort of conflated conflict can be mass marketed and streamed directly into your home. You get sucked into the broadcast because of the raised voices and emotional reactions, and the next thing you know you’re being reminded to pick up Pine Sol next time you head out to the grocery store.
Thanks to this all-too-natural process of division, even the idea of “social distancing” is apparently a political issue, with protesters now gathering to show their disdain for what they perceive as draconian “lockdowns”.
The protests in Raleigh, N.C. and Jefferson City, Mo., are the latest in a series of protests across the country against state lockdown orders – fueled by tweets of support from President Trump and the economic unease caused by the coronavirus.
Holding handmade signs with slogans like “My Rights Are Essential” and “ReOpenNC,” hundreds of people marched through downtown Raleigh while chanting “Freedom Now.” Most of the people at the protest were not wearing masks and were ignoring orders to maintain social distancing practices.
The news comes after similar protests were seen in Ohio and Michigan, where citizens demanded that their governors restart the states’ economies in order to prevent a fiscal fiasco from developing on the backend of this coronavirus crisis.
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