Certain groups of protestors were applauded, their gatherings sanctioned by police forces, politicians and others who "took the knee" Yet, these same individuals (one here) harassed, chastized, fined, set up snitch lines to cause financial harm and mental health harm to those deemed non compliant with their "pandemic" edicts. Those who admonished us all for daring to be out of doors. And shamed us for lamenting our mass job and income losses. Including being labelled as "yahoos"
Hypocrisy. Double Standards. Inconsistencies. I take issue with them.
Which is why I find the letter signed by 1300 health officials so curious?
- A letter signed by nearly 1,300 public health professionals, infectious diseases professionals and community stakeholders says fear of COVID-19's spread is no excuse to stop people from joining police brutality protests in cities across America.
"These are strategies for harm reduction. It is our sincere hope that all participants will be able to follow these suggestions for safer public demonstrations, assisted by allies where possible and necessary, but we recognize that this may not always be the case," the letter stated.
"Even so, we continue to support demonstrators who are tackling the paramount public health problem of pervasive racism," they wrote.
The professionals offer this guidance:Has this been okayed in hopes of creating the "second wave" Alongside all the other agenda's being pushed. Defund the police? To what end? Dismantle the justice system? To what end?
- Support the right to protest.
- Don't stop protests as an excuse for maintaining public health.
- Call for protesters to not be arrested or put in jails or police vans.
- Oppose the use of tear gas, smoke or other respiratory irritants.
- Call for police to maintain distance from protesters and wear masks.
- Reject messages that face masks are for concealment and support them as protective of the public's health.
- Prepare for more infections in the days after a protest.
Despite their being a “pandemic” go out en masse. Hold mass gatherings. Shout, scream, undertake violent actions and if you can’t adhere to the strategies for harm reductions- well that’s okay. We'll just prepare for more infections in the days after..... Considering all that has gone on preparing for more infections seems a strange option, no?
Contradictions? Oh yah!
This perplexing attitude was apparent when this all started. A head scratcher one could say.
As these mass gatherings took place this past week- A local family was being heavily fined for "gathering" at their home. Outside. In their driveway.I heard on the radio today, that you're encouraged to protest, but, be sure to "social distance" Oh and wear masks, so you can hide your identity er I mean for the"pandemic" How bizarre is that? Really? When people have been getting heavy fines for being in parks or playing basketball?
Perhaps they weren't the right colour? Because this incident could be presented in a racial manner, if one choose to do so. Bearing in mind that it is language that creates the reality.
Selected words implant or seed your mind with "ideas"
Are they your own ideas? Your own thoughts?
The family is 'white' and at their own home. Not state sanctioned I guess?
On Sunday, the DiMoras and one of their daughters were out in the driveway when Mike's childhood friend, his wife, and two toddlers could be seen passing by on their bikes.
Their friends stopped for a quick chat and stayed near the end of the driveway with the kids in carriers on their bikes while the DiMoras stood near the vehicles parked closest to the house, the couple said in an interview Thursday.
Just as their cycling friends, who Mike says are "like family" to him were about to leave, the same bylaw officer pulled up.
A heated discussion ensued as the officers did not appear to be offering any leniency and a $750 fine was given to their household on Ridge Road South.
Mass protests, during a pandemic, okay?
Chatting with neighbour and friends, during a pandemic, not okay?
Double Standards: "a rule or principle which is unfairly applied in different ways to different people or groups"