By Letter to the Editor on September 16, 2021.
We stood outside cheering essential workers, now we protest them.
You get bullied at wearing or not wearing a mask, or thinking science is incorrect in how to protect us.
Anger is everywhere, all around us.
As your COVID position pushes the world to become more divided and our politicians cannot find or put in place a solution, let me offer mine.
We want to feel safe, to walk somewhere knowing others believe as you do. We need reassurances to let everyone be with their “side.”
Before you enter, a sign will be on the door telling you what the owner believes. You can only enter based on your position.
Black says I am anti-vax, anti-someone telling me how to be safe in this pandemic, believes they’ll never make others sick.
White says I believe in the science, I want to ensure I protect my fellow human population.
There are enough business owners, workers on both sides that separation will be easier and quicker than you can imagine. There will be places to shop, to eat, to work, to attend school, go to hospitals, call emergency services, because all these will be run by the two opposing sides in harmony with their “own.”
Only one rule and that concerns hospitals.
They too will be black or white, staffed by only those with your beliefs.
Sixty per cent is for emergency care, 40 per cent is for all others who require the same much needed care, surgeries and support.
Should your 60 per cent fill up, you must wait for an opening as the others are just as important as you. We only have so much space.
Better your choice takes your life away if you can’t get in than the others who would suffer because of you taking their place.
You can’t have it both ways and that was your choice, allow me to have mine.