Corona Cancelled, Part II by Robert Socha
Last week I began a series (1) with my 20th wedding anniversary’s 2020 cancellation being redeemed by a trip to San Antonio with my beloved at the beginning of April 2021 for our 21st.
Leaving San Antonio, I was shocked to witness the homeless encampments, reminiscent of third-world slums, littering the interstates’ underpasses. It is shameful our magnificent cities have cowed to vagrants running roughshod over law and order. I digress, but it would be remiss of me to fail to mention the shock of the same tent-camp scenes welcoming us into Texas’ capital, Austin. I don’t understand why the people in these liberal bastions don’t bombard their city councils demanding action to clean up these tenements.
Our first foray into Austin was meeting up with a group of men I served with at Dyess Air Force Base 30 years ago. We had not seen one another since those days, and we took the opportunity to celebrate one 50th birthday as enticement for the reunion. We met for lunch at Matt’s El Rancho, Austin’s original TexMex.
The scene was surreal. Seeing my old (pun intended) friends for the first time in 30 years was a tender joy, unspeakable in its satisfaction. One of the best parts was the feeling as if no time had passed, as our rekindled friendships ignited the flame of brotherhood. This reunion was made possible through the advent of social media, and for that, I am grateful.
Now for the arduous task of being seated. Before the hostess ushers us inside, our group is intercepted at the door because my wife and I dare to keep our faces exposed. The authoritarian blowhards demanded acquiescence without exception. Our vain protests landed on deaf ears as they provided toxic (2) masks to don before entering the restaurant.
To keep the peace and not dampen the spirited get-together, I held the mask over my nose and mouth with my left hand. This was not acceptable to the tyrannous youths working the door, intoxicated with their power, and they demanded I loop the mask over my ears for the 30-meter march to our table. I submitted to their draconianism under the severest objection because I did not want to ruin the reunion. If it had only been my wife and me, we would have left in protest.
Consider the nonsensical aspect of this particular requirement. Dozens of people gathered at the restaurant entrance, in close proximity, maskless, engaged in lively discussion with their parties. Scores more seated inside, the restaurant filled to capacity, maskless. My wife and I independently went to the restroom, traversing the length and breadth of the eatery, maskless, without an interception, nor objection. Yet, we could not cross the threshold without yielding to face coverings.
And before the erroneous argument that an establishment has the right to no shoes, no service, they can add masks if they want to, know that there are at least a dozen (3) in the scientific community who disagree with these terrible impositions (4). (More on this to come.)
Why have we as a people capitulated to this madness? Those blowhards stole my dignity that day. My ability to autonomous and rational decision-making for my health and safety usurped in the name of virtue-signaling. Have we become so accustomed to the pampering of a restaurant lifestyle that we are willing to be droned into submission by this authoritarian insanity? Enough! We must band together in defiance of such tomfoolery and demand dignified treatment. What happened to me was undignified. Not one patron truly believed they were in danger of contracting a life-threatening illness. Not one busboy or server dissuaded from earning their wages because of the maskless throngs eating at the tables. Not one! If they were, they would have stayed home, which, in my opinion, is a perfectly acceptable form of social distancing.
Ignorance is destructive. Hosea 4:6 (KJV) states, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” Mainstream and social media conglomerates are pushing one narrative and crushing dissent. It is an oligarchal conspiracy devoid of egalitarianism. There are a host (5) of alternative viewpoints, such as the freedom to breathe, worthy of our attention and promotion. True scientific debate must come forth and be presented for all to hear and decide.
Hosea continues in 10:10 (ESV), “Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap steadfast love, break up your fallow ground, for it is the time to seek the Lord, that he may come and rain righteousness upon you.”
Please visit the links below. To be continued…
- 1. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/masks-early-pulmonary-toxicity-quebec- schools-daycares-1.5966387
About the Author
Robert Socha, BIO Robert Socha (so-ha), was born in southern California. He served 5 years 3 months active duty in the United States Air Force; honorably. After his service he took an Associate’s Degree in Practical Theology, where, through his studies, developed a deep love of God and Country and sincere appreciation of the value of Liberty. Robert and his beloved wife of 21-plus years are raising 4 beautiful Texan children. They moved to Hillsdale, Michigan, in 2013, to put their children in Hillsdale Academy. Robert is a sales professional. He and his wife consider Michigan a hidden gem, and absolutely love this city and state (current political environment notwithstanding) they’ve adopted.