How to be wrong three ways.

Yeah you’d never suspect until …

1). “FREEDOM END MANDATES” isn’t proper English.

2). Businesses should never take a political slant, especially not one that is essentially an agent of the government as this one is.

3). The mandates are a good idea.

If we removed these ‘mandates’ (which aren’t the cause of any problem), what next? Specifically these people (and a gang of equally stupid clowns in town and elsewhere holding protests) are against mandated vaccination for cross-border truckers. This is required by both countries, so even if our halfwit COVID-19-positive-testing Prime Minister caves to these whining assholes it won’t change anything: the USA still will not let them in. Besides which, this is not the cause of any of the current supply chain problems. (By the way the Canadian Trucking Association is embarrassed by this lunatic fringe group of idiots and washes their hands of any association with anyone not smart enough just to get the jab.)

But again, if this one mandate is removed what next? How about ending the mandated insurance for truckers? Or the mandated licensing? Why should people actually have to prove they meet any qualifications for anything before being allowed to do it? Why, I’m sure I’m just as good a brain surgeon as the fellow who graduated from Johns Hopkins with a degree in neurosurgery that has 20 years experience too! Aren’t I?

The fact is all the mandates are about protecting people. In this case from virus transmission. The first person it protects is the one who gets the jab, i.e. the trucker. It won’t prevent illness, but it will reduce the severity. It also reduces the level of infectiousness they experience, meaning they are less likely to pass it on to anyone else.

But the logic of these anti-mandate morons I should have the right to kill them to protect myself from the threat they represent because, after all, the only thing that makes it illegal for me to do so are a bunch of ‘mandates’. Also known as laws.

The reason the pandemic has dragged on so long and the reason we now face an airborne (as opposed to aerosolized), highly contagious variant of the virus is because idiots like these have been allowed to have their way and when not actually granted exceptions merely ignore the regulations that are in place to protect us all. The truth is it would all be over by now if we had locked down sooner and to a greater extent than we did instead of turning the country into a Petri dish for an uncontrolled experiment in virology.

As of this writing I know of three people who have died of COVID-19. All were properly vaccinated, but it just wasn’t enough. They were killed by the virus, but they were murdered by the stupid people who promoted its spread.  I do not wish to join them because it is a miserable way to die. But it just might be preferable to living in a world run by mobs of morons.

If you don’t agree with this, just go and kill yourself. I am right and you are wrong and the world does not need stupid people like you in it.

ADDENDUM: Four ways; it has occurred to me that the recycling from which this company makes money is mandated. Thus they are also hypocrites.