I believe what I say and believe I am right. Thus, the title of my column, Undeniably Right. Take it as you will, that I'm a conservative or I have a huge ego and believe I am always correct. Sometimes those things overlap, sometimes not.
When you encounter a new situation, especially if it is negative or dangerous, you try to figure out how to deal with it by drawing upon past experience or similar situations. You then apply critical analysis to determine what is similar or dissimilar between your past experiences in the current situation and devise a plan that you hope will resolve your current predicament. That is the approach I have taken, along with many of you, to the current predicament in which we find ourselves.
With that approach in mind I have tried to compare this to other pandemics that have similar characteristics especially transmission of the virus between human beings. I have also tried to review the progression of past pandemics that have similar characteristics to the coronavirus over as many years as possible. One thing I will tell you is that it's difficult to get that information because after the initial outbreak, the CDC and other similar organizations tend to group all flu types into one category.
I'm beginning to wonder if we should change the title by which we address Michelle Lujan Grisham. maybe it should be 'Dear Leader'. Her actions, especially regarding the process by which she is ruling us, tell many that she doesn't really care about input from various and diversified sources nor does she care about the impact her decisions are having upon the citizens of New Mexico. Yesterday's announcement about easing some of the restrictions was nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to try and appease the natives.
Easing restrictions on non-essential retailers allowing them to operate via curbside pickup or delivery service doesn't do a whole lot to really help someone who sells clothing, or shoes or furniture. Many small businesses do not have the Internet presence that allows people to shop online, place their order, then show up to have it put in their car. While it might seem like a good thing to allow them to sell something and make some money, what is the cost of reopening and will they be able to sell enough to cover that cost and make a dent in the fixed expenses?
Like many of you I am watching what is currently going on in the United States and around the world and I have a lot of questions. Most of those questions start with the word 'why'. for example, "why is this virus worse than the flu?" or "why is a box store allowed to stay open and small businesses cannot?" I think a lot of people are asking those same or similar questions. but a different question popped into my head recently, "what happened?"
One of the undeniable truths of life is that liberals are hypocrites. As a group, they tend to be the ones that live out the mantra, "do as I say not as I do." Understand, that when I say this, I am talking more about how this manifests itself by putting regulations and laws upon society by which they feel like they do not have to abide. It is easy to find examples of this in the political arena but surprisingly, it's also easy to find right here in our community among those that we may call friends or acquaintances.
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