And this is why I am not a libertarian

Yes, I confess to having a “leave me alone” streak. But also, well, I believe that a modern society has to work for the vast majority of people to remain a humane society.

So let’s take this current COVID 19 pandemic. Take schools. Yes, kids can spread the virus.

Yes, teachers and staff will be at risk being cooped up in a room full of these spreaders, and let’s face it, our buildings don’t have the best circulation.

But parents: these-a-days, it is often the case that both parents have to work…so what then?

And let’s talk work: much of the spread is in the work place. And there are only so many jobs that can be done remotely, and not everyone has proper broadband that is usable for work and education. It we could really lock down, save a few essential services, we’d be done with this a lot quicker.

So many who rent..well, can’t make rent. But to allow evictions..where do they go? But landlords..and many are good ones have bills to pay too. What about them?

The list goes on and on.

In my opinion, this is a time where a functioning government can just view COVID19 as a threat, just like a warring country, and, well, PAY PEOPLE TO STAY HOME.

But, well, that goes against just about every American instinct of “either work or you are a slacker.” Add that to the NO ONE TELLS ME WHAT TO DO…

And you get what we have. And compared to the rest of the developed world, it kind of sucks.

I know that the American attitude can be beneficial at times (e. g. we have excellent freedom of speech laws) but at times like these it can really hurt.

Workout notes:
Weights only. Over slept and ended up feeling great.

usual warm up
pull ups: 5, 10, 10, 10, 5, 5, then 10 singles (high quality to make up for some sloppy “set of 10” reps.
bench press: 10 x 132, 3 sets of 5 x 176 (surprised me)
seated shoulder: 10 x 70, 10 x 82, 10 x 82
trap rows: 3 sets of 10 x 132
outdoor: shoulder press: 7 x 44, 10 x 40, 10 x 40
rows: 3 sets of 10 x 60 single arm.
Push ups: 30, 20

About 80 minutes.

Author: oldgote

I enjoy politics, reading, science, running, walking, (racewalking and ultrawalking) hiking, swimming, yoga, weight lifting, cycling and reading. I also follow football (college and pro), basketball (men and women) and baseball (minor league and college)

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