by Steve Apfel
To fight a pandemic responsible for fewer deaths than the Asian flu of 1957–58, we’ve been schooled to think and behave like the abject oppressed of North Korea.
- We let bureaucrats decide for us what businesses are more important than others to society.
- Without a squeak we acquiesce to being put under de facto house arrest.
- We hardly blink when troops are deployed to enforce lockdown.
- People believe they’re doing their duty by reporting on neighbors.
- Passively, we observe our right to protest neatly cut off when public gatherings are outlawed in the name of social distancing.
- We accept the obligation to go bankrupt and hungry as the cost of beating the virus but don’t expect our lawmakers to make the same sacrifice that they imposed on us.