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A message to anti-maskers: get with the program

It is inhumane not to do everything in our power to protect those around us.

A message to anti-maskers: get with the program

In wake of seeing rally signs and roadside postings that are responding to medical officials giving suggestions or, even, setting rules, I have this message:

Those of you who believe you are losing your freedom and refuse to wear a mask, or those of you who don’t believe in taking other precautions regarding becoming ill with a human borne virus are letting Nature take its course. Maybe there is an argument for this. We are only an animal species, and though we think we are above all other animal species, we are, just that, another animal species.

We have an advantage over any large predators that might attack us. We kill them with guns. If a predator threatened my child, or my frail grandfather, I would surely have fought to save them. That is a natural response.

Invisible threats are more effective in reducing the human population. Why not let the vulnerable die? Is that what you think? There are too many humans on planet Earth, so let’s reduce the population. Let’s refuse to take any precautions and let COVID-19 or the next virus eliminate a significant number of us. That is what your signs or your refusal to follow accredited science, mean to me.

I do believe we need to work on our population growth, but I advocate doing it from the other end. Have fewer babies. Once a child is born into this world, the right to a full life is paramount. Protecting each other is an instinct we share with some other animal species. For us, it is one of the characteristics of being Human. It is inhumane not to do everything in our power to protect those around us. Just because we can’t see it, does not mean it is less lethal than a visible predator. Get with the program!

Gail Mitchell

Duncan

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