what if there's literally nothing you can do about a pandemic
we frequently fall into this trap as humans of demanding two things:

1 - that someone is Responsible for Stuff and that
2 - Someone must Do Something about the Stuff

but oftentimes neither of these things are true
with the pandemic, you can look at the data from places that had draconian rules vs. places that were very laissez-faire, and over time, about the same percent of people got sick and the same percent of those died

about all that varied was how fast or slow it burned through
we're pretty awesome, we humans, there's a lot we can do! we've come a long way as a species and we should never forget that mother nature is a vicious bitch who would have every single one of us dead if she had our way, and we must fight against her tooth and nail
but in the end she'll always be more powerful than us, and sometimes we just need to accept that do the Reasonable thing for ourselves, the thing that we can all do that makes sense

not run around pointing fingers and demanding Somebody Do Something

take care of yourselves.
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seriously I’m losing my mind

is this voting rights thing not a massive gaslight?

nobody can tell me who can’t vote but they all insist it’s happening
like do you have a single example?

you can't just gesture broadly
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how many times have you been in line to vote so long that you died of dehydration or starvation
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every government encroachment or change should either be at an extremely small, local level or require a vast supermajority
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