When did common sense and decency get put down like Old Yeller?

We have never been a site that dives deep into politics or religion. I have felt for years that staying away from the two most polarizing topics that we face as society would be a benefit. But that was before four years ago. And I am going to get this out of the way early because over the next two weeks, you will see items posted on our little corner of the internet that we would usually never do. But if there is one thing, I have learned about 2020 is to never say never. This series over the next two weeks is myself facing those taboo subjects in a way I never thought I would feel compelled to do. And I know by opening up Pandora’s box and not texting her back the next day, I am going to deal with knee jerk reactions from individuals that will tell me to keep my mouth shut or threaten my very existence on this planet. But sometimes you have to say what is in your heart whether it is the popular opinion or not. So, I am just going to ask the question right out of the starting gate.

When did common sense and decency get put down like Old Yeller?

I refuse to put a picture from that movie in this article so here is a random picture of a tomato.

We are in a middle of a pandemic. COVID-19 is wrecking the existence of the life we knew and took for granted. And as soon as you think that we are finally going to get over the hill in dealing with this virus, suddenly cases spike again, and the only thing you can feel inside is defeat and depression. And all we have been asked to do is wear a cloth over our face, stay 6 feet apart as much as possible, and not gather in large crowds. The guidelines given to us are simple. And placed next to the term of common sense, but instead we are greeted by selfish jackasses who think it’s a great idea to go celebrate as if they are the subject on an episode of My Super Sweet 16, or in a sea of people in the stands of a college football game. I love sports, I love the thrill I get from watching games and the possible last second heroics or the agony of defeat, but it just doesn’t feel right cheering when we are dealing with something we have never experienced.

All it takes is to use some common sense. But when you have a leader who constantly throws doctors and science under the bus because it does not fit their narrative, it becomes a problem. And we are seeing that problem more and more with people who claim wearing a mask is just a step in making us more submissive. If that is in your thought bubble, stop reading 50 Shades, because a mask does not make a submissive.

The world we are in right now is not some back woods conspiracy concocted in a forum for some of the skeeviest people on earth. We are dealing with a crisis. And yeah, shout numbers and facts me. Continue to tell everyone that the flu is deadlier, because I never knew some of you were able to get a medical degree in a week. I had no idea that was part of those old Sally Struthers ads from the late 80s early 90s.

I know that people do not listen to their doctors because if they did, we would have less cigarette smokers in our society. But why is it people are choosing to ignore the individuals who decided to make it their lifelong goal to help people. It does not make a lick of sense. How did listening to scientists and doctors become an insult?

And one other group of people that baffles me is the “Well, if God’s plan is for me to get COVID….” let me shoot something down, I am going try my best to treat this as if I had the Golden Gun in Goldeneye on the N64. COVID-19 does not give a shit what religion you are.

Doctors and scientists have asked us to take care of each other during this time, to lift each other up, to think about others, but instead some people would rather see individuals die as long as they are able to get their way. And that makes you a steaming piece of crap.

People have a funny way of looking back on history and when the dust settles, know while some of you may play the selfish hand now, eventually, karma will have a better hand.

Think about those who have battled this illness, the people who have died because of the mishandling of this virus, the long term of what COVID-19 may cause to a person. We still have no idea what the lingering effects of this virus could be. The part you play is to show some compassion, some decency, and some god damn common sense.

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Richard Pruitt
I am Richard and I have a problem. A problem with entertaining people. I have been in the comedy world for over 10 years. I started out as an improv actor making fun and light of everything. Doing that felt rewarding, but I have to admit, I wanted more. I couldn’t get the taste of performing out of my mouth. Does that not sound a little creepy? I decided to start doing my own stand up show. I love to make fun of my family and anything that will make a normal person say what the fuck. The journey still continues, in 2009, I had a dream to create my own online magazine. This is the beautiful corner of craziness in front of you. I have been through hell in my life but being stopped is something that I will not let happen. I am a fighter and hope to make people realize it is ok to smile and think from time to time. It also helps being a nerd.
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