I got destroyed by Team Lockdown on the Twitter machine last night for saying the following about the cowardly cancellation of the Boston Marathon in September due to commie cold.
This is shameful and embarrassing. Marathon is 4 months away and we're cowering and hiding from something that poses no threat to the people running in the race. #BostonStrong was always a meaningless catch phrase. Hiding from a virus is the opposite of strong. #BostonCowards https://t.co/jf0HH3ggHO
— Aidan Kearney AKA Uncle Turtleboy (@RealUncleTB) May 28, 2020
This is insane. The rest of the country is opening up. College football has all but announced they’ll be playing ball and probably filling up stadiums too. The virus is on the decline everywhere. The marathon won’t be here for another four months as our bodies continue to develop anti-bodies to fight off the bug.
And we’re cancelling already.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Boston Strong was meaningless, feel good bullshit that was designed to sell t-shirts. The individual people who lost limbs and have recovered are pretty strong. But everyone else who was sitting at home tweeting about the Watertown manhunt wasn’t strong. If any other city was bombed by terrorists we would’ve done the exact same thing.
But what we’re doing by cancelling the event that Boston is most known for is the exact opposite of strong. There’s nothing strong about hiding from each other and being scared to go out in public. I know it probably makes you feel good because you think you’re saving lives, but all you’re really doing is just sitting on your ass. This is what you are hiding from.
Anyway, I got ratioed for the first time on my new account because Team Lockdown doesn’t let people go around pointing out facts.
“I am #BostonStrong”
“We are strong because we do what the government tells us to do.”
It’s really unfortunate how COVID only spreads at fun events like weddings and marathons, but doesn’t spread at places like riots.
“We lost loved ones.”
No, you didn’t lose anything. And therein lies the problem – people who had no ties or relation to the bombing are appropriating the pain of those who did.
Excellent point. Taking up arms against the King is the same thing as hiding in your home four months from now because you’re afraid to get infected with a virus that hardly ever kills people under the age of 70?
This guy was my favorite.
It’s always “lives.” If you’re not afraid of a virus then you don’t care about “lives.” Then again, this is what we are dealing with.
Pronouns he/they listed in bio, morbidly obese, and oldest looking 30 year old in world history. I don’t blame him for not wanted to be seen outside or get exposed to a virus that preys on people like him who have made one poor life decision after another.
Meanwhile out here in reality the states that have opened up haven’t seen an increase in hospitalizations or deaths.
JUST IN: @ABC looked at 21 states that eased restrictions May 4 or earlier & found no major increase in hospitalizations, deaths or % of people testing positive in any of them. [SC, MT, GA, MS, SD, AR, CO, ID, IA, ND, OK, TN, TX, UT, WY, KS, FL, IN, MO, NE, OH] via @AMitrops
— Eric M. Strauss (@ericMstrauss) May 28, 2020
But yea, let’s keep cancelling fun shit that makes life worth living in the name of saving lives.
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