Malia Hosaka: “we will never be rid of this virus”

May 3, 2021 - by Steve Gerweck

Malia Hosaka posted the following on her Facebook:

You call it entitlement, I call it personal personal choice. There is no absolute proof that the mask works. There are states who have not enforced the mask issue and their rate of infection per capita is the same or less than states that have been in lock down the entire time with mask mandates and fines for them. I am not a people person, but I also don’t cook, so when I am home by myself I eat out a lot. However, I am also not the “norm” for the human race. While many enjoy quiet time people are social by nature and to keep everyone in solitude is not good for mental health. Then there are those who have horrible home life, they are now forced to be imprisoned with their situation with no outlet for escape. Furthermore, the person/persons who may make it so bad are also confined making a bad situation worse.

It’s easy to stand on the outside and judge others, it’s easy to say they are the reason for this or that. But while some just don’t believe the mask works, others have legit reasons for not wanting to wear them that are incredibly personal, and sometimes even perpetuate feelings of shame or low self esteem within them.

Everyone wants to believe there will be an end to this “pandemic” but the fact is, we will never be rid of this virus. We will learn to live with it, manage it, even accept the deaths that come with it, but much like every other incurable disease, it will be with us and a fact of our reality until science evolves enough to eradicate it. Until the sheep stop listening to the wolves, we will be in this state of judgement against one another.

You say you’re sick of it all, we all say we’re sick of it all. But in actuality, the only one doing anything to change the injustice on personal choices are those “entitled assholes” who have finally said no more! Those who say, open the world and let’s get back to living, those who are willing to go about life without the fear of the mass media hysteria.

You have your right to wear a mask, you have your right to go out or stay home, you have your right to socialize or not, stop infringing on the rights of others. I shouldn’t have to stop my life because of what you fear. You don’t have to be around me if you are worried because I will not wear a mask when I don’t have to.

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Respect….. it’s a 2-way street. I respect your rights to wear a mask, get vaccinated, stay home, go out, social or not. Have the decency to respect my rights to not wear a mask, not get vaccinated, to not stay home or be anti-social.

That is what is so wrong with things today, one side demands respect while disrespecting the opposition. We can have LBGT, BLM, Asian Awareness, but should someone be proud to be Caucasian and want to say WLM, they are racist. If they wear a badge, they are racist. If they are Christian they are prejudice.

We don’t have to agree, we can agree to disagree, and all the while respect one another. Stop being offended and try opening your mind to allowing others to have their opinions and values. If they are not harming you or yours, why should you get to dictate what they should think, feel, or believe?

Respect… learn what it actually is and try it.

7 Responses

  1. Motorhead says:

    Oh please. Nobody has ever made a stink about not being able to shop at Walmart or 7/11 without a shirt or shoes. This kind of thing boggles my mind. Of all the little rules and restrictions out there it had to be THIS that these freedom warriors are putting up a fight about? Okay. The truth is we’ll never be over this thing unless the vast majority of us do our part to stop the spread and thus the further mutation of this thing. It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy to do nothing to stop the spread and then reason it’s continued existence into nothingness. We have DUI checkpoints in my area all the time. Nobody is fighting the cops and refusing to cooperate. Why this? Let me guess, she’s one of these finger sniffs who still had a Trump-Pence sign on her house or property somewhere? The two are usually linked in some way.

  2. AustinIdiots says:

    Who?

  3. People these days says:

    It’s really a shame that this has been politicized. This is a time when we need to come together to try and minimize sickness and death. It could easily happen to anyone, or someone they care about.

    Malia does have a few good points in her post, but I disagree with it in large. Studies do show masks can help the slow spread of covid 19. Although nothing so far is 100% full proof (few things in life are though). She clearly has her mind made up, and isn’t going to change it. Some people just can’t see anything out of their beliefs, unless it effects them negatively in some way.She might not be so dismissive if she becomes ill or someone she cares about. She has no respect for the people she could potentially infect, especially if they got very ill or died.

    Sadly, I do think she is right with it not going away (at least for years to come) due to people being stubbon with either wearing a mask in public, getting vaccinated or avoiding large gatherings.

  4. peter allen says:

    and she is the reason the pandemic will never end

  5. Stonz says:

    Her point is all about respecting others choices. If people don’t want to wear a mask, I could give a sh*t lol. That’s their choice. It doesn’t affect me, as I don’t have to go anywhere near them if I don’t want to. She’s right about everything she said. Everyone has choices, and no one person or group has the right to force their beliefs or practices on anyone else. If you want to scream black lives matter at the top of your lungs, go ahead. It doesn’t affect me whether I agree with it or not. If you want to scream white lives matter at the top of your lungs, go ahead. It doesn’t affect me whether I agree with it or not.

    The point is, it’s your right and your decision and your choice. Everyone is allowed that freedom, that’s what makes this country great.

    Oh yeah, I don’t give a damn what election sign you have in your yard, everyone is different. I don’t judge people on their political affiliation, I judge them on based on whether they are assholes and judge them on how they treat me and others. Respect garners respect. It is what it is.

  6. James says:

    That’s right, Stonz. I agree with that notion.

  7. Stonz says:

    Thank you, James. Sometimes people are TOO quick to judge, even here on this website.

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