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Arms crossed and not putting up with this any more

Dear Sir,

Be this guy: the image of non-compliance

Do you recall that meme that made the rounds several times showing a crowd of people at a rally doing the Nazi salute but with one man in the middle folding his arms and appearing to look around? The caption was something like “be this guy”.

I haven’t seen it shared in quite some time but hope readers can recall it. That meme made me think about Bermuda’s present situation. By that I mean, in retrospect over the past two years, what did we do when the Bermuda Government:

1, Told you the days you were allowed to buy groceries, or be arrested and fined?

2, Told you to limit guests or cancel or reschedule weddings, graduations, funerals, holiday gatherings and all the events in life that we cherish and share with family and friends, or be arrested and fined?

3, Told families that they had to remain apart from dying relatives, even when dying from other ailments, or be arrested and fined?

4, Told police to set up roadblocks to determine the validity of your reason for being outside, or be arrested and fined?

5, Told parents their children with little to no risk had to stay away from school, or be arrested and fined?

6, Told parents their children with little to no risk had to be vaccinated or face the adult inconveniences of being unvaccinated?

7, Forced the closure of businesses, or employers and employees would be arrested and fined?

8, Told businesses owners when they are allowed to operate and how many people they were allowed to serve, or be arrested and fined?

9, Told healthy people they could not sit indoors, or be arrested and fined?

10, Told other healthy people they can go indoors but only with a mask, or be arrested and fined?

11, Told businesses owners they could not serve some healthy people indoors, or the business owner would be arrested and fined?

12, Bused healthy people to a hotel at their own expense for 14 days, or be arrested and fined?

13, Sowed division and distrust among ourselves and even within our own families?

14, After two years, said that you still have not sacrificed enough?

15, Said this is all based on science, and it's for your own good?

All of us in Bermuda have faced the above situations. We have borne this sacrifice, and are still complying while those who wield power cut to the front of the line for trips and holidays because they need a break or have to attend Bitcoin parties in Miami or conferences in Switzerland.

A government that forcefully inflicts this level of misery on its people is not caring. It is simply sadistic.

So going back to that meme, is anyone still saluting?

ANTHONY DONAGHY

Pembroke

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Published January 18, 2022 at 7:54 am (Updated January 18, 2022 at 7:54 am)

Arms crossed and not putting up with this any more

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