I’m not wearing a mask because I’m not sick. If I were sick, I would have stayed home, but I’m not sick. I am, however, sick and tired of being treated like a disease vector.
I am no longer willing to humor people who still believe that masking orders and other pandemic lockdown measures ever made sense or that they haven’t done far more harm than good. I am no longer willing to humor these people because I can no longer ignore or abide the harm these measures have caused me, my family and friends, or the toll they have taken on my community.
Times like these demand civil disobedience. I will not shrink from my responsibility, as a free human being in a free society, to my community and to posterity, to defy, ignore and oppose, unjust, unnecessary, and harmful restrictions on our civil liberties and human dignity.
I ask you to remove your mask as well, and join me in the Garberville Town Square at 1pm this Friday December 3 at 1pm, for smiles, handshakes, hugs, and all of the other benefits of real human interaction that you cannot get online. I hope to see you there!