It’s OK; I’m Not Sick

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!

Author: john hardin

Artist bio: The writer in me says: “Don’t tell them who you are, show them what you do.” The artist in me says: “It must be strong, simple, bold, yet rich with detail, but above all, original.” The filmmaker in me says: “We need to contextualize your work by weaving the roots of the Psychedelic Revolution, the Environmental Movement, Gaia Theory, Future Primitivism and musical influences from Iannis Xenakis to Bart Hopkin into a narrative that portrays an iconoclast's struggle for cultural relevance from the forested hinterlands of rural Northern California within the greater post-industrial, post-post-modern, post-reality mind-fuck of the 21st Century.” The critic in me says: “Will that guy ever shut up?” The comedian in me says: “It has to make me laugh at least once.” The engineer in me says: “Don’t forget to tell them that you do it all off-grid, with solar power, using recycled materials.” And the improvisational musician in me says: “Cut! Great job everybody!”

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