by Charles S. Oaxpatu
Country music star Hayley Williams is right on the money folks. She has a warning for you about COVID-19, and I support it. You can check it out by clicking on the following safe link:
I was born in Nashville, Tennessee, and grew up in the Nashville suburbs. The new Nashville that has existed since about 1980 is just like Las Vegas, New York City, and Los Angeles. It is a truly great “party city.”
Unfortunately, right now, Tennessee is one of the most dangerous states in the nation because of COVID-19. The virus is spreading out-of-control like a California wildfire. COVID-19 is especially bad in both downtown and suburban Nashville. If you come to Nashville to party your butt off, chances are very high that you will contract a COVID-19 infection and carry it home with you. Tennessee has no mask-wearing mandate. Everything is voluntary, and many people across the Volunteer State no longer want to volunteer to help their fellow man and woman——or even themselves. You will encounter numerous people who are not wearing protective face masks because they:
(1) Think COVID-19 is not real——just false media hype—— a Democratic Party hoax
(2) Believe face masks reflect disloyalty to God’s Anointed One——President Trump
(3) Think face masks are for sissies——not rugged cowboys and rednecks with big dicks.
(4) Believe a face mask can somehow harm a person
(5) Believe other face mask nonsense not enumerated above
(6) Believe in all of the above
In my opinion, Tennessee has a Republican governor who would quite literally lick President Trump’s anal opening, if he ordered him to do it. Any wish President Trump has is Governor Bill Lee’s instant command. Governor Lee appears to take his COVID-19 advice straight from President Trump——not from Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci. I even wonder if he rates the advice of Tennessee public health officials higher than that of his right-wing-extremist political advisors?
If you are just passing through Tennessee on our interstate highways or U.S. highways, please purchase your gasoline at the pump with a credit card. Avoid going into gas stations, convenience markets, and retail stores along the interstates, if at all possible. Carry your own drinks and snacks in your car or camper. If you must go inside a business to pee or poop, be sure to wear a high-quality face mask, practice social distancing at your very best, and wash your hands thoroughly with soap for at least 20 seconds. You cannot count on a Tennessean to do his or her similar part to protect you. Too many people——especially our young people and our countless stupid people——are just not that much into doing such things to protect their fellow man and woman.
Jesus said it. It is recorded in the Holy Bible. From 1776 until 2016, most Christians in the United States and even our nonChristian people took it seriously. You remember it. It is so simple and straightforward:
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Nowadays, Tennesseans have turned those famous words of Jesus into something very radical and different:
Me first——in all things——so fuck your well being, your health, and your life. I don’t care anything about you. It’s all about me baby!!! Big old me. Numero Uno. Number 1.
It is oxymoronic too. Many of the “me first” people clearly have no idea how to love themselves properly or protect themselves. This is what happens when Christian Fundamentalism, Conservative Evangelicalism, and the Tennessee churches that espouse them reduce all of human morality to just two things——and two things alone——abortion and gay marriage.
My best advice for you is simple. Stay out of Tennessee for your own good. Do not come to Nashville or any other Tennessee urban area to party or behave like a typical tourist. Your health and life will be at risk and very much at stake. You would do well to take this message seriously.