I welcome healthy discussion and a non-hostile open exchange of ideas…something almost antiquated with contemporary versions of communication such as shouting down, propaganda, fake news, and trolling.
This makes me think of the importance of aeration. Compacted soil, like hateful rhetoric or one-sided Group Think with a buried agenda, prevents circulation and nourishment thereby starving the roots (of our independence, freedom and democracy). Aerating the soil, aka open discussion and negotiation, on the other hand, promotes a stronger and more vigorous population.
Here’s a very interesting take from a fellow blogger on Covid, comparing torture practices, the hypocrisy of mask wearing (or not), and the number of deaths from Covid versus other causes: Mask Mandates are a Fraud and so is Fauci/Pelosi (Tanka poem + articles and videos) — Seoul Sister I hope you will be open minded enough to consider her views, many of which I share…
“Mandatory masks remind me of: burkas, muzzles, censorship, oppression, anarchists and thievery. I want us all to take off: the masks, the costumes, the propaganda and see each other’s faces, we need to see each other smile and laugh again. Smiling and laughing are uniquely human abilities, they’re essential to our humanity.
“Yesterday walking back home from work, I was relieved to see several groups of young people sitting by the lake on blankets, laughing together and socializing without masks on. I see it as a sign of sanity, it gives me hope that people are aware of the mask hoax.
– Seoul Sister