So here I am, musing and wondering.
It has been a heckuva week. The dental products business was beginning to blossom and now has hit a stall due to dental offices being closed. My other main income source is construction in the state below where the Governor issues cryptic edits which leave business owners confused. I had the owner call me looking for advice on how to handle an employee who faked having Coronavirus.
The trip to the Safeway has become like penetrating a not friendly country, with people keeping distance and eyeing each other with concern and a touch of fear. Shelves are fully stocked except for paper products and disinfectant cleaners.
The roads are empty but people are out walking the neighborhood in pairs of humans or humans and canines, keeping their distance.
It feels like people are waiting for the bombs to drop, fearing the near future possibilities of disease, financial hardship and a loss of lifestyle.
My folks at the manufacturing plants in Missouri and Arizona have concern in their voice as I send them a trickle of work instead of the steady flow they had become used to.
No one I talk to is happy about “free money” coming their way, or generous unemployment deals. They want to be back in charge of their own destinies, building on a foundation they laid day by day.
Our politicians think so little of us it hurts. The assumption that people will not accept risks to control their own destiny is false for much of our citizenry, but our elite class is so secure in their bubble, with steady paychecks and status that they have no concept of working America.
Containing a free people who are willing to take risks to feed their families is a bad idea.
There will be a loosening of the blockade on work soon or there will be non-compliance.