Old enough to remember when rightwing Christian assholes accused gay men who were going to gay bars despite AIDS of being reckless, irresponsible, and immoral because we might get ourselves sick.
Now rightwing Christian assholes—some of the same ones—are insisting everyone has to go back to bars, restaurants, gyms, churches, etc., even though you might get yourself and everyone you know sick.
We still went out in the 80s and 90s because we needed love and intimacy and connection—and with a few simple precautions, you could protect yourself and your sex partners from HIV. And almost all of us took those precautions.
HIV wasn't spread by casual contact. COVID19, on the other hand, is easily spread and spreads during casual contact. And the people who insist salons reopen because they need to get their roots dyed refuse to take the simplest precautions.
These assholes get on TV now and insist that taking precautions is immoral. Because it might hurt the economy. Or Trump's reelection chances. Or lead to higher taxes on billionaires. So you have to get out there and risk death—not for love. For Trump. And blond highlights.
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