I wonder who will take over after they get sick and lose their businesses?

Courtesy of WaPo:

Yet in the emergent culture war over masks, a handful of businesses — the Liberty Tree Tavern among them — are fashioning themselves as fortresses for the resistance.

“If we’re only allowed to be at 25 percent capacity, I want them to be the 25 percent of people that aren’t p—–, that aren’t sheep,” Smith told The Washington Post. “Being scared all the time isn’t good for your health. It suppresses your immune system.”

At one Kentucky gas station, no one is allowed inside the adjacent convenience store if they are wearing a mask. Near Los Angeles, a flooring store encourages hugs and handshakes while prohibiting face coverings. The owner of a campground in rural Wisconsin vowed to treat clients sporting them inside her facilities as she would “a robbery in progress.”

Scientific and medical experts agree people should cover their faces in public to stop the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed at least 100,000 people in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintains that masks serve as an especially important safeguard in crowded spaces, where social distancing is impossible.

But Smith, who said he did not believe the virus poses a serious threat, wanted to stir the pot.

Sometimes I think that the only reason that some people exist is to give the rest of us a sense of superiority. 

You might think, “Well I don’t know everything, but at least I am not as ignorant as they inbred knuckle-dragger.” 

But these are the people who will keep us from getting to the other side of this pandemic and who will ultimately prolong the suffering and of course increase the death toll. 

They may think they are simply exercising their rights, but what they are actually doing is putting their friends, families, and communities at risk due to their lack of intelligence.