Patrick Thibault: Not to mask is a bad deal
Letter writer criticizes people not masking
Not to mask raises a human finger to our humanity.
In 2016, a presidential candidate arrived on the scene, who represented the anger of millions of citizens. The anger was fueled by the belief that their government had failed them. He maintains his followers' loyalty by challenging all government institutions, policies and practices.
His handling of the Covid19 crisis is a continuation of his campaign strategy.
For example, his choice to go maskless at a Ford plant wasn't about freedom, courage or even herd immunity but rather represents what his presidency has stood for.
He plays a human finger raised to any and all authority representing government. A provocative stance but it is hardly effective in working with a complex world.