Last month, my wife, Nicole, requested a lawn sign from NoMoreLockDowns.org. A local representative dropped it off.
Only problem: We don’t have a lawn. We live in a three-storey apartment building.
Undaunted, I emailed my landlords, offering to “rent” some lawn space in front of the building. $10 per month. Three-month down payment.
They wrote back: “I’m sorry, we must decline.”
So I did the next best thing: I took out the duct tape, and fastened the sign to the railing of our balcony:
A few people told me they wanted to do the same (except on their lawn, not their balcony); but were worried they would upset their neighbours.
So far, here’s what my neighbours have said: Nothing. Two have been a little curt with me (“Hi, John.”) And one (who likes to complain about those “stupid anti-maskers”) seems to be avoiding me like I have Ebola or something.
But even if they swore up and down, I wouldn’t really care. As journalist James Corbett said in his recent video, What NO ONE is Saying About The Lockdowns:
“If you are advocating for lockdowns, you are complicit in tearing families apart. You are complicit in inflicting untold suffering on millions of people around the world. You are complicit in casting the poorest and most vulnerable in our societies into even further grinding poverty. You are complicit in murder.”
Therefore, putting up a “No More Lockdowns”is like saying: No more suicides. No more destroying small businesses. No more growing food bank lines. No more phoney science. No more tyranny. No more exploding deficit. No more manslaughter through economical destruction and social isolation.
If any of my neighbours have a problem with such a message, that’s sad; but it’s not going to stop me. Don’t be surprised, when the economical suffering catches up with society, the same people will be saying, “Yeah, I never agreed with those lockdowns, either.”
As Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
Canadians can request a “No More Lock Down” sign here. The rest of you might have to make your own.