I hope everyone is with family this holiday season. I hope you enjoy the time you have with your loved ones and that our older family members can spend the precious time they have left with you at the dinner table. If someone has a problem with it, let them suffer alone. These people might feel like heroes for being virtuous and being part of the status-quo, but that's the antithesis of America and being an American. Lockdowns and doing everything online isn’t saving anyone. It’s causing suicide, depression, forclosures, closures of small businesses, and the emboldening of social piranhas wanting to suck the happiness out of society.
I’m tired of this government-manufactured hell. I’m tired of the media having a constant death count going on the front page of any news-oriented website. Don’t be fooled...these people could care less about who dies. The most vocal supporters of lockdowns have it made. Gavin Newsom and Nancy Pelosi are perfect examples. Gavin Newsom, the stupidest governor next to the one-and-only Andrew Cuomo had dinner at the French Laundry in Napa Valley - a place any normal person wouldn’t even think about eating at because you would spend half of your paycheck on one meal. You know who he had dinner with? Fellow politicians and lobbyists. None of them were social distancing or wearing masks. Having a glass of champagne and sitting close enough to smell the brand of toothpaste they all used that day. The very people who want you alone and at home while they’re living the high life. They’re nepotistic cretins.
How long will Americans let this happen? How long until people finally wake up from their state-induced slumber and learn that a virus shouldn’t stop you from living your life? I’m grateful that I’m young and in good standings with my health. I’m 22 and only getting better and more handsome. Why should I have to stay home? My grandparents stayed inside long enough. They’re coming to visit this Christmas and I am elated for that. I already don’t get to see them enough. On top of that, my grandma, already halfway brainwashed by the media, is even making it out (I love you, please don't read this).
You know what that tells me? Even she is tired of it. She’s had the pleasure of being retired for some time, but even went back to work at her old age because she got bored. Old people are not a charity case. They’re regular people who need a social life. Are you sure your loved ones that you think you're keeping safe are doing okay mentally? I can't help, but think of people in an old folks’ home. The final stop before death, aimlessly staring out of a window wondering when someone they love is going to come visit.
I had the pleasure of going Christmas caroling at a senior home when I was in high school. I really wasn’t the biggest fan of the caroling itself, but I fell in love with the people. At first, it was sad beyond belief. No smiles, stuck in bed, just waiting to die. I was heartbroken, to say the least. It might have been the first time in my life I felt some serious remorse for someone I didn’t know. There was a lady there whose name I can't remember, but I can remember her smile and the joy in her eyes when a couple of strung-out teenagers who didn’t sign up to sing came to give a half-assed effort because we were forced to.
The sad reality is that she probably isn’t with us today. I pray to God that she had family come to visit because it was obvious that she needed joy in her life. We all do. The world is already a sick enough place. Overly sexualized, high on drugs, consumer-oriented, and addicted to any and all short-lived dopamine. I know I’m guilty of it myself, but I’m tired of it. It’s stressful and unfulfilling. It’s a sick cycle and we need to break it. Self-isolation in itself is an unhealthy coping mechanism of being unhappy. It makes you hate the others around you and jealous of everyone else’s happiness. Don’t succumb to other people's unhappiness and feel obligated to do anything because it’s either trendy or those around are pressuring you.
Follow the pack and you’re bound to fall off a cliff. There’s nothing cool about virtue- signaling that you’re spending the holidays either alone or at a distance. You’re just an asshole. For the love of everything that is good, do me and everyone else a favor, and shut up. History won’t be kind to these people. Nor will I. I refuse to be part of the soulless, unhappy herd of sheep that can’t seem to have any opinions for themselves. Turn off the TV, get off Twitter, shut off your phone, and take a walk. I promise the world isn’t ending - it’s only passing you up. It’s times like these that a dilapidated cabin in the woods would make me the happiest man alive.
I would trade every earthly possession I have today to only be surrounded by happy people and away from the nearest internet or cell phone signal. I could go on and on about why consumer culture and media is the driving force behind modern day depression, but I fear that we have already sunk too far. Whoever reads this, I hope you have a fantastic holiday season. I hope that your turkey is fat, the Christmas tree is lit, and you go into the New Year a better person than you were before.
(Tony Montana) 2020. “Don't Succumb To The Unhappy Mob.” Hard Hat Philosophy. 11/23/2020 HARD HAT PHILOSOPHY - Home