(Right Country) – You know, there are a lot of stupid people on planet earth, a fact that is supported by plenty of observable data available on the Internet, but it seems young folks are among the top percentile for number of morons still breathing.
Some might call such a statement ageist. That’s for others to discuss. However, there is plenty of evidence to support this notion. All you need to do is look at what young spring breakers are doing on the beaches of Flordia during this massive, unprecedented outbreak of coronavirus that is sweeping the country.
Instead of social distancing like they have been told to, they are going out and partying on the beach in large groups, caring little for the fact they could spread this disease to the immunocompromised and elderly.
Here’s more from Breitbart News:
Hordes of young people defied orders to practice social distancing as coronavirus concerns steadily increase, congregating on South Florida beaches Tuesday despite official calls to limit social events to groups of ten.
The phenomenon speaks to the growing generational tension between younger Americans — who, as President Trump said, may feel “invincible” in this time of crisis — and older Americans who remain at a higher risk.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday the mass closure of bars and nightclubs as the coronavirus pandemic festers in the United States and in the state of Florida. He did not provide a stringent order for beaches in the Sunshine State but said the statewide position is in accordance with the CDC guidance of “no group on a beach more than ten.”
“You have to have distance apart if you’re going to be out there,” DeSantis said during Tuesday’s press conference. “So that will apply statewide.”
The governor noted that local officials could take more aggressive action depending on the situations in their respective communities. Officials in the Miami area, for example, have taken more aggressive action, with Miami Beach imposing a curfew on popular blocks of South Beach and shutting down public beaches “from Fifth through 15th streets — including Lummus Park” in South Beach.
Have you ever seen that really old movie, Jaws, where there’s a killer shark lose in the waters near a popular tourist destination, but the mayor refuses to shut down the beaches because the town would lose revenue?
Yeah, that’s pretty much this, only with a virus instead of a shark. The folks in charge of the state are, apparently, just as stupid as the people partying it up on the beach.
According to the Miami Herald:
In Miami Beach, the emergency measures will run through at least March 19, but City Manager Jimmy Morales — who invoked his emergency powers on Thursday through a declaration of state of emergency — will ask the City Commission to extend them.
The directives expand the scope of an emergency measure Morales ordered Saturday to close three blocks of beach in South Beach early beginning at 4:30 p.m. On Friday, Morales issued his first emergency order requiring the city’s most popular restaurants and clubs to limit their capacity to under 250 people. Fort Lauderdale has also prohibited gatherings of more than 250 people.
“The status quo with crowds of spring breakers is absolutely unacceptable,” Miami Beach Commissioner Mark Samuelian said in a statement. “Every health expert is telling us we need social distancing — less interaction to reduce transmissions.”
“While I empathize with our businesses and their employees, I fully support the City Manager’s additional emergency measures to enhance public safety,” he added.
What these spring breakers don’t understand is that this disease is deadly to the elderly and those who have underlying conditions like diabetes. While they themselves might not get hit too hard by the illness, their loved ones might. Do these kids really want to live with the notion that the death of their relatives might have been their own fault?
Most individuals don’t want to have to live with that. Yet the younger generation is so morally bankrupt that they would rather put others at risk than give up the opportunity to participate in debauchery.
The refusal to heed to the warnings of public health officials is furthering the generational divide across the board. None summed up the harsh reality better than actress Vanessa Hudgens, who came under fire after telling her 38 million Instagram followers that extreme social distancing measures are “bullshit” because “like, yeah, people are going to die, which is terrible, but like, inevitable?”
She has since apologized for her “insensitive” words.
Nonetheless, President Trump said on Wednesday that younger generations need to “heed the advice” of officials.
“We don’t want them gathering, and I see they do gather — including on beaches and including in restaurants — young people. They don’t realize — they’re feeling invincible,” Trump said during a Wednesday press conference.
What they don’t understand is that this illness is changing, mutating, all of the time. Now 40 percent of hospitalizations are people between the ages of 20 and 50. That’s pretty close to their age range.
It’s better not to take this thing too lightly.