If You Want the Economy Open Wear the Damn Mask!

R. James Miller
2 min readMay 23, 2020
Photo by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash

Since roughly November 2016, I have constantly been perplexed by the stupidity of so much of the American public. I’m not totally sure what could have possibly occurred around that time to make me question the general intelligence of at least 46.1% of the electorate. Of course, I’m being facetious. It was the election of the least qualified, dumbest, most narcissistic President in U.S. history.

I am constantly shocked by how stupid so many people are and I’m sick of pretending like I’m not. The tipping point may have been the Plandemic video that an obscene number of my North Dakota Facebook friends shared without any question at all. I had held back on specifically going after the stupidity these people were posting until that video got popular. That was around the time I started sharing the Facebook memes about people getting their “research degrees” from YouTube.

All of this stupidity leads to the absolute pinnacle of American stupidity. This stupidity is an intersection of two stupid thoughts that don’t recognize that altering one of the two ideas could actually make their goals possible.

The problem we have right now among these really stupid people is that the Venn diagram of their ideas is almost a complete overlap. In one circle we have the people who want to open the economy without any restriction. In the other (nearly identical circle) we have the people who think wearing a cloth face-covering infringes upon their rights.

It is fucking insane these people don’t recognize altering one opinion or the other could produce the result they want. If you want the economy open, make everyone wear masks so the virus spread will be minimal. If you don’t want to wear a mask then keep the economy closed until the virus subsides or we have a vaccine.

We live in a time where people are completely unable to recognize some sacrifice is needed to achieve societal goals. We are in the midst of the most selfish time in human history and the U.S is leading the way. All it would take is one simple shift of selfish goals to achieve what everyone wants long-term. Unfortunately, we are stuck with the ultra-stupid getting way too much of what they want in the short-term.



R. James Miller

Mental health, emotional wellness, opinion, & travel-focused writer. Writing about my weight struggles, personal growth, and wanderlust.