Letters, July 28: ‘Baseball the first to realize sports ain’t so easy during COVID’
Re: Miami Marlins COVID-19 outbreak shows MLB’s astonishing lack of foresight. In my opinion, professional sport should be put on ice until medical experts have developed a vaccine for this dreaded COVID-19. This would include the ramping up of the remaining NHL hockey season in both Edmonton and Toronto. Until then, COVID-19 ain’t going nowhere soon. The second wave of this dreaded bug is on the easterly horizon. And when it hits us again, it will make the first wave seem like a Sunday school picnic, in comparison. Presently. it is shaping up to a perfect storm, that will sweep across Planet Earth with vengeance. So, enjoy playing your violins on the decks of the Titanic!
DONALD K. MUNROE
(And they wanted to bring the travelling road show to Toronto. No thanks.)
JUST BE KIND, PLEASE
I’m tired of people going on about mandatory masks taking away their personal freedoms. Masks are in place on people’s faces to protect others. They do little to protect the wearer. How would you non-mask wearers feel finding out that your choice as an asymptomatic person with no mask has just infected a vulnerable senior or type 1 diabetic, who could become very ill or even die. Don’t pretend to wear it for yourself. You are wearing the mask for the rest of humankind. It’s just too bad that the government had to make the decision for you.
(It’s not too much to ask.)
THERE IS NO UTOPIA
The concept of systemic racism, an idea eagerly embraced by Marxists, is an assault and an attack on Western values and liberties. The system that is racist is: free-market capitalism, the importance of the individual and the unimpeachable rights of man. What it implies is the entire system is racist and it must be dismantled and overthrown and to embark on a journey to a collective, socialist Utopia. It’s a road to ruin, misery and despair. It’s a place that does not exist in the real world; it only exists in the lecture halls of academia, on paper and in the minds of the thoroughly indoctrinated.
(Plenty of room for improvement without dismantling the whole system.)
PLEASE GUIDE US
Now that Calgary has its own chief medical officer, Dr. Naheed Nenshi, who single-handily championed the bylaw mandating the wearing of face masks in Calgary starting Aug. 1, I have a suggestion. Considering that bars, restaurants and many others will be exempt from mask wearing, perhaps the city could produce a commercial for local TV. This one-minute public service infomercial could have Dr. Nenshi and Coun. Druh Farrell demonstrating the proper do’s and don’ts for guys and gals to safely hit on each other in crowded Calgary bars without wearing one of those pesky face masks.
(As long as we don’t start copying B.C.’s safe-sex guidelines.)
Shouldn’t everyone just remember that saying some of us grew up with, “Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me.” Leave the damn names and enjoy the games.
(That old ditty wasn’t much comfort to those on the receiving end day after day after day.)