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After Coronavirus, What If? — Opinion

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“The times they are a-changing,” Bob Dylan. Admittedly I’m not a fan of Dylan or similar songs of the era. I prefer, “I was happy in the haze of a drunken hour. But heaven knows I’m miserable now.” The Smiths. The musings of Dylan and songs from the ’60s do, however, carry extra weight during these difficult times. From a lyrical standpoint, political and protest songs serve as a reminder of that this, too, this COVID-19, this pandemic, will pass.

Unfortunately, until we are allowed to begin crafting a “new normal,” we all will need to dig deep and stay positive for our family, friends, and our own health. Once our elected leadership begins to remove the stay at home orders, which many states have started, we can then start the process of adapting to a coronavirus world ahead of a vaccine. We all know how to adapt. Changes in our health, finances, relationships, and life itself has prepared us to make the needed adjustments to fit our own lives and priorities. These are all things that will eventually happen. The question that none of us know the answer to is just how long will it be until life feels in any way normal?

At the moment, I believe most of us are hesitant or resistant to adjusting to a lockdown life and for good reason. What we are all experiencing isn’t sustainable on any level. I also believe most of us are waiting patiently and doing the best we can to stay sane while we wait it out. None of what we are living through should ever feel normal. Because of all of this, I have started to wonder what exactly life will look like post-lock downs and stay at home orders? Specifically, will any of us come out of this with a different view of the people around us and life in general?

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I say this with absolutely no disrespect to anyone who has been negatively impacted by COVID-19. Whether its health, financial or mental stress, etc., this pandemic has been horrible on multiple fronts, and I absolutely acknowledge that. To be honest, even though I’m very blessed to be working, I’d be lying if I said that coronavirus hasn’t been mentally taxing on me, it has. Looking ahead, to that day when the headlines have little to mention of this current pandemic, I wonder what good will come out of this?

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From observations being out in public, with sunny skies and warmer weather, I have already seen a considerable shift in public behavior. I do get tired of the “we are all in this together” labeling slapped on every radio and TV ad. However, there is some truth in those marketed words. I saw a story about bike sales soaring right now. We recently bought a new bike for our thirteen-year son. We know that Vitamin D (Sunlight) UV rays protect you from being further harmed if you get the virus and may even work against the virus.

Many people, including me, have turned off the news altogether, I read all my news now. People are clamoring to be with friends, family, and co-workers. People are desperate to watch, attend sports and group gatherings. While we’re not experiencing much if any love-in’s or kind smiles behind the masked faces and grocery stores and newly created one-way aisles. Outside, in parks, on bike and walking trails, in neighborhoods with families playing in the yard and sitting in driveways, people seem to wave, say hello and be generally happier to see their fellow men and women walk by their homes. My point is this. When all is said and done, what if? What if, in the end, we end up appreciating life a little more? We end up spending more time talking face to face with people (when we can again) What if we go out more? What if we appreciate God’s creation more? What if we spend less time online and more time outside with friends and family. What if we take care of our bodies better than before? What if we are all a little kinder to strangers we pass? What if people stopped tailgating on the freeway? 🙂 Can you tell me one other thing that could have impacted the world the way that coronavirus has? One other thing that could have potentially made the entire planet appreciate the smaller things in life and life in general more?

Romans 8:28 KJV
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Jon Justice is a conservative science fiction author and Iheart Radio talk show host. The EMBARK Trilogy, including the just-released third book in the series The Vanishing War, are available now on AMAZON and www.MyNerdWorld.Net

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Young Cheerleaders Cursed Out Because of ‘Their Privilege’ By BLM Protesters (Videos)

Such kind people!

John Salvatore

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Even though this event took place in Kentucky, the jury selection for the George Floyd trial will take place today in Minnesota. As you’d imagine, the left is already raging because…they’re the left. What happened below is just a small snippet of what we’ll see when the officers accused of killing Floyd are exonerated. Check this out, via PTNewsNetwork: Louisville protesters have reached a new low, verbally attacking families and small children as they attempt to enter a cheerleading competition. Louisville protesters attempted to lead a protest caravan thoughout the city, but only made it about one block before Louisville Metro Police Department officers intercepted the vehicles shutting down the caravan. For several hours, the protesters attempted to regroup, finally stopping infront of the Louisville International Conventional Center, where a cheerleading competition was taking place. WATCH: https://twitter.com/zerosum24/status/1368324240995475459 https://twitter.com/zerosum24/status/1368333475556818948 https://twitter.com/zerosum24/status/1368653129680625667

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‘Military Rape’ Song Is Absolutely ‘Hilarious’ Biden AG Nominee Merrick Garland Once Wrote

Where’s #MeToo!?

John Salvatore

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Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general is under a bit of fire for something he wrote all the way back in 1976 while he was a college student. This is yet another example of cancel culture, except the left won’t care about this issue because Garland is a liberal. Have to protect the liberal from the evil Republicans, right!? From Breitbart: President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee Merrick Garland as a college student at Harvard University wrote in a review of a musical that a song about rape was one of the play’s “hilarious group numbers.” Here’s what Garland wrote back in 1976… A combination of factors, however, keep the vocal problems from becoming disastrous. Most important are the Jones-Schmidt songs themselves, simple and engaging melodies with a few tender ballads like “Try to Remember” and some hilarious group numbers like “it Depends on what You Pay,” which provides a shopping list of rapes for sale (e.g. “the military rape–it’s done with drums and a great brass band.”) Here are some of the lyrics… We’ve the obvious open schoolboy rape, With little mandolins and perhaps a cape. The rape by coach; it’s little in request. The rape by day, but the rape by night is best. Just try to see it. And you will soon agree, señors, Why Invite regret, When you can get the sort of rape You’ll never ever forget. You can get the rape emphatic. You can get the rape polite. You can get the rape with Indians: A very charming sight. You can get the rape on horseback; They’ll all say it’s new and gay. So you see the sort of rape Depends on what you pay. It depends on what you Pay. VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahCjK6RjR88 Let’s hear your thoughts in the comment section…

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