Susan’s satire…

SATIRE: (noun) The use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary topical or political issues.

SusanHair cut, April 2014

Daughter Susan

Daughter Susan is puzzled by the attitudes of some U.S. citizens in the midst of the horrifying number of COVID:19 cases in their country. She wrote and shared this satire with me and I’m sharing it with you.

Hi Maughm: A little satire for you, inspired by thinking about people who refuse to wear masks in public…

‘I love America and I love Freedom. I don’t believe that the government has a right to tell me what to do and what not to do. I am completely capable of making my own decisions regarding what is good for me and for those around me. If you don’t like it, well, you don’t love this country and you’re a damn Socialist so you should go live in China.

Yosemite Sam

I enjoy shooting guns in the air

Some people try to tell me not to do the things it is my god-given right to do. For example, I really enjoy shooting guns into the air. Sure, the bullets might hurt some people now and again as they come down, but they’re unlikely to die. Besides, more people die each year from the flu than from people firing bullets into the air, so why worry? If some stupid sheeple who love Big Government breathing down their necks are scared of my shooting, they can just choose to stay home.

People also often object to my choice to drink

Man drinking and driving

Seat belts — never wear one

before and while driving. That is just ridiculous! Yeah, some drunk drivers might hit and kill people, but more people die each year from the flu than from drunk drivers, so why should I be denied this enjoyable activity? And don’t get me started on seat belts — never wear one, never would, even when I’m sober.

I also don’t want my kids wearing seatbelts. I’m raising them to be strong, independent Americans, and they need to understand how valuable our freedoms are. You force someone to wear a seat belt, the next thing you know they’re calling you comrade and forcing you into a health care program that allows everyone to get treatment when they need it without losing their home from the bills. That is just un-American!

Child drivingSpeaking of my kids, I also don’t buy into that government regulation crap about kids needing to be 16 to drive. My kids might not be able to see over the steering wheel yet, but that’s no reason to deprive them of their freedoms. They’ll probably only hit the old people who can’t get out of the way fast enough, or those slowed down by pre-existing health conditions, so who cares? Besides, the idea that young children are too immature to drive responsibly is a hoax the Democrats thought up to hurt our beloved president. All those statistics and articles in the media about young drivers killing people are FAKE NEWS!’

16 thoughts on “Susan’s satire…

  1. I am pleased to report that all the markets here in Reno and even Home Depot are finally requiring face covering before you can come in to shop. It’s a bit like closing the barn door after the horses have already escaped, but it is at least something! I honestly can’t fathom how it hurts people to just wear a mask in public, try to keep space between people, and wash their hands. Maybe you don’t think it is necessary, but if it is even POSSIBLE that it might save one life, isn’t it worth it?

  2. Susan, your comments were wonderful, insightful , funny and spot on. You seem to have your Mother’s gift for writing. You made several important points without offending people. I would like your words to be read by many others as lives are at stake. I want to request that both you and your Mother try writing together. I can’t wait to read it.

      • That’s the problem! It’s sad that people there just refuse to understand and be safe… sad that one needs to write and hope they get some sense.
        We have to take care of ourselves, keeping others around us safe, too! Stay safe, you both, and keep writing.

  3. Well written and so true.
    Here is a great link for all the reasons to want and need to wear a mask:

    https://www.khq.com/news/khq-investigates-how-effective-is-a-mask/video_e308a1e8-b74f-11ea-ac6d-878bd6f54032.html

    The main reason for all the problems with people not understanding the seriousness of coved -19 is lack of education and understanding the human impact.
    This is both a funny and sad little video that sums it up:

    Thanks for this post.
    Cheers!

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