I’ve honestly had it up to here with the government. One day we’re the Greater Region’s shining model of sensibility and balance in regards to Covid measures, and the next day Mr. Bettel and his minions slap us with a curfew of 11, and a day later they drop the curfew to nine o’clock. What are we, kids?
Let me guess, the next step is an all-day curfew, a total lockdown. Sure, go ahead. That’s where we’re going. It’s clear as day. Shops are already closed. We can’t go out to eat at restaurants. My spinning classes have been cancelled. Our kids are stuck doing school at home. I can’t even invite another family over for a visit.
We’ll put up with this for only so long, Mr. Bettel. I’ve really reached my limit. I don’t even need to listen to your announcement today. I’m ready to fight. Organize. Rant on Facebook. Protest. Whatever it takes to oppose the abuses of this government.
Wait, what? What’s that I’ve just read, and can it be true? We’re slowly opening back up? Schools, shops, and hairdressers too? And the curfew has been put back to 11? Wow, that’s great news, I guess. Fresh air. I can breathe. What a pleasant surprise.
Wait a minute, Mr. Bettel. Too soon, too fast. What are you trying to do, get us all sick? Haven’t you given any thought to the new strain of the virus? The elderly? The infirm? Medical workers? The very system that you are supposed to protect?
The government must take a cold, hard look at the danger they’re putting us in. The solution is not to relax, but to tighten up the rules. We need stricter measures, not leniency. We need a disciplinarian to keep us safe, not some cool hipster uncle who lets us drink beer and watch horror movies when he’s supposed to be babysitting us. I demand a complete and total lockdown. Save us from ourselves, Mr. Prime Minister. That is your job.
Huh, what’s that? Oh, another announcement. The government is reversing course. They’re going to impose a total lockdown, as per my request? Stop right there.
Tyranny, pure and simple! Let’s rise up! Freedom, I say.
Joanna Lewandowska is a claims officer who lives in Howald