Scifi/Fantasy conventions are, if not the most, then one of the most hard-hit of “industries” by the pandemic has been conventions. They essentially went out of existence in 2020 and many of them will take years to recover … if they recover and resume at all.
Oh Yeah! Cue the Schadenfreude! The NFL – and the NBA and MLB – got “Woke” and are flailing about now, with plummeting ratings and merchandise sales, as America tunes them out for siding with the Blacks who are protesting and rioting against our nation.
The NFL’s ratings have been in steady decline since they failed to properly respond to Kaepernick’s antics in 2016, letting the rot spread throughout the Blacks that they hired. And it’s just getting worse for them as they double-down on their “Wokeness.”
Ah well, stupid should be painful, and sometimes that pain has to be lethal so that others can learn from it. And the NFL’s – and the other pro-sports leagues = are being mortally stupid. When, due to COVID-19 restrictions, your industry is looking at over $5 billion in lost revenues – a 38% hit to the leagueâ€™s total revenue – the last thing you should want to do is further anger and alienate your customers by siding with the Blacks against America.
Hehe – as I said, cue the Schadenfreude. I find the prospect of a life without pro sports to be pleasant, especially since it would largely only harm the sorts that brought about their demise.
Meetings, normally via Skype or Zoom, are the one bit of corporate interpersonal interaction left for many in these ongoing months of the COVID-19 pandemic panic. They’re important! So, remember to change out of your new-normal businesswear and into your approved meeting attire. 😆
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Exactly! You can’t have it both ways because there is only one way under Natural/Divine Law, which is specifically enumerated by the US Constitution. You have your inalienable rights and those business owners have them too.
And no! I’m very much not one of those who’ve jumped on the Pandemic Panic bandwagon. Frankly, a disease with a 0.28% Crude Mortality Rate (CMR) and a 1.4% Infection Mortality Rate (IMR) doesn’t particularly impress me, especially when only 4.5% of those deaths occurred in people under the age of 65 who did not have an underlying medical condition such as: Diabetes, Lung Disease, Cancer, Immunodeficiency, Heart Disease, Hypertension, Asthma, Kidney Disease, GI/Liver Disease, and Obesity. But this isn’t about COVID-19; it’s about rights and what’s right and what’s wrong.
It was and is the same thing as businesses saying that you can’t bring your firearm into them. It’s their right. It’s also the same thing as businesses setting a basic dress-code. It’s their right.
You have a right to your person, but they have a right to their persons and their property. So, don’t be an asshole. You’re far closer to being an oppressor by doing so than those business owners are by exercising their rights.
You also have the right to just not patronize those businesses, just as they have the right to tell you that they don’t want your business.
Just something to think about. Since the first of the shutdowns / closures enacted by various politicians, the big box stores have been allowed to stay open while almost every small business has been forced to shutdown, often by threat of draconian reprisals.