Should we rise up or keep cruising Netflix?
San Diego surfers are waking up this morning as properly designated second-class citizens. Discriminated against at the highest levels of county politics. Bigoted toward for the first time since 1971 as the Coronavirus Apocalypse turns a new, draconian corner.
Recreational boating, swimming and surfing will be prohibited countywide beginning Saturday under new county orders directed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus, which claimed the life of another resident and reached 1,000 local cases as of Friday.
The mandatory order takes effect Saturday, while county officials on Thursday had strongly urged all people to wear facial coverings when leaving their homes.
Practicing what they preach, county supervisors Greg Cox and Nathan Fletcher, along with other officials, wore bandannas or scarfs at the daily afternoon press briefing Friday.
At the Friday county news briefing, Fletcher expanded on an order from Thursday that prohibited active recreation in the county such as basketball, football and volleyball.
“Included in active recreation are swimming, surfing and recreational boating,” he said. “All of those activities are prohibited countywide.”
Passive activities such as walking, jogging and hiking still are allowed, he said.
Activity-ism may well be the social curse we carry out of this troubled time. Judging others by how they play as opposed to the content of their hearts.
Deep profound shame.
But should we take this opportunity to reach for our oppressed basketball, football, volleyball brothers and sisters?
A glorious underground union?
A National Association for the Advancement of Active People?
Has surfing been officially banned where you live or are you still blindly operating under the lie of equality?
More as the story develops.