If I ask what is essential I’d get different answers depending on who I asked right?
So I looked online at these three different sites:
Essential – Definition, absolutely necessary; indispensable.
Essential – Suggests that which is in the very essence or constitution of a thing.
Essential – Definition: Necessary or needed.
In light of recent events we are constantly bombarded with the political implications regarding who, what or when someone or some place is deemed essential. I still want to know who decided to make that worldwide determination for mankind. Who is the driving force behind it all?
One of the first things after the surfacing of the China Virus or as it has now been dubbed “The Election Infection” was the determination of businesses that were essential. It was consensual that hospitals and first responders were essential to treating those who became infected with the COVID-19 virus. It also made hospital workers, doctors, nursing and medical staff essential. Law Enforcement, Fire Department and Emergency Medical Technicians were included in this initial order.
All personnel not employed in critical care medical treatment facilities were considered non-essential and ordered to remain home in self-isolation. No trips to the store, no barber or beauty salon services, no visiting relatives, no worship services and no recreation facilities could open. Stay safe at home and we’re together alone became catch phrases to live by. All other businesses were considered non-essential and must immediately close. Schools and all education facilities were closed indefinitely. Children were to be home-schooled (parents weren’t allowed back to work yet anyway).
It was soon realized (sooner for some) that food and medications were needed by residents and grocery stores could open with caveats – facemasks, social distancing and limited number of patrons allowed. This meant that grocery store workers were now considered essential and some were allowed to go to work. Then home supply (hardware) stores were considered essential and store employees were allowed back to work. Customers had to comply with caveats – facemasks, social distancing and limited number of customers allowed. It wasn’t long before liquor stores and marijuana shops became essential and their store workers became essential. Next hair salons, massage parlors and hands on medical treatment facilities were deemed essential and their workers allowed back to work. Every time an entity was deemed essential, so were their workers. One of the last vestiges were restaurants comply with caveats – facemasks, social distancing and limited number of customers allowed.
So 20 + weeks into this economic shutdown schools are still closed and teachers are fighting returning to work over fears of catching the virus. Churches in many areas are allowed to reopen at 50% capacity and comply with caveats – facemasks, social distancing and limited number of congregation allowed.
During this time of shutdown protests turning into riots began to breakout in cities across the nation. Businesses and official government facilities were vandalized, looted and burned while local politicians restricted law enforcement response an allowed lawlessness to continue. Apparently lawless domestic terrorists had been deemed essential and exempt for complying with caveats – facemasks, social distancing and no limit on the number of rioters allowed to participate. Many innocent civilians were attacked, injured and killed in the name of social justice while officials cheered and/or participated.
Who died and left the hidden person in charge of essential/non-essential determinations. Is it the same person(s) who decided that there is no cure for COVID-19 and everyone must remain at home until a vaccine is available for all? So many questions and every answer lead to even more questions. Will all this craziness suddenly end after November 3rd, 2020? Will life return to normal with all the violence just a bad dream? Regardless of the outcome of the election will everything suddenly be better on November 4th, 2020?
The only thing that is essential for life is Almighty God. He is the giver of life and the creator God. If he created it – it is essential. No government, man or entity can save mankind from the craziness of life as we know it. Only salvation in the blood and name of Jesus Christ is essential to take one to the throne of Almighty God in heaven. – I am the Real Truckmaster!