“We are witnessing the burial of individual freedom in our country due to all of these mandates to wear masks and get vaccinated,” William said, disgorging phlegm from his throat and spitting it on the ground at my feet.
“Your crazy conspiracy theories beliefs are as distasteful as your gross habits,” I said. “I totally dispute your notion of lost personal freedoms. Do you vaccinate your children for measles and chicken pox?”
“It’s not the same,” William said. “Measles and chicken pox are real. This whole COVID nonsense is a liberal hoax.”
“Again, that’s crazy,” I said. “But if you’re so concerned about individual freedoms, why are you opposed to women having the freedom to choose to have an abortion?”
“Because abortion is the murder of innocent babies and I’m opposed to murder,” William said.
“And yet you’re in favor of capital punishment and you have no problem with people someone like Kyle Rittenhouse shooting and killing non-violent protesters. Plus, you are opposed to common sense gun laws.”
“Gun ownership is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution,” William said. “I own four guns and you better believe, I got skills, so you better watch what you say next.”
“Ooh, I’m shaking in my boots,” I said, mocking fear. “Let me ask you, would you use your skills to defend Americans’ right to vote, which is also in the Constitution?”
“Not illegal votes, fraudulent votes, or votes by people who aren’t real Americans,” William said.
“Like white Americans, you mean?” I said.
“It was my ancestors, not theirs, who made this country great,” William said.
“I think you need to break the chains tying you to Fox News and try to come back to reality here on Earth One,” I said.
“Fox News is like the Bible,” William said. “It speaks only the gospel truth.”
All I could do was shake my head in despair. This country is in deep doo doo, I thought.
Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (burial), Ragtag Daily Prompt (freedom), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (disgorge), Word of the Day Challenge (tasteful), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (dispute), Scott’s Daily Prompt (I got skills, and My Vivid Blog (chains).
Photo credit: JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutters.