Just wear one.

What if I told you that wearing one small piece of clothing can stop the spread of a deadly disease ravaging the USA and even the world? Would you do it? Would you take a few steps of discomfort in your life to think of others and care for them?

Is it slightly annoying? Sure. Let’s be honest, it’s not fashionable, it makes people a bit uncomfortable, and can create some awkwardness in the grocery store, but it saves lives and that’s what matters.

When all of this first started, I’ll be the first to admit that I was skeptical. How could one piece of clothing stop a disease? Early on, to my credit, the experts were actually saying that you didn’t have to wear one. Then two weeks later, they said that the only reason they were telling folks not to wear one was because there was a potential shortage.

Part of me is kicking myself for taking this long to finally GET IT. But, I feel like this gives me even greater empathy to help others. Because, that’s what it’s all about. It’s about helping others, because we’re all in this together. It’s not about wearing one just so that you can tell others how stupid they are for not wearing one, or to video them walking around Kroger without one. That would make my motives disingenuous and completely nullify my Twitter header photo of two hands coming together showing the heart sign.

Prior to this, I really wasn’t sure of my identity. My interests and opinions were very limited, but now I finally feel like I’m finally making a difference. I feel like I belong to something greater than myself. I finally understand those hashtags #InItTogether. I feel like I can truly make a difference in this world.

Once I started wearing one, I started noticing how selfish other people are. At first I thought maybe we should just let people decide for themselves whether or not to wear one, but now that I’ve joined the cause I see how simple it can be to save the world. I feel like I’m a healthier part of society, a healthier human, and a more emotionally healthy and complete man since I started wearing one. Now, when I see other “men” not wearing one, I become outraged. How dare they be so selfish, how dare they not care enough about their fellow man to do something so simple. People on the other side tell me that my outrage is silly because what other people wear is none of my business, but they’re wrong. We’re dealing with a global pandemic.

Just because hospitals are barren, and when my granny died of pneumonia in 2011 we had to wait a while to get an ICU bed, it doesn’t mean that this isn’t a pandemic. Hospitals never really had patients in the ICU section until now. Don’t let the science and numbers skew your thinking. We’re in a pandemic and wearing one article of clothing can make it go away. Just a few single stitches can save lives.

What if I told you that if you just sucked it up for 4-8 weeks (or as long as the politicians tell you) and wore this ONE article of clothing, you’d have college football this year. DON’T YOU REALIZE THAT COLLEGE FOOTBALL IN 2020 IS SOLELY DEPENDENT ON WHETHER YOU WEAR IT? Don’t come crying to me when all you have in October is reruns from 20 years ago of your precious little bulldogs.

We must normalize men wearing them. Normalize kids wearing them. Normalize women wearing them. Your aunt and uncle, your cousins, your granny and grandpa. It’s just that simple.

For those who are afraid of the political fall out at the dinner table, it’s not “leftists” just wearing one these simple pieces of clothing. Even Donald Trump is wearing one, heck Governor Kemp has worn one. Musicians are wearing them. Hollywood Actors are wearing them. Sports superstars are wearing them. Trevor Bauer wore one. Stop being so dogmatic and politicizing everything.

People who refuse to wear it are endangering our very way of life as Americans. These same people, who are so careless and refuse to adhere to this simple protective measure, have been seen marching in the streets for their “right” to infect other people. Thousands of them gathering, many with weapons, to yell and scream about their right to endanger us all.

People need to wake up. Stop being selfish. Do you want people to die from this Chinese virus, this Wuhan Virus, American virus?

If you actually care, stop being a terrible person and wear a MAGA cap. Science backs this up. Don’t believe me? I have a Twitter account.

Josh Brown

Josh is the co-host of Knockahoma Nation. He's written for the Rome News Tribune, as well as Fansided's Tomahawk Take, and he's been published on Fox Sports. He lives with his wife and dogs somewhere in the mountains near Boone, NC.

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