I’ve been trying to figure out what has been bothering about the quarantine orders that are popping up around the U.S.–other than they are unnecessary and counterproductive. What helped it was reading about Gov. Christie’s defense of his ill-considered and ill-planned policy. It’s the oozing arrogance. Rather than treating these healthcare professionals as honorable people who are risking everything to help others–a true credit to our nation–he sneers at them, treating them as if they were self-indulgent brats who decided to go on a drinking binge across the border.
I don’t think Christie and his ilk can truly understand why someone might volunteer to work with Ebola patients. There’s just something lacking there. Surely, only suckers and fools would do this. You know, squishes. Real men know they’ve got theirs, and screw the rest.
The assholes that walk among us might want to consider that even those who have made caring for others their profession regardless of their own society’s regard for them do not have inexhaustible reserves of compassion.
Then again, arrogant people don’t think about things like that.