San Francisco residents and business owners were shocked this week to learn that while private gyms have been closed since March due to the coronavirus restrictions, government employees have been able to freely work out for months. Not restricted to having to frequent the local Gold’s or Planet Fitness, these government employees can simply take advantage of the gyms located inside government buildings – all of which appear to be fully open, despite the pandemic.
This understandably led to outrage from the public, where the question is: Why them and not us?
“It’s shocking, it’s infuriating,” Daniele Rabkin, who works at Crossfit Golden Gate. “Even though they’re getting exposed, there are no repercussions, no ramifications? It’s shocking.”
A report came out this week revealing that police officers, judges, lawyers, paralegals, and bailiffs have all had free and easy access to workout equipment during the lockdown. The report said that the Hall of Justice gym has been open since the beginning of July, infuriating the owners of private gyms throughout the city.
“It just demonstrates that there seems to be some kind of a double standard between what city employees are allowed to do and what the residents of San Francisco are allowed to do,” said MX3 Fitness owner Dave Karraker.
Karraker, however, said there was a bright side to the report.
“What the city has unwillingly done is created this great case study that says that working out indoors is actually safe,” said Karraker. “So, at this point, we’re just demanding that they allow us to have the same workout privileges for the citizens of San Francisco that the employees of San Francisco have.”
Well, that would only happen if the Democrats running San Francisco had some capacity to feel shame, and there’s no evidence that this is the case. If that wasn’t obvious before, it certainly became obvious last week when Democrats rallied around Nancy Pelosi, who was caught violating lockdown laws to get her hair done at a local salon. When confronted about her hypocrisy, Pelosi blamed the salon owner for setting her up instead of taking the slightest amount of responsibility for her own actions.
These Democrats don’t see “rules for thee, but not for me” as a problem that needs to be fixed; they see it as the natural way of the world. They are smarter than us, wiser than us, and just plain better than us. That’s why they can take care of us, if only we’ll just submit to their holy authority!
Take a knee, peasant.