Thursday, October 30, 2014


Entitlement now has a new face and a new name.

No, it's not a drug addict who has joined a union of drug addicts demanding free everything, and it is not a teen who is demanding everything all the time in every way without lifting a finger.


It's Kaci Hickox, a nurse, recently returned to America from a stint treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.

Ms. Hickox has been asked to remain in her lovely rural home in Maine until November 10th, but today she and her fabulously perfect boy friend, Ted, went for a bike ride - along with many members of the national and local media and a swarm of various police.

"I'm not willing to stand here and let my civil rights be violated when it's not science-based."

Let's see if we can follow this.

Most people are trying to prevent the worldwide spread of a deadly disease.

If you had been exposed, and you had even the slightest hint of a concern about your community and your state and your country and your continent, wouldn't you find a way or ways to get comfy hanging about your large comfortable, well-equipped house, wouldn't you just do that for 21 days?

Wouldn't you feel guilty about roaming about, going into shops and restaurants on the off chance that you might be responsible for setting off a chain reaction with massive deadly consequences.

Sure, maybe it won't be a barrel of laughs.

Here's my radical take.

This person should not be quarantined. She should be in jail.

And every time you head for the dictionary, encyclopedia or Wikipedia in search of the meaning of ENTITLEMENT, or try to understand the generation that is completely obsessed with every minute right it can imagine and claim, you will find her demanding photo.