Although the opposition to public health measures to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be an overwhelmingly conservative Republican affair in terms of political affiliation, as the Boulder Daily Camera’s Kelsey Hammon reports, there is that peculiar phenomenon wherein the irrational fringes of American society on both wings of the political spectrum join forces at the back side of the moon–otherwise known as eastern Boulder County:
A Longmont candle shop that county officials said defied compliance with coronavirus public health orders has removed a sign that said wearing masks was against their “spiritual beliefs.”
Magic Fairy Shop, 634 Main St., replaced the sign with another one reading: “Please find us online,” said Chana Goussetis, spokesperson for Boulder County Public Health, on Wednesday…
Goussetis said officials found the store closed Wednesday, which she said would “constitute as compliance.”
Not that we welcome the closure of any Colorado going concern, but we suspect there are plenty of alternatives when it comes to magic fairy candles that magic fairy candle consumers can turn to for safe shopping. At the interface between the liberal mecca of the city of Boulder and conservative stronghold of Weld County, East Boulder County is a fascinating place where “fairy-candle” anti-maskers, like ostensibly liberal anti-vaxxers, occur at a slightly higher rate than the norm–just enough to be a noticeable mutation.
It’s possible that over the nearby county line in Weld County, things might have gone differently for the Magic Fairy Shop. But in Boulder County, they got the same treatment as any other COVIDiot. And that’s an outcome we can all (literally) live with.
Please don’t cast a spell on us or whatever.