One of the best stories of the week about the coronavirus lockdowns is one from New York City. An NYC bar owner used leftist tactics to say his bar is an “autonomous zone.”
We love this guy! He’s standing up for his right as a small business owner to stay open.
The NY Post reports that the Staten Island pub located in a coronavirus hot spot is stealing a page from Seattle’s anarchist cookbook, declaring itself an “autonomous zone,” free from the public-safety restrictions its owners say they will refuse to abide by.
“!ATTENTION! We hereby declare this establishment an !!! AUTONOMOUS ZONE!!!” read signs outside and around Mac’s Public House in Grant City, invoking a phrase more commonly associated with the monthlong occupation of Capitol Hill in the Emerald City by anti-cop radicals. “We refuse to abide by any rules and regulations put forth by the Mayor of NYC and Governor of NY State.”
Just as other states like Michigan decided to put new restrictions on small businesses, NYC shut down indoor dining at bars and restaurants. Last Wednesday, the restrictions took effect and will further destroy the already hurting bar and restaurant industry in NYC. The November/December tourist season in the city is usually flooded with people shopping and dining. This is a killer for these businesses…
“We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem.” – President Trump.
NYC – Christmas 2017