The metaphor discussion reminded me of Cat Coupling, “where it’s unclear whether an attribute is meant as justifiably picking out a subset, or unjustifiably describing the whole, and as a result strengthening the connection between the concept and the attribute.” E.g. “the only ones that will lose out are rich bosses”: are all bosses rich, or will the non-rich bosses excluded? Nerst argues that such a phrase leverages the ambiguity to be more powerful.
Another way the metaphor struggles is that usually we don’t disagree if it’s raining. In November, was a supermarket a high risk setting?
I would say mocking the wet people isn’t the problem. The externality of infection, mean that the pro-umbrella crowd believe they are being made wet by the non-umbrella crowd.
So the two problems with the metaphor:
The degree of rain coming down is agreed upon, community risk is not.
Pro-maskers view your choice not use an umbrella as getting them wet. (And as Zvi says, in some times and places, they are not wrong.)
Some googling did not yield a source for “Had his family issue threats of at least symbolic physical violence”. Can you provide a link?
The closest I got was this:
If that is all there is, I don’t think it is accurately described as “Had his family issue threats of at least symbolic physical violence.”
And if someone is feeling in the mood, is there a link for 6 as well? 5 minutes of googling yielded irresponsible behavior around his claimed positive test, but nothing about the french open.