Free Men Are Not Experiments
Here is the letter I sent to the Delco Symphony and the Executive Assistant to the President of Neumann University effectively severing my decade long affiliation with the Orchestra.
During the past ten years I have been a season ticket subscriber and haven’t missed a concert other than the ones canceled in 2020 or the occasional snowstorm cancelation in previous years. I also supported them financially during 2020 when they were not permitted to play to an audience, through donations to help fund a virtual season.
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To whom it may concern:
I am emailing to inform the Delaware County Symphony and Neumann University, after a decade of patronage, I will no longer attend any chamber or symphony concerts.
I am basing my decision on the hysteria caused by a virus with 99 percent survivability. Essential freedom is never to be traded for a false or temporary sense of security.
Demanding performers and guest artists “show their papers” is not only an egregious violation of one’s personal medical information it reeks of authoritarianism. In addition, demanding patrons wear a cloth mask, that does little to nothing to prevent exposure to viruses, however provides a damp environment for all sorts of harmful bacteria to thrive is neither healthy nor based in sound science.
I am in effect “canceling” my affiliation with the DCS and will continue to practice socialist distancing from proponents of what I know is junk science and Lysenkoism.
Just this past week the CDC and the FDA engaged in a debate over booster shots. Science is not by consensus. Science is repeatable and demonstrable. Never forget the CDC gave us the Tuskegee Experiments and the FDA approved Thalidomide.
I am a free man. I am no one’s experiment – social, scientific or otherwise.
Joseph B Dychala
Aston, PA 19014