We are non-resident home owners who are now faced with no rental income to help pay a mortgage and expenses (including all the work we paid locals to do) and reading nothing but hurtful things from a group of people who apparently hate us and want to blame us for everything. I have even seen a petition wanting to bar non-residents from the island indefinitely. !
This attitude makes me sick. While I'm sure it's mostly a few loudmouths it is still disheartening
Take heart, AbunchofCrooks, as the group behind the lynch mob access closure and that petition is a social media group of about 3k people total. It's not just FT residents, but lots of others as well, and even then it's less than 10% of the FT population of the Outer Banks.
The people pointing fingers at others, and scremaing the loudest are just more terrified and hateful, not more right or representative of the whole.
And worse, they believe being behind a curve without flattening the curve means they're safe from the virus. You can't reason with irrational people, even if you want to offer them supplies or help them get testing. You can just remember they're not representative of the whole.