From: Lamezia Terme (Italy)
Yes I recall you like hunting in packs. Maybe makes you feel big.
Actually, this would be a contradiction in terms.
As for your post, if you want to comment on someone's post have the common courtesy to understand the point first.
You make a simple point: "People aren't grown up enough to put party politics aside for 5 seconds."
I disagree: it is not a matter of being "grown up". In a situation like the one are living in governments must take decisions which will involve the fate of millions of people. It is impossible, for the individual, not to have an opinion about what the best course of action should be - and thus automatically agreeing or disagreeing with either a given decision or a government's actions as a whole even if it is not his/her intention to be political.
Regarding "individual responsibility", this is something still tied to the best scientific advice - and only a state-level actor can have this kind of access to science. Some fact are, AFAWK, objective, like the benefit of wearing a mask or the risks of a too hastened reopening of schools. And yet you always have those "who know better", thus putting at risk all the rest and wasting the sacrifices made by them. For this reason you need special powers and laws.
Of course at this point a government will also have to tackle the screams of "Tyranny!" and "The end of democracy!" A good example would be some parts of the United States. You can also see how well things are going down there (I like to say that one of the biggest strengths of this Coronavirus is its sense of humour). However, yes, you may also have situations like the recent events in Portland, so even this matter is not strictly black and white, and open to opinions.
So, IMHO, "being political" means embracing mindlessly the position of a specific political faction - Republicans/Tories/Five Stars Movement/Whatever. Straining to understand scientific advice, understanding why even in a democracy certain liberties need to be suppressed, and trying to form informed opinions regardless of their political colour is not being political, because science and common sense are not political: they are the only path out of these woods.
"Yes darling, I served in the Navy for eight years. I was a cook..."
"Oh dad... so you were a God-damned cook?"
(My 10 years old daughter after watching "The Hunt for Red October")