This is not an anti-vaccine rant. It is a sober discussion of the matter of civil liberties.
Since March 2020, we have been forced to wear masks.
The mask is a crucifix. It signals to society that you are a believer. (In Covid-19.) It tells society that you are compliant and have submitted.
Like taking the knee, it is virtue signalling. It says you are happy with the lockdowns because, hey, you don’t have to go to work and you still get a ‘stimmy’ cheque. The single most effective way of breaking down a human being is social isolation and distancing. Irreparable harm is being done to children, especially, by enforced mask wearing.
In any free society, we should be able to ask questions and make our own choices about receiving medical treatment, or not. But anyone who asks questions is automatically branded “anti-science”. The notion that there is just one scientific doctrine to follow is actually anti-scientific in itself. And that’s not just my view, but that of scientists.
The notion that freedom of speech still exists in America today is a nonsense. Those that dare question the efficacy of the smorgasbord of vaccinations are cancelled and shamed. They are dehumanized and ‘othered.’
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution prevents the government from making laws which regulate an establishment of religion, prohibit the free exercise of religion, or abridge the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the right to peaceably assemble, or the right to petition the government for redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.
The premise of the First Amendment is unique. Allowing freedom of speech means allowing someone who disagrees with you the right to voice their opinion, however offensive it might be.
It is precisely this freedom of speech that made America great. Be prepared to be offended. How tragic that the press are now the government lapdogs. “The View”, a daily talk show on ABC, is just one of many outlets that seek to humiliate and shame those who are not following the approved Covid narrative. For the last couple of weeks, I have watched its presenter, Sunny Hostin, insult Americans whom she brands the ‘vaccine hesitant.’
Here’s her take on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in 2021 America: “When you look at the folks that are not getting vaccinated because it’s a quarter of Americans that are not getting vaccinated, white evangelicals, 45% said they won’t get vaccinated… Republicans, almost 50% are refusing to get the vaccine. We won’t reach herd immunity because of those particular groups.
“I say we need to shun those that refuse to get vaccinated. Just like now in certain states… there are signs on storefronts on businesses.. [stating] no mask, no entry. I think if you have not been vaccinated, no entry. You want to get on a plane? You have to be vaccinated. … You don’t get the liberties that come with immunity. Something has to break. If that’s your personal choice not to get vaccinated, you don’t then get to infringe on the rights of those who have chosen to protect their fellow citizens.”
And, of course, all these glossy women in the mainstream media, with their big, strong teeth, concur that Donald Trump must be banned from every platform and be punished for his alleged mishandling of the virus.
“So many people hang on his every word. He is still a public safety threat,” Hostin explains. “He can harm public safety and harm this country. He is too much of a danger. He doesn’t need to contaminate the airwaves.”
This subjectivity of censorship is why the cure is worse than the illness.
We live in a post-truth world whose emblem is stupefying hypocrisy. The leftists view on abortion is: “My body, my choice.” However, the leftists’ view on vaccines is: “Your body, my choice.”
The consensus of these people – and they are to be found on every other mainstream channel and newspaper, not just ABC – is that they don’t want unvaccinated people around them. Unvaccinated people are the unclean and should be punished. They shouldn’t be allowed to take their children to schools, go to restaurants, take cruises or even walk in the park. Don’t you dare come near me without a vaccine.
Does that mean I am to be banned from planes, shops and offices, as Hostin advocates?
Can the state compel you to take a vaccine with the reward of everyday freedoms? Technically, no. Roe v. Wade decided that no one can be discriminated against based on an aspect of their medical history, so unless the US Supreme Court overrules that case, vaccine and vaccine passports are in fact unconstitutional and illegal.
The Texas pediatrician Peter Hotez, backed by Bill Gates, wrote in Nature magazine recently. Hotez claims there is “anti-vax aggression” and he equates anti-vaxxers with cybercriminals and nuclear terrorists. He wants the United Nations to establish shock troops to hunt down and eliminate them.
Last time I looked, the groups that are actually committing violence are BLM and Antifa. But they are never called to account. The mainstream media now effectively designates anti-vaxxers as terrorists. Vaccine sceptics are the dangers and risks to society, while BLM and Antifa are the good guys.
The latest attack on the bone-headed populace – aka, those that haven’t been vaccinated – by Hostin and her fellow travellers is chilling.
Even her co-presenter Whoopi Goldberg was a little taken back: “Requiring proof that one has been vaccinated in order to travel – is this crazy?”
Hostin was unmoved: “It’s not a radical idea, the vaccine is solid.”
“At what time do we give up on these boneheads?” another host, Joy Behar, demanded. “You have to have proof of vaccination. Everyone must be inconvenienced. You don’t get to certain events. This is not a political issue.”
Behar, Hostin et al. obviously concur with the Michigan Governor, Gretchen Witmer, who has made her entire state hostage to being vaccinated. Get the jab or suffer gunpoint-enforced lockdowns: they won’t end until 70% of the state’s adults surrender to being injected.
This is fascistic coercion that violates restrictions against medical experiments, violates fundamental human rights and the requirement for informed consent. Surely such tactics should never be deployed or tolerated in a free society?
Are we who choose to stay vaccine-free, who declare we have sovereign rights over our own bodies, to be publicly singled out, excluded and punished? After the Nuremberg Race Laws were passed in Germany in 1935, Jews were ostracised, discriminated against, and later had to wear a yellow badge so as to make ‘the enemy within visible.’
Are those of us in the 21st century unable to provide proof of being vaccinated against Covid, going to suffer a similar fate? (And, just to be clear, I am not making any comparisons to the later, heinous genocide that occured, but simply to how a majority can go down the road of singling out and discriminating against a minority).
Today’s mainstream media seems intent on creating a two-tier society: the virtuous vaccinated and the unclean unvaccinated. Covid apartheid, anyone?
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