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0749, 05 May 21

COVID Fear Porn Peddlers Reach Hysterical Pitch

There are two pieces in the Washington County Daily News today by lefties who claim that Righties are all anti-vax and are unpatriotic for being so. Both assertions are false. Here’s one:

Still, mandate or not, it makes no sense that workers won’t step up for a shot and help move toward herd immunity for their community and the good of their country. Right-wing dogma insists on individual rights, but what about a civic obligation to get a shot and help achieve herd immunity so we can all go about our personal lives without restrictions?

 

In effect, the anti-vaxxers are freeloaders. They are riding on the backs of the majority of the people who get their vaccinations and thereby make everybody around them more safe.

 

It’s just too bad that the politics of the day put individual liberty and indulgences ahead of obligations to our fellow Americans. It’s a fake kind of patriotism that says, “I’ll do what’s good for me, and to hell with my fellow man.”

 

They are like draft dodgers in days of national military crisis. We are in another form of national crisis. It does not involve weapons and killing combatants, but it is a war against an insidious infection that will take more lives than all the battles this country has ever faced.

First, while there vaccinations have slowed, it is not all people who oppose vaccinations. There are some, sure, but the largest group seems to be people who are just not that upset about the whole thing and haven’t made the time to do it. In any case, looking at the county map of vaccination rates in Wisconsin, there is no evidence that more conservative counties are lagging behind liberal counties. Washington, Ozaukee, and Waukesha counties – the famed conservative “WOW” counties – all have a comparable or higher vaccination rate than liberal Milwaukee, Rock, or Eau Claire counties. The difference in vaccination rates seem to be driven more by demographic factors than ideological ones. In our personal lives, we know this to be true. So the premise that “conservatives are anti-vaxx” is a hoax being perpetrated by Leftist propagandists.

Why are they making this accusation? Because of the second accusation – that people who do not want a vaccine are unpatriotic and uncaring about their fellow man. That is also a lie – a wretched and destructive lie. It is based on a Marxist or Fascist (two branches of the same tree) notion that the collective is more important than the individual. Under that doctrine, all individual choices become subject to the will of the collective. It is authoritarian and hateful. It is the doctrine of a ruling class – or those who want to rule. It is not a doctrine based on freedom or live of your fellow man.

By lying that conservatives are anti-vax and then lying that anti-vaxers are unpatriotic, the Leftist propagandists are using a very old tactic to sow distrust and unrest prior to the next election. It is about the acquisition and use of power. It is not about you, your health, or vaccines. Those are just a tool in the propagandists’ belts. If it wasn’t vaccines, it would be environmentalism, justice reform, gun rights, or any other issue where the Leftists claim that any opposition to their position is unpatriotic and, therefore, invalid.

Make your own choice. If you want to get vaccinated, go for it. If not, that’s fine. That is the choice of a free person.

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0749, 05 May 2021

10 Comments

  1. Tuerqas

    “It’s just too bad that the politics of the day put individual liberty and indulgences ahead of obligations to our fellow Americans. ”

    WOW! Can you get more anti-spirit of America than that? The Bill of Rights, guaranteed individual freedoms…TOSS ‘EM OUT! We have obligations to our fellow Americans don’cha know! And thank God we elected people based on lies, fraud, suppression and indoctrination not to PROTECT our rights as we so outdatedly thought. We voted for them to ignore all that stupid stuff in the constitution, tell us what our obligations are and what we can and can’t think, say, or do. And if everyone in America read that text, half those people would have had their programming triggered when a lefty wrote something and simply nodded in agreement. Zero critical thought (deemed unimportant in today’s education).

    If a conservative were to write an article saying that the press was no longer accurate or trustworthy and all of their constitutional rights should be revoked, the left reaction would be riotous (probably literally). But this person says ‘everyone should put their liberty aside because liberal politicians say so…In-credible.

  2. Mar

    It’s no surprise that this presumably liberal person thinks this way.
    We have seen people posting here that we must suspend almost all rights. No work, no travel between counties, stay home, wear masks and get certain, politically correct treatments etc.
    They push fear, which maybe in the first 2 or 3 weeks or the crisis it may have been justified, and they continue to do so, especially our Fearful Leader, Senile Joe.

  3. Jason

    >the left reaction would be riotous (probably literally).

    Not only that, but all the digital venues would de-platform that person for their dishonesty and divisive rhetoric – not in a colluding way, of course! Just happenstance.

  4. Tuerqas

    not in a colluding way, of course! Just liberalstance. It’s a word now. Look for it in Miriam Webster’s programming guide, er, dictionary next year.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    Our resident local lefties are probably slurping up this leftist porn.

    Awful. Just awful.

  6. Mar

    Well, our local liberals and liberals in general have been completely wrong on everything about this Chinese virus. From lockdowns, to treatments like hydroxychloroquine, travel, masks and the vaccine.
    But they get their talking points from Senile Joe and the media and they look like complete fools.
    And most of their foolishness comes from hating President Trump and loving dictator powers.

  7. Mark Hoefert

    I wonder how many of his employees are being sent to India for elective surgery procedures? I keep seeing a site pop up on Facebook seeking donations to help India’s overburdened medical system deal with COVID cases.

    Anthem, Serigraph unveil ‘medical tourism’ health plan

    ……..will allow employees to have certain elective medical procedures, such as joint replacements or back surgery, done in designated hospitals in India.

    Serigraph estimates that those procedures can be done for 40% to 50% less, including travel costs, than in the United States.

  8. Mar

    Ok, Mark, just curious as to what sites you visit for that to pop up.

  9. Tuerqas

    “I wonder how many of his employees are being sent to India for elective surgery procedures? ”

    A major company my wife does FMLA and STD for already does that, except it is in Central America, I think Costa Rica. And it isn’t for electives only. In fact, I think it is the opposite. The one she talked about had something cancerous removed. It is all expense paid.

    Now why would we go away from the country with the ‘best healthcare in the world’? Simple, liberals and their allies have regulated, taxed, and prosecuted the medical profession to the point where medical charges for anything have skyrocketed past anywhere else in the world. Can you sue the Indian or Costa Rican doc if the surgery is unsuccessful for any reason? I kind of doubt it…I wonder what the trial attorney’s union is doing to block this trend?

  10. dad29

    help move toward herd immunity

    Sorry, pal. There IS no “herd immunity” for this disease until 70+++% are vaxxed.

    What about the classic description which includes vaxxed and ‘already-had-it’?

    Nope. If you’ve had it your natural immunity has an undetermined longevity, so that doesn’t count. (If it did, Wisconsin would only be a few percentage points from typically-defined ‘herd’ immunity.

    Don’t like the idea of getting vaxxed because of blood clotting problems, or the mysterious deaths following vax, or the heart/lung problems which are now being noted?

    The State has a place for you. Just board this railroad boxcar and believe that “work makes you free”!

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