Have I had the vaccine?
Me? Get vaccinated with a non-vaccine that hasn’t got the green light from the FDA?
Something that is experimental? To protect me from something that failed to kill 99.6297 percent of people in my “vulnerable” age group (65-85) who were infected?
Why must I book passage on the Titanic’s maiden voyage? Don’t you think it would be prudent to wait until the ship has had a dozen trans-Atlantic voyages under its belt?
I will not be bullied.
I will not be stampeded.
Two of my relatives and three of my friends fled from Communist countries. They have seen this movie before. They know the play. They know that governments and state media lie and that many of their lies are lies of omission. They know that what they are told often contradicts what they see. They know about growing censorship and “political correctness”. They know what it is like to live in a society where people are afraid to speak their minds, and trust disappears when neighbours and ‘friends’ become informants. So do I. I live on Stasi Island.
After 23 years in the NDP and labour politics, I learned that, as the saying goes, “Inside almost every Leftist there is a totalitarian screaming to get out.” For them, Orwell’s 1984 was not a warning, but a blueprint. They all say that they are in favour of free speech, but they always find a justification to suppress speech that they don’t like. “Hate speech is not free speech” , they tell me. What is hate speech? Hate speech is speech that some people hate to hear. “Harmful speech must be prohibited.” But who decides what is harmful? They do of course.
I will not be silenced. I will not comply. I will continue to be “selfish”. “Irresponsible”. “A conspiracy theorist”.
Look. I have been vaccinated many times in my life.
And I expect that I will agree to be vaccinated again (unless I explore the novel concept of building up my immune system).
But gone are the days when I robotically follow the herd. I am not a Leftist anymore. I think independently AND I DO MY OWN RESEARCH. Rule of thumb: FOLLOW THE MONEY. Ask yourself the ancient Roman question:
Qui bono? Who benefits?
And keep asking other questions. Questions like, “Why has Google removed hundreds of you tubes involving the presentations and interviews of highly credentialed doctors, virologists, epidemiologists etc. within hours of their appearance?” “And doesn’t Google own two pharmaceutical companies?”
Is this really about medical science? Or POLITICAL SCIENCE? How to dupe the masses and concentrate wealth and power? How to conjure up an EMERGENCY or inflate it and use it as an excuse to violate my constitutional rights? Are they really out to “protect” us? Or control us?
Politicians tell us that they “must listen to the advice of scientists”, or “the science says..” Which scientists? Whose science? Corrupted science? Scientists on the corporate take? Whenever some tells me that “The Science Says” or “The Science is Settled”. I smell a rat.
Science is not univocal. Scientists disagree. And a “consensus” of scientists means squat.
Truth is not established by an opinion poll. Nor is it established when it is uttered by “an authority”.
Truth is the daughter of TIME, not of “authority.” Look up “The Logical Fallacy of appealing to authority.”
Don’t get me wrong. I am not anti-science. Scientific methodology is invaluable.
And notwithstanding the fact some scientists are ethically challenged, bought and paid for, I respect the value of a degree earned in the hard sciences.
I am not, however, impressed by liberal arts graduates from INDOCTRINATION UNIVERSITY. A B.A. earned in any Canadian university today is a certification of idiocy, of no more worth than a degree earned in North Korea. They don’t teach students how to think but WHAT TO THINK.
Without critical thinking skills and a comprehension of logic, you are wide open to manipulation. You might as well have a lobotomy. On the other, if you did that you might have trouble making a living. If you were brain damaged the only vocation left to you would be a career in politics. Well paid, but intellectually menial. If you have already crossed the cognitive Rubicon, and are irrevocably damaged,
I would suggest that you apply for a job as the local Director of the Regional District, or an elected representative of the NDP or Greens. But I see that those jobs have been taken. Why not try your luck as a free lance imbecile?