Unnerving.

What do you think? Do you agree? Is this a good idea? Should we lockdown everyone who hasn’t had a COVID vaccination? Perhaps we should put them in ‘internment camps’ (better ones than the Nazis’ had, of course).

Personally, I don’t. I have an instinctual fear of this – my Being and Self are in danger. One idea has been pushed until it has been accepted: The vaccine will make everything perfect – just like it was before. Things can’t be like they were ‘before’, because the world has changed and we’ve watched it and we’ve taken part in this scenario on one side or another and in one way or another. Or, we know someone who has and has not had the vaccine There isn’t any ‘going back’ to when people were allowed to be people for good or bad by their choices. We are very close to losing the right to make decisions for ourselves and have those decisions respected. Could we see this happen in my lifetime, our lifetime? I think it’s very possible.

We need to look forward now and learn from the past so some mistakes are not repeated. This time it would be worldwide, not just in a specific area. Every country would have ‘interment camps’; every city and town. Every family and person is affected.

And all of this is happening in our Time. When our grandchildren and great-grandchildren ask, “Why did you not do something?” What will we say? We are living in scary times. I pity the generations following us. What genuine freedom will they know? What will their idea of freedom be like?

About Henrietta Handy

I have returned home to the mountains. No more am I "a mountain-girl far from home." Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 2 1/2, I understand pain, fatigue, laughter, joy, and love all while on crutches and in wheelchairs. This blog is just about me, mostly the writing side, but there are forays into so many different topics. I am married to a wonderful husband who puts up with my writing, knitting, yarn, with the love of a saint. We have fur babies, and one cat who rules us all.
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3 Responses to Unnerving.

  1. Brian Bixby says:

    A little historical context here. We’ve not had a serious epidemic of anything much in the lifetimes of most Americans. So we’ve forgotten that they used to be common, that we used to quarantine people while they were sick, and that carriers could be detained in quarantine indefinitely. (Look up Typhoid Mary, if you’ve never heard of her.) This was done back then because the public health was considered to trump individual rights. This wasn’t any Nazi idea. It was one as old as the Republic, older, even, and was practiced in this country to mid-century. Mandatory vaccination was often enforced by law, and if not in law then by powerful social institutions as well. There’s a reason we don’t have smallpox around, and it’s due to near-universal vaccination. Few considered their freedom was being infringed by these measures. Perhaps you should be reversing your question: what would our grandparents and great-grandparents says about our idea of freedom? Would they perhaps condemn it as reckless?

    For what it’s worth, I don’t think you’ll see those who refuse COVID vaccination put in internment camps. If you can show me a list of, say, 25% of the governors, U.S. Representatives, or U.S. Senators who have seriously said they’ll support such an idea, I’d admit there is a possibility. Short of that, certainly not.

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  2. The only reason we are still in this pandemic is because of politics. This, I believe.

    For any crisis, a group of politicians will prolong it only to receive profit. The Covid pandemic is no different from the Afghanistan War or America’s involvement with Syria. It can be comparable also to how a psychiatrist will offer a prescription of antidepressants, only for a person’s depression to be kept in limbo, because of those drugs, and not ever go away. Another example is the ongoing argument against cancer research, that cancer will never be cured because there’s too much business in it.

    I believe the pandemic is remaining only for its profit. Chaos is immensely profitable, as it is also a way for powers to spread more influence among a population less in control of themselves.

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  3. I want there to be a public debate on the issue by representatives from both sides. If we care about democracy, at all, this is what should be done. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has a best selling book on Amazon called “The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health.” It raises a lot of alarming concerns about this vaccination program. I don’t know if what’s in this book is true or accurate. I want to see an open discussion about this issue, not a top-down authoritarian application of force.

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