I’m sure there are some in the government and media and maybe even on ATS who would want to shut people like me up, which of course makes the rebel
in me want to write more and to keep writing until they shut me down for good.
There is so much to write on the topic, but for today I'll focus on the way the media is framing (and fueling) the controversy depending on the race
of the person who doesn’t want the shot.
If you’re white, you are a hostile, blind follower of Trump (even though Trump himself had the shot in secret, the media is always sure to tell you)
misinformed, anti-science paranoid conspiracy theorist who is doubling down merely to make Joe Biden look bad.
Despite the best efforts of some health and government officials, outright hostility against getting vaccinated has taken root among some
conservative segments of America. It’s a trend that experts say will be extremely difficult to overcome, thanks to deep political polarization and
the spread of misinformation.
There has been increasing rhetoric, from the president on down, that these Americans are killing people with their stupidity and don’t deserve a
voice and/or a place in civil society.
Now shut up and roll up your sleeves and jab your babies too; we won’t be happy w/o 100% compliance rate, and if it turns out that there is
something to the reports of (for example) heart inflammation, then of course it’s prudent to force it on the entire human race. Boosters too.
Because science has never been wrong. It might not be “wrong,” but it does change, and in the words of Fauci himself:
"[I]t isn't a question of being wrong. It's a question of going with the data as you have, and being humble enough and flexible enough to change with
the data www.axios.com...
For the people of color, though, who represent large swathes of vaccine hesitancy, the media has another story. They’re never mentioned in the
accusatory and aggressive articles such as the following:
It’s way more fun (and socially acceptable) to blame the white Republicans for the pandemic (despite such players as Gain-of-Function fauci and
Care-Home-Covid Cuomo who certainly have their share of the blame).
The people who aren’t white who don’t want the jab have justified fears of the government, or because they’re underserved, according to studies
and the narrative:
Which brings me to my main question:
If the white Americans and black Americans share the same governing body, why should white Americans trust the same government they acknowledge has
been (and continues to be) oppressing and damaging the health of other people?
An untrustworthy and unjust regime for one is an untrustworthy and unjust regime for all.
Which one is it, America?
As for me, I stand shoulder-to-shoulder with black America and do not trust the government always does what is in the best interest of its
constituents. One of the biggest horrors of antebellum south in my opinion was the local and federal government’s refusal to combat, address, or
even in most cases prosecute the most despicable crimes against innocent victims. The US army was responsible for massacres against the native
Doctors contributed terribly to the health crisis by overprescribing opiates (doctors are not infallible):
The media should be ashamed of its inflammatory and divisive racist tactics (let’s see who’s here to discuss the media’s approach to the
crisis, and who is here to shoot the messenger!).
edit on 18-7-2021 by zosimov because: (no reason given)