Allow me to tell you guys a little story about peer pressure.
During my younger years I was a pretty good kid, then in my later teenage years I became friends with a pretty rough group of people. I started
drinking and doing other drugs fairly often, but we were usually broke, and we all know what that leads to. It was a culture of peer pressure, and the
things I would be pressured into were often hazardous or illegal. It eventually culminated with me being arrested for breaking and entering into a
storefront in order to steal alcohol.
Obviously I'm not going to place the blame on the people I was friends with, some of those guys are still my good friends, and it was ultimately my
decision whether to walk away or give into the peer pressure. If I had of just walked away a lot of pain could have been avoided. Needless to say
being arrested didn't go over well with my family, and from that point on I promised myself I would never allow peer pressure to force me into doing
something I don't really want to do.
Now more than a decade later and I'm being told that unless I'm doubled jabbed I can't visit my grandparents because they live in a little private
community and it's against their rules. My grandfather probably doesn't have too much longer to live due a rare cancer that he has, and after the 2nd
shot his blood counts went way out of the normal ranges, forcing them increase his toxic chemo treatment, so that probably shortened whatever time he
did have left.
Look I get it, old people are more vulnerable, but they don't care if I'm vaccinated or not, I visited them multiple times over the last 2 years, and
they are fully vaccinated, so if the vaccine does it's job they should be fine. I would never visit them if I was feeling sick anyway, and I barely
leave the house these days. But I told my grandparents... they can't threaten me with my own family, and if it comes to it then I'll just have to stop
visiting them in person.
That's how far I'm willing to take this. Because it absolutely sickens me to the very core of my being that the delusional control freaks we call
"leaders" think they can create a culture of peer pressure to get what they want. These aren't just any old principles I'm standing up for, we're
talking about the principles of freedom and liberty, the most foundational principles upon which western culture has always prided its self. All that
said, do what you feel is right.
edit on 11/10/2021 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason given)