I am really pushing my memory here but sometime in the late 1960’s or early 70’s my mother gathered up her three young children and took us to the health department where we stood in line with other mothers with kids to get a vaccine. I have no clue if this was for Mumps, Red Measles or what. I just remember it was new, or improved, and mandatory for school.
When was the last time you heard of someone being diagnosed with Polio, Tetanus, Smallpox, Rubella, Hib, Measles, or the Mumps? I’ll wait. Honestly, I have no idea how many vaccines I have had in my 60 years. I am even old enough to have the Smallpox circle scar on my left arm. In case you were wondering, there have been no reported cases of Smallpox since 1977. Why? Because a vaccine eliminated it.
I got my COVID booster last week. Let me add that I gladly got my booster. Given the work that I do and the people that I come into contact with I feel very thankful that I did not get “The COVID” as the rednecks here in South Carolina call it. Unfortunately, I know entirely too many people that did get The COVID and several that died. Yes, some had underlying conditions and COVID was sadly the final straw that broke the camel’s back, but just as many did not. Two, come to mind, one a 40ish male, and one 30ish female, both in excellent health. The male lingered in the hospital for weeks as multiple organs shut down. For the female it was quick, scary quick. What I heard is that she blew it off for a week and by the time she was gasping for air and taken to the hospital she was done.
South Carolina’s Governor, the Dishonorable Henry “Foghorn Leghorn” McMaster has put out a proclamation prohibiting all South Carolina agencies from following President Biden’s vaccine mandate. At his news conference Foghorn said, “I say, I SAY, we will fight these scalawags aggressively…we have been and will continue to fight these unlawful regulations and acts and intrusions on the rights of our people.”
According to “Foghorn Leghorn” and our state Trumpublican’s, requiring vaccines infringes on our “God given” freedoms. The South Carolina Trumpublican’s have even gone so far as to list on their website, under the Medical Freedom tab, all the different types of treatments, real and make believe, for COVID. Just to be safe they do add this itty-bitty disclaimer: No material on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and we ask that you seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding any medical condition or treatment. In other words, if you take a cow dewormer and die, don’t blame us.
I have spent a lot of time reading and studying the Bible over the last 20 years. Religion, as whole, is very interesting to me because it aligns with my other love, history. I have scoured the pages of the Bible, and nowhere have I found any “God given” rights or blanket freedom phrases that Yahweh has provided Americans. I am happy to debate this point with anyone, just quote chapter, verse and context, the most important point, and let’s go. Oh, and by the way, and the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence ARE NOT Biblical documents. But here is the deal, you can’t, and you won’t find anything in the Bible because it doesn’t exist. And no despite what the NRA preaches, God did not give us the right to bear arms or arm bears for that matter.
If Henry “Foghorn Leghorn” McMaster and the Trumpublican’s were so confident of their patriotic freedoms, they wouldn’t need to include any disclaimers, but they aren’t because they know what they are advocating is nothing less than grandstanding, deadly grandstanding at that. The facts are clear, COVID is real and COVID kills people. They also know this fact, a COVID vaccine prevents the spread and reduces COVID fatalities. The science is real and the science is simple, as simple as Colonel Sanders recipe with 11 herbs and spices.
Let’s be honest here, all those dumbass white people you see marching in the streets holding up “STOP MEDICAL TYRANNY” signs are just trying to hold on to what threads of white privilege they have left. It’s funny, how many of those fat, white, rednecks do you see walking into a restaurant without shirts or shoes? Doesn’t the “no shirts, no shoes, no service” policy impede their “freedom” to eat chicken wings? White people feel like they must be mad about something. Think about all the freedoms we have taken away from them, slavery, killing Indians, having to pay minimum wage. It’s no wonder they are revolting against the government.
Currently, the majority of COVID deaths, 97%, are people that are unvaccinated. Like I have said before, if you don’t want to get a COVID vaccine don’t, this country needs an IQ boost and natural selection is one path to accomplish that. As Charles Darwin noted; “This preservation of favorable variations and the rejection of injurious variations, I call natural selection or the survival of the fittest.”