COVID and White People

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.”                 

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7 Responses to COVID and White People

  1. Nan says:

    The thing that I keep coming back to as regards God and COVID and vaccines is this: If these folk prefer to rely on their faith, then why are they getting sick and dying from COVID just like non-believers? Why isn’t their god protecting them?

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    • I am with you Ms. Nan. I work with people that don’t have a pot to piss in, a blanket, tarp, and a change of clothes stuffed in a garbage bag and they tell me “Oh God will take care of me!” My response is always the same, “Really? This is the life God has provided for you and your grateful for it? Your aiming to low then.”

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    • cagjr says:

      I visit Patheos frequently, and the Friendly Atheist (Yes. Unlike me, he is really friendly.) and he or some of the other writers have videos posted of such things as preachers condemning the virus to hell and other such garbage. Some of it is really funny. All of it is scary when I think of how many peo[le watch the mega-liars.

      Never, as a Christian, would I have put my family in danger by allowing a preacher to demand it. The only thing I can think is that our society is in the sort of mental haze, as people in Europe when Hitler was gobbling up the world in the name of nationalism.

      Now we have the GOP and Christianity pushing this nationalist agenda with the church publicly declaring their intention to rule the world. That is why we are hearing all the outrage one on the heels of another to keep society in turmoil. This is supposed to keep us distracted while they put laws in place in every red state designed to defeat democracy. We can see plainly what it is doing with a good chunk of our people.

      ‘Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee come out of him, and enter no more into him.'” Whereupon, the deaf spirit (having heard what was said) cried out (being dumb) and immediately vacated the premises.
      Robert Green Ingersoll. The Gods / From ‘The Gods and Other Lectures’ (Kindle Locations 220-221).

      and finally

      Crisis is the rallying cry of the tyrant.
      James Madison

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  2. cagjr says:

    Those early vaccines really saved a lot of lives. There is no evidence that autism or any other condition became a special problem in a society that was nearly totally vaccinated.

    We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    Not one mention of God or god.
    “We the People of the United States …. do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

    “Rights are not bestowed, not even by kings. Rights are asserted, not given. Rights come from human nature, not divine nature. Most of all, natural law is a product of “liberal and expanded thought,” not of divine revelation.”
    Seidel, Andrew L. The Founding Myth (p. 77). Sterling. Kindle Edition.

    We are still waiting for an appointment for our booster shot.

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    • maryplumbago says:

      The really odd thing is that here in Florida, land of another outrageous governor, we who are all over 65, were able to get our booster shots anytime before they were actually declared a booster shot. It was simply a third shot. The pharmacies and grocery stores all had them both( not the J and J). Just walk-in…yet we have a new surgeon general who is against masks, the vaccine and has said out loud that now that people have had the shots in Florida, the government can now track them! We truly must be living in some joke of an alternate reality.

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  3. maryplumbago says:

    I love your last paragraph. I’m totally free of any sympathy for these idiots.

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  4. TJ Heiser says:

    “God will provide me protection from the virus.” always reminds me of the story of the flood that traps a man on the roof of his home. While up there, a man comes by in a canoe and offers a ride to safety and the home owner says “God will provide” the man with the canoe paddles off and saves another person. The water continues to rise and a Sheriff’s deputy comes by in a motorboat and requests the man to climb in, the home owner says “God will provide” and the deputy goes to save a nearby family. The waters rise to near the top of the roof and a national guard helicopter arrives and begs the man to climb the rope ladder, but the man on the roof shouts to the pilot “God will provide – I am of his flock, and He will save me” the helicopter flies off to save many more people. The rising water engulfs the home and our waiting man drowns.
    He finds himself before God and asks why He let him die? To which God replies “I sent two boats and a helicopter”

    God has sent us the vaccines so that we may save ourselves.

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