Sometimes I feel like I’m shouting into a void when it comes to defending the so-called “unvaccinated” (as if they are inherently evil) from the predations of the ruling class. Many commentators on the right won’t speak up because they are afraid of being lumped in with the great unwashed masses. Yet, I still find it to not only be a worthwhile but completely necessary fight. We simply can not allow the normalization of what I’m about to share with you.
Enter CNN, one of the repeat offenders on this beat, engaging in a grotesque segment on the unvaccinated that includes a supposed “medical expert.” In it, you’ll find all the typical fallacies that usually accompany these exchanges, but it’s more than just the commentary that’s at issue. It’s also the viciousness and divisiveness with which these people speak of their fellow Americans who aren’t even doing anything wrong.
CNN’s @JohnBerman: “It’s the unvaccinated who aren’t wearing masks, it’s the unvaccinated who aren’t social distancing, it’s the unvaccinated going to crowded indoor events, so there’s this bizarre irony where the ones who are behaving are the ones being told to behave 10x more" pic.twitter.com/m7e0rbw3PZ
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 5, 2022
I know Nazi comparisons are frowned upon, and I realize that this isn’t the same as rounding up Jews into cattle cars and taking them to concentration camps to be murdered. But can we all at least agree this is fascist garbage that is disturbing at best and outright dangerous at worst? Listen to how these two lunatics speak about a group of people they’ve arbitrarily deemed not just unworthy of respect, but even healthcare and the ability to exist in normal society. Is there any doubt that if they had their way, you’d be locked in a room somewhere right now, stripped of all your rights?
There is no justification for this kind of rhetoric. As RedState (via numerous studies and more real-world data than I can keep track of at this point) has reported, everyone spreads COVID. Mitigation measures like mask mandates, vaccine passports, and lockdowns simply do not make a notable difference. That’s not debatable anymore. You have areas of the world with 90+% vaccination rates and every mandate you can think of seeing massive, record-breaking infection levels right now. That would not be possible if those mitigation measures were even slightly effective.
Cases in Ireland have skyrocketed to 3x last winter’s peak, despite masks, vaccine passports and 94% of everyone over 18 being fully vaccinated
The Science™ working perfectly, as always pic.twitter.com/ps51klXCGC
— IM (@ianmSC) January 4, 2022
Back in the United States, New York City, whose leadership has bragged about its high vaccination rates, is seeing its worst outbreak ever. That same theme is playing out across nearly every blue state with draconian restrictions. Those policies simply do not work, and mandating vaccinations or vaccine passports appears to have no effect at all on community spread.
In summary, someone’s vaccination status is simply irrelevant outside of it being a personal health decision. The unvaccinated are not putting the vaccinated at risk, and this is not just a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” as Joe Biden and others assert. Yet, tyrants like those in this CNN segment continue to use innocent people as a foil for their hysterical proclamations. It’s disgusting, and it’s causing irrational divisions that could lead to violence. It needs to stop, and it needs to stop now.