Are the Unvaxxed the Enemy of the People? (No): Epoch Times

Scott Masson September 21, 2021
https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_morningbrief/are-the-unvaxxed-the-enemy-of-the-people_4005333.html

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Commentary

During the Canadian election, the media in Canada has followed the prime minister’s lead in venting its spleen against those who do not consent to submitting to jabs as enemies of the people. This moral posturing has been echoed across the media spectrum, from the irresponsible hate speech of the Toronto Star to the National Post, where Jonathan Kay claimed “anti-vaxxer propaganda” not only caused deaths, but was tearing society apart.

It’s all rancid piffle. Gaslighting and prevarication.

Our elected officials, directed by the public health augurers reading the charts of R0 scores, have brought in measures to annihilate society’s capacity to survive by itself. It’s a mission creep that began as “15 days to flatten the curve” and was supposed to end with a vaccine with better antibodies than our natural immune systems.

But the principal task of the State has always been to justify its own existence. The endless series of bait-and-switches have always been aimed to protect the public health care monopoly. ICU capacity could have been expanded to do that. The bureaucracy preferred totalitarian social measures.

The long-awaited bait of the mRNA shots was that they would end the unprecedented government overreach—the “new normal“—by protecting us from SARS-CoV2 and then returning us to the “old” normal.

We ought to be there now.

Either the shots protect people or they do not. Either the authorities allow people to return to normal or they will not.

It appears they will not. The “new normal” is now just … normal.

It seems the government itself is the virus that has injected itself into everyone’s lives.

How about those who resist the idea that the “new normal” is normal? The “anti-vaxxers”? Are they “enemies of the people”?

To say that the health of people allegedly protected by mRNA shots are now somehow threatened by those who decline the protection is of the same order of logic as saying that those who wear seatbelts are endangered by those who do not. And the solution is for the protected to be protected from the unprotected by forcing the unprotected to use the protection that doesn’t protect the protected.

The emergency should be over. But a state of managed emergency is the new normal, or it will be once every child is also finally vaxxed. That is now being advertised by the Canadian government in TV ads. So will the QR code monitoring system going forwards. And these enhanced “security measures” will be added to the masking, social-distancing, and lockdown policies for everyone—including the “fully-vaccinated.”

What is the rationale for this next phase of the “new normal”? The need for herd immunity.

The level of vaccinations should already achieve that, if they were effective. The skyrocketing cases in strongly compliant countries with early double-vaccinations, such as Israel, Singapore, the UK, and Iceland, suggest they are not.

In fact, it’s those with natural immunity that have a 13 times greater immunity to the Delta variant. They are not an obstacle to normalcy. They are not the enemy of the people.

They are an obstacle to the State’s self-justification.

No, the actions of the State to justify its own existence are an ongoing psy-ops campaign. Living like prisoners has had a deleterious effect on people’s mental health. But the people’s approval also verifies the Stockholm Syndrome.

We are now living through a vast re-enactment of the Milgram experiment. The aim of COVID’s “willing executioners” is “to make our lives as miserable as possible, to segregate us, stigmatize us, demonize us, bully, and harass us, and pressure us to conform at every turn,” according to playwright C.J. Hopkins.

“Willing executioners” are found in the families who refuse to see or talk to their nearest and dearest if they haven’t had the jab. They are in churches that mandate double-vaxxes to attend. They are in companies that have mandated vaccines as a condition of employment. They run the universities and colleges that flatly contradict their own research ethics policies. They administrate the hospitals now trashing the Nuremberg Code. They direct the funding of science, at the expense of science.

These terrorized people act as if those who drive without seatbelts are putting them all at risk of a fatal collision.

How have they come to such an absurd conclusion?

It isn’t science. The odds of a vaccinated person dying from COVID-19 are 1 in 137,000. That is 100 times less than dying of the seasonal flu.

Someone who can impose their will on you without your consent has made you a slave.

As Karl Popper said in “The Open Society and Its Enemies,” “We must plan for freedom, and not only for security, if for no other reason than only freedom can make security more secure.”

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"Enlightenment is man's emergence from his self-imposed immaturity ... the inability to use one's own understanding without another's guidance. This immaturity is self-imposed if its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in indecision and lack of courage to use one's own mind without another's guidance. Dare to know! (Sapere aude.) "Have the courage to use your own understanding," is therefore the motto of the [European] Enlightenment. "Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why such a large part of mankind gladly remain minors all their lives, long after nature has freed them from external guidance. They are the reasons why it is so easy for others to set themselves up as guardians. It is so comfortable to be a minor. If I have a book that thinks for me, a pastor who acts as my conscience, a physician who prescribes my diet [or vaccine], and so on--then I have no need to exert myself. I have no need to think, if only I can pay; others will take care of that disagreeable business for me. Those guardians who have kindly taken supervision upon themselves see to it that the overwhelming majority of mankind ... should consider the step to maturity, not only as hard, but as extremely dangerous. First, these guardians make their domestic cattle stupid and carefully prevent the docile creatures from taking a single step without the leading-strings to which they have fastened them. Then they show them the danger that would threaten them if they should try to walk by themselves. Now this danger is really not very great; after stumbling a few times they would, at last, learn to walk. However, examples of such failures intimidate and generally discourage all further attempts. "Thus it is very difficult for the individual to work himself out of the immaturity which has become almost second nature to him. He has even grown to like it, and is at first really incapable of using his own understanding because he has never been permitted to try it. Dogmas and formulas [e.g., Leftist ideology, identity politics] these mechanical tools designed for reasonable use--or rather abuse--of his natural gifts, are the fetters of an everlasting immaturity. The man who casts them off would make an uncertain leap over the narrowest ditch, because he is not used to such free movement. That is why there are only a few men who walk firmly, and who have emerged from immaturity by cultivating their own minds." - Kant, "An Answer to the Question: What is Enlightenment"

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