I don’t think any logical arguments are going make an iota of difference to the Death Cult that counts about half this country as gleeful members. Unless these arguments are stated breathlessly by the Prince of Conservative Free-Market Logic himself.
So this was essentially nothing more than a cathartic watch.
In Texas, all but 43 of ~9,000 COVID-related deaths since mid-February were unvaccinated people (source). 99.8% of deaths in in Los Angeles were among unvaccinated people. 100% of deaths in Maryland. The unvaccinated account for 99.2% of all deaths nationwide at the time of this writing.
You can make an excellent guess about a how state tilts politically by just looking at the vaccination rates.
And yet, inside The Sphere of Bullshit, and at the Confluence of Jubilant Idiots,
It’s a horrifying way to die, knowing that there was at least an 80% chance that your fate could’ve been avoided. Knowing that you’ve been cheated and lied to for cheap engagement metrics and political points that enriched evil assholes who don’t care about you.
This is a second wave that affects people who are (and I have to muster every ounce of empathy to think of as) victims of Conservative and Social media (Facebook in particular.)
Remonstrations over ‘socialist’ ideas like “other people” (like children under 12, the immunocompromised, older people), “herd immunity”, and “variant factories” will mean very little in the larger cult of hyperindividualism.
Because the Economy is delicately crafted by the hands of Supply-Side Jesus and is bigger and holier than human life. This means that the wealthiest nation in history should not guarantee its citizens Basic Income and/or provide them a living wage, for it would make a solitary tear flow down The Lord’s cheek 😢 ↩︎