For the Last Fucking Time (And It’s Not About You.)

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.

Map of COVID Vaccination

And yet, inside The Sphere of Bullshit, and at the Confluence of Jubilant Idiots,

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a top Biden administration adviser, said Sunday that it was “horrifying” to see people at the Conservative Political Action Conference cheering because the government has not been able to get more of the country vaccinated.

“They are cheering about someone saying that it’s a good thing for people not to try and save their lives,” Fauci said. “It’s almost frightening.”

Infections rise in 42 states; Fauci says it’s ‘horrifying’ to see people cheer lack of vaccinations: COVID-19 updates”, USA Today

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.)

“A few days later when I call time of death,” continued [Dr. Brytney] Cobia on Facebook, “I hug their family members and I tell them the best way to honor their loved one is to go get vaccinated and encourage everyone they know to do the same.”

“They cry. And they tell me they didn’t know. They thought it was a hoax. They thought it was political. They thought because they had a certain blood type or a certain skin color they wouldn’t get as sick. They thought it was ‘just the flu’. But they were wrong. And they wish they could go back. But they can’t. So they thank me and they go get the vaccine. And I go back to my office, write their death note, and say a small prayer that this loss will save more lives.”

‘I’m sorry, but it’s too late’: Alabama doctor on treating unvaccinated, dying COVID patients”, AL dot com

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.

So here we go again. I don’t think we’re shutting anything down this time1. I suppose this is A-OK with the Death Cult that just wants you to just “ride out” a pandemic (and Climate Change!)

  1. 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 😢 ↩︎