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grarpamp grarpamp at
Wed Aug 18 03:32:56 PDT 2021

Shocking & Dehumanizing Discrimination Against The Unvaxx'd Is About
To Make Life Very Difficult

All over the world, the hot-button subject of the moment is the Covid
vaccination. Many governments discuss making it mandatory, a
terrifying concept for people who believe that the vaccine is unsafe.
But perhaps even more appalling are the shocking things that people
are saying about those who are unvaccinated.

This article isn’t about whether the vaccine is safe or not. I’m not
urging anyone to get the vaccine, nor am I urging anyone to avoid it.
I believe that my health decisions are my choice, and yours are your

I hope that when you read these comments, whatever side of the debate
you are on, you stop and think about your humanity. If this were done
to any other group of people, it would be considered hate speech.
Because the mainstream media and the narrative are tightly controlled
right now, this isn’t just thought of as acceptable but a signal of
superior virtue.

The danger of “othering”

We already talked about how people would be “encouraged” to get the
vaccine through a loss of liberty “privileges.” By now, those eager to
get the vaccine have done so. Also, those with valid reasons (like
loss of income) have also gotten the jab. Therefore, holdouts who
remain adamant they won’t get the vaccine are now being exposed to a
whole new level of “encouragement” via extreme social pressure.

A phenomenon called “othering” is used in both the violence dynamics
world and in brainwashing. Othering is when a person determines that
another person is unworthy, threatening, or all-around inadequate and
hardly even the same species.

Othering is a process whereby a group of people is made to seem
fundamentally different, even to the point of making that group seem
less than human. This process can trigger instinctive emotional
reactions towards members of that group. In many instances, othering
has been used to degrade, isolate, and render possible a group’s
discrimination, abuse, or persecution. (source)
Those who don’t learn from history…

It has happened many times in history: when human beings were used as
slaves and property, when human beings were the subject of horrific
experiments when the media and people in power deliberately
manipulated human beings to believe that other humans weren’t like
them, and therefore, it was permissible to mistreat or abuse them.

As the saying goes, those who don’t learn from history are doomed to
repeat it. And repeat it, they are. I think, regardless of our stance,
we can all agree that fervently wishing for bad things to happen to
those who believe differently and dehumanizing them for their beliefs
is pretty awful.
People have come out with appalling suggestions for those who aren’t vaccinated.

Don Lemon of CNN believes the unvaccinated should not be allowed to
buy food or work. Does this mean he believes that they should starve
to death?

If you had any doubt, Lemon also thinks people who are unvaccinated are idiots.

    “How many people have to die,” Lemon asked, saying “if behavior is
idiotic and nonsensical, I think that you need to tell people that
their behavior is idiotic and nonsensical.” (source)

CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner says that unvaccinated people
shouldn’t go to bars and restaurants. A doctor pondered the ethics of
whether he could refuse to see unvaccinated patients in The New York
It’s becoming popular to blame the unvaccinated for all future cases of Covid

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s Big Kahuna of Covid, blames those not
vaccinated for a new spike in cases.

    “We have 100 million people in this country … who are eligible to
be vaccinated, who are not vaccinated,” Fauci said in an interview
with “Face the Nation.”

    “We’ve really got to get those people to change their minds, make
it easy for them, convince them, do something to get them to be
vaccinated because they are the ones that are propagating this
outbreak.” (source)

Columnist Leana Wen of Washington Post believes the unvaccinated are
dishonorable. Wen called upon the CDC to mandate masks for everyone
because of it.

    We need a return to indoor mask mandates not because the
vaccinated are suddenly a problem, but because we don’t trust the
unvaccinated to do the right thing voluntarily. It’s not a commentary
about the effectiveness of the vaccine or even the trickiness of the
delta variant, but rather about the failure of unvaccinated Americans
to fulfill their societal obligation to act in the interest of
everyone’s health.

    When the CDC issued its mask guidance two months ago, it got the
science right but got the policy and communication wrong. And it has
happened again. The Biden administration should clarify that the
backsliding of the United States’ pandemic progress necessitated the
return of indoor masking. This has happened because of those who
choose to remain unvaccinated, and the vaccinated are now paying the
price. (source)

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey wants everyone to blame the unvaccinated for
any cases of Covid that happen to occur.

    “Folks are supposed to have common sense. But it’s time to start
blaming the unvaccinated folks, not the regular folks. It’s the
unvaccinated folks that are letting us down,” Ivey told reporters in
Birmingham. (source)

That’ll really be helpful if someone unhinged loses a loved one to
Covid and decides to seek vengeance on some “unvaccinated folk.” After
all, the governor said it was their fault.
How far should “blame” be allowed to go?

Speaking of which, Nick Cohen of The Guardian said that it was only a
matter of time before “we turn on the unvaccinated.”

    The vindictive will start to describe Covid as a sickness of
choice. Its victims will be victims of their own stupidity. They might
have accepted vaccination. They might have protected themselves and
others if, as seems likely, vaccines limit infections.

    Rational people will ask why they should continue to accept
restrictions on their freedoms because of ignorant delusions.
Employers will demand to know what possible argument there is against
allowing the owners of pubs, airlines, restaurants, hotels or holiday
homes to demand proof of protection when immunity passports might save
their business. To make it personal, how would you feel come the
autumn if someone you love contracted cancer and the NHS delayed
treatment because it had to look after needlessly ill Covid patients?

Dr. William Schaffner, a professor in the Division of Infectious
Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, says that
unvaccinated people are “variant factories.”
People want to impose financial penalties

Andy Slavitt, a former medical advisor for President Biden, believes
that anyone unvaccinated should be required to be tested daily at
their own expense until they finally give in.

    “Look, if people say they don’t want to be vaccinated, which some
people might say, I think it’s perfectly reasonable to say that’s
fine,” Slavitt told Anderson Cooper. “We want you to show up every
morning an hour before work and get a negative test. Maybe even at
your own expense.”

    Slavitt continued, “Until the point where people will say, you
know what? It makes more sense to actually get vaccinated. If you give
people that option, I think you’re going to see more and more people
take the option to get vaccinated.” (source)

Some employers are docking peoples’ paychecks, according to Forbes.

    …But the carrot approach is about to be joined by a stick that
could cost employees up to $50 a month, according to Mercer, the large
employee benefits consultancy that works with thousands of employers
around the world.

    “Employers have tried encouraging employees to get vaccinated
through offering incentives like paid time off and cash, but with the
Delta variant driving up infections and hospitalizations throughout
the country – at the same time that vaccination rates have stalled –
we have received inquiries from at least 20 employers over the past
few weeks who are giving consideration to adding health coverage
surcharges for the unvaccinated as a way to drive up vaccination rates
in their workforce,” said Wade Symons, Mercer’s regulatory resources
group leader.  (source)

Wesleyan College in West Virginia is charging an even more outrageous amount.

    The college recently released it’s [sic] campus arrival guidance
for the fall. It states that students who aren’t vaccinated will be
charged a non-refundable $750 COVID fee for the Fall 2021 semester. It
also states that students who get COVID-19 and are unable to
quarantine off campus will be charged $250 to finish their quarantine
on campus. (source)

And, in the UK…

Sanctimonious pundit Piers Morgan of England tweeted that people who
don’t get the vaccine should be denied medical care.

    “Those who refuse to be vaccinated, with no medical reason not to,
should be refused NHS care if they then catch covid. I’m hearing of
anti-vaxxers using up ICU beds in London at vast expense to the
taxpayer. Let them pay for their own stupidity & selfishness.”

    Those who refuse to be vaccinated, with no medical reason not to,
should be refused NHS care if they then catch covid. I’m hearing of
anti-vaxxers using up ICU beds in London at vast expense to the
taxpayer. Let them pay for their own stupidity & selfishness.
    — Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) July 27, 2021

Umm…considering that the UK has government healthcare – it’s already
at their own expense, Piers.
They want to literally ruin the lives of the unvaccinated.

The only reason employers cannot (yet) legally force people to be
vaccinated as a term of employment is that none of the vaccines have
gained more than temporary FDA approval. None of them. Once the
vaccines are FDA-approved, you can bet your sweet bootie it will be a
requirement in many workplaces.

Pam Keith, an attorney from Florida suggests that the unvaccinated be
denied access to any federal benefits…including things they’ve paid
into their entire working lives like Social Security.

    “Here’s a good way to move people into getting vaccinated:
Condition all federal benefits on proof of vaccination. That includes
Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, military pensions, VA benefits,
fed subsidized housing… ALL OF IT! I bet THAT will move things along.”

    Here’s a good way to move people into getting vaccinated:

    Condition all federal benefits on proof of vaccination.

    That includes Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, military
pensions, VA benefits, fed subsidized housing… ALL OF IT!

    I bet THAT will move things along.
    — Pam Keith, Esq. (@PamKeithFL) July 31, 2021

Wow. What a lovely lady.

Other “tolerant” people chimed in eagerly with replies containing all
sorts of other ideas for punishing the unvaccinated:

    Or even better, deny any Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance
coverage for Covid treatments or meds for unvaccinated. Set a date,
say 9/11/21, for vaccination coverage or no insurance. (source)

    That’s a great idea! Also, add employment, suspension of gun and
driving licenses, access to loans. Sporting events, dining out
concerts should also require proof of vaccine. It will not be popular,
but it is the only way to get people vaccinated. (source)

    I still love the idea that every unvaxed person that gets the
disease is held personally financially responsible for all testing &
if they contract Covid. Not private insurance or Medicare/Medicaid.
Only excuse: documented allergy to vaccines/components. (source)

    How about if all the health insurance companies just said we’ll
raise your premiums by, say, $5000/year for each unvaccinated adult on
a policy? The chances of getting sick if someone is unvaccinated are
much greater than those that are. Make it a financial decision.

    I’d rather see their health care suspended for all covid-related
treatments. (source)

What a bunch of stellar human beings. Imagine walking around thinking
these things are justified. Imagine having that much hatred and
disdain for those who don’t share your opinion.
What are your thoughts?

Seeing our country at each other’s throats yet again is heartbreaking.
The rabid contempt for those who think differently can lead nowhere

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