Recommended reading for Vax resisters

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    brushhog

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I would like to recommend a book, called “The Chocolate War” to the resistance to help “gird our loins” against the potential coming onslaught of social pressure and propaganda. This book is a classic and it contains, quite possibly, the most poignant themes of anti-conformity, courage, and manipulation of cultural norms ever written.

“The Chocolate War is a young adult novel by American author Robert Cormier, published in 1974. It was adapted into a film in 1988. Although it received mixed reviews at the time of its publication, some reviewers have argued it is one of the best young adult novels of all time.[1] Set at a fictional Catholic high school, the story depicts a secret student organization’s manipulation of the student body, which descends into cruel and ugly mob mentality against a lone, non-conforming student. Because of the novel’s language, the concept of a high school secret society using intimidation to enforce the cultural norms of the school and various characters’ sexual ponderings, it has been embroiled in censorship controversies and appeared as third on the American Library Association’s list of the “Top 100 Banned/Challenged Books in 2000–2009”

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Nice one, Brushhog.  I remember being captivated by that when I read it as a kid. Who’d have thought it would end up being so relevant today?

The vast majority of people I know are not only deliriously happy to have had the jab but they rabidly encourage others, like my wife and I, to do so. It’s truly almost cultish.  I’m not sure if they’re motivated by fear of us “unwashed” or that they are desperately seeking affirmation of their own decision.

Personally, I usually don’t argue with them, especially if they’ve already been jabbed.   I just say that I’m going to wait a bit longer before I get mine. Eventually that line won’t work anymore.  I’m hoping that by then, the dangers or the safety/efficacy of the shots will have become clearer. In any case, I am mentally prepared to lose friends, along with access to some businesses, clubs, travel.

If I do eventually decide to get jabbed – very unlikely – I would want an antibody test first.  Why get jabbed if you have natural immunity?

  • Sun, Apr 04, 2021 - 01:08pm

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“The vast majority of people I know are not only deliriously happy to have had the jab but they rabidly encourage others, like my wife and I, to do so. It’s truly almost cultish.  I’m not sure if they’re motivated by fear of us “unwashed” or that they are desperately seeking affirmation of their own decision.”

I’ve noticed that too. It’s almost a kind of euphoria when they talk about it. Since I don’t want to rain on their parade I just smile noncommittally, all the while wondering how they’ll feel about in two or three years.

 

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Reading list. These are all excellent books, very well researched.

Suzanne Humphries, Dissolving Illusions

Mary Holland, HPV Vaccine On Trial

J.B. Handley, How to End the Autism Epidemic

  • Sun, Apr 04, 2021 - 03:58pm   (Reply to #2)

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We have a kind of funny guy in the family, my wife’s sister’s husband [ not sure what that makes him to me ]. He’s a very blunt sort of country boy, very much against the vax.

At the other end of the Easter table we had my father-in-law, a full-on vaxxer. Of course he’s already been vaxxed and was about to open up with a rant about vaccinations when country spurts out ‘I feel bad for anyone who was dumb enough to get that BS vaccination, they’ll all be dead in ten years”.

FIL looked like he just stepped on a rake. Didnt say another word about it the whole day.

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What’s almost funny is that the pro-vaxers’ eyeballs whirr round in greater fanaticism than the anti-vaxers’ eyeballs, at least in my experience. And one wonders who’s drunk the Koolaid…

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I just read an article that explains a lot of the vaccination zealotry.

I’ve noticed all of the things it talks about it real life, but never tested them scientifically. One important thing I have noticed is people feeling the need to convince myself and others to follow their beliefs to make themselves feel more certain. When someone believes something and you flat out tell them you do not they can become frightened and insecure.

I generally avoid answering questions about myself for this reason. I never know when I will step on a landmine and have someone vehemently arguing with me over something I believe or practice. I’m not talking about religious things either.

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    Had a conversation with a vax resister from NYC.

She told me a story about people in NYC who were lining up to get their children vaccinated because they were tired of staying at home and saw this as a ticket to their own freedom. Putting their kids at risk for their own benefit? I hope this isn’t true.

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Olive Oil Guy,

They’re lucky vaccine is the only thing they’re getting.  Some parents are probably ready to pump them full of lead at this point.

Month after month of groundhog day like misery trapped in tiny apartments with children going similarly insane.

 

  • Sun, Apr 04, 2021 - 07:44pm

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    the sheep are getting rowdy since they’ve been sheared…

I’m not on social media anymore but I’m told it’s all shits and giggles now to post your vax card. Please post your VD panel results and mammogram images next.  Would love to see some colonoscopy videos too.

 

So my neighbor, whom I haven’t seen out and about since last march, was walking his dogs the other day. First time he’s done that in a year.

We’re in the front yard, he walks by, and in 30 seconds tells us about his vaccination (one of the RNA types) and the side effects he experienced, then goes on about how his wife took the other RNA vax yesterday and is at home right now sweating and shivering with bad chills.

Then he pauses and both my wife and sensed (we spoke about it later) that he was waiting for us to tell him our vax plans or experiences.  I smoothly changed the subject, something I’m becoming much better at over the last year.

I don’t know if they want reassurance on their choice or if they truly expect me and mine to get vaxx’ed or what, but I’ve lost many “good friends” of 20+ years in the last year over stating I disagree with their opinion on the pandemic, treatment and prevention measures.

I’m even so polite as to say that I may be wrong, no one “truly” has the right answer here, but this is how we are approaching this…

FULL STOP.

Conversation fizzles and now I don’t get to speak to those people anymore because I’m hesitant on an experimental genetic potion from big pharma.

Not even pushing an agenda or bad-mouthing the vaccines, just offering a different viewpoint.

THEY DON’T WANT TO HEAR IT. YOU MUST VACCINATE.

I am also of the camp where I truly fear that there will be extremely dangerous repercussions to non-vaccinated folk. Financial, social, liberty-restricting, potentially violent, any and all of the above.

 

ANYWAY… I’m putting in my fence posts at my new property tomorrow for my garden.  Gotta keep those deer away from all the goodies I’m planning to grow.

I presently have over 400 seedlings getting ready for planting in my basement.  Being in Zone 5b, I’m a bit early. But I have some good lights and fans and some extra  floorspace to use.  Just waiting for last frost…

 

Screw the vax-ing narrative, I have food to grow and a property to develop. Ain’t got time for your societal propaganda and control attempts.

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