Time to engage the vaxxed?
The non-Covidians among the vaccinated need to get angry.
The Branch Covidians, that is, the Karen wing of the vaccinated, are probably still too far deluded, or proud, or cowardly, to come around and see the light. But we shouldn't expect all of the jabbed to be so stubborn.
Until this afternoon, I was still of the opinion that you may as well avoid the topic of the vaccine completely with the jabbed, unless absolutely necessary, as in, “Well, in that case I guess I can't pay you a visit because I'm not vaccinated,” or “Actually, my kids can't attend my alma mater, nor can I work in the school district where I started my teaching career, because we're not jabbed,” or “Yeah, Richard Pan is probably right; us anti-vaxxers should be considered ‘domestic terrorists’.”
But as for bringing up the latest juicy anti-covidian news, like RFK jrs. recent appearance on Jimmy Dore (see this tweet- it's good), it's been my policy to not even bother with the vaccinated. My “Don't do it! Don't do it I tell you!” phase of the pandemic, in 2021, when the jabsters were proudly putting up pictures of their vaccination certificates and I was warning family, friends, co-workers and students, is long gone. And like a lot of truthtellers who seem to have thrown in the towel on trying to enlighten the TV watchers, I sort of gave up on talking to people one-on-one about the vaccine, if they'd been jabbed. But I'm going to change my tune, thanks to recent encounters with reasonable people people who have been jabbed, but seem willing to talk and learn. And what happened this afternoon motivates me to start soon.
I was up the valley visiting my friend Craig, returning some ski stuff he'd loaned me. Craig is unlike the great majority of friends I have in the Bitterroot- He's a TDS Democrat. He thinks the 2020 election was solid and legit. He's apparently agnostic or maybe even atheist. I'm pretty sure he's on board with the whole green, global-warming-alarmist Agenda. He talks about when he was a kid, not being able to wait to get out of his small town in Idaho where he grew up. He's condescending toward red staters. And, for crying out loud, he even laments the scourge of ‘white privilege’. So why do I bother with the guy?
It's because despite all that, he seems like he has a good heart. He truly wants people to succeed, especially people down on their luck. He is amazingly generous with folks who need a helping hand. He is anti-war like me. And get this- though he's on the blue side of the stupid national divide, he has no antipathy toward people who refused the shot.
Here's what happened today. I asked him how he's been doing. Both of us got sick over a month ago when we went cross-country skiing one night up on Lolo pass, at the Idaho border. After the full-moon nordic session, there was a gathering in a cabin where the Missoula cross-country ski club had arranged for a bluegrass band and hot refreshments. The cabin was packed tight with skiers just in from the cold. It was like a sauna in there, with the fireplace and the steam coming off of ski clothes, skiers and hot cups of coffee and cocoa. The guitar player kept breaking strings. Craig said, “It’s the humidity. This isn’t the place for those instruments.” He looked at the fiddler and said, “She’d gonna wreck that beautiful violin.”
Craig and I are sure that's where we picked up our nasty mid-winter colds. It knocked me out for a week, and I didn't fully recover for about 2 ½ weeks. But for Craig, it's now going on a month and a half. He can't shake it. He's convinced it's long covid. I don't know what it is in my case. I figured it was a bad cold. Whatever it was, Craig, only a couple years older than me and strong as an ox, was floored by it for over a month and still hasn't gotten over it while I've been fine for weeks now. He's jabbed and I'm not. I think it's simply the case of two fairly fit people who have reacted differently to a bad seasonal flu, and one of us is vaccinated.
Well, get this. Craig reveals that he's been to the clinic and the doc tells him he's got a heart condition! And he had a couple blood clots in his leg!
“I can't figure out what caused all this, and the doctor has no clue.”
You see, readers, they really don't know. They haven't begun to suspect! (new edit: I’m talking about Craig here, not the doctor)
Craig paused and looked my way.
I put one hand in front of the opposite arm and made the motion of giving a shot.
"What's that?" asked Craig.
"That's the vaccine. It was the vaccine."
-You think so?
-I don't know. It could be.
“It could be,” he said! Progress!
“But I haven't had a shot in a long time.”
-Have you had any boosters?
-I've only had three shots. The two first ones and then a booster, but that was over a year ago.
I left it at that but now I'm thinking I need to say, "Craig, it's time to get angry."
I want to tell him about the stuff I've researched- the reading I’ve done and the work I've done with kla.tv to expose all this. But I think first I want to ask him if this makes any sense- his unexplained blood/heart problems; his unending bout with 'covid' or whatever it is; and the fact he was vaccinated but it hasn't helped (quite the contrary). Maybe if he thinks about it, he'll wonder about friends or loved ones who have inexplicably gotten sick or injured, or have 'unexpectedly' died, and start adding it all up.
I think I'd like to make a playlist on one of my video channels. Inventory of injury- individual's list of covid damage within their circle of friends and family. For starters I asked a pilot friend of mine to tell me his.
-Captain Bradford…lost his aviation medical cert due to EKG problem
-Captain Slocombe…25% of vision in one eye went permanently black after vax. Lost med cert
-31 year old copilot at my airline died from heart attack two years ago
-Wife of the principal at my children's kindergarten unexpectedly died the night after graduation ceremony. Heart attack. 40 years year old.
I’m willing to bet there’s more because people are pretty tight-lipped about their vaxxidents around here.
Maybe it's time to branch out beyond the people who already share our views. Maybe we need to identify those among the vaccinated who are willing to listen, like Craig seems to be.
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