The movie “Deliverance” was famous for its rape scene, which seems appropriate in our current mass hysterical Covid-19 climate. The banjo-playing kid Lonnie, played by Billy Redden, appeared autistic, but since he was a backwoods boy, it is unlikely he was vaxxed. Perhaps he was just inbred.
1. We went to Walgreen over the weekend to get some photos made into Christmas cards. On the front door was a notice that the vaccine is not yet available. Apparently people are anxiously awaiting deliverance and hounding drug stores.
2. Montana has undergone a major change of governance, all major office now held by Republicans. The new governor is Greg Gianforte. He replaces Steve Bullock, who has been a Covid nightmare for everyone, locking down the entire state for months, enforcing rigid mask and social distancing requirements. You know … a fascist. Here’s Gianforte, taken from this source:
We have to recognize we’re in the midst of a public health crisis,” he said. “The trends right now are alarming, and it’s clear we need to get a better handle on this virus.” Gianforte said he will wait for recommendations from his COVID-19 Task Force before providing more details about his plans for state action on the coronavirus. However, he again emphasized his priority will be protecting people in vulnerable populations…
In other words, a major voter stampede of people fed up with bad governance and Democrats was effectively corralled by the two-party system. No change, Montana. No change. If you did vote, and if they even counted your vote, it did not matter.
Walene James had deeply held beliefs in many counter-factual ideas, which would be of no interest here except that she also was a foundational figure in the anti-vaccination movement.
That is argumentum ad lapidem writ large, which is the logical fallacy that dismisses an argument as untrue or absurd and proves this assertion by stating that the argument is absurd. … circular and self-fulfilling, and without any attempt at reason. (That website, anonymous and with no writing on it since 2014, is obviously a plant.)
It is all very discouraging, of course. It appears as though a major thrust of the fake pandemic is the vaccine, and since reason dictates that we cannot be immunized against a threat that does not exist, one can only conclude that the vaccine itself is the threat, and the only antidote is resistance. But I just don’t see it happening. Perhaps one effect of vaxxing is to dim the mind, making intelligent inquiry and dissent a rare thing.