Anti-Vax Billboards Spotted Outside of Lubbock
Never underestimate people's need to show their ignorance in public.
I spotted an electronic billboard with some type of "resist the jab message" on it. I don't know who's paying to spread this anti-public health message, and for the most part, it should be laughed off as ignorance in action and deed.
I no longer care if you don't get vaccinated. It sounds like an excellent learning opportunity for you. With variants of COVID-19 appearing now and likely in the future, it's just a matter of time before you have the butterlung. What I do care about is people spreading their nonsense. In other words, I draw the line when you try to convince other people not to get vaccinated.
I have my doubts as to whether anybody will listen to the Greek Chorus of anti-vax folks, but it's the principle of the thing.
Let's break this down simply. When it's all said and done, the people who stepped up and got vaccinated are heroes. Here's a quote for you:
"A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares" - Debi Mazar
Let's try one more:
"A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself" - Joseph Cambell
Let's make this clear. If everyone who was vaccinated today dropped dead tomorrow, they would still be heroes. These people stood up for their families and for their country. Now let's look at the opposite with another quote:
"The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people" - Chadwick Boseman
On no level is the anti-vax crowd anything but selfish. This group is unwilling to sacrifice for the common good. They only push their agenda to justify their own selfish behavior.
Now the "resist the jab" folks are trying to scare others into joining them. The use of the term "jab" instead of "shot" or even "vaccination" is simple fright tactics and so unnecessary. "Jab" is defined as "to make quick or rough abrupt thrusts with a sharp object." That certainly doesn't sound like the process I went through with Lubbock First Responders.
In the end, do what's right for you. If you choose not to get vaccinated, it's still better for you if everyone else does.
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