When will the craziness end?
Recently I was told I could not attend a dinner party that I had paid for at a lecture club that I belong to. They still have a rule that you must show proof of vaccine in order to attend. I believe this is wrong, insulting, invasive, and fascist. All along, I have refused to show “my papers” at private events or clubs or anywhere actually. But I thought that craziness was over. It is incredible to me that they still demand a vaccine passport to attend. Even though it is a known fact that these vaccines do not protect anyone from either getting or giving the virus.
But the fear campaign has been so successful that people do not know what to believe. Many people are still stuck in the fear propaganda. They are afraid the virus will kill them if they catch it. This belief itself will kill them more than any virus. But people are not aware of that. They do not realize the power of their own thoughts.
The power of the mind is spectacular, but most people not only don’t know it, they would not believe it if you show them proof. If there was one quality I could bestow on people, it would be curiosity. It seems in short supply. People seem to find it easier to let others do the research for them and then tell them what to believe. They listen to things that are told as solemn truth. But these are often just someone’s idea of truth. Even experts don’t agree. It is human nature to have an agenda. There is nothing wrong with that. We all have our favorite teams or favorite political party, or our most cherished beliefs. Believing things because someone else says they are true can lead to horrible results.
Today I heard of someone who is an established member of her garden club being refused entry to any meetings unless she receives the covid shot. She is not even allowed to go on any of their outings, not even an outdoor hike unless she is the last one in line. Are these people really that uninformed?
It is like those restaurants which used to INSIST that guests wear a mask until seated. Once in their chairs, they could remove their masks. Did these people actually believe that the virus would not attack anyone who was sitting down? Did they believe the air was in layers? Have they even allowed themselves to think about whether it was logical to do this? And the awful part was how ardently the waitstaff policed the guests. They chastised anyone who was not fully masked and criticized anyone getting up from the table to go to the ladies’ room without replacing the mask. It is hocus pocus. It shows a stunning lack of intellect or logic. But it also shows the total grip of fear on the population.
My son saw how sad I was to be ostracized from my own club. I said, “I am sad because I had set my heart on going to the dinner. I miss my friends.” And he said, “Mom, they are not your friends. If they were your friends, someone would have stood up for you. But no one did.”
So this blog post is short today; there is nothing more to say. Our country is divided in a way I would never have believed possible, even a few years ago. Ladies and gentlemen have taken sides and will not bend. They choose their fear over friendship, and for some, they choose it over family. This must be what it was like just before the War Between the States. Families fighting among themselves, neighbors shunning lifelong friends who live nearby. Sharp words and lines drawn in the sand do not make it easy to reconcile. But we must.
Either we work this out among ourselves like adults, or we will have no UNITED STATES.
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