This was posted somewhere else but seemed compelling enough to discuss…. The right wing political parties are using anti-vax, Covid denialism as an isolating issue to radicalize their base. This does not get them more votes, because these were already their supporters, but it does make them far more entrenched in their views because of the social sunk-cost of alienating them from everyone else. The absurdity and high social and real cost of this belief is actually the whole point. (Cont.)

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(Cont.) Making someone believe something that is absurd as part of their identity is a LONG established way of brainwashing someone. It is what the scientologists do, its what Islamic terror organizations do, its what the Nazis did. The fact that it is stupid is the whole point. This is how you make zealots and terrorists. That is the only possible intent of doing this. This is how you radicalize a normie.

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Good reminder to make sure any doctor that treats me doesn’t go to a trans propaganda school.

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Please share anti-vaccine propaganda from a republican politician? Happy to share Desantis or others saying please get vaccinated.

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Being pro-vaccine and anti-enforcement are not on the same side of the argument. Pro-personal choice and anti-enforcement are not the same, either. Removing enforcement is a violation of personal choice - the business’ choice in who they service.

You can be pro-personal choice for vaccines and pro-vaccine, but when you enforce being pro-choice on others, you’re not really pro-vaccines. Of all the things conservatives could take a personal choice and privacy stance on, they chose a public health crisis rather than something more pervasive, like women’s healthcare or personal data ownership. It’s pretty twisted.

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As far as I’m concerned alt-right antivaxxers are more than welcome to leave more vaccine for people who want it while playing Covid roulette at bars and rallies. A Proud Boy or Oath Keeper sympathizer laid up with Covid is a lot less dangerous and capable of overthrowing democracy than a healthy one with immunity. It sounds like a fair trade to me.

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They changed their tune real quick once they saw those poll numbers and their stock portfolio. And you know they’re all vaccinated and probably pushed someone’s granny out of the way to be first in line.

I don’t wish harm on anyone, but I’m also not going to beg for the likes of Michael Flynn and the Sedition Caucus to get the shot if they really don’t want to. Nor am I going to go to any great lengths to keep them alive in terms of restricting my own behavior. At some point, we have to let nature run its course. Rugged individualism goes both ways.

I just wish we could automatically donate every dose the anti vaxxers turn down to developing countries instead of throwing them away.

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It actually gets them less votes… just think about it.

Daily show did a fun comparison, putting two hot topics next to each other: 1) migrants with Covid are creating a health crises and 2) COVID is no big deal. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wmoABTiCpco

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