We hear – we cannot escape hearing – about the putative “stupidity” and “selfishness” of healthy people who refuse to pretend they are sick (for the sake of the feelings of people who are sick in the head) and who are refusing to be injected with a substance that has made tens of thousands very sick.
Including sick from the sickness supposedly “vaccinated” against. It seems a little . . . stupid, does it not?
I have never smoked a cigarette in my life. I drink occasionally and moderately. I eat almost no processed food – the occasional indulgence excepted – and I make the effort to hit the gym every other day and the trail (to run) on the days I don’t hit the gym. For these very selfish – but far from stupid – reasons, I am . . . healthy.
I can still wear the size 32 waist pants I wore in high school more than 30 years ago. I take no pills, because I don’t need to take any pills. This is not just luck. Or good genetics. It is because of selfish actions taken by me.
Because I am not stupid.
Because I do not wish to get sick. Which can be avoided, to a great extent – and greatly ameliorated – by keeping healthy. On account of which, I have not gotten sick, notwithstanding I haven’t once “practiced” any form of the sick Kabuki expected of the healthy – most particularly, the wearing of the medically idiotic but psychologically very effective Face Diaper, or “mask” as the disgusting things are styled.
Is it selfish of me to have kept myself healthy, so as not to become sick? Of course it is! And if only more people were similarly selfish, this obsession with sickness might be cured.
I’ve taken up no one’s space in the ICU nor cost anyone a cent for my care. Because I have cared for myself, selfishly – being interested for my own reasons in not becoming sick. I practice good habits, which are far more effective – medically speaking – than wearing a disgusting rag over one’s face or standing some arbitrary distance apart from other human beings.
My actions have “stopped the spread” and “kept the community safe” – not hypothetically but actually. The proof is objective. I’m not sick. I’ve not gotten anyone else sick. I am a burden on no one else. The same can be said with equal objectivity by anyone else who practices healthy habits.
These are facts – as opposed to the speculations about my – or your – possibly getting (or giving) sickness, as was despicably-disappointingly done the other day by Arnold Schwarzenegger, another Democrat who identifies as a Republican. “Screw your freedoms,” he said. This from a man who admitted to shooting up with steroids during his body-building days. This drug-abuser is telling me and others who never abused dangerous drugs that we must surrender our freedoms because he was stupid enough to inject his body with dangerous drugs, drugs that almost certainly caused or worsened the heart problems the former Mr. Universe developed.
Despite these facts I am accosted by accusations of “stupidity” and “selfishness” for refusing to pretend that (a) I am vulnerable to a sickness that doesn’t threaten me seriously and which (b) I haven’t gotten and so actually threaten no one else, since I cannot give anyone else a sickness I haven’t got.
I am hectored for abstaining from an injection which I choose not to take because I do not wish to become sick – in which case I would become a burden on society, to turn around the gaslighting of the injectors and shine it in their direction.
“Stupid”? By maintaining a sound body mass index? Why aren’t the obese – who do not maintain a sound body mass index – excoriated for their actual stupidity?
Unlike the hypothetical assertions about risks engendered that are leveled at people such as myself, who make the effort to maintain a healthy BMI and who thereby eliminate the major known risk factor for Death From Rona, the obese are just told to get injected. Not to lose weight. There is no vicious smear-shame campaign directed their way, accusing them of being the “superspreaders” or taxing the capacity of the ICUs.
Which they are – and do.
I don’t mean to abuse the overweight. I simply tire of being abused, often by the overweight – viz, the governor of Maryland, a porker who points his porcine fingers at people like me but who is apparently unable to put down his fork. He says people like me are a “threat to his freedom” . . . to continue stuffing his face without consequence, apparently.
If the Authorities were truly concerned about the health of the populace, they’d stop harassing the healthy – who aren’t at risk or causing any trouble for the unhealthy – and encourage healthiness.
Perhaps educational PSAs about the dangers of obesity – an effort made to help people who struggle with their weight – to help them take control of their health, as opposed to being passive victims of circumstances beyond their control – rather than the horrendous politically correct objections to “fat shaming,” in tandem with the normalizing of obesity – e.g., “big and beautiful.”
It’s objectively dangerous – far more so than not wearing that stupid Rag – and it is objectively selfish and stupid. No one has to be obese. One chooses to be obese. By eating too much and exercising not enough. These are choices that affect the individual as well as others, many of whom made better choices but who – in our sick society – are compelled (by the government, as via cost-shifting government-mandated insurance and now, government-corporate-imposed ‘Rona policies) to bear the cost of the stupid and selfish choices made by people who are so disinterested in their own well-being that they won’t even try to drop a few pounds and maybe go for a walk every day.
But I’m “selfish” and “stupid” – for taking care of myself, staying healthy and only asking to be left in peace as I leave others in peace.
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