Analogies are more than just another way of saying the same thing. They are a way to explain the essential meaning of a thing.
Here’s one that may help those who don’t understand the opposition of many healthy people to anyone being forced to submit to an injection – of anything – but in this case (the test case, so to speak) of drugs they don’t need for a sickness they haven’t got, to ease the fears of people who’ve become sick in another way:
Imagine a person who is terrified of mental illness. Who obsessively worries that those around him – it could be anyone! – might be deranged or becoming so. That they pose a current and ongoing threat, since they just might lose it and do something crazy.
Even though they haven’t. Even if they haven’t given any reason to suspect they might.
It is the possibility – hysterically exaggerated, within their minds – which alarms.
This person who is terrified of the possibility of mental illness demands that everyone be regularly tested for signs of mental illness to make them feel “safe.” Also that everyone be forced to take psychiatric drugs – just in case and to “stop the spread” – even if they haven’t “tested positive” for mental illness.
Because you never know – and if it saves even one life.
Those who object are selfish people. They don’t care. They are putting us all at risk!
If they refuse to be tested – and refuse the psych meds – fire them from their jobs for “noncompliance,” forcibly ostracize them from public life, deny them access to food and perhaps even forcibly take these terrible people into custody for “treatment” . . . so as to “keep us safe” and for “the good of the community.”
If not, then why be ok with this sick insistence that everyone be presumed physically ill? Not just right now – but forever?
It doesn’t matter – to the people who take this view – that you’re healthy today.
You might not be tomorrow. You could become sick. You might spread what you could get . . . just like you (anyone) might become sick in the head tomorrow, even though you seem (even if you are) just fine today. You might decide to shoot up your workplace, tomorrow – or a school!
We can never be . . . too safe.
Even sicker this business of forcing people to take drugs that make people actually sick. Because “just in case” and to “stop the spread” – of something they haven’t got but might get.
Well, anyone might get an STD, too. Even the celibate, since STDs can be transmitted non-sexually. How about presuming everyone has an STD – and requiring everyone to be regularly tested and to take palliative drugs, “for the good of the community”?
These can also be spread – including “asymptomatically.”
The sick thing, of course, is that such measures have never been imposed upon people who actually do have contagious – and sometimes deadly – STDs. Nor those who are likely to become infected with them and transmit them to others.
A great gushing of outrage would ensue – from certain quarters – if it were argued that Pete Buttigieg, for instance, ought to be regularly tested for the array of STDs people who”practice” his preferences often have and which they are far more likely to get – and thus, give. That he and others who so practice be required to take AZT, “to keep us all safe” – else be fired and excluded, etc.
That would never happen, of course, for political reasons. But it should never happen, for moral reasons.
If it’s wrong to presume that certain people might be leaking STDs – and that everyone is not only only crazy but incipiently dangerous – and on the basis of such assertions compel them to submit to “treatment” – then how can it be justifiable to presume everyone is sick – and “spreading”? To demand they take drugs, not because they’re actually sick but because they “might” be.
This writer got into a Tweet war with the former helmsman of the starship Enterprise, Mr. Sulu. Well, with the actor – George Takei – who played him on the TV show.
Takei is an American of Japanese ancestry who – along with his family – was rounded up by the government and interred as a threat to the American public in the 1940s because of hysteric fears about their Japanese biology.
He has written and produced a play about his and his family’s horrific/degrading experiences and spoken of them often, as a warning about what can happen when a population becomes . . . ill.
Unfortunately, he doesn’t understand his own lesson – as he is among the most fervent of those who insist everyone be presumed sick. And treated accordingly.
He doesn’t see the analogy. Is offended by its offering.
Which only shows how very ill he – and others like him – have become.
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