Electric cars and “vaccines” are similar in that both have delusional defenders – believers who are immune to reason, hostile toward damning facts – who cling to their beliefs with a devotion that is cultic.
It does not matter, for instance, that the “vaccines” – as they are styled – do not do the one thing that has heretofore always been the thing that has defined a vaccine, which is to provoke an immune response in the persons who take them.
It does not matter to people who defend EVs that they are – objectively, factually – not “clean,” if by that term one means their manufacture and use results in the emanation into the environment of less of the stuff that is asserted by some to be responsible for imminent, catastrophic (their word) “climate change.”
Notice the similarities here, too.
The same asserted catastrophism. The same exaggeration and misrepresentation of the supposed problem – so as to justify the “cure” for it.
People were hectored abusively about a “virus” that turned out to be orders of magnitude less of a threat than they were told – with onerous certainty – it was. The threat was exaggerated relentlessly – by hourly reporting of “case” counts, which those reporting them knew were not indicative of the actual threat.
Of a piece is the reporting of the “climate catastrophe” – which millions now believe is real, just as millions were led to believe there was a “pandemic.”
When it is pointed out to the believers – in the “vaccines” – that they do not “work,” in that they do not immunize the person who takes them – the believer will simply shift his ground and talk up the supposed palliative effect the “vaccines” have; i.e., that those who take them are less likely – supposedly – to become seriously sick.
Observe that there is no acknowledgment on the part of the believer that what was asserted at first – that the “vaccines” will immunize – has proved to be an utterly false assertion.
Observe that this fact does not shake their belief even a little.
Similarly, the EV believer will sidestep factual observations about the fact that a “fast” charge means waiting at least six times as long (i.e., about 30 minutes) to achieve what can be done quickly (five minutes or less) when not driving an electric car. The absurdity doesn’t register. They will begin to talk about “charging overnight” – and when you ask them, but what if you need to get somewhere right now? – they will begin talking about something else.
It is like playing whack-a-mole.
The believers in “vaccines” do not want to hear about their known dangers – nor the fact that these dangers have been deliberately suppressed – by the very people who are profiting, both financially as well as politically, from the “vaccines.” It doesn’t bother them at all. Rather, it bothers them when the facts are pointed out.
Similarly, the facts regarding the dangers of electric cars, including the much greater danger of them catching fire, whether as the result of impact forces in a crash or as a consequence of overheating during a charge. These facts would bother them if the cars in question were not electric. Just as there was bother, in the past, when it became known that a drug was dangerous – and hell to pay, if the danger was known before the drugs were put on the market, as has been established as fact regarding the drugs styled “vaccines,” which do not provide immunity.
In both cases – EVs and “vaccines” – it doesn’t trouble the believers that billions are being made as a result of government interventions. That money is being made via coercion rather than convincing. That there is a massive profit motive behind the push to get everyone into an EV – and “vaccines” into their bodies.
Ordinarily, this degree of rent-seeking greediness would raise questions all by itself about the true motives of those making billions via rent-seeking, who claim they are only doing what is necessary and – more than that – absolutely essential.
But it raises none, even when the element of coercion is added to the mix.
It is very strange – and very interesting, psychologically speaking. Most people would question the motives of a car company that used government to coerce people into buying its products, in part by using government to withdraw more efficient/lower-cost (and fundamentally safer) alternatives from the market. Just as – until rather recently – most people questioned the motives of drug companies aggressively pushing drugs and making billions doing it.
EV believers don’t want to hear about the cost of replacing electric car batteries – or the cost of EVs, themselves. They will insist the cost is going down, even though there is no evidence it is – or will, ever.
“Vaccine” believers don’t want to hear about the cost of all-but-eliminating civil liability for the billion-dollar-cartels making billions via the coerced injecting of hundreds of millions with their “vaccines.” These same people would probably never buy an electric car that came without liability protection.
But reason is an ineffective counter to belief. You might as well have tried to reason with a member of the People’s Temple about to drink the Kool Aid. The cultist wants to drink it.
And that would be ok, if they didn’t also want you to drink it, too.
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