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"1/2"


Rightly, I want my posts to be my thoughts expressed through my writing. But sometimes someone else says it so well that I quote them instead. That's what this post is, my thoughts expressed by someone else (hence the "1/2"), about how smart people get fooled into accepting the Vaxx and other tall tales. (From an email by Steve Kirsch received today.)


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I recently talked to a friend of mine at a recent social event. We’ll call him Bob. He’s super smart about most things. But when it comes to the vaccine, he’s blind to the truth. He was bragging about how he has been vaxxed 6 times with the COVID vax and he’s perfectly healthy. He can’t wait for SB 866 in California to pass so when his kids turn 12, they can decide to get the vaccine over their mother’s objections.

Bob thinks I’m a nut case, cherry picking data. He says I used to be respected, but after turning anti-vax, people have lost all respect for me. He said I have a religious belief about the vaccine and I’m not driven by data.

What he isn’t telling anyone is that he’s been losing his vision ever since he got his first COVID vaccine. He used to have 20/20 vision, but now he wears glasses and can’t drive at night. When I brought up the data showing the connection between the shots and vision loss, he changed the topic.

I showed him two papers showing the more you vaccinate, the sicker you get (see the two papers here). I asked, “Where are the papers that show the opposite?” He ignored my request.

He gets his belief system from the mainstream media. Full stop. He reasons that if I was correct, surely Bill Gates would agree with me and admit they goofed. It’s 100% deference to authority.

Bob will not look at the data himself and he doesn’t want to discuss it. He will not engage. He thinks that if I was right, there would be more than a handful of people speaking out. So he tallies the size of the support base on each side of an issue instead of looking at the data.

I hope this is useful in helping you understand the pro-vaxxers and how they think. The important thing is you cannot turn these people around. Arguing with them is fruitless because they don’t want to see the data. They will only come around when the people they trust change their position.

This is why we need to focus on protecting doctors who speak out.

Perhaps a state ballot initiative in California providing that doctors cannot be retaliated against when they tell the truth (including having social media accounts taken down, having their license to practice medicine revoked, etc). That would prevent things like this from ever happening again.




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John Gist
John Gist
Aug 25, 2022

It's strange how fear can manipulate reason isn't it?

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fatheratchley
fatheratchley
Aug 27, 2022
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Quite strange, Jack. That emotions can rule over (or rule out) known truths is one of society's current crises. Such is the complexity of human nature that one can deny reality and replace it with myriad fantasies.

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Sean Murray
Sean Murray
Aug 24, 2022

The more evidence that comes out, the more I'm sure I made the right choice in not taking the vaccine.

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fatheratchley
fatheratchley
Aug 27, 2022
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Me too! 😁

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