Susan Dunham: What We Learned From Hating the Unvaccinated

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“The battlefield is still warm, following Canada’s war on the unvaccinated. The mandates have let up, and both sides stumble back into something that looks like the old normal — except that there is a fresh and present injury done to the people we tried to break. And no one wants to talk about it.

Only weeks ago, it was the admitted goal of our own leaders to make life unlivable for the unvaccinated. And as a deputized collective, we force-multiplied that pain, taking the fight into our families, friendships, and workplaces. Today, we face the hard truth that none of it was justified — and, in doing that, uncover a precious lesson.


It was a quick slide from righteousness to cruelty, and however much we might blame our leaders for the push, we’re accountable for stepping into the trap despite better judgment.

We knew that waning immunity put vast numbers of the fully vaccinated on par with the shrinking minority of unvaccinated, yet we marked them for special persecution. We said they hadn’t “done the right thing” by turning their bodies over to state care — even though we knew that principled opposition to such a thing is priceless in any circumstance. And we truly let ourselves believe that going into another ineffectual lockdown would be their fault, not the fault of toxic policy.

And so it was by the willful ignorance of science, civics, and politics that we squeezed the unvaccinated to the degree that we did.

We invented a new rubric for the good citizen and — failing to be one ourselves — took pleasure in scapegoating anyone who didn’t measure up. After months of engineered lockdowns, having someone to blame and to burn simply felt good.

So we cannot hold our heads high, as if believing we had logic, love, or truth on our side while we viciously wished death upon the unvaccinated. The best we can do is sit in the awareness of our rabid inhumanity for having cast so many aside.


Most of us who pilloried the noncompliant did it because it seemed like certain victory, like the unvaccinated would never make it through unbroken. Indeed, the promised new normal looked unbeatable, so we sided with it and made punching bags out of the holdouts.

But betting against them has been a scathing embarrassment for many of us who’ve now learned that the mandates only had the power we gave them. It was not through quiet compliance that we avoided endless domination by pharmaceutical companies and medical checkpoints at every doorway. It was thanks to the people we tried to tear down.

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So for those of us not among the hopeless few that pray for the return of mandates, we might find some inner gratitude for the unvaccinated. We took the bait by hating them, but their perseverance bought us the time to see we were wrong.


It seems right now like the mandates will return, but this time there’s hope that more of us will see them for what they are: a rising authoritarianism that has no concern for our wellbeing. If there’s an enemy, it’s the confidence game of state power and the transparent attempt to tear us apart. Heeding that looks like our best shot at redemption.

Written by Susan Dunham.

Susan Dunham can be found on Instagram @susankaydunham and at Susan Dunham on Medium.”
 

palmettolion

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So many educated people on this board that had all the answers with regards to Covid did exactly as this article describes.

So blinded by their faith in their politicians, they played the role of the good little Germans. Cheering on authoritarianism because they lost their ability to think critically and swallowing everything their media fed them.
 

WPTLION

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So many educated people on this board that had all the answers with regards to Covid did exactly as this article describes.

So blinded by their faith in their politicians, they played the role of the good little Germans. Cheering on authoritarianism because they lost their ability to think critically and swallowing everything their media fed them.
The question is when will the vaccine insanity end. My daughter has to be vaccinated for her fall clinicals at Gesinger. She had Covid in June. What vaccine is available that will do anything for her? The answer is NONE, yet there is nothing we can do.
 

TN Lion

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So many educated people on this board that had all the answers with regards to Covid did exactly as this article describes.

So blinded by their faith in their politicians, they played the role of the good little Germans. Cheering on authoritarianism because they lost their ability to think critically and swallowing everything their media fed them.
so true
 

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“The battlefield is still warm, following Canada’s war on the unvaccinated. The mandates have let up, and both sides stumble back into something that looks like the old normal — except that there is a fresh and present injury done to the people we tried to break. And no one wants to talk about it.

Only weeks ago, it was the admitted goal of our own leaders to make life unlivable for the unvaccinated. And as a deputized collective, we force-multiplied that pain, taking the fight into our families, friendships, and workplaces. Today, we face the hard truth that none of it was justified — and, in doing that, uncover a precious lesson.


It was a quick slide from righteousness to cruelty, and however much we might blame our leaders for the push, we’re accountable for stepping into the trap despite better judgment.

We knew that waning immunity put vast numbers of the fully vaccinated on par with the shrinking minority of unvaccinated, yet we marked them for special persecution. We said they hadn’t “done the right thing” by turning their bodies over to state care — even though we knew that principled opposition to such a thing is priceless in any circumstance. And we truly let ourselves believe that going into another ineffectual lockdown would be their fault, not the fault of toxic policy.

And so it was by the willful ignorance of science, civics, and politics that we squeezed the unvaccinated to the degree that we did.

We invented a new rubric for the good citizen and — failing to be one ourselves — took pleasure in scapegoating anyone who didn’t measure up. After months of engineered lockdowns, having someone to blame and to burn simply felt good.

So we cannot hold our heads high, as if believing we had logic, love, or truth on our side while we viciously wished death upon the unvaccinated. The best we can do is sit in the awareness of our rabid inhumanity for having cast so many aside.


Most of us who pilloried the noncompliant did it because it seemed like certain victory, like the unvaccinated would never make it through unbroken. Indeed, the promised new normal looked unbeatable, so we sided with it and made punching bags out of the holdouts.

But betting against them has been a scathing embarrassment for many of us who’ve now learned that the mandates only had the power we gave them. It was not through quiet compliance that we avoided endless domination by pharmaceutical companies and medical checkpoints at every doorway. It was thanks to the people we tried to tear down.

hypocratic--740x493 Susan Dunham: What We Learned From Hating the Unvaccinated Featured Opinion [your]NEWS


So for those of us not among the hopeless few that pray for the return of mandates, we might find some inner gratitude for the unvaccinated. We took the bait by hating them, but their perseverance bought us the time to see we were wrong.


It seems right now like the mandates will return, but this time there’s hope that more of us will see them for what they are: a rising authoritarianism that has no concern for our wellbeing. If there’s an enemy, it’s the confidence game of state power and the transparent attempt to tear us apart. Heeding that looks like our best shot at redemption.

Written by Susan Dunham.

Susan Dunham can be found on Instagram @susankaydunham and at Susan Dunham on Medium.”
My friend. You posted this at 1:12am?
 

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So many educated people on this board that had all the answers with regards to Covid did exactly as this article describes.

So blinded by their faith in their politicians, they played the role of the good little Germans. Cheering on authoritarianism because they lost their ability to think critically and swallowing everything their media fed them.
You realize the guy who posted this is conspiracy nutcase?
 
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The question is when will the vaccine insanity end. My daughter has to be vaccinated for her fall clinicals at Gesinger. She had Covid in June. What vaccine is available that will do anything for her? The answer is NONE, yet there is nothing we can do.
When I was fired a year ago for being unvaxinated I was offered a free pass. Have several pharmacist in my family who were giving the shot out.. I refused the offer. If I was in her position I would do it. It's way past time to end the mandates.
 

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The question is when will the vaccine insanity end. My daughter has to be vaccinated for her fall clinicals at Gesinger. She had Covid in June. What vaccine is available that will do anything for her? The answer is NONE, yet there is nothing we can do.
The vaccines will destroy her natural immunity, which is the intended outcome.
 

NJPSU

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The vaccines will destroy her natural immunity, which is the intended outcome.
Well I was vaccinated 18 months ago and I havent even gotten as much as the sniffles ever since.

Thats not to say I believe I’m not capable of getting Covid but stop with anti-vax hysteria.
 

indynittany

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Well I was vaccinated 18 months ago and I havent even gotten as much as the sniffles ever since.

Thats not to say I believe I’m not capable of getting Covid but stop with anti-vax hysteria.
You probably just got a saline injection.
 
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NJPSU

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It's kinda hard to get infected with anything except perhaps a computer virus when you reside in a basement 24/7 following Twitter.
What about all my trips to the Outback and Popeyes? :cool:
 

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Yes. We also realize you are very stupid.
We’ll when the left lies about absolutely everything and does so without remorse i for one are done listening. From now on nj or Vic or anyone of them are welcome to try and make me. Good luck
 
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NJPSU

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And there we go, the left's usual methodology in dealing with information they can't refute: attack the messenger.
You must be new here. Nothing WeRR posts here should be taken seriously.
 

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What the f--k does it matter what time he made the post. And what's with this 'my friend' stuff?
Why the hostility? It was simply a question. You're right. It doesn't matter. My father used to address people by "my friend". It's something I picked up from him.
 
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palmettolion

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Remember when certain people here went out of their way to signal their virtue? "I got the shot because I care more about my fellow man than you. You unvaccinated are going to continue to spread it and kill old people because your selfish."

I even had a certain poster here tell me getting the vaccine after recovering from covid was necessary so I could get my vax passport. Another claimed that my natural immunity wouldn't last as long as the vaccine and another said that the 2nd time I get covid it would be far worse without the shot.

If any of these people had a shred of decency, they'd be on this board acknowledging being wrong. Instead they'll just excuse their statements and swallow up the next thing the politicians push to gain more control.

Oh, look, it's climate change, white supremecy and gender confusion.