It just can’t happen anymore. They’re so psy-op’d by whatever the boogeyman of the week is on reddit/twitter/the guardian that they can’t comprehend anything that requires some basic thinking and isn’t already a media-approved concept. Last night I showed some friends how DARPA LifeLog’s cancellation date is the same date as Facebook’s founded date. Anyone with a fucking BRAIN can understand the basic, raw implications of that. Instead someone in the conversation noticed on wikipedia that LifeLog was cancelled because libertarian groups complained about it. I’m not a libertarian but I think that they are one of those boogeyman groups leftists get practically mkultra triggered by the mention of. The conversation immediately became (verbatim quotes):
>”libertarians don't mind about civil liberties stuff if its done by a private company. they only care if its done by the government. so well done to zuck for realising that”
>”another in a long line of delusions that plagues the libertarian”
>”i wonder how a platform like that but run by a government would be. maybe it would be something like nextdoor”
>”maybe it would be something like nextdoor”
>”maybe it would be something like nextdoor”
How many worms do you have to have slithering around in your brain to miss such an obvious point handed to you on a silver platter like this. This is what makes any sort of political discussion with leftists so difficult and why leftists discussing amongst themselves always devolve into agreement circles and vilification of disagreers. It’s just buzz words and bad guys to them, there’s mental gymnastics in place of critical thinking. Where only a few years ago I feel, even despite the increasing pressure to conform, you might still have found some wiggle room for individual thought in them, the whole floyd + covid combo has completely erased that and replaced it with caulking. Normal European guys who I knew in their early 20s to complain reasonably about mass immigration are now entering their 30s sharing 2014 tumblr-tier tweets from fucking disgusting looking jewish whores on twitter with pronouns in their bio and shit like that and can no longer engage in basic man to man human conversation without defaulting into a wokespeak script loop at every opportunity
dump them, ((( they ))) are not your "friends".
my whole take on this situation is this:
1. december 2019: Most of my household got sick af - violently chunking and shitting - for about a week. The remainder (just me) succumbed 3-4 days later but seemed to recover in a shorter time period (I only shit my pants twice)
2. march 2020: covid happens, meh
3. ???? vaccines offered: I'm not working, 90% online orders, when I do go out it's like 3am, I ain't tryna make eye contact much less breath contact.
3a. 2 household members get vaccinated, have mild discomfort at worst (pfizer) - a relative has a moderate reaction (moderna).
just me who doesn't give a shit and my wife who isn't antivax, but she's been on top of this shit since wuhan came out, knows something huge is up.
being a neutral party has shown me some shit. for starters, nobody should jump on a fuckin vaccine this fast. too many wildcards, and the whole Fauci situation has shown a serious lack of accountability in cases where someone is clearly showing an interest in Plague Inc any% speedruns irl
I don't have a problem telling myself that whatever everyone got sick with in 12/2019 was some one off side mutation or something, close enough to suck but also establish some kind of defense. or, I'm just lucky. Or some hooplah I heard about blood type O- best blood type.
I do know enough to stay quiet and not spout off though. Who knows who's listening?
also I'm not qualified to speak on civil liberties but I'm noticing less people getting pulled over for speeding, but then there's mandates
Two things in particular have really astounded me:
- Older relatives bragging about how they managed to get a particular brand of vaccine right before it was banned. No mention of concern that they got a vaccine that was pulled from circulation, just proudly gloating that they were quick enough to get it while they still could
- Everyone I know who expressed reasonable vaccine hesitancy but then went on to get vaccinated now shills hard for vaccination and treats vaccine hesitancy as delusion at best or virtual criminality at worst
I’m starting to see vaxxed friends complain of very strange illnesses or things like intense migraines with visual effects and just brush it off in the next breath. Stuff they had never experienced before the vaccine. One openly said he feels “empty” since he got the vaccine but then reasoned it’s probably nothing. He claims since he got vaccinated his mind is just blank and he has a problem with just sitting and staring into space instead of doing whatever he is supposed to. Deep down they are worried it might be vaccine related because of the timing, but they know that’s wrongthink so they share their latest medical problems out loud and immediately follow it up with a “Heh, human bodies are weird!” type conclusion as a coping mechanism to let them release their anxiety without social reprisal. It reminds me of that vaccinated guy tweeting how he had a stroke and he thinks it’s because of “climate anxiety”. It’s really depressing
>complains about normies being retarded normies
>can't lead a conversation
>Everyone I know who expressed reasonable vaccine hesitancy but then went on to get vaccinated now shills hard for vaccination and treats vaccine hesitancy as delusion at best or virtual criminality at worst
This is the same concept as parents whose children have been vaccinated.
It's just a bit more vain and pathetic, in that to ADMIT that these vaccines COULD be bad, or even worse ARE bad, would be to admit they made a mistake; that they have only themselves to blame for any and all harm that come to them as a result. They chose this, after all, "willingly."
We have to stop seeing these people as part of "we"
In general I think everyone who will side with the nannystate has already earmarked themselves
living rent free in your head