Let me admit from the outset that I was very much hesitant to write this article, not because this topic doesn’t need to be talked about but out of apprehension that this writeup will only further the social divides that the “vaccine” wars have provoked. Moreover, as a person who got annoyed with incredibly puerile and reductive mainstream media articles that give readers advice on “how to talk to an ‘anti-vax’ relative“, the last thing I wanted to do was to return pettiness by being petty. However, after much reflection and talking to friends, I decided to push ahead and write this missive not to pull people apart but in the hopes of forging a common ground.
As evidenced by the title of the article, I am not “vaccinated”; to be frank, it will be a cold day in Bill Gate’s mansion before I subject myself—as well as my loved ones who are willing to listen—to experimental gene therapy cocktails that can lead to a litany of adverse reactions and offer limited benefits. However, my views are my views; I respect family members, friends and co-workers who have divergent beliefs about the safety and efficacy of the “vaccines” and decided to get jabbed. Consequently, this article is not about mocking people who took Fauci’s advice but a suggestion to those who are Covid-19 “vaccine” hostile like me on how to talk to others who made a different decision. Be kind, a lot of people are getting jabbed driven not by confidence but motivated by fear, hopelessness and loneliness.
I get to see my niece (2.5) in a week. Like many other families, I haven’t seen her, or her mom and dad since Christmas 2019. Last time I saw her she was barely walking or talking. She’s really good at both now. 😎 I have new sneakers and a vaccine. Bring on Auntie duty.
— Sara Kettering (@sarakettering) May 28, 2021
The first thing to remember when engaging in conversations with people who got injected is to remember that they are not your enemies; I kindly remind people on “the other side” of this debate the same thing. A little humility goes a long way in healing strife; from the most brilliant scientist to a high school drop, the reality is that no one aside from God knows how this pandemic will play out. All of us, irrespective of our jab decisions, are living under a knife; there are risks of not taking the “vaccine” and there are risks to getting jabbed. Let us not pretend that we have everything figured out; the only thing that we know is that this virus is deadly and that we are far from being out of the woods.
The most important thing to understand is that people who got “vaccinated” made a decision that is irreversible. There is no need to beat them over the head with facts and figures that will only induce anxiety in them. Whenever I talk to someone I meet at a coffee shop or a local market, if the topic of the “vaccines” come up and the minute I realize that they got jabbed, I keep my powder dry and refuse to engage with both guns blazing. Winning that “vaccine” debate with someone who got injected will mean they get deflated and potentially depressed; instead I wish them well and kindly tell them that I have not gotten “vaccinated”.
Invariably, when some find out that you did not get shot up with Pfizer, BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca or Johnson & Johnson’s nostrums, you will be called an “anti-vaxxer” or a conspiracy theorist if you try to defend a personal decision that you should not have to justify. When that time comes, take it in stride and realize that you stand in company with many great thinkers in the past who were once ostracized for bucking the status quo only to be embraced by future generations. After all, flat earthers were once looked to as scientific experts and Galileo and Copernicus were persecuted for being heretics, or “conspiracy theorists” as we would refer to them in the 21st century.
In all honesty, I hope that I am wrong about all the misgivings that I have about these experimental “vaccines”; I do not want to be proven right only to witness the horrifying outcomes I’ve been warning about for the past six months. I pray that these “vaccines” are ultimately proven to be safe and effective; if time bears this to be true, I might even decide to change my mind and get jabbed. However, we are nowhere near that determination point, that is why all the “vaccines” are still undergoing clinical trials. If people choose to take part in clinical experiments, that is their right but I hope those who do respect my right to not join in their gambit.
My intention is not to be pious here; to the contrary I fall daily in my quest to be less about ego and more about empathy to others. In the midst of writing this article, I got into rancorous discussions with three different people I will never meet intent on getting the last word. After spending nearly two years homeless, I should know better than to fight fire with fire because only the match producers profit. Alas, old habits die hard but I’ll try to do better going forward.You will encounter plenty of 'vaccine' enthusiasts who decided to get injected, this is how you talk to your relatives and friends who got jabbed. #How2Talk2ProVaxxers Click To Tweet
Hopefully, we can arrive at a rational middle instead of waging wars at the extremes. I think most rational people will agree that children getting “vaccinated” without their parent’s notification, presence or consent is a red line that should be met with fierce resistance if not force. I dare say that most of us can even agree that having kids jabbed even though they have been largely spared from Covid-19 is likewise a bridge too far. Moreover, I think most reasonable people can agree that it’s un-American and reprehensible to demonize people like me who refuse to get injected with mRNA or adenovirus “vaccines” and that we need to be united to push back against the revival of apartheid in America and beyond.
We are being manipulated by the establishment to get at each others throats; the same “divide and conquer” techniques that they have been unleashing upon humanity for centuries have now been weaponized to an extent never witnessed in history. Now is not the time to bicker like crabs in a barrel, now is the time for the adults in the room to stand up. Let us honor each others decisions, let us debate in good faith and let us not pretend like we own all the facts. Empathy and respect, that is how you talk to “vaccinated” and unjabbed family, friends, co-workers and strangers alike.
“There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.” ~ Henri Frederic Amiel
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