It is Time to De-Stigmatize the Word "Anti-Vaxxer"
That's what I've observed is done in politics sometimes -- you push through a negative and turn it into a positive. You demonstrate that you're confident and firm in your views and ideas by owning the slur and proclaiming it. Others see it and are curious. As your ranks grow, the other side has to retreat from the slur. Could be a while with anti-vaxxer but I'm in. I am 100% pro-freedom. No vaccine should be required. An entirely new approach to disease prevention is possible. And anyone who chortles at that should look around. Does American society look healthy to you?
Great article. People who denounce anti-vaxxers overlook the fact that a many if not most "anti-vaxxers" are actually "ex-vaxxers." If they were curious, they might ask them what changed their mind.
I’m an newly 100% fully anti-vax ... all of em
I started out as an anti covid vaxer but after reading about vaccines and their history I became a full on anti vaxxer. Then I took it a step further and started questioning everything I had ever been taught.
To double the fun, I just tell people that I’m pro life.
Love this, Igor! It echoes the sentiments I expressed in a post I started ages ago but haven’t had a chance to finish because time-sensitive ones keep pushing it back. If I ever get around to it, I’ll reference yours in there :-)
Meanwhile, I wanted to alert you to this post in case you haven’t seen it yet:
• “50 Reasons to Give Your Child the COVID Shot” (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/50-reasons-to-give-your-child-the)
I know you are a fan of both satire and saving children so thought you and your audience would appreciate it :-)
My tweet (https://twitter.com/MargaretAnnaAl1/status/1566439797622591489) about it has gone viral, and many have been able to successfully share it on social media as the perceived pro-vaxx framing is bypassing the censorship algorithms and (hopefully) the cognitive defenses of Covidians. Not sure if your dog is still unpersoned (undogged?) at Twitter, but feel free to keep the momentum going if you so desire :-)
I identify as a vaccine safety advocate.
It's quite simple, really. I am anti- all poisons!
Sticks and stones....
Prior to our current nightmare, I was not an "anti-vaxxer" in the traditional definition of the term (one who opposes all vaccines and vaccine mandates). I am now. There are some that are valuable (post-exposure rabies, tetanus), but most are unnecessary and/or dangerous. Health does not come from a bottle of pills or a syringe.
We are winning the information war because their C19 jabs don't work and are very dangerous. Even so, they are still trying to push/mandate their crap injections on the people of the world. One wonders why, since the multi-jabbed can see the evidence of failure and injury in their own lives.
It would have been much harder to win the information war if their products had been safe and/or effective, which is why we need a medical bill of rights. No person should be required by a government entity (local, state, or federal), a school, or a business to take a vaccine, therapeutic, or medical procedure against their will. No one. Full stop.
And, in the mean time, how 'bout we do a comparison in health outcomes of the small minority of Americans who have never had a vaccine and the rest of us. I'm very curious to know their rates of autism, autoimmune conditions, asthma and allergies.
And I say this as a mother who has had all of her "shots" and who consented to the "shots" for her now young adult children.
No one should be compelled, coerced, or mandated. No one. Full stop.
"Anti-vaxxer" and "conspiracy theorist" are phrases used to divide and stigmatize people, and to stop the conversation when one is too close to the truth. It's psychological manipulation and a form of censorship. This is how you know you are close to the truth. They won't spend so much time on you, censoring you, unless you were that close to the truth.
Be proud to be a thinking person who can do their own research.
When they start calling you names, you know they have lost their temper, have no more arguments, and you have logically won.
I am an example of someone who has indeed progressed in my views on vaccines and as a Christian I cannot help but wonder if this is God's helping hand. We can't understand how God works. What I can say is that there are lot of people who have awakened to the poor state of science and medicine in the West, we've awakened to how far off track we as a civilization are to human health and spirit, we've awakened to how broken our political institutions are, and yes, we've awakened to the fact that vaccines have both benefits and harms but that only the benefits were touted. We have a terrible blind sport to the harms and we foolishly hold most vaccines as an idol. Prior to COVID, I defensively stated that I am not an anti-vaxxer but I don't believe it's pragmatic to take a rushed mRNA vaccine that was not sufficiently tested. Now, it's quite clear that most vaccines are unnecessary and are almost certainly causing great harm. An entirely new paradigm to human health and disease prevention is needed.
I’m an ex vaxxer antivaxxer.
I’ve been a proud anti-vaxxer since 1988. My children are healthier because of it. I have my good friend Juliet to thank for steering me in the right direction.
I’m a judicious vaxxer. Some are useful, some are questionable and others you run for the hills. Guess where Covid fits in? Oh and if they remake all shots based on mRNA, then I become a full throated anti.
I am a happy and healthy anti-Vaxxer. After this debacle of Covid, I am not only against Covid vaccine but very sceptic of all vaccines.
I had a discussion with my friend and neighbor several months ago. The term "conspiracy theorist" came up. I maintained that I wasn't a conspiracy theorist but something about these jabs was sketchy. He softly announced he was a conspiracy theorist. When I asked why he identified as such he said...
"BECAUSE THEY ARE CONSPIRING AGAINST US!"
Now I'm proud of being a conspiracy theorist...