durka wrote:gorz wrote:This covid thing is definitely getting out of control and I'm not talking about the transmission of the virus. Encouraging the reprimanding of players for breaking protocols which btw only validates the unconstitutional powers of federal govt, snitching on your fellow man to authorities for celebrating a family gathering without a mask. What is this the gestapo of nazi germany? Right now ppl still seem to be okay for the most part bc ppl are still optimistic that the pandemic will eventually go away but what if it doesnt go away for any foreseeable future. What if the narrative gets pushed by the media that the virus is constantly mutating and thus there is no feasible solution to cure the spread of virus in spite of vaccine inoculations. The possibility of another year goes by and not only are we are still wearing masks everywhere we go, secluded from our friends and families, prohibited from entering stores leaving the country w/o proof of vaccination, prohibited from working job unless vaccinated, all venues concerts and sporting events get cancelled.what then? Will the citizens of America and around the world continue to accept the new norm and still comply and abide by the rules from the govt or will they rise up and revolt? I think the average intelligent person can infer that we have been suckered and by that point it might be too late.
The problem with the world today is that people like you think they are the "average intelligent person" when you're literally the complete opposite of that. The average intelligent person is someone who listens to doctors and scientists who have to dedicated their lives to education in their fields. It's all a conspiracy though, right?
That mindset is exactly the reason why our society is doomed for failure unless we stand up and hold those above us accountable. We are taught at an early age to blindly trust in our 'authority figures' professors lawyers doctors govt leaders etc never to question or challenge that authority bc after all "they know whats best for us." This naiive mentality is the equivalent of walking into a car dealership and expecting the car salesmen to be completely honest with you and not rip you off. This doesn't mean to always reject authority but rather discern when authority is overstepping their boundaries especially when our basic rights and liberties are being infringed upon. Historically censorship or Silencing any dissenting views that goes against the govt and any mainstream narrative were massive redflags and precursor to a tyrannical govt. A free society embraces our basic God given rights as well tolerating speech that opposes other worldviews..I get it the notion that our govt and the system is morally bankrupt and intellectually disingenuous leaves us lost and utterly helpless that results in delusional thinking as a self defense mechanism.