Posted On: Monday - November 21st 2022 9:50PM MST
In Topics:   Music  Liberty/Libertarianism  US Feral Government  Kung Flu Stupidity
No, we ain't gonna take it.
We're not gonna take it anymore.
I've been chided on the internet for thinking Americans are going to ever resist the Globalist, Communist evil and the Feral Potomac Regime - Mordor on the Potomac, some call it. It's not easy to fight these people in an organized fashion - ask who's left of the Unite the Right crowd, railroaded 5 years ago in Charlottesville, the Proud Boys, the Oath Keepers who AREN'T Feds, etc.
With regard to the Kung Flu vaccine mandates, I would say that the combined resistance of millions of American has defeated the Regime, Big Business, the Lyin' Press - all of the Establishment - after initially taking quite a few casualties, some quite literally.* I and family members have been part of this resistance, and I've been glad to trade stories of the stupidity of the PanicFest, especially including the attempted clot shot coercion, with like-minded people recently.
There were the 2 guys I worked with for a little while. It was only when we were about to wrap up that this subject came up. "Hell, no, I'm not taking this shot!" said one, relating that it held him up from another position for a while. I heard the same from the other guy. We started exchanging stories.
The first guy's wife is a Medical Doctor. She had been in residency AND pregnant in the midst of the strong attempts to mandate the shot for all Americans. Unfortunately, his wife was forced to take the initial vaccine or lose her career. From what the guy told me, if you get kicked out of a residency program, which was the threat, it's very hard to get back into another one. She was a casualty of sorts, having lost to Totalitarianism, but luckily her and their child were OK. They tried to force the booster shot on her after she was already working out of residency. She quit and has since started her own practice.
What I told these two guys, along with the guy from the next anecdote, is that the nurse in our family will not take even the flu shot** this time around. Yes, she's an RN, and yes, she works on a regular hospital floor. As in any previous years, anyone who has not taken the yearly flu shot by the first week in November is taken off the "qualified to work" list and fired. Yeah, but it's November 21st, at least here on the Peak Stupidity server. She's still working there.
They allowed a waiver because: Supply & Demand. Nurses have been in short supply and high demand as of late. Per my family member, lots of them have had ill effects from the Covid vaccines and are out. I don't know if that's the case, but it's sure not that the hospitals are overflowing, not around here.
There's another field in which supply is not meeting demand for certain employees right now. That would be aviation for pilots. While waiting for a van to a hotel at the hub airport, I started talking to a Southwest Airlines pilot. He had a foreign accent that had me guessing he might be German. "No, I'm Austrian", he told me. (Well, I was pretty close.) I asked him if he gets over there much to visit. (He would get free rides, space permitting.) "No, it's been 2 years..." Before he started explaining, I could guess what the deal was.
"I'm proudly fully unvaccinated!" he told me. Ahaaa, well I started telling him how the Canadians didn't want us in - so fuck 'em - till recently, and then about the nurse not even getting flu shots anymore. There was real solidarity there. I asked him if Southwest Airlines was requiring the clot shots at least for new hires. From him, and others I've asked recently, it might be officially policy, but waivers are given out like hiring bonuses are. Again, Supply & Demand. "Twenty-two years I've been here, with a good record, and they wanted to fire me." "Yeah, but, it's all supply & demand", I noted. Well, yeah, but ...
.... there was a little more to our conversation. Speaking of solidarity, this bit is something I may or may not have related on this site. (I'm sure I did in the Unz Review comments.) About a year ago, there was a news story about a big "meltdown" - as the airlines call it - with Southwest cancelling many hundreds of flights one weekend or maybe a few days longer than the weekend. "It wasn't the weather...***" Even outside there, he didn't want to really talk plainly. A bunch of their pilots, as I'd heard then, did an unofficial work stoppage, I suppose by calling in sick or fatigued.
At about that same time, BTW, there were some Jacksonville Air Route Center controllers from one sector who did something similar. They shut down a piece of airspace over central-southern Georgia for part of one afternoon.
Of course, it's much easier to individually resist when you're in a position doing much-needed work. The HR ladies got many employees intimidated through about a year back. Many did take the vaccine just for that reason. Others didn't take the vaccine and got fired. Some of us are in a position (still) in which we're not gonna take it, period.
Your gall is never ending.
We don't want anything, not a thing from you!
Peak Stupidity prides itself on featuring only good music here... usually. This one, by Twisted Sister fits the post very well, but it doesn't really fit the bill as far as "good music". They did make great efforts with the videos for MTV back in 1984 though.
* I'm not forgetting the Canadian trucker rally that put some fear into the enemy too, with the American rally on that cold January day having been helpful too.
** I'm not against vaccines in general, but some of us have gotten wary of anything coming out of the medical Establishment. In this nurse's case, the last flu shot gave her ill effects, and she is having none of it this time.
*** A series of bad weather days at a hub - fog (very low visibility/ceiling) or a pattern of thunderstorms, ice storms, or blizzards - can do this to an airline. However, Southwest doesn't have quite the same hub-and-spoke system as the other major airlines. It'd be harder for weather to shut them down so hard.