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That’s some dangerous thinking, friend.
It would be trivial to forcibly vaccinate you, once you’d allowed yourself to be imprisoned.
@ absolute galore
Based on personal experience with a similar situation (daughter, 17 at the time, now 18), I can only recommend you seriously consider sharing your concerns and the information supporting them with your son. Twelve may be a bit young, but it is his life on the line.
In my case I failed; my daughter didn’t want to hear it, didn’t believe my sources were credible, couldn’t be bothered to seriously discuss it with me, and despite having initially agreed to humor me by waiting until after this year’s cold and flu season, chose to follow her mother’s advice and the UW mandate and take the jab so she could start at university this fall. Nothing untoward has happened to her so far, thanks be to god. But if something does, I know she made her choice knowing what I know (or at least having had the opportunity to know it). This was important for me, because if she does suffer harm as a result of that choice, I will not be able to fully blame, nor will I be tempted to take vengeance in blood upon those who pressured her to make it.
You have my deepest sympathy.
“Pandemic of the unvaccinated” is a phrase I’ve been reading a lot lately in MSM and official pronouncements.
Something seems off.
Consider the following options:
1) “Pandemic among the unvaccinated”
2) “Pandemic in the unvaccinated”
3) “Pandemic of the unvaccinated”
What solution(s) to the problem “pandemic” are implicitly suggested by each?
Why use the third?
This morning I composed a religious exemption “request” to my employer’s recently-announced COVID-19 vaccine mandate. I realize that this will be of no relevance to, and may even irritate, some readers of this blog and these comments , but there may also be some who will find encouragement
or something useful in its tone or substance, so I hereby offer it for your review:
1. Why you are requesting an exemption;
I am a Christian. I claim exemption from this mandate in the name of Jesus Christ.
2. The religious principles that guide your objection to immunization;
The body belongs to God, not to the state (Caesar) or an employer.
“Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s”
(Jesus, as quoted in Matthew 22:21, English Standard Version)
“Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God; You are not your own,”
(Paul, 1 Corinthians 6:19, English Standard Version)
3. How your sincerely held religious belief conflicts with _________s vaccination mandate;
The imposition of a mandate and the threat to employees’ participation in the economic life of society for failure to comply is a clear sign of malign intent and usurpation of God’s authority by the powers of this world, as described in difficult allegory by John, who also admonished that the saints (believers) must not bow to that usurpation:
“This second beast was servant to the first beast, and extended its authority everywhere, making the world and all its people worship the first beast…”
(Revelation 13:12, The Jerusalem Bible)
“He compelled everyone — small and great, rich and poor, slave and citizen — to be branded on the right hand or on the forehead, and made it illegal for anyone to buy or sell anything unless he had been branded with the name of the beast or with the number of its name.”
(Revelation 13:16-17, The Jerusalem Bible)
“There will be no respite, night or day, for those who worshipped the beast or its statue or accepted branding with its name. This is why there must be constancy in the saints who keep the commandments of God and faith in Jesus.”
(Revelation 14: 11-12, The Jerusalem Bible)
These are difficult texts, especially for scientific rationalists (as I am, and suspect you may be too), so you should be prepared for extensive discussions and study to help you understand, unless you are willing to take my word that these are sincere beliefs.
4. Whether you are opposed to all immunizations, and if not, the religious basis that prohibits COVID-19 vaccination;
I am not opposed to all vaccinations.
See above for religious basis for refusing mandated COVID-19 vaccination.
5. What accommodation you are seeking;
Allow me to continue to deploy my skills, expertise, and humanity in the service of my colleagues and the people of _________ without that service being conditioned upon submission to any experimental, unnecessary, invasive, or punitive medical procedure(s), until such time as it may be to our mutual benefit to part ways.
6. Any additional information you believe would be helpful in processing your religious accommodation request.
You probably have no idea what Christianity is really about. If you care to find out, you could do worse than to begin with C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity or G.K. Chesterton’s The Everlasting Man. I also recommend the writings of William Stringfellow (especially An Ethic for Christians and other Aliens in a Strange Land) and Jaques Ellul (The Presence of the Kingdom would be a good place to start). There is also, of course, a wealth of information in the bible.
There’s an interesting signal in the US CDC VAERS data.
I downloaded it all a couple of weeks ago, and then downloaded updated 2021 data again just the other day, and queried for the annual total number of adverse events in which the subject died.
It turns out that 10 times as many deaths were reported in the first 3 months of 2021 than in the most deadly of any of the previous 30 years. And the number of deaths reported in the past two weeks is almost four times that worst previous annual total.
If you prefer comparison to averages, as of 23 April the deaths reported are almost 20 times the annual average over the past 30 years of data, and the number reported in the past two weeks is over 5 times the annual average.
Something is not right.
In gratitude for the sense of fellowship I get from reading these comments, I’d like to share a few thoughts that occur to me this morning.
1) Letting your attention be captured by the enemy will lead to your downfall. I am in danger of this.
2) Failing to be aware will also lead to your downfall. Most everyone I know is in this.
3) Here in the intellectual desert that is the Seattle area, I have been driving myself more than a bit mad trying to figure out what is going on in the world, and sending signals to my local peers in the hope of locating allies. But no-one replies, and I fear I am both exhausting and exposing myself, thereby compromising my ability to defend and nurture my young family.
4) We who love and will stand for life and truth must eventually gather together, but I don’t know where and I don’t know how.
It appears I don’t know how to embed or attach an image (PNG in this case) in a comment.
Can anyone enlighten me?
About those “safe and effective” vaccines:
I saw a chart in a comment over at off-guardian, and wanted to be sure so I downloaded the CDC VAERS data and made my own chart (attached or inserted, if I managed to figure out how). It does accurately represent the data. There seems to be a signal that is not consistent with the “safe and effective” narrative I hear pushed and embraced around where I live.
On the off chance that any of you fellow truth-seekers are located in the Puget Sound area, and apropos of today’s topic, I’m starting an aikido study group in my back yard. Figure out how to get in touch if you’re interested. Shouldn’t be too hard.
I have been listening to, learning from, and enjoying the conversations at TAE for well over a year, but have until now discerned no point of entry for myself. I have a memory that pertains to this post, however, and some questions I’ve been waiting to pose to this small community, so here we go.
First the memory:
Some 15 +\- 2 years ago I was a grad student at the University of Washington, attempting to straddle the divide between “earth and space sciences” and urban planning. There were regular guest seminars, and one of them I attended was a presentation by a NASA scientist on a study that used land-cover classifications derived from satellite data to estimate the impact of urbanization on agricultural productivity. The talk was technical and uncontroversial, but during the Q&A session afterward the presenter said something that stuck with me, though no one else seemed to think much of it. He said that at a remote sensing conference in China he attended a few months earlier he had pointed out to a Chinese colleague that the NASA analysis showed that the agricultural productivity of the United States had hardly been affected by urbanization, but the story was quite the opposite in China and the trend was not good. The NASA fellow asked if that was a concern, at which the Chinese colleague said something along the lines of “no, we will just eat from the American land.”
And now, after a bit of context, I have some questions for y’all:
The good doctor’s prescriptions seem well-advised, if one is in a position to influence what the greater “we” does. I am not in that position. I have 3 young (<5 years old) children, a teenager, and a full time job that is needed to pay for land rent, food, and modest entertainments, and to service debt inherited from a previous bad marriage. It can sometimes take the better part of a day for my wife and me to finish a short conversation. I live and work among comfortable, professional-class urbanites. I can talk to almost no-one about the sort of things that are discussed at TAE; apart from my wife there is only one other person in my circle of acquaintances who is not deeply propagandized by MSM. Questions arise:
1. If some great struggle against fascism (Great Reset, CCP take-over, or whatever) is in the offing, what are isolated dissidents to do? Is there some place where those inclined to resistance and liberty are sufficiently dense on the ground to have some hope of mounting resistance, but not so dense as to be easily massacred?
2. Is there anywhere that the authorities are not hopelessly compromised?
3. How can those of us disinclined to go along with “the elimination of all human rights forever” resist that, or effectively work toward “return to a forgiving, cohesive unity”, when we are just isolated dissidents communicating over monitored channels, with all the vulnerability that entails?
All the best,