“People who have been capable of such personality, courage and decisiveness undoubtedly embody the best of humanity.
“They are found everywhere, in all ages, levels of education, countries and opinions.
“They are of a particular kind; these are the soldiers that any army of light wishes to have in its ranks.
“They are the parents that every child wishes to have and the children that every parent dreams of having.
“They are beings above the average of their societies; they are the essence of the peoples who have built all cultures and conquered horizons.
“They are there, by your side, they seem normal, but they are superheroes.
“They did what others could not do; they were the tree that withstood the hurricane of insults, discrimination and social exclusion.
“And they did it because they thought they were alone and believed they were alone.
“Excluded from their families’ Christmas tables, they have never seen anything so cruel. They lost their jobs, let their careers sink and had no more money… but they didn’t care. They suffered immeasurable discrimination, denunciations, betrayals and humiliation… but they continued.
“Never before in humanity has there been such a casting; we now know who the resisters are on planet Earth.
“Women, men, old, young, rich, poor, of all races and all religions, the unvaccinated, the chosen ones of the invisible ark, the only ones who managed to resist when everything fell apart. Collapsed.
“You’ve passed an unimaginable test that many of the toughest marines, commandos, green berets, astronauts, and geniuses couldn’t pass.”
“You are made of the stuff of the greatest that ever lived, those heroes born among ordinary men who shine in the dark.”
People who were disinvited for Christmas brave as soldiers who volunteered, or were even conscripted in war?
I know one young man who is afaik still unable to work in his chosen profession because of mandates.
I don’t think he thinks any such thinks.
You tell ém Rosie
A bit early to be on the piss Rosie.
I didn’t know much about Joe Hildebrand, but I always had a strong feeling he was very suss.
Now he has confirmed my suspicion in spades.
Maybe the general lays it on a tad thick but I still think Joe, the CHOs, the Premiers and the media mandaters should be publicly embaldened.
I couldn’t have summed Joe up better than “Gabriella D.”
It really does not take very much to trigger those that submitted to “safe and effective”.
The war with one’s cognitive dissonance seems to be reflexive and visceral; almost an autoimmune response.
I have much sympathy for the Coerced, that had this abuse foist upon them and for whatever reason were unable to resist.
I have slightly less sympathy for those that willingly obliged, but respect their decision to choose for themselves. Although, I will now forever question their judgment, and can only partially respond with compassion as they face the inevitable and escalating consequences of their own actions.
I have utter contempt for those issuing mandates, enforcing mandates, and supporting mandates, whether you were “just following orders” or not. I look forward to the day when each and every one of these moral reprobates is delivered justice , and harshly.
I hope your demise is swift – it is better than what you deserve.
Well said, Terry.
I agree with this, and I am four times vaccinated.
I disagree with much of the fears of those fearful of the vaccines, but also recognise the vaccines are grossly oversold in their efficacy and performance. They do not do the job they were advertised as doing, although most likely have at least some therapeutic benefit.
But these unvaccinated people have stood up for what they believed in, even to the
point their careers have been destroyed, and I admire them for that.
Ironically , workplaces with vaccine mandates because they believe there is need to address the risk they might be sued if someone caught Covid at a meeting where an unvaccinated attended, have instead actually realised the consequence of not practising risk management, but risk aversion.
In my workplace, the small handful of people that remained unvaccinated (less than a couple of percent) included actual, real live world experts in their field. In areas that could be very important for Australia’s well being in the near future. They aren’t going to be easily replaced, if at all.
Of course, the corporate weenies pursuing such policies aren’t interested in the service delivery and maintaining the skills/knowledge for which the organisation exists, for them the organisation’s existence is the purpose and end for itself.
No I’m irritated because of the comparison to men I hold in high regard who sacrificed much, much more in the service of their country.
How families bickered and squabbled over vaccine status is reflective of their underlying problems.
As for the rest; lockdowns and mandates, that is the result of a political malaise borne of a long term trajectory into the supernanny state.
“question their judgment, and can only partially respond with compassion as they face the inevitable and escalating consequences of their own actions.”
Mere spite and wishful thinking.
…workplaces with vaccine mandates because they believe there is need to address the risk they might be sued if someone caught Covid at a meeting where an unvaccinated attended…
This is the bit I’ve always had a problem with – if the vaccination is so effective and necessary, why this danger from the unvaccinated?
Surely the risk falls totally on the unvaccinated?? (Their choice)
Mere spite and wishful thinking.
I will bow to your mastery of spite, Rosie – nobody I know does it better.
LOLZ. I read CL as ‘publicly embalmed’ not ‘embaldened’ not mutually exclusive anyway…
I believe the identified risk of being sued works both ways. Both of fallowing an unvaccinated employee infecting the vaccinated with the couf, and then unvaccinated employee being put in danger.
Don’t ponder it too much, to go down the rabbit hole arm in arm with the army of risk dreamers is far too annoying.
Both of (f)allowing an unvaccinated employee infecting the vaccinated with the couf,
But but but ….the vaccination was supposed to be extremely effective – so much so that people were punished severely for not getting it – so how can an unvaccinated person give the couf to a vaccinated??
Please don’t bring up that old trope about the vaccines don’t stop you getting the couf, don’t stop you getting sick from the couf, don’t stop you giving the couf to others and don’t stop you dying from the couf. We were lectured in absolutes from our wonderful health officials and government patsies.
As I said, don’t look for any logic in this madness.
Corporations and government agencies are dominated these days by their enormous HR departments, which are demographically challenged and prefer no risk at all, no matter how stupidly defined.
Ability of the organisation to do its job is not a factor.
All care and no responsibility. Nor are there any consequences for their wilful bastardry or ignorant criminal incompetence against the people.
“Jab, jab, jab! It’s just a little prick.”
I spent 5 months in a defacto medical apartheid. And I held out till Nova and told the boss I would take that, but not the other obvious (to anyone with an analytical and questioning mind), poisonous crap. Boss threatened me with my job at the end and I called his bluff.
It’s all very easy for those of the jabbed, the ones who relentlessly virtue signaled up a storm on how virtuous they are, resplendent with selfies of being jabbed and facechook filters to match, to think that those that held out were not under extreme psychological pressure. What happened was utterly indefensible. If you think otherwise, you’re an absolute crap excuse for a human being.