How Did We Get Here?
Guest Writer: Steve Johnson, COVID Vaccine Injured.
How did we get into such a state where it became a moral judgement whether you took the COVID Vaccine or not? I cannot imagine going up to my colleague or neighbor to ask if they got the vaccine and what kind. Yet, in 2021 it was okay to do so. I will admit I used to be one of those people.
This may not be the best analogy, and it is a clumsy comparison, but in 2006 I was in Munich, Germany. We had an excellent guide who took us on a tour of the concentration camp Dachau. Of course, it was incredibly moving and heartbreaking. I asked the guide, how do you think this could happen in a country with so many well educated people, world class universities, etc.. He said something I thought was profound. He asked me, “how many of us truly are heroes? How many of us are really willing to stick our necks out or fight against injustice? Most want to be safe, protect their livelihood, raise their children. They are okay to turn a blind eye if they are not affected.” I think, to a degree, we are living through the same mentality right now. Again, I am not at all minimizing what happened in World War II. It was perhaps the worst atrocity to happen to a group of people in all of humanity.
At the same time, we are living in a period of misinformation and propaganda. The media is only sharing one side of the story. Governments are repressing information. The medical establishment mostly follows a certain narrative. I know there are certain ripples of protest, but let’s be honest, it is far from becoming mainstream yet. However, I do see small signs of hope. Whenever I mention my vaccine injury, people seem much more open. I cannot tell you the number that have shared their own personal story or know someone who was affected by the COVID Vaccines. I do think the tide is slowly starting to turn.
As always, most will just want to live their life, pick up their kids from daycare, and watch the football game. I can’t blame them. I was that person, but cannot be that person any longer.