Opinion/Editorial

WHAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH TODAY

Yes, there are some really dumb people in our culture. Yes, there are some really smart people who are ignorant as hell.  A good portion of the American public has reacted to the anti-vaxxer Q-Anon idiots in a perfect example of both generic and experienced dumbness. The followers of the Q’Anon movement, and many republicans, take and express the vaccination to be some sort of political tool or ‘assassinate portions of the public’ kind of weapon.

Here’s the CDC’s analysis of the results of physical reactions to the virus: “126 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in the United States from December 14, 2020, through March 22, 2021.  During this time, VAERS received 2,216 reports of death (0.0018%) among people who received a COVID-19 vaccine. CDC and FDA physicians review each case report of death as soon as notified and CDC requests medical records to further assess reports. A review of available clinical information including death certificates, autopsy, and medical records revealed no evidence that vaccination contributed to patient deaths.”  Even if the deaths had been caused by the vaccinations, and they were not, the rate of two thousand out of a hundred and twenty-six million is pretty significant.

You pretty much can’t get safer than that when dealing with any substance at all, including saline, into the human body from an external source. 28% of republicans are dead set against getting vaccinated. 14% of blacks. 20% of those under 20 years old. The average/mean I.Q. really is 100, and that fact, that measure of intellectual capability, is clearly illustrated in how some people are responding to the cultural, economic, and life-saving effect of these brilliantly created and now massively distributed (and free) shots to stop the virus in its tracks.

The other simple kind of fact that exists is that some people do not want you to have your life back, they only want themselves to have their life back.

Most smart people, those above the rough 100 mark of that intelligence measuring tool, are not mean-spirited. They see the negative impact on themselves, eventually, of acting that way to other humans. Mean-spiritedness lives, breathes and survives in dumb people…and the dumb people are too dumb to know it…and will hurt you if you try to talk to them about it.

Yes, we do have a problem with the human condition. It’s a problem that runs totally opposed to that much-ballyhooed phrase in the Declaration of Independence: “all men are created equal.”

This Op/Ed space in the Geneva Shore Report has been taken up lately by reporting on the studied stupidity of some of Wisconsin’s leadership.  Remember, there are no credentials necessary to run for some of these very powerful offices.  These people, like Johnson and Vos come out of nowhere, having broken, busted but never-discussed backgrounds.  When they get into office, the material they were made, the experiences that formed them becomes evident.  Vos runs a small pop-corn company, and the State of Wisconsin…basically.  Johnson ran J.C. Penny right into the ground and left them with tens of millions in his pocket.  These men are not stupid, they simply don’t have your best interests in mind, much like many of the anti-vaxxer crowd.  They care about them, and only them.

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