It reminds me of this amazing essay by RFK, Jr. Pre-Covid, but still brilliant and relevant.I’ve seen it too. I identify as liberal but most people on Facebook and on the go to media have gone insane and I wonder if politically everything has shifted - the death wishes and hatred isn’t at all what being liberal used to stand for: being tolerant, humanism, kindness, equality. It shows what propaganda and agitation can do to any people, well educated people, quickly. The fear and anger messaging is working to divide the people and instill death wishes - I don’t know how that isn’t viewed as a huge problem!
Vaccines and the Liberal Mind
Instead of demanding blue-ribbon safety science and encouraging honest, open and responsible debate on the science, too many online outlets are silencing critics and shutting down discussion on this key public health and civil rights issue
...Supporting a law that forces Americans to relinquish control of their bodies to a corporate/state behemoth is an odd posture for liberals, who once championed the precept of “informed consent,” as the mainstay of the Nuremberg Code and the declarations of Helsinki and Geneva which protect individuals against all coerced medical interventions.
...treating faith in vaccines as a religion; the heresy of questioning dogma meets with anathema and excommunication.
The core of liberalism is a healthy skepticism toward government and business. So why do vaccines get a mulligan?