The year is 2021. The place is the United States of America. If you aren’t immunized, you may be shunned or forced out of your job, forbidden to socialize in public, banned from restaurants or other venues, and possibly be restricted from receiving emergency medical care at a hospital.
“It’s for the greater good” was one of the reasons that Jews in Germany during the 1930s and 1940s were put on trains, sent to camps, and buried in unmarked mass graves after receiving “medical treatment” (and in some cases, “medical experimentation”). Other reasons were “We’re protecting society.” “They’re troublemakers.” “It’s for the greater good.”
I went to a party yesterday and heard someone say, “Just take it. It’s just a vaccine. It’s for the greater good.”
“It’s just a vaccine.” I sadly shook my head.
“It’s for the greater good.”
The sad thing is that the same people saying this don’t realize that they are complicit in the destruction of freedom of choice. It’s not about the vaccine. It’s about being forced to take it.
“Just take it. It’s for the greater good.”
Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) was a prominent Lutheran pastor in Germany. He emerged as an outspoken public foe of Adolf Hitler and spent the last seven years of Nazi rule in concentration camps.
First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.
He saw it. He warned against it. He was imprisoned for speaking about it.
Americans are seeing it. Some are warning against it. Some are losing their livelihoods for speaking against it.
Just speaking. Nothing more. Just words.
Is anyone listening? Is anyone watching?
“It’s a vaccine. Just take it. It’s for the greater good.”