It seems that we have lost the ability to have a reasonable debate these days, and nothing illustrates this better than the Coronavirus catastrophe. And there will be little argument that it is a catastrophe, either from the virus, or the reaction to it.
Over the last ten years, politics has become an even more polarising subject than ever, mostly due to the internet, and the millennial bellends that have happily replaced a real balanced social life with the hollow online existence, where after a few clicks, you can find an army of cunts who will echo your uninformed opinions, or can fill up your empty head with any facts you like, with research from the hallowed halls of the university of YouTube.
In the U.K. it was the Brexit referendum that kickstarted the hate for the opposing argument, the USA followed with their election featuring the ultimate pantomime baddie, Donald Trump. Since then, there has been nothing like a reasonable debate about anything, from politicians and the public. Just hate and indifference.
And then came Covid.
Now there is little else discussed, anywhere. And, everyone has their own view, and fuck everyone else who disagrees. From the rabid calling for anyone meeting someone outside their ‘bubble’ to be executed, to conspiracy nutbags convinced that Bill Gates wants to put a chip in their head, there is no escape.
I seem to be in the middle. I find myself arguing against the pro mask, pro vaccine fascists one minute, then arguing against the anti mask, anti vaccine crazies the next.
With so many conflicting facts and evidence, it’s difficult to actually have an informed opinion, so most people have gone to an extreme, one way or another. I hate wearing a mask, and wouldn’t if I had a choice, so when I see people not wearing them in the supermarket, I should be cheering them on inside, but every time, it’s always some scrote or roider who I wish would get it anyway.
Then there is the potential cure.
Ah yes, the vaccine. Or should I say vaccines, as there are several, and I think some people think they get a choice. Again, there is no middle ground in whether to have one. From the pro vaccine faction, anyone who doesn’t think it’s a good idea should be murdered, to the anti faction, who think their DNA is being harvested and they are being made infertile, there is no reasoned debate.
Do I do what others have and put aside any doubts I have that the companies developing and supplying the vaccines have no legal responsibility for any adverse effects, and the testing phase was a fraction of what is usually required for a drug or treatment. Or, do I sit in front of a computer at 3am, watching YouTube videos on how big pharma, George Soros, and the Freemasons are out to get me? Sorry, neither appeal to me.
Hopefully, by the time it gets that I have to have a vaccine passport to leave the house they will have maybe sorted out which one has the least side effects and mortality rate. Then, the argument will be ‘died of the vaccine, or with the vaccine?’
Whatever happens, I hope one day that humanity can have an opinion without hating those that have a different one.
Nominated by: Gutstick Japseye