Over on the Book of Face, I commended Joe Biden for doing the obvious and smart thing. Said I:
Good! This should be imitated at state and local levels too. And corporate America should follow suit. And we need vaccine passports and vaccination permits before entering public places like restaurants, theaters, and sporting events. Make the selfish and stupid bear the burden of their selfish stupidity, not the rest of us.
To which a reader replied:
I guess AntiFa were right. Fascism is coming to America.
My patience being all used up by the intensely selfish and dumb, I replied ungently:
Stop talking like an absolute ass. The unvaxxed have no right whatsoever to threaten the rest of us because they are selfish. You don’t wanna vax, we don’t have to hire you. Own your selfish, stupid choices.
To which he absurdly replied:
The Vaxxed have no right to blackmail society into doing what they want either. Would you support this method of compulsion for people who do or don’t take a certain medicine? This has terrifying implications, like not hiring women who won’t take birth control so they can’t get pregnant.
Selfish fools are not victims here. Normals have no obligation to put up with your selfishness. Businesses are free to forego hiring or patronizing Typhoid Marys. Also, pregnancy is not a communicable disease. Stop telling narcissistic lies to defend your selfishness.
Shorter version of my reader’s argument: IF A COMPANY CAN REQUIRE YOU TO WORK 8 HOURS A DAY, IT CAN REQUIRE YOU TO WORK 24 HOURS A DAY!!!!!! IF A COMPANY CAN FORBID YOU TO HAVE SEX AT WORK, THEY CAN FORBID YOU TO HAVE SEX WITH YOUR WIFE!!!! EVERYTHING IS A SLIPPERY SLOPE!!!!!!!
Every employer should make COVID vaccination a condition of employment (exempting, of course, those with medical reasons for not getting vaccinated). And every public venue should require proof of full vaccination before serving these deeply selfish people. Also, raise their insurance rates and taxes. And reward the vaxed with discounts and various benefits. That’s not “fascism” as this silly person says. It is solid governance and public policy.