There's an urban landmark in the town where I live, a popular bar
called Chilkoot Charlie's, with arguably one of the greatest
advertising come-ons of all time: "We cheat the other guy and
pass the savings on to you".
It's a hysterical line, and we can all get a chuckle out of the
obvious and intended absurdity of that slogan.
I fear the joke may be on us, however, for it has occurred to me
that Public Health's vaccination policy, which expects personal
sacrifice for the so-called common good, is in a way a very serious
attempt to implement this intentionally senseless and foolish
motto. Moreover, the reason the attempt has worked, been
accepted, been bought by the public, is that most people truly believe,
at least until it obviously happens to them, that someone else is doing
the sacrificing, not them.
But isn't the notion that it's the other guy who's making the
sacrifices, that it's the other guy's children who are going to pay
with their health, so ours can thrive, at best an iffy
At worst, isn't it an immoral one as well?
The truth is, public health can't really cheat the other guy and
give you, me or anyone else the savings.
It's not right and it's not true.
As long as vaccine damage continues to be institutionally denied, we
may be able fool ourselves into believing that the damage is not only
minimal, but that it is also "only" happening to the other guy.
However, we do so at our own peril. For we have met the "other
guy", and he is us.
by Sandy Gottstein (aka
"Eternal vigilance is
the price of liberty." - Wendell Phillips (1811-1884), paraphrasing
John Philpot Curran (1808)