I still despise the right wing. Don't get me wrong here. The dividing line now is between the authoritarians and the anti-authoritarians. Which side are you on? You know it's scary to be on Facebook, seeing "friends" post things about how people like me should be denied medical care, a job [if I was someone that was able to work] and should not be allowed anywhere in public life. The vaxxes don't stop transmission and don't make anyone immune. I now know a third person diagnosed with Covid who was fully vaccinated. I'm not sure if this is a PCR cold case or not. However look at the totalitarian left now. Why should this be accepted? I wanted to share this writing off reddit by "Remarkable Winter7"
"This covid hysteria has exposed how malleable so-called progressive beliefs are, as if they were marketing slogans for companies that can be changed with new management.
"My body my choice", except when it comes to medical treatments that are promoted in the mass media marketing arm of the pharmaceutical industry.
"Black lives matter", except when Black Americans are to face de facto segregation via vaccine mandates because of their distrust of vaccines due to being experimented upon historically.
"ACAB", except when a totalitarian surveillance system would be required to enforce mandates.
"Believe all women", except when women are reporting unexplained disruptions of their cycle after taking the vaccines. In this case, they are just hysterical women, which is the characterization progressives had criticized in the past when women's medical issues were downplayed.
"The revolution will not be televised", except when the media is promoting a consistent message for a year and a half, in that case, actually trust everything that is televised.
"Mental health awareness", except when you are socialized to see other human beings as disease vectors, and instead of promoting rich community ties that can benefit mental life, all interactions should be mediated via corporate technology
I can go on, but it is quite easy to see that either these beliefs were never core principles, or that they were always the window-dressing to a neoliberal outlook on life that uses 'woke' language in order to secure and expand to other markets. As I have mentioned before, this is either a reflection of the aspirations to class climbing when it counts, a principle-less political outlook, a tendency towards fear and neuroticism and peer pressure that is susceptible to mass media marketing."