A narrative is just that, a narrative, or story. Ultimately stories only have staying power to the extent they reflect the truth and people’s experiences. Visions operate on a higher and more enduring plain. From Doug “Uncola” Lynn at theburningplatform.com:
When “taking the vax” became a means to signal ones virtue as part of the moral high ground, the right side of history, etc. many people were indulging themselves by taking the vaxx. It became not just an act of personal health or even collective health but a signal, a ritual of their faith in something much bigger and much more sinister.
The origin of that faith and purpose of that ritual should not be ignored. Especially given how by nature of the vaxx being a moral position many of those people entered into that contract full knowing that those of us who refused would be indicted by that same moral position.
– Comment by Dangerous Variant, Dec 13, 2021
Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities.
Where there is no vision, the people perish…
– Proverbs 29:18
I read an opinion column early in the new year written by a local woman scolding The Unvaccinated in my area. Ironically, she addressed her article to the “my body, my choice” crowd and argued those who don’t get vaccinated should have their health insurance capped. She claimed taxpayers should not be burdened by those too selfish to care about overwhelmed health care systems or for those who are oppressing future generations.