FB has a feature where you receive reminders of posts you made on that day in the past. A memory of a post I made 2 years ago popped up (before the vaccine, way before I ever discovered SAV) and I thought it was interesting - not so much the post itself but the fact that my attitude and the attitude of my friends are still pretty much the same. Oh, perhaps after 2 years of increasingly more of the same we have become slightly more bitter or dismissive of those who stack the odds against their own survival but by and large my reactions have remained the same. Any way the text of my response to this image was as follows:
12 Jul 20 - To quote BlueGirl on the Front lines @ BGinKC "This is Richard Rose. He thought Covid-19 was a hoax, refused to wear a mask, caught the virus and died three days after he got a positive test. Don't mock him. People loved him and now he's dead. Instead learn from his mistakes."
My cousin replied to my post: "Yes, we should not mock him. But, I will be honest and say that I cannot mourn his death. He chose to court Death, despite all the scientific and medical warnings. But, yes, if there is anything good to come from his death is that perhaps many of the naysayers will now take heed."
I then added this to my original post: I was reading all the comments on the twitter thread that I took the photo from. Some were pretty cruel. On another thread a poster I can't remember his name though said he felt only pity for the guy because he basically had fallen hook, line and sinker for trumps narrative about the virus; first it was just a hoax, then it was overblown, the media was hyping it, etc ... the guy apparently went to the trouble of examining enough of this guy's posts to draw a parallel with a timeline of what trump has been saying about the virus and the corresponding direction this guy's posts took.
Oh and I guess I should add that the naysayers probably won't take heed - anything that conflicts with the position they have already taken will be dismissed as more "fake" news. These are people that maintain thousands of doctors are deliberately falsifying medical records/death certificates to "inflate" Covid numbers to make trump look bad. People that far down the rabbit hole are too delusional to check in with reality.
2 short years ago. We were reeling at the deaths of over a 100,000 people in our country. And now . . . 100,000 doesn't seem like all that many deaths. And the anti-vaxxers by and large who have survived the carnage are still confident they were right all along traipsing over the corpses of 6 million plus souls, over a million here in our own country, as though these people counted for nothing.