Folks have made science and vaccinations such political issues

Dear Editor,

Hee Haw! I just got my ivermectin for COVID-19, and I’ve been galloping around the neighbourhood like a young colt. Trouble is that I have to buy a new pair of horse shoes. Yup! Getting de-wormed at the same time. Now, I gonna try some cleaning solution like the “trumpets” recommend. That way I will be doubly protected from those nasty viruses, and I won’t have to take any vaccines, or wear face masks, or keep my social distancing from anyone.

Yes, I will be free to be irresponsible and to be selfish. To heck with other peoples’ lives! They can take care of themselves, eh? And when us folks, who don’t get vaccinated, get sick we won’t have to go to any hospital because God will take care of us, but if we decide to get medical attention, we know that our universal health care system will take care of us, and we won’t have to pay a dime, not like those folks in America who have to pay for private health care. Yes, sir! I can have my cake and eat it too.

I just love the way some folks have made science and vaccinations such political issues. Fifty to seventy years ago, we were vaccinated for all kinds of childhood diseases and few folks complained, but today we have some politicians and some folks making “mountains out of mole hills”. Getting vaccinated violates their privacy, yet they will not “bat and eye” to obtain credit cards, driver’s licences, passports, auto, medical and life insurances, travel insurances, etc which require all kinds of personal information.

And I just love folks who throw in Black Lives Matter into this whole debate about accountability. If those black folks would just keep quiet, if those indigenous people would just keep quiet, if those women would just keep quiet, if those Asians would just keep quiet, if those Jews would just keep quiet, if those immigrants would just keep quiet, we would have such a lovely, happy society.

Who cares if they continue to be abused, neglected, harassed, or persecuted! Who cares if they can’t vote! “Suck it up”!

But, if I can’t have my way, I will join a group to secede from Canada to create a new country, like the folks in Saskatchewan and Manitoba (The Buffalo Party), or like those folks in BC who want to join with folks in Alberta, Oregon, Washington, and California to create the country of Cascadia.

Gosh! I feel so much better since I bought these “rose-coloured glasses”

George Thatcher

Trochu, AB