What I Really Wanted to Post

What if I felt very strongly about your religion? What if I felt that your religious beliefs were a disease of the soul–that living a life believing those lies and adhering to that stupidity was akin to slowly and painfully dying an agonizing death for 70 years and I voiced loudly that raising your children to lack spiritual autonomy and failing to expose them to all metaphysical options and allowing their freedom of divine choice was the worst kind of child abuse because it was an infection and crippling of the soul?

What if I was a different political affiliation from you? What if I thought that the validations for your political leanings were so idiotic that I didn’t even feel that it justified intelligent debate because your politics obviously demonstrated that you lacked the capacity? What if I petitioned the state for the removal of your children from your household because your incomprehensible political teachings were hobbling their minds leading to a lifetime of painful stupidity?

What if I believed that your religious and political freedom were the most infectious disease in my nation and I demonstrated, using valid arguments from proven sources, that the only possible outcome of allowing you those freedoms was the spread of your religion and the furthering of your politics like wildfire through the masses of other people as diseased and decrepit as you? What if I could show valid argument that living a life with the mental defects of your religion or your politics was worse than dying young of measles?

Would I vaccinate my family against the spread of such inhumanity? Yes. I would inoculate my loved ones by showing that a lack of bias is the foundation for the freedoms in this nation that I love. That you can’t champion freedoms only for the areas where you agree with the status quo.

Here’s the thing-I ACTUALLY AGREE WITH YOU, but I don’t agree with the methodology you are using. If someone’s unvaccinated child gets measles and almost dies, why would you put your finger in that wound and twist it? Measles are brought into the nation by unvaccinated carriers from other countries and spread through the unvaccinated population here. Why not make the argument for foreign traveller quarantine and vaccination? If you feel strongly about vaccination, vaccinate your children. I did. If you feel strongly that other people’s freedom of choice in parenting should be systematically eliminated in this nation, take a closer look at yourself first. Are your methods beyond reproach? Is your lifestyle? As for me, I will protect my family to the best of my ability with the most thorough medical care that I can and as for the rest? I’m going to quietly sit here in my little glass house and keep all of my stones in a tidy little pile. I WON’T tell you what to do or how to run your life. What I will do is say, out loud, once and for all, that I wish you wouldn’t “hate” on Facebook..

About peik

What's to say? I'm a chronic fun seeker and life marrow sucker. I live in an ancient brick house in a darling town with my perfect and tolerant husband, my two amazing teenagers (The Giant and The Ginger) and two blue Danes (Oliver and Periwinkle). A lover of obscure roadside attractions and museums of oddity, I travel, write, laugh, make friends, write letters, sometimes run, eat great food and drink good whiskey. I've never had a bad journey and every single day is my grandest adventure.
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