I’m mad as Hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!
My birthday is coming in a few days and due to the crass ignorance of a bunch yahoos, I will have to forego this celebration again. Twice in a row already. If this trend continues, I might reach 100 years without ever celebrating another birthday again.
It is not that my birthday matters that much but it also happens to be the Epiphany. It is the day in France when you share Champagne and “Galettes des Rois” with relatives and friends. It is above all a nice way to start the New Year and rekindle old friendships. But unfortunately, prudence now dictates that it is unwise to pack a bunch of people in a small, unventilated area and this celebration won’t happen in 2022.
I won’t be able to have my little “fête” because of the Omicron surge and above all because a bunch of people refuses to get vaccinated and continue to spread the disease. It has been proven time and time again that vaccination is the surest way to stop the spread of this plague. But some people, invocating their “rights” (what rights?) still refuse to do so.
“Some opposition to vaccines comes directly from a mistrust of science, or mistrust of the government. Some people believe that pharmaceutical companies and scientists want to sell a product regardless of harmful consequences.”
Where do these unlearned, unread, uninformed, unenlightened, unscholarly, unqualified people get their information? From their doorman, fishmonger, the Twilight Zone? Can these people read? Or think? Or use common sense? Watching too much Hee Haw reruns can do strange things to you…
Some parents also believe that vaccines can cause autism. This myth has been debunked a long time ago and only remains with some folks who are afraid of the prick of the needle.
And now, to make things worse, my birthdate has become infamous. It will be remembered for a long time that January 6 is “a date which will live in infamy.”
It is on this date that some “patriots” egged on by a certain Donald Trump and his cronies stormed the Capitol. An action eerily similar to the burning of the German Reichstag in 1933… with its horrific consequences.
Ignorance is a calamity worse than the disease itself, and those who ignore the warnings of the medical establishment will be the first to pay the ultimate price. And since Omicron spreads twice as fast as Delta, 2022 promises to be extremely tough on the people who spoiled my birthday celebration.