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    Two of the lawyers arguing to block Biden’s Covid mandate before the Supreme Court have come down with Covid, because of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bene Futuis View Post
    Two of the lawyers arguing to block Biden’s Covid mandate before the Supreme Court have come down with Covid, because of course.
    Hard to say anything except "Thoughts and Prayers" The odds of their survival are good and I'm sure this will be just more evidence of why people shouldn't be forced to be vaccinated. There are so many anecdotes of anti-vaxxers dying at this point, but it doesn't change anyone's opinion. We live in such a crazy, fucked up world. Don't even know what to say at this point.
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    if you ever told the government, you could build a stronger immune system than they could..

    i still can't tell where i am going with Netflix's next dystopian TV shown where having a strong immune system is a crime is going.

    well, they would shut you down because they say they can do it better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nullnor View Post
    if you ever told the government, you could build a stronger immune system than they could..

    i still can't tell where i am going with Netflix's next dystopian TV shown where having a strong immune system is a crime is going.

    well, they would shut you down because they say they can do it better.
    Above are a lot of words that seem to be structured into sentences. I honestly have no idea what they mean.

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    recently I was trying to see how everything that has happened could be correlated to the essay The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. and I don't think I see a way to do it. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1...26/the-lottery
    Listening to the young folks, nothing’s good enough for them. Next thing you know, they’ll be wanting to go back to living in caves
    or maybe this one
    There was a great deal of fussing to be done before Mr. Summers declared the lottery open. There were the lists to make up—of heads of families, heads of households in each family, members of each household in each family. There was the proper swearing-in of Mr. Summers by the postmaster, as the official of the lottery; at one time, some people remembered, there had been a recital of some sort, performed by the official of the lottery, a perfunctory, tuneless chant that had been rattled off duly each year; some people believed that the official of the lottery used to stand just so when he said or sang it, others believed that he was supposed to walk among the people, but years and years ago this part of the ritual had been allowed to lapse. There had been, also, a ritual salute, which the official of the lottery had had to use in addressing each person who came up to draw from the box, but this also had changed with time, until now it was felt necessary only for the official to speak to each person approaching. Mr. Summers was very good at all this; in his clean white shirt and blue jeans, with one hand resting carelessly on the black box, he seemed very proper and important
    wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lottery

    -One of the major ideas of "The Lottery" is that of a scapegoat. The act of stoning someone to death yearly purges the town of the bad and allows for the good.

    -The story also speaks of mob psychology and the idea that people can abandon reason and act cruelly if they are part of a large group of people behaving in the same manner. The idyllic setting of the story also demonstrates that violence and evil can take place anywhere and in any context. This also shows how people can turn on each other so easily. When or where it is set specifically, is never said, leaving some to consider it science fiction.

    -Alongside the mob mentality, the author Shirley Jackson illustrates a society that mocks the idea of tradition without reason, establishing a theme that people should not blindly follow a tradition that has lost its original meaning. Irony, symbols, and language all contribute to such an interpretation. This message dominates the story, from the initial pleasant description of the town to the surprise ending of the stoning. In the very first paragraph, she describes the setting as "clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full summer day.
    perhaps it's the saying the path to hell is paved with good intentions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nullnor View Post
    recently I was trying to see how everything that has happened could be correlated to the essay The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.
    No short story impacted me more than The Lottery did.
    I'm just here for the baseball.

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    my greatest sin is not realizing, even if I don't agree, we are still fighting for something. and that is the most important thing.

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    we're losing Judge Jude. we need to pull him back into the group. he was right the whole time. I never really gave him shit but when he had trouble with his cats, I wanted to help him.

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    this is totally what they mean when they say zombie apocalypse.

    we joke but it totally is. I remember over a year ago when I was panic buying cat food at walmarts and two women talked to me. we talked for a bit, and her lesbian friend made a joke about a zombie apocalypse. this was very early on before anyone knew anything. I felt like explaining how viruses have incubation periods. and how I could compare this virus to a zombie apocalypse.

    her friend was quick to cover for her. explaining she is joking. I mean hey, who doesn't love a good zombie apocalypse science fiction story.

    except it's now not a science fiction story... you better hope the vaccines don't break the blood brain barrier or there is any prion disease.

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    I never understood how my people, who lived their entire lives weary of big agriculture, who only shopped at Whole Foods. or never let their kids eat sugar or processed meat. or Red Dye #2 in candy. who know, our easy environment is polluting us and causing cancer. suddenly lined up for an experimental vaccine that was never going to stop transmission for a disease that mostly affected people with 4 or more comorbidities. and then voluntarily offered their children up also, even though they were at minimal risk and this was a non-sterilizing vaccine. to allow the total shut down of society over their fears, yet put total trust in the very institutions, where we as intellectuals have been calling out our entire lives.

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