Today, while scrolling through Facebook, I came across a post from one of our local news channels, warning that local health authorities were re-instituting some COVID-19 restrictions due to an increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Failing to learn from the past, I delved into the comments where the topic of vaccines arose. One clever user, who was obviously more in the know than the rest of us, asked why anyone would subject themselves to an experimental treatment. For the sake of this blog post, I'm going to grant our Facebook Ph.D. their premise that those of us who elected to get the mRNA vaccine subjected ourselves to an experimental treatment. Indeed, wise Facebook user, I did get the experimental treatment, and I'd do it again… and again, and again! Aside from not wanting to die, or even get ill, from COVID-19, I did not want to spread it or possibly cause someone pain or death. Instead, I wanted to be an active contributor to the demise of SARS-CoV-2, to the
Gee whiz, it turns out that Blue Lives Matter is a crock full of bullshit. If it wasn't clear from the beginning, it should be abundantly clear after the events of January 6th, 2021. White, evangelical conservatives embrace law enforcement only as a tool to maintain and reinforce the foundations of white supremacy upon which our country rests. When law enforcement officers are oppressing those who threaten their privileged existence, blue lives indeed do matter. The thin blue line, however, was breached on January 6th, 2021. Those who, until that day, proudly and vociferously backed the blue, instead viciously attacked the blue and hurled accusations of treason at the officers standing in the way of white supremacy. In the blink of an eye, blue lives stopped mattering.