Saturday, October 3, 2009

This Won't Hurt A Bit

This H1N1 or swine flu thing has me a bit worried. I'm not scared of actually catching it, because it's pretty easily treated with Tamiflu and a couple of days in bed. I'm scared of what our government will actually force us to do to combat it. It's sort of like the old Dead Kennedys song: "You're a hyperactive child! Got too much of a mind! Wouldn't you rather be happy ? Now this won't hurt a bit!"

Imagine this nightmare scenario:


Hi, I have a few questions about this inoculation you want to give me.

Sir, there are a lot of people in line waiting. Everything is on the pamphlet you were handed when you walked through the door. Roll up your sleeve, please.

No, seriously, I have some questions. Didn't a bunch of people get sick in the 70's from swine flu shots ?

Sir, the government has deemed the shot safe, just like the pamphlet said. And, just like the pamphlet says, you must be inoculated by law. We are trying to protect you and your fellow citizens. Roll up your sleeve, please.

Wait a minute. You expect me to trust a government that appoints people like John Holdren ? You know, the science czar who wanted to put chemicals in drinking water to act as a sterilant ? The guy who approves of  involuntary abortions ? Give me a break.

If you're unhappy, write to your congressman or whatever. Roll up your sleeve, or I'll report you as noncompliant, and you will be assessed a fine or one year in jail. The sleeve, please.

So, what you're telling me is if I don't give in, you'll either punish me financially or ruin my life ?

Don't look it that way. It's for the common good. We're all in this together. That's it. Here we go. That didn't hurt a bit, did it ?

Hmm...I guess 2+2=5 after all.

Whatever. Here's your certificate that will allow you to return to work. Have a nice day.

Before you dismiss me as a tinfoil hat wearing Glenn Beck zombie, think about it. If Obama has his way and his socialist health care program succeeds, there won't be anything the government won't be able to do in the name of "public health concerns." This disturbing trend has already started with Max Baucus' penalty for not having health insurance. Do it our way or else.

Do you really want to live that way ? 2+2=5 ?

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