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Thu Sep 9, 2021, 04:22 PM

Best analogy on vaccinations I've seen yet

http://eugeneweekly.com/2021/09/09/what-if-this-were-world-war-ii/

Excerpt:

To vaxx or not to vaxx? There is no question.

My grandmother used to share stories of blackout drills in the 1940s. Households up and down the West Coast would voluntarily extinguish their lights, cover their windows, and even turn off appliances by 11 pm. These proactive measures helped ensure entire cities would not be visible in the event of an enemy air attack.

Imagine the blowback if a neighbor had ranted about their “rights,” and kept their lights on well into the night. Such an action would put not only their household, but the entire community at risk.

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Reply Best analogy on vaccinations I've seen yet (Original post)
central scrutinizer Sep 2021 OP
marybourg Sep 2021 #1
Irish_Dem Sep 2021 #3
marybourg Sep 2021 #4
Irish_Dem Sep 2021 #5
marybourg Sep 2021 #6
Irish_Dem Sep 2021 #2
Crunchy Frog Sep 2021 #14
Irish_Dem Sep 2021 #16
Wounded Bear Sep 2021 #7
Chin music Sep 2021 #8
central scrutinizer Sep 2021 #10
Wounded Bear Sep 2021 #11
central scrutinizer Sep 2021 #12
Chin music Sep 2021 #9
NoMoreRepugs Sep 2021 #13
Disaffected Sep 2021 #15
carpetbagger Sep 2021 #17
IronLionZion Sep 2021 #18
Tadpole Raisin Sep 2021 #19

Response to central scrutinizer (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 04:24 PM

1. It wasn't voluntary. It was enforced.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 04:34 PM

3. Yes but you did not have large groups of defiant folks, tearing down the black out curtains.

And bulling and harassing people who did put up the black out curtains.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 04:39 PM

4. No, we did not. There were saboteurs

(my mother’s cousin was killed by the sabotaging of a gas hot water heater on an Army base), but disobeying blackout rules was not widespread.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 04:42 PM

5. I think they kept a lot secret during the war.

The internal saboteurs.

And the German ships and subs off of both coasts.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 04:50 PM

6. Of course they did. It was all-out war.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 04:33 PM

2. We would have lost WWII if today's GOP and Magats were in charge.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 06:17 PM

14. They would have allied with the fascists.

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Response to Crunchy Frog (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 06:24 PM

16. Oh god, you are right. The US would have fought with Hitler.

May God help us.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 04:54 PM

7. It wasn't really about air attacks, we were out of range of any contemporary aircraft...

It was about shipping. Submarines could spot ships at night as they sailed up the coast and were silhouetted by the lights on shore.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 05:09 PM

10. Substitute London for the US west coast.

The analogy works well.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #10)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 05:17 PM

11. Southern England was within range of German bombers...

different situation. Still, mandatory blackouts were a real thing.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #11)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 05:26 PM

12. Exactly, we're all in range of Covid

That’s why I feel this analogy is spot on.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 06:07 PM

13. If a face mask can help keep your CHILD safe and some MAGATS

won’t let their kids wear one I think the difference in the Greatest Generation and today could not be more stark than it is.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 06:18 PM

15. That is a good analogy.

The laws prohibiting drunk driving is another.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 06:38 PM

17. East coast as well.

That is my mother's oldest memory as a young child on the south shore of Long Island.

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Response to central scrutinizer (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 06:47 PM

18. The Drumpfs were pro-Germany back then

so they probably would have encouraged people to not be sheep and resist the blackouts in favor of whiteouts or some other such nonsense. Bright Lights Matter!

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Response to central scrutinizer (Original post)

Thu Sep 9, 2021, 06:54 PM

19. I was thinking of WWII in London as well but either situation shows that most in the country try to

do their part to help and consider the inconvenience minimal because to help your country and your neighbor is patriotic.

At least it was.

JFK started the Peace Corps and also wanted to create Vista, a dream which LBJ fulfilled. I’ve often wondered if another such program was created today would people flock to join?

In the era of optics, social media, selfie’s, and reality TV I think not. Not after TFG who made selfishness ok. Greed really is good.

Not everything from the good old days was good and our fond memories tend to forget the bad things but I feel we have permanently lost a part of our souls as a country and I don’t know how we can get it back.

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