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Fri Sep 10, 2021, 09:42 PM

Big Mad Anti-Vaxxers Are Planning a Walkout -- and It's Flopping

When President Biden announced last night that his administration would be instituting vaccine mandates for up to 100 million Americans, no one expected anti-vaxxers and far-right extremists to be particularly happy. Yet one would’ve thought they would’ve organized something a little better than this.

In response to Biden’s mandate, which requires that federal employees be vaccinated against Covid-19 or be subject to weekly testing, anti-vaxxers predictably became enraged, swapping calls for revolution and uprising and sharing template forms for how to request religious exemptions from their employers. (He also announced that workers at companies with more than 100 employees would be subject to vaccine requirements, though they will have the option of weekly testing, instead.)

One far-right influencer who appeared to have been particularly enraged by the mandate was Ron Watkins, the former administrator of the message board and bastion of far-right extremism 8chan (Watkins is also widely believed to be “Q,” the anonymous poster responsible for promoting the QAnon conspiracy theory; prior to being suspended from Twitter in January for promoting QAnon, Watkins had a large following on Twitter and was occasionally retweeted by former President Trump. He has since pivoted to spamming subscribers and ranting about UFOs.) Last night, he posted a video on the encrypted messaging app Telegram, where he has more than 420,000 subscribers, with the caption “Info coming soon. #TheGreatAmericanWalkout,” showing off posters with the slogan “No forced vaccinations.”

Earlier today, Watkins posted a flier for #TheGreatAmericanWalkout, encouraging Americans “willing to stand against forced vaccinations” to walk out of their jobs and schools in protest between September 11 and September 14. “God has given us inalienable rights and freedoms. With increasingly tyrannical mandates, they are trying to take your God given rights away from you. Now we STAND UP to tell them NO,” he wrote. Watkins also posted the contact information for a print shop in San Diego where people participating in the protest could print out banners and fliers. (Watkins did not immediately return a request for comment.)

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/big-mad-anti-vaxxers-planning-213907477.html

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Reply Big Mad Anti-Vaxxers Are Planning a Walkout -- and It's Flopping (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 10 OP
underpants Sep 10 #1
Demovictory9 Sep 10 #2
tanyev Sep 11 #3
GoodRaisin Sep 11 #4
Bucky Sep 11 #6
lame54 Sep 11 #5
Bucky Sep 11 #7
Initech Sep 11 #8

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Sep 10, 2021, 10:02 PM

1. They don't actually get off their asses unless there's something to attack like Democracy

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 12:19 AM

3. Great idea! After they walk out, someone can deactivate their badges

and change the building alarm codes.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 01:30 AM

4. They can call Watkins when they get fired.

Like insurrectionists could call Trump from their jail cells.

More stupid people.

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Response to GoodRaisin (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 01:32 AM

6. You get a phone call from jail. Most jails require it to be a collect call though

So, yeah, Trump ain't accepting the charges

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 01:31 AM

5. Whatever keeps them from breathing on me

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 01:35 AM

7. They're afraid to lose their jobs? I thought "Freedom isn't free"

It's almost as if their movement consists entirely of inconveniencing other people and then throwing around empty slogans

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sat Sep 11, 2021, 01:48 PM

8. They're definitely gonna lose this argument.

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