Ever since the beginning of the global covid disaster those who believe vaccinating against the deadly bug will turn you into a magnetized beacon, broadcasting on the 5g cellular network, grow from strength to strength.
The antivax movement shows no signs of weakening and, indeed, gets more strident, more aggressive, and more violent by the day.
Both the US and the EU are hotbeds of the antivax surge fighting against any attempt to limit the spread of the pestilence. European countries, like Germany and Holland, universally addressed as among the most modern and advanced societies worldwide, have become battlegrounds of violent antivax demonstrations that, lo and behold, have led Dutch police to fire warning shots (!) to defend against surging attacks by antivax protestors.
It is by now clear that attempting to debunk antivax claims via science and rational communication is a lost cause.
The antivax wild surge defeats any and all attempts at putting reason above guttural fear and loathing. Antivaxxers find fuel for their desperate opposition to the “jab” in the pronouncements of not only opportunist politicians and media talking heads but, also, of the swarms of social media “influencers,” those daily online crawlers, who earn their popularity bread by pouring oil on the fires via primitive terrorizing skeptics, the uniformed, and those who just simply refuse to understand the (often deadly) implications of remaining undefended against the disease.
Your typical antivax high-publicity crusader is far from being some twat from the boondocks; see, for example, the case of Emerald Robinson, one of the more attractive human faces of the antivax crusade to stop the implosion of humanity— engineered by the Jews, Big Pharma, the “deep state,” and the Chinese communist party—is a case in point.
Unless you belong to those who put brains before supercharged publicity and mass hysteria, Emerald’s bonhomie and smooth media ways go a long way to convince the less aware about antivax “truths” — like the luciferase claim she recently tossed into the crazed antivax arena in her effort to convince the masses that getting vaccinated will put luciferase in your system, which will cause you to glow (!) 24/7.
Covid is not going away and cannot be wished away.
The only way to defend against it is the development of the proper medical weapons designed to stop its spread. And that won’t happen via “influencers,” Facebook, Instagram, and all the rest of such social media dotting the vast online, often venomous, wasteland.
Recently Emerald Robinson, a “reporter” for the right-wing news network Newsmax, tweeted that covid vaccines contain a “bioluminescent marker” to track people. Newsmax, incidentally, is a TV outfit with over a million viewers. Robinson observed significantly that the marker is called Luciferase and warned: “Read the last book of the New Testament to see how this ends.” No, Robinson was not fired. No, she was not packed off to the nearest insane asylum. She remains at large and the chief White House reporter for Newsmax, whose pathetic attempt to distance itself from her ravings make clear that its correspondent is free to sing her loony tunes on social media with little more than a wink from her employer.
This bioluminescent hallucination definitely belongs in the top ten greatest anti-vax lunatic hits. It’s up there along with the claim that the covid vaccine makes you magnetic. One nurse, Joanna Overholt attempted to convince the Ohio legislature of this. She “tried to place a key and bobby pin against her body in an effort to prove that both would stick to her skin…the attempt ultimately failed,” the Hill reported June 12. Another anti-vax fanatic, Sherri Tenpenny, believes not only that the vaccine magnetizes you, but that it can “interface” with 5G cellular towers. What it does then is an open question; maybe it enables hostile aliens in their spaceship laboratories to decode the DNA of freedom-loving Amuricans and “interface” with it. Probably something like that. No doubt the best protection against this 5G interface is a tin foil hat. The already-vaccinated could use their magnetism to keep it in place on a windy day.
Also ready for the men in the white coats are those convinced the covid vaccine turns people into zombies. According to a video shared in a March 31 Facebook post, USA Today reported, the mRNA vaccine transforms the human body into a “viral making factory” that “attacks itself, ultimately giving rise to a generation of zombies.” This novel theory laid out in the video “has amassed nearly 10,000 interactions on Facebook.”
Anger, grievance, resentment: We need to understand how anti-vaxxers feel to make sense of their actions
It is not entirely irrational to fear needles (or to suffer from trypanophobia for those who prefer the Greek term). Likewise, feeling anxious about injecting a foreign substance into the bloodstream seems quite reasonable.
And it is hardly surprising that people might find these things even more anxiety-inducing because of the duty of care we feel toward loved ones, especially children.
The anti-vax movement, thus, has an understandable relationship with fear and anxiety. In fact, there has been resistance to vaccinations since at least the late 18th century when the British physician Edward Jenner began to promote them as a prophylactic measure against smallpox.
One of Jenner’s contemporaries, the caricaturist James Gillray, famously lampooned people’s fears by imagining how cows grotesquely begin to sprout from the limbs and faces of the newly vaccinated. It was an early 19th-century version of what we today might assign to the sub-genre of body horror.
The anti-vax movement is, however, no longer fuelled purely by fears about vaccines and harmful side-effects.
At recent protests against vaccine mandates in Australia, for instance, “F*** the jab” was one of the chants that could be heard. The mood was dominated by anger, not anxiety.