I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while, so here it is.
With the current coronavirus situation, one thing that truly upsets me is how death has been exploited and honor of those that die has been tarnished.
I’ve seen news of people that have seemingly died of complications related to COVID-19, and that were portrayed as poor idiots that didn’t jump head first into getting COVID shots. In some cases members of the family would comment and smear the perished family member, practically outing him as a dumb victim of conspiracy theories.
A shameful death is definitely a very unpleasant scenario, and I wonder how many people get vaccinated just so that if they died by COVID, they won’t be considered recipients of the Darwin award.
The press is always going to be slimy, but family members should think twice before backstabbing their beloved ones after they can’t defend themselves. In one specific case, a man in the UK died and his daughter was used to admonish those that, like her father, waited to getting his jab, while he tried to inform himself… what a disgraceful thing to do. The daughter totally missed the lessons about critical thinking and respect for the dead, and instead jumped right on board with the establishment (BBC) in shaming her own father.
Institutions and their brainless lapdogs (journalists) are practically blackmailing people into compliance. One more reason to be skeptical about everything.