Fools Rush In …

I have no idea what the numbers are, how many there are, but there are a heck of a lot of damned fools in this nation who have completely misunderstood the concept of ‘individual rights’ or ‘personal freedom’.  These fools have taken those terms to mean they have the right to kill.  Yes, I said kill, for it is certainly killing when a person walks into a store, restaurant or other public venue without being vaccinated and without bothering to wear a mask.

Today at 10:30 a.m., a group of somewhere between 3,000 and 20,000 such fools plan to gather in a march from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.  Their purpose?  To protest against vaccines.  They will waste millions of dollars to travel from as far away as California and are determined to spread Covid wherever they go, sans masks.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Leading the pack is Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., son of the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of former President John F. Kennedy.  This Kennedy, unlike his father and uncle, is a conspiracy theorist who was once a respected environmental lawyer and activist, winning a $289 million jury verdict against Monsanto and winning multiple cases to protect coastlines and waterways.  But of late, he is the leader of the anti-vaxxer movement.

The permit the group filed with the National Park Service said they expect 20,000. They’re bringing in 97 port-a-potties. Even though D.C. police are expecting closer 3,000 people, it may be the biggest super-spreader event yet.

It is because of these fools that the rest of us, those of us with a functioning brain, have been largely confined to our homes for nearly two years now!  It is because of these fools that more than 1,000 people are still dying nearly every day in the U.S.  On Friday, 2,917 people died from Covid in the United States, and we are expected to have recorded a million deaths by the end of spring.  It is because of fools like those planning to march in Washington this morning that children must risk their lives every day to attend school, many in states that have banned mask mandates.  It is because of these fools that many of us have given up any hope of returning to a normal, functioning society.

Washington D.C. is currently under a vaccine mandate and the people of D.C. are concerned, rightly so, for the safety of those who work in restaurants and other businesses in the city.  One of the organizers of this protest has stated that they fully intend to enter ‘hospitality venues’ in order to protest against the D.C. vaccine mandate that went into effect on January 15th.  My hope is that they will not be allowed to do so, even if it means closing all businesses including restaurants for the day.

I simply cannot understand the mentality of these fools.  Do they also drive at 100 miles per hour down the highway in protest of speed limit laws?  Do they dine out nude in protest of dress codes?  Do they refuse to pay taxes in protest of the laws of the land?  What selfish, greedy bastards they are.  I can only hope that their protest is minimal and that there is no violence, but I’m pretty sure there will be a spike in new cases over the next two weeks, and we’ll know, without a doubt, who caused it.

42 thoughts on “Fools Rush In …

  1. Jill, on a different note, your title gave me an ear worm, so I am humming and singing Elvis’ “Blue Hawaii” as I type. Maybe the next song you highlight….”Wise men say, only fools rush in…” Keith

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  2. The fact that RFK Jr. shares the name with such a towering figure, whose life was cut short by an assassin, is an absolute tragedy. While he’s done some good in his life, his anti-vax BS has soiled it all in my view. His father must be turning over and over in his grave.

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  3. Altho i’m a staunch proponent for body autonomy and “right to choose”, i must fully agree with ur post. With freedom comes responsibilities, marching maskless without social distancing unvaccinated is the acme of foolishness.
    Dr Fauci recently warned that the Omicron variant is extremely virulent and evades the protection offered by vaccines. So even boosters are ineffective & offer little to no protection against this strain, the elderly are again at extreme risk if these bozos ever get near the vaccinated public.
    From this context, u r totally right, it’s akin to mass murder walking around DC and super-spreading the disease everywhere. There should absolutely be restrictions in place so the unvaxxed protesters stay among themselves and not infect the vaccinated population.
    I also propose that if the unvaxxed ever get sick and require emergency medical care, they should be relegated to the back of the line, knowing full well their decision affect the lives of others who chose to be more responsible.
    So yeah, the vaxxed should get preferential medical treatment ahead of the unvaxxed b/c that is the equitable thing to do. Some countries are proposing an unvaxx tax to cover the skyrocketing cost of this pandemic. Perhaps that is a reasonable idea, but i can’t see this get past Republican senators who are beholden to their freedom loving constituents.
    Like the virus, i guess we all have to live with it, and love our fellow man regardless of choice.


  4. These people simply don’t care. Their personal beliefs are FAR more important than those wimpy cautions put out by certified professionals! That is, until one of them or one of their loved ones gets sick with the virus.

    In the meantime, protesting is so much fun, doncha’ know??!?

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    • So true … and when they get sick, they take up valuable hospital space that they don’t deserve. I guess it must be fun … lots of them seem to like it, as long as it’s them doing the protesting and not somebody protesting true injustice.


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  6. I’m so tired of these idiots, I couldn’t care less. These are the people we don’t need more of anyway. Let them have at it. Get some right wing radio personalities or Anon leaders to start pushing triple doses of ivermectin, rat poisoning and to absolutely not go to hospitals or see doctors in case of 5G, cancer in other drugs, tracking devices etc. Please let evolution do it’s job.
    Just take care of yourselves. Get the vaccines, wear masks, avoid crowds and avoid these people. Let nature work it out.

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  7. It’s funny Jill, but in your last paragraph I can fully see these ‘fools’ doing two out of three of the things you suggested.why are they being allowed to march maskless and unvaccinated in a city where the employees everywhere have to be vaccinated? Hmmm…who holds the stifling power here anyway? Who is truly being ‘forced’ to do something against their will? I say it is the conscientious of us who are being forced to breathe their putrid air and suffer their ignorance. As always, really.

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  8. Jill, we must pair responsibility with freedom. If these folks had children going to public schools, colleges or universities, a vaccine record would be required and any gaps in the record would need to be remedied. Schools are petri dishes for contagious diseases. These are the admission requirements that people must be in compliance with or their children cannot get in.

    When those bad vaccine experiences (which seem like a lot) are divided by the denominator of billions of cases, the rate of severe reaction is quite small. Any vaccine, medicine or procedure causes some issues – just read the list of side effects on the sheet provided with the medicine. In fact, the two best A-Fib treatments average around 70% effectiveness. That means 30% of the time they don’t work well. That rate of failure is much greater than the severe reaction on the COVID vaccines, which is more toward 1%.

    There is more data now to alleviate concerns of people. Right now, we have no room in the inn at hospitals whose beds are overrun primarily unvaccinated COVID folks. This is a danger to them, other patients, and staff. This is the subject of my morning post.


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    • Severe reactions no matter how improbable is the primary reason why the gov’t can’t legally mandate vaccination. It’s why ppl are protesting in the first place. You don’t see nearly 40% of the population rejecting childhood vaccinations or organize mass protests for other vaccines do you? It’s b/c of this uncertainty that I totally understand why the unvaxxed want freedom of choice and not be forced mandated.
      If these vaccines were 100% safe, we wouldn’t be having this discussion in the first place. That being said, I agree that with freedom comes major responsibilities. No one should be super-spreading and potentially risking other ppl’s lives just to make a point. Critical thinking/ risk assessment goes out the window when emotions & politics are involved.


      • My only response is nothing in life, including medicines and vaccines, are 100% safe. That is why drug companies spend part of each commercial telling you side effects, including my personal favorite “do not take this drug if you are allergic to this drug.”

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    • Exactly! Every ‘right’ is accompanied by a responsibility and one cannot simply take the right and leave the responsibility for others. It’s rather like eating the burger and leaving your trash for others to pick up. Hospitals here are at capacity and short-staffed, so people needing non-Covid care are often not able to get what they need. My own thoughts are the anti-vaxxers should have to be the ones to stay outside and wait for treatment.


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  10. Thank you for sharing!!.. What you witness has always existed, in the USA and the world, but generations ago were not well known because of the lack of technology we have today, AND, the lack of desire to be aware of it… “out of sight, out of mind”… today, we are more aware of the environment and reality… one can rant at the leadership all one wants to but, though they are responsible to some degree, the root cause is at home ( and most of them act out of fear)… “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom” (Isaac Asimov)… 🙂

    Hope you are on the mend, all is well in your part of the universe and until we meet again..
    May love and laughter light your days,
    and warm your heart and home.
    May good and faithful friends be yours,
    wherever you may roam.
    May peace and plenty bless your world
    with joy that long endures.
    May all life’s passing seasons
    bring the best to you and yours!
    (Irish Saying)

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    • ‘Tis true that such ignorance has always existed, but it seems more … oh, I don’t know … more prevalent, more ‘in your face’ today than before. It’s as if the fools are proud of their follies and wish to advertise them. But yes, Asimov’s statement has come to mind a number of times in the past decade or two! Thanks, Dutch, for your concern and the Irish Saying! I’m still on the mend, but … often I feel as if I’m going backward. A patient person I am NOT! Sigh.


  11. There is a reason they are called Republicans. First they pub, then they repub, over and over until their heads are alcohol-addled, and then they sit in the cans playing who can piss the farthest! Makes for a very smelly environment change.

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  12. Mass selfishness doesn’t seem so rare these days., no does mass stupidity given that any of these people that can spread the virus will firstly risk spreading it within their own ranks thus thinning their own support network.

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    • You’re right … mass selfishness and arrogance seem to be on the rise as the divisions in this nation are ever-growing and are further promoted by the media. These people, just like the gun nuts in this country, apparently do not even care about their own children, let alone parents, grandparents, neighbors and co-workers.

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