The United States just surpassed the 200 million mark for COVID-19 vaccines given, doubling the promise made by President Joe Biden of 100 million shots in his first 100 days in office, and it even appears the nation will be able to fully reopen with almost no restrictions as soon as July 4, if not sooner. All because so many Americans have taken the time to get vaccinated.
Yet despite the success of the mass vaccination effort, there remain some Americans who proudly brag that they haven’t gotten their shot and have no plan to be vaccinated, no matter the consequences for themselves or others.
One of those who is refusing is columnist Peter D’Abrosca, who writes for the pro-Trump website “American Greatness” and says the main reason he’s refusing is for one simple reason: To anger liberals:
“My primary reason for refusing the vaccine is much simpler: I dislike the people who want me to take it, and it makes them mad when they hear about my refusal. That, in turn, makes me happy.
“Maybe it’s petty, but the thought of the worst people on planet earth, those whom I like to call the Branch Covidians, literally shaking as I stroll into Target vaccine-free, makes me smile.”
It makes us mad? Totally incorrect. If those who support Trump and eschew science don’t want to protect themselves and risk becoming referred to in the past tense, that’s actually good for the country. Call it thinning the herd, and as four years of Trump in the White House proved, there’s a hell of a lot of thinning that needs to be done.
D’Abrosca goes on to try and validate his decision not to get vaccinated with lots of flippant BS in which he argues for personal liberty and freedom of choice, the very same thing conservatives don’t want to grant to women when it comes to their reproductive choice:
“So I have decided that because the vile political Left, which I despise in the abstract, wants me to take their coveted vaccine, I simply will not. After the horrifying displeasure of meeting several of their militant COVID-19 restriction enforcers in person over the past year, I have become even more steadfast in my stance.
“My newly formed and well-developed opinion on vaccines is this: if those bastards want me to get the jab, I’m not going to do it, because it annoys them.”
It doesn’t annoy us, Peter. Quite the opposite. We look forward to a day when there’s fewer right-wing morons as they righteously raise their fists in defiance just seconds before they’re hooked to a ventilator.
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