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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

The past year and a half has been an eye opening experience for me; I have learned that straying away from the pushed narrative, thinking for myself, and getting opinions or advice from other sources is considered dangerous, resulting in myself being labeled a conspiracy theorist. If asking questions about basic subjects and questioning what the “experts” say is labeled a conspiracy theorist, then yes, I suppose I am.

Critical thinking and questioning are not things that should be discouraged – if your mind, body, and soul tell you something is not right, you should listen. My instinct has been telling me that something is not right for some time now, and trust me; I am not the only one.

Since the very beginning of this “pandemic” the information we have been fed has constantly been changing, and there has been very little science actually followed in this process.

If this virus is so deadly, why do we have to have the news media constantly telling us how dangerous it is? If this virus is so deadly, why do we have to take a test to see if we even have it? If you turned off the TV, unplugged the computer, and shut off the phone it would be a very different story indeed. Asking questions is part of what makes us human, and should be encouraged, not discouraged.

Forcing people to do anything against their will is wrong, and the relentless propaganda campaign for the COVID-19 vaccine sounds a whole lot like coercion to me. For now, we are incentivized, but prescriptive programming and subliminal communication soften us up to prepare for future mandatory vaccination.

How ironic that, to “encourage” us to get vaccinated for our health, we are offered Krispy Kreme Donuts, fries, hamburgers, hot dogs, weed, and alcohol. If the government is so concerned with our health, why not incentivize a healthy lifestyle – decreasing stress, encouraging exercise, and subsidizing healthy food? This would be far more beneficial to individuals, although not necessarily to the makers of the vaccines.

I’ve heard a lot of people say they wear the mask or are willing to get the vaccine because they want other people to feel comfortable – we need to remember that we are not responsible for other individuals’ health; we can only control our own. How can we be responsible for other people’s health if we are not first and foremost responsible for our own health?

It is a strange world we live in at the moment, and it is important for us to remember that we are wonderful, beautiful, unique individuals that have the right to have our own personal views, and should never feel ashamed if we decide to think for ourselves.

America is supposed to be the land of the free, maybe it’s time we started acting as if we are.

“The war is not meant to be won, it’s meant to be continuous” – George Orwell


Savonnah Henderson

Dayton, Wash.


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