A couple of centuries ago, a smart fellow known as Voltaire pointed out, “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.”
This is a timeless truth.
It explains why a disturbing number of people in the year 2021 are calling for segregation, imposed poverty, or even concentration camps — they prefer to use euphemisms — for their neighbors who are, for whatever reason, unvaccinated against COVID-19. If this isn’t a willingness to commit an atrocity, what is?
They’ve been fooled into believing absurdities concerning the virus, now they are publicly calling for atrocities.
Society is ripe for some political functionary to start committing atrocities, using the excuse of “public safety,” and these people would cheer and start lighting up the tip lines. Or dragging their neighbors to the “authorities” themselves.
There is a big overlap between those who want officials to punish their unvaccinated neighbors and those who want government to ban gun ownership. Maybe this doesn’t mean anything, but it is worth noticing.
Many of these same people want to convince you that Ivermectin is only a horse de-wormer. Would they also characterize penicillin as only a horse antibiotic? Both are partly true, but incomplete.
Any medication can be dangerous if used incorrectly. Trying to shut down discussion concerning a medicine — whether Ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, or Cannabis — is neither rational nor ethical. It’s not science, but superstition.
If you feel the need to shut down debate you’ve admitted your position is weak.
This doesn’t mean I believe you should use any particular medication. Your medical decisions are between you and your doctor, with your informed consent being the deciding factor in every case. Government, social media corporations, and I shouldn’t have any say in the matter.
You might as well listen to your dog’s medical advice — the credibility is about the same.
I have no idea whether Ivermectin or anything else is effective against any specific virus, but I know when people are lying. You are being lied to.
It’s not completely their fault. They’ve been lied to by politicized “experts” and they bought it hook, line, and sinker. Now, based on the absurd lies they believed, they have come up with what must seem to them to be a reasonable reaction.