The World Has Enough Idiots

Good Morning from Northern Ireland. I’m working from home today so feel free to distract me from the dreaded laptop. The United Kingdom is now nearing 50,000 positive coronavirus cases a day as the latest wave hits us. It’s know in some quarters as the ‘Johnson Variant,’ an unflattering reference to Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, and his handling of the crisis.

Northern Ireland topped 1000 daily cases yesterday for the first time since the dark days of January. Thankfully the vaccine rollout has significantly weakened the link between positive cases and hospitalisations and deaths. Northern Ireland currently has 80 people in hospital as a result of the virus, and two in intensive care. The large majority of individuals in hospital are those who declined the vaccine, when offered it.

The majority of positive cases presently are amongst those in the 18-49 age categories, where vaccine take-up has been slower than in older age groups. I spoke to a work colleague yesterday who informed me that her husband wasn’t taking the vaccine because he felt he ‘didn’t need it.’ The arrogance and selfishness of this throwaway non-explanation took my breath away. I was both saddened and shocked by it.

Unfortunately there are millions like him. Uncaring. I could use stronger language but there’s little point. These people exhaust me and they are everywhere. From the highest office in the land to the lowest vocation. Yet, here I am, devoting another blog post to them when I said I wasn’t going to do that anymore. Wherever you are today I hope you are safe and well. The world has enough idiots. Please don’t add to their ranks.

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

32 thoughts on “The World Has Enough Idiots

  1. And I think we would have to say that Boris is the biggest idiot. The arrogance of the man is beyond belief – to allow double vaccinated Brits to go abroad and come back to no quarantine, while double vaccinated ‘foreigners’ (which includes expats) need to quarantine, simply because we were not jabbed by the NHS (even though we’ve had the same vaccine). Pure hypocrisy. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest! I feel much better now.

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    1. Dear Mike,
      Thank you for your comment about the situation in Great Britain.

      Dear Stephen,
      Indeed, there are millions of such folks, with whom both you and I have a great deal of issues. I would like to inform you that I am still expanding my extensive and highly analytical post entitled “💬 Misquotation Pandemic and Disinformation Polemic: 🧠 Mind Pollution by Viral Falsity 🦠“, which is now a book-length post containing twelve major sections (plus a detailed annotated gallery) instantly accessible from a navigational menu. In this said post, I have attempted to unpack as much as I can the core issues and fundamental causes that have plagued such folks, whether or not they are victims or perpetrators.

      Wishing you and Mike a happy mid-July and a pleasant summer!

      Yours sincerely,
      SoundEagle

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  2. Well at least we can be comforted that we are not alone in this particular sadness and shock. Not much different here in the US except our hospitalizations are increasing at a much faster rate. Those who refuse the vaccine really are prolonging this pandemic – giving a warm welcome to the virus to make itself at home in their “freedom-loving” bodies and find a new way to infect them and everyone else (even those vaccinated) more virulently and violently.
    Stay well and try to find peace – someplace for your mind to rest!

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  3. Insulting people, like you have chosen to do and the brave commenters above me have rarely produces the a good outcome. It’s a shame really because your blog is excellent and its one I read regularly. Rather then take an opportunity to illustrate reasons why people should get vaccinated and why its an intelligent choice you went to name calling. I would call it hubris at a first glance but I have been here long enough to have seen you post many examples of empathy and grace.

    Im sure this response will be panned but if you wanted people to agree with you exclusively you wouldnt as successful of a blogger and writer as you are. Not a great post today, I am disappointed but still a loyal reader.

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    1. Agreed. Intelligent people question when authorities push products on them that have not been fully researched and approved. There are documented dangers associated with this vaccine ranging from heart inflammation to Guillan-Barre Syndrome.
      People who choose to question are not “ignorant” nor are they uncaring. It is just suspicious how so-called experts have flip-flopped and talked out of both sides of their mouth during the past year and a half. Perhaps if those in power would have been more honest and forthcoming at the start, there wouldn’t be so much resistance.
      The decision to take a vaccine (or any medicine) should be left to the discretion of the individual and his or her medical advisor. Our health is not a one size fits all.
      People die every day from cancer, heart attacks, strokes, car accidents, etc., etc., so it goes on and on. . . . . . . You can’t live in fear, just can’t. That’s not living. . . . .
      What we need is helpful dialogue, facts, not insults.

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      1. I’ve never trusted government I never will but I got the vaccine because I trust the medical professionals in my life. In terms of yelling at people, labeling them you just piss them off. Who is compliant and understanding when someone is calling them an idiot? These souls are brave on the internet go out on the streets and start spewing this to peoples faces, don’t forget the name calling too. I bet none of them have and never will. When one group starts labeling millions of people as inferior/idiots it can lead to bad outcomes. It’s all abstract until you’re in the group being targeted

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        1. Absolutely true. When people are reduced to an abstract, then very, very bad things happen. History is unfortunately full of these examples. This debate about to vaccinate or not to vaccinate is creating a frightening divide among us all. And, it shouldn’t.
          We all have to make our choices (medical and otherwise) based on what is medically (and otherwise) best for our particular circumstances.
          It is about personal choice, and that freedom to choose without being bullied, shamed, and threatened.
          Thanks for responding to my comment.
          Have a wonderful week ahead.

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      2. Hi Jenny. I note you replied to Karac and not myself so I hope you don’t mind me taking this opportunity to respond. I apologise if I caused any offence, that was not my intention. The British government, who I can only comment on, are encouraging vaccine take-up, as opposed to ‘pushing’ it on people. The so called experts you talk about it are the leading scientific and medical voices in the world and, having researched the pros and cons, I’m comfortable that the risks of taking the vaccine far outweigh the risks of not taking it. I’m not sure what it’s like in your part of the world but we are at 88% take up in the U.K. and rising. Hospitalisations and deaths are a fraction of what they are. These are the facts. The vaccine is working. I agree, though, that it’s an individual choice as to whether or not you take it. 2/3 of ICU cases in the U.K. at present are those who were offered the vaccine but chose not to take it. I hope this finds you safe and well.

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  4. I’m torn between allowing people freedom of choice and getting done what needs to happen to keep people safe. Getting ‘back to normal’ is secondary to keeping people safe. However, I’m yet to meet a vaccine refuser who can justify their choice or give reason for it. It is selfish. If a person thinks they don’t need it, can they not think of those who might need them to have it?

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  5. It’s astonishing to me that so many refuse a FREE vaccine! I was chatting with a family member who informed me her daughter has decided not be be vaccinated, part of her reasoning is that she spoke to her Doctor and he advised against it. Say what? A doctor? This family member has been vaccinated and works in health care and tells me many colleagues have made the same decision to forego the vaccine. I don’t understand AT ALL!!!

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