I didn't mean that I want to send our military into another endless war, or one that's quick and painful. I really would like to try having an American generation without a war- it hasn't happened since the founding of the country. However, the world CAN wage an economic war, of sorts- making them feel the pain of their actions is something I would agree to. Make them play by OUR (the World's) rules, not their own. They have long term goals and those don't include playing by the rules- that attitude needs to change.
OTOH, I just received this document form a friend and we were talking about some friends of him and his wife- one couple met when they were in the Military and now work in Bureau of Land Management and the US Forestry Department- they were both vaccinated, both contracted COVID, he had it twice after being vaccinated. Both are middle-aged and healthy, very active. I have seen many contradictions to what we're being told and some of the disputing info comes from the NIH, some from other agencies. One of the people this couple traveled with worked for the CDC and she told them that nothing from the CDC is accurate.
We, the public, only know what we believe from what we're told and what we find for ourselves. People in specialty medical fields have access to more in-depth info, but if that's the case, why are so many hesitant or completely resistant to being vaccinated?
I worked for someone who was a Sgt in Vietnam- he didn't talk much about it, but one thing that stood out- he absolutely refused to drive a green vehicle because he spent so much time in the jungles. He recently had a chance to go up in a Huey- he said he wished he hadn't- brought back too many bad memories. He's OK, other than major hearing loss, a scar in his back from a chunk of shrapnel and two knee replacements from jumping out of helicopters. He helps a lot of vets at the VA.
Another veteran I met while on a Grand Canyon rafting trip- most of us hiked into the canyon to start our section of the trip and after we had lunch, we were told that we would be waiting for some others who couldn't move as quickly. We waited, then we became impatient. Until we saw this couple, a man and his wife- she was fine, he was walking with two crutches. This is a 9.5 mile hike, one mile vertical- it took the rest of us anywhere from 3.5-6 hours and it's a bitch. This couple started just after 4:30AM and it took until almost 3PM to reach the bottom. Oh, boy- did WE feel special. Like a special bunch of turds, for being so selfish that we thought we should move faster. Yeah, we were special, alright. Once we got a chance to talk with them, we found out that until two years prior, he had been bedridden because of his knees (Airborne, but I don't remember which Division or Unit) and his goal was to go on this trip, top see if he could get through it. He was in serious pain at the end of every day, but he continued. Another part of his goal was to go back to the VA and tell some of the others that it was definitely possible for them to make the trip, too. I have a ton of respect for them.
Something to read-