Slate jounro Will Saletan wants you to “question everything.” See? It’s right there in his bio:
Except for COVID-19 vaccines, that is. If you question the vaccine you should lose your job:
If you don’t have the brains or temperament to rationally assess the overwhelming evidence for vaccination, I don’t want you flying my plane, and I don’t want you designing my country’s defense technology. https://t.co/bTBNcNcCEK
— Will Saletan (@saletan) October 27, 2021
You’d think that maybe someone who does “question everything” might just be a little bit curious why so many of these educated and rational people are not doing what he wants them to do:
Perhaps these pilots and aerodynamic engineers aren’t irrational psychopaths. Maybe they just have a different opinion/perspective than yours.
— Jon Gabriel (@exjon) October 27, 2021
But, alas, this is where we are:
People don’t suddenly start failing at their jobs because they don’t get the vaccine. Believe it or not, that choice doesn’t erase all their years of experience.
— Biles Bilinski (@TheKhaldoon) October 27, 2021
Keep in mind, thousands and thousands of the people he wants to be fired never missed a day of in-person work (or, the days they missed were because they got Covid and cleared it) while he got to work from a couch:
Wow. So many Navy Seals, Army Rangers, first responders (Fire Fighters, EMTs, Paramadics, Police) and front-line healthcare workers don’t want to take it either. Seems they’ve assessed the “overwhelming evidence” that they’ve actually lived, but you don’t want to hear about. https://t.co/hx5EXccVoJ
— Cindy Simpson (@Simpsonreport) October 27, 2021
He also won’t like where this could go:
What about people who think there’s more than two genders? That a fetus at 8 1/2 months is morally no different than a fingernail?
Should they be able to fly a plane? How about teach that to your children?
— Judge Smails (@JSmails) October 27, 2021
Won’t be long before voting wrong gets you the same treatment. Or watching the wrong comedian. https://t.co/TYNv6CdcL4
— FSakes (@FSakes1000) October 27, 2021
This is 100% true and 100% maddening, but it’s what the Slate guy wants:
Ranking officer orders drone strike on 7 kids – nothing happens. No consequences
Not vaccinated while ordering strike? – Fired and discharged.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) October 27, 2021
And “this is the blue-check elite world we live in on Twitter”:
I don’t think the liberal arts degree journalists who copied tests to pass high-school science classes have much of a chance of designing technology or flying an airliner, but this is the blue-check elite world we live in on Twitter.
I am pro-vaccination, before you dumb here. https://t.co/M3275CRQ55
— Nathan Wurtzel (@NathanWurtzel) October 27, 2021