No matter how many times I see it, I can’t wrap my head around the number of people who are vaccine stupid:
Belgian police fired water cannon on Sunday to disperse protesters opposed to compulsory health measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
Some 8,000 people marched through Brussels towards the headquarters of the European Union, chanting “Freedom!” and letting off fireworks.
The demonstrators opposed compulsory health measures, such as masks, lockdowns and vaccine passes, and some share conspiracy theories.
Banners on Sunday compared the stigmatisation of the non-vaccinated to the treatment of Jews forced to wear yellow stars in Nazi Germany.
“Covid = Organised Genocide,” said one sign. “The QR code is a Swastika,” declared another, referring to the EU COVID safe digital certificate.
“I can’t bear discrimination in any form, and now there’s the vaccine pass which is discriminatory, sanctions for [unvaccinated] carers which are discriminatory too, there’s mandatory vaccination which is heading our way,” one protester, martial arts teacher Alain Sienaort, was quoted as saying by the Reuters news agency.
“That’s all discrimination, so we have to fight it. We don’t want a dictatorship.”
Protesters carried signs saying “No to Vaccine Mandates” or “Jesus Protects the Children, not Vaccines.” Many ignored mask requirements.
This mass overreaction about a couple of shots is nothing short of amazing to me. The number of people vaccines have endangered or killed is miniscule compared to the virus that is killing and sickening so many right now.