I’m posting a letter to the editor that appeared in my local paper yesterday. I thought it made a good point, it expressed how I feel about those who stubbornly and selfishly refuse to get COVID vaccinations, and it was presented in an articulate way.
There are a lot of rationalizations about why some people refuse to get vaccinated and wear masks and follow the health guidelines. But at its heart, the people making this choice are saying one thing: It’s me above you. It’s me above my family, above my coworkers, above the people I pass on the street and, above my city. It’s me above my country. I’m more important than any one else. This is the dark side of that so-called American freedom.
If you want to go live on a deserted island, then go. Otherwise, if you want to live in a society, you need to grow up and learn to take responsibility. You have the freedom to get sick and maybe die, but you don’t have the right to hurt others in the process.
This letter was written by Scott Serata of Oakland, CA.