A Nation in Distress (Pt. 1)

Flag of the United States (distress)The United States of America is in serious distress as long as a man like Donald J. Trump remains President and Mike Pence remains Vice-President; and while there are elected members of the U.S. Congress and appointed judges sitting on the U.S. Supreme Court who choose to support Trump and Pence – each who either by their rhetoric and/or their inaction is in effect, condoning the unpatriotic and dangerously treasonous actions of those men.

– RobFather X

My Position on “Anti-Vaxxers”

Over the last ten years or so, I’ve grown quite annoyed with all the rhetoric, beliefs, and senseless fears of “anti-vaxxer” people; especially when those people base their reasons, fears of vaccines/vaccinations, and/or rhetoric against vaccinations and immunizations on some religious belief or faith.

Anti-Vaccine MovementI want readers to note that I neither care to argue or debate nor will I argue or debate the vaccination/immunization versus anti-vaccination/anti-immunizations issue on this blog nor on social media. (I simply despise debating certain issues in non-verbal and non-visual environments; preferring to hold certain debates face-to-face.) Now, like each of the persons situated in the pro- vaccination/immunization camp and in the anti-vaccination/anti-immunization camp, I too, have a position – albeit unpopular, on parents who are against vaccinations/immunizations and who absolutely refuse to vaccinate/immunize their kids.

Before stating that position I must preface with this:

  • I was duly vaccinated/immunized as an infant and during several periods of my childhood. I was duly vaccinated/immunized for certain diseases or viruses during my teen years. I received either a vaccination or a booster shot vaccination several times during my twenty-year career in the U.S. Navy – especially receiving certain vaccinations/immunizations or vaccine booster shots before traveling to foreign countries (like the Somalia, India, the Philippines, and Arabic countries) during my two decades of military service. And every year since my retirement from the military twenty years ago, I get a free anti-flu vaccination at the local Veterans Affairs Medical Center. I have also been vaccinated/immunized against Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B, and have been tested for Hepatitis C (for which, as of this writing, there is no vaccine or immunization). I’ve been a reasonably psychologically and physically healthy person all my life – meaning, none of the vaccines that either once coursed or which now course through my bloodstream, have had any adverse or negative affect.
  • I am a parent of twenty-three years as of this writing. My son’s mother and I had our child duly vaccinated/immunized whenever his age – per the medical schedule, called for a certain vaccination/immunization. None of the vaccines nor any of the vaccine booster shots our son obtained during the years of his infancy, as a toddler, as a young child, as a teen-ager, and none of the vaccines or booster shots that he received when he joined the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, have had any adverse or negative affect on his mind or body. In short, my son is a very healthy, strong, emotionally intact, and very intelligent individual today. I couldn’t be more happy or proud.

Now, here’s my position the anti-vaccination/anti-immunization issue:

I am not, nor have I ever been against vaccinations/immunizations. Having said that, I hope the kids of anti-vaccination/anti-immunization parents – if ever infected with a contagious disease or carrying a virus which could have been prevented had those kids been duly vaccinated/immunized, die and do so long before they are able to come in contact with or be in or near the presence of non-infected kids and adults and/or previously-infected kids and adults. I realize that sounds cruel but sometimes the health and lives of the many far and most justifiably outweigh the health and lives of a few. Depending on the virus, any contact with an infected/contagious person, and/or being in the presence of an infected/contagious person, or occupying an area or space once held by an infected/contagious person, could directly endanger or possibly endanger non-infected and/or previously-infected (and supposedly now-immune) kids and/or adults.

I feel that a medically protected or vaccinated/immunized civilized society simply cannot afford to play Russian roulette with the health nor with the lives of otherwise [generally] healthy children and adults with regard to unvaccinated/non-immunized children and/or adults who may carry or who may be subject to being infected and carrying some contagious disease or virus.

– RobFather X

Three Kinds of People…

I’m old enough to know (and life continues to remind me) that in the so-called “two/three kinds of people in the world” scenario, there is yet another category set to consider (at least as far as I’m concerned):

Three Kinds of People (article pic 1)

  • those who don’t have a clue
  • those who don’t give a fuck
    and
  • those who do

Of the three categories listed, some people do not know where they would stand or fit nor why. Other people however, do. I suppose the latter is a good thing because living life is easier when the other person either already knows, can clearly see, or is shown exactly where you fit and where they fit.

Hopefully you will always be associated with people who continuously show themselves to have an intelligent clue about both the important things in life and the seemingly or supposedly less-significant things in life; people who also can – or at least would be willing to give a fuck about many, if not most or all, of the same things you do.
 
– RobFather X

A Simple Message

Ballcap_Don't get killed 4 being BlackThe message on this ball cap is very simple. And in America, especially in recent years, it is perhaps both the upfront and deeply rooted feeling of many Black American men and women.
May your travels to and from your home today and everyday be safe.

– RobFather X

A Little Humor (about Drinking)

The terms “legally drunk” and “legally intoxicated” are silly. Each suggests that one can be illegally drunk/intoxicated, which to me simply means “not drunk/intoxicated enough” or “sober”.

beer mugsDUI-chart

– RobFather X

 

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