Vaccine Hesitancy

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I am reluctant to get the COVID booster. There is good reason to distrust the pharmaceutical industry. I think that the relevant government agencies have been largely captured by industry and captured by the broader ethos that frames survival as a battle for domination over nature. I think that what we call news media are in service to the oligarchs that own them and that it deployed the narrative patterns of fear and villainization to captivate us, tribalize us, distract us.

We are in the post-modern epistemological crisis exacerbated by photoshop and the cacophonous Babel of the internet. Materialism has failed us as an agency of truth.

We have surrendered our power. Not that it wasn’t forcibly wrested from us. At the turn of the 20th century the Rockefellers and the Carnegies used their money to supplant the ancestral naturopathic healing arts with allopathic, pharmaceutical based, medicine. The preservation, resuscitation and resurgence of those arts paves a path of hope and salvation.

I almost cut my hair
It happened just the other day
It was gettin’ kinda long
I could-a said, it was in my way
But I didn’t and I wonder why
I feel like letting my freak flag fly
And I feel like I owe it to someone
But I’m not givin’ in an inch to fear
Cause I promised myself this year
I feel like I owe it to someone
— Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

I feel like I owe it to someone not to give in to fear, not to participate in the battle against nature.

I’m not an anti-vaxxer, Vaccination was a great discovery of how to invoke the healing power of nature. It has been distorted and abused for the sake of profit. COVID is real and it’s also not the last new disease. The vaccine industry knows this. We need to cultivate the healing powers that lie dormant in us and that are not dependent on the industrial machine.

I gave in and got the booster a few days ago. I’m probably safe from COVID for a while, but I’m wary of the side effects of the vaccine, which may not appear for years. I feel emotionally depleted, like I’ve given in to fear and betrayed someone.


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