I was getting my flu shot at a local pharmacy an tried to joke with the pharmacist giving me my shot .
“I’m being facetious when I say this, but this shot won’t turn me into a zombie, will it?”
His response wasn’t what I expected. “For some people, that is their belief system. You believe some things that you can not prove.”
“Sort of like religion,” I replied.
“I suppose,” he finished with a jab of the needle.
I had never thought about this as a belief system and I suppose for many people it is. America has a long history from the witch trials in Salem through the Scopes Monkey trials in 1925, where some people passionately believe in things that many do not.
Prior to today’s beliefs in the reality/unreality of the Coronavirus and whether or not Antifa caused many of the violent protests in the past year and a half, the one of the last times we had such with hunts was in the 1950s with Senator McCarthy and the Red Scare.
All of this as passed, until the next wave of hysteria arises. I hope that this wave subsides sooner rather than later.