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Leader or Follower

Undoubtedly you’ve been asked if you are a leader or follower. Interestingly enough someone answered: “I am neither.” It turns out she was an unhappy camper. She follows not by choice but she is too passive to lead.

On July 1st 2021, the communist party of China celebrated their centennial. Millions of people gathered in the world’s largest squares WITHOUT face masks! On the same day BC government lifted their facemask policy. Coincidence? Or does someone somewhere know something we don’t. Neither country achieved the 75% immunization benchmark for herd immunity.

People attend the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China at Tiananmen Square in Beijing on July 1, 2021. (Photo by WANG Zhao / AFP)

The none-leader/follower person also never reads instruction manuals. I asked her what if she really has to. She said she just avoided things that came with an instruction manuals. I challenged her and said so you’ll avoid anything invented after 1945? She said she could always find someone to tell her what to do. She is contend to be a slave to other people’s interpretation of safety.

I don’t want to debate the merits of facemask. I just want to point out that there isn’t a SINGLE peer-reviewed scientific study that says facemasks save lives. And that China has been without a face mask mandate for at least three months. And there are MANY peer-reviewed articles documenting the negative effects of covering one’s airways such as: increased risk of lung infections, asthma attacks, panic attacks, heart attacks, sleep disorders, etc. Not to mention the countless detrimental psychological effects, especially for the younger generation. The habits we developed during this pandemic will be long-lasting. Their effects will be felt for years to come.

The fore-mentioned person believes in vaccination and thinks I am irresponsible as a parent for not getting the shot. My understanding is the COVID vaccination does not prevent you from getting the disease, it only lessens the severity of the symptoms. So how will it help my child not getting the disease? In fact, since I work from home and she goes to school there is much more chance of my child transmitting the disease to me than the other way around. If I choose to endure the virus and strengthen my own innate immunity through some potential personal suffering, how am I Selfish and Irresponsible?

And another thing, Albertan Government offering million dollar prices for vaccination? How about starting a fund to help families dealing with blood-clots and seizures from the vaccine? How about saving up for the imminent class-action lawsuit in the year 2030?

This world is a very confusing place. Headlines change like thongs at a Vegas nudie bar. Focus are directed and redirected by the Master Magician who bets on no one is looking. I, for one, am paying attention to his other hand and what his assistant is preparing next. As a teenager I called out David Copperfield’s trick halfway through the performance and was never interested in magic again. I started devoting myself to the pursuit of truth.

Barack Obama says: “We can all live in the world that IS, but that does not prevent us from working toward a world that SHOULD BE.” Are you a Leader or follower? Driver or passenger? Captain or crew? You have to decide, or it will be decided for you. If you don’t dream big you will just be building someone else’s big dream.

What Should this World Be? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts.


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  1. Love it and completely agree.
    Best article you’ve written in a long time.
    Seems more people should argue with you and get under your skin; you work better that way.
    Nice one.

    Liked by 1 person

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