Recently some people wearing the Yellow Star of David with “Unvaxxed” written on it got a lot of lash back from people online. Since I visited the concentration camps and Israel and I am part of a documentary film crew on the subject, I feel I have some knowledge to share on the matter.
The main objection to people comparing Mandatory COVID Passport to Mandatory Jewish ID is this: “You can choose to get vaccinated but the Jews could not choose to become non-Jew. Therefore it is not oppression.” I have three problems with this argument.
- Jews were not the only people sent to concentration camps. There were millions of other victims under the Nazi regime: Communists, Homosexuals, gypsies, catholics, political opponents etc. All of them could have CHOSEN to comply and become good Nazis. Today some say if only all the unvaxxed can choose to comply with the mandate then the world will be great again, we would be together again, we can celebrate Xmas again. Did Nazi Germany get any better after all the “undesirables” were eliminated?
- Jews did have a choice at the beginning. Contrary to popular belief, Jewish is not a race. It is more of a social/cultural construct. If a person does not self identify, the Nazi government sometimes had a heck of a time determining his/her Jewishness. Often they had to go back five generations. There is even a theory that Hitler himself was part Jewish. As a result many people did hide their Jewish heritage to avoid persecution and death. At the beginning, Nazis allowed Jews to leaving their territories. Einstein and Freud being some of the most famous refugees. Tens of thousands of Jews in Europe immigrated to other parts of the world. In short, certain Jews had the choice of being a Jew or not and some Jews had the choice of leaving the country. Does this make the Mandatory Jewish ID system justified?
- A choice has to be free otherwise it is not a choice. People can choose to get medical help or not. People can choose to smoke or not. People can choose to drink alcohol or not. None has to show any ID based on those choices. Even with infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, syphilis, STD we don’t require carriers to identify themselves. So when one says “You can choose to be vaxxed” it has to mean a choice made with out duress, peer pressure or social guilt-tripping. Only then can this individual take full responsibility of his/her/their actions.
So is it inappropriate to draw parallels between Star of David and Vaxx Pass? Is it inappropriate to compare “Whites Only” signs in restaurants to “Vax Pass Required” signs? (Both refused groups were considered “dirty” and “contagious”). Or is it inappropriate to segregate the population because of a virus with 1% of the lethality of smallpox? You tell me. Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.
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