By Letter to the Editor on September 11, 2021.
The conduct of the people who are protesting COVID vaccinations, is disgusting,to say the least. They are exhibiting not only a lack of civility but also a severe deficiency in brain power.
Don’t they understand that in a civil society, no one has a right to absolute freedom? Our freedoms end when our actions start hurting other people. In this particular case, if they do not receive vaccination, they are infecting other people who are making sacrifices to curb the further spread of COVID-19, especially the Delta variant, that happens to be much more contagious and more difficult to treat. People may be asymptomatic and yet infect others by carrying the virus.
The point is that if the protesters do not want to be vaccinated, why don’t they stay at home rather than create violence and disrupt other people’s lives. If they are upholding some principle, they have to face consequences in case they get fired from their job.
What has truly shaken me, is the violence and stone throwing at Justin Trudeau. Violence comes from anger, anger comes from not having your way.These spoilt, arrogant, brats believe that they have the right to impose their values on others. And they can legitimately throw stones if others do not oblige.
The question is what the protesters think they can achieve by their unruly conduct. Why don’t they use their democratic rights to vote against all the party leaders who are campaigning in the elections and are in favour of vaccinations?
So, protesters, do your protesting by voting democratically and peacefully: that is a freedom and right you do have .
Just try to remember that you are not the only one living in this country. Others abide here as well and have the right to live a healthy life.