Recently I connected with a woman via an online dating site. Although we lived more than an hour from one another I found it appealing that she also lived in a rural mountain community. She was a litigation attorney and articulate. Her pictures conveyed a liveliness and I liked the casual way she dressed. We wrote back and forth on the site and decided to do the old fashioned thing - no emails, no phone calls, no video calls, meet face-to-face, just one person’s presence in front of the other’s and let’s see what happens.
It did not escape my attention that she was “vaccinated” because she had the gold badge of honor displayed in the upper right corner of her profile. Again and as I have done in the past I questioned how I would feel about dating a vaxxer. My first answer: If I wish for medical freedom and acceptance of my choices then I must be willing to give the same to others. My second answer: It would not be a dealbreaker if a woman came with the injections yet I would prefer to meet someone who had also chosen otherwise. Instilled with my mother’s naturopathic views I believe there was and continues to be a better way than the Pfizer-led narrative.
We made a plan to meet five days out. We picked a coffee shop midway between us.
When I arrived I walked in to see if she was inside. As I came back out she was walking towards me. She was taller than I had imagined and attractive. She looked like her photographs, which is not always the case with online dating. As we greeted one another I noted her nice, firm handshake. We went inside, ordered tea, made small talk until we had our drinks and then headed back outside.
The conversation was nice yet professional. She had a nice sense of humor which I appreciated. At about 20 minutes in we began to discuss the pandemic and how it had affected our lives. Then she offered:
WOMAN: “I got my fifth shot a few weeks ago.”
WOMAN: “Where are you at with your shots?”
ME: “I don’t have shots.”
WOMAN (almost spitting out her tea): “Wait. You’re not vaccinated?!”
ME: “I don’t have any of the Covid injections, if that is what you are referring to.”
WOMAN: “What? Why not? You seem like a super smart man. How could you not have the vaccines?”
I hesitated. I considered excusing myself from the table and leaving, after all she had indirectly just called me stupid. Knowing that she was an attorney I decided to try my case. Working to stay positive I told myself we might each learn something.
ME: “First, let us address the semantics. The injections do not prevent infection or stop transmission. To call them vaccines is a misnomer. More accurately they are gene therapy. Secondly, the injections are a failure. Most everyone I know got jabbed and most all of them got Covid. Similarly, the staunchest mRNA advocates - Joe and Jill Biden, Justin Trudeau, Bourla of Pfizer, Califf of the FDA, Walensky of the CDC - and even Anthony Fauci - have all had Covid, and most have of them have had it twice. And thirdly, still to this day I question the wisdom of putting experimental technology into my body when a person our age (early 60s) has a 99.98+% chance of survival.”
WOMAN: “You call it experimental technology. You don’t really believe that to be true, do you?”
ME: “Yes. I do. And until we have the benefit of the wisdom of hindsight, which would include a five-year study that will not be published until 2026, I suggest that experimental is the only proper thing to call these things.”
WOMAN: “But the shots lessen the severity of illness. I had Covid last fall and my case was not near as bad as it would have been had I not had the vaccines.”
ME: “How did you measure ‘not near as bad?’ I had Covid in June of last year and my case was mild and I was fully recovered in five days.”
WOMAN: “Well I still believe the vaccines lessen the severity of infection for a majority of the people.”
ME: “There is not a single study corroborating such a concept. I suggest the same people who said the original shots would prevent infection and stop transmission are the same people who are now selling the notion that the infections are less severe. Should you find such a study will you to send it to me?”
Not suggesting she had evidence she continued.
WOMAN: “I feel strongly about the importance of being vaccinated.”
ME: “And I feel strongly about the importance of good health, a strong immune system and nutrition to defend against cold germs. In the words of Louis Pasteur, ‘The germ is nothing. The terrain is everything.’”
The quote by the French microbiologist caught the attorney off guard. She hesitated and then pursued a different angle.
WOMAN: “I likely would not have pursued getting to know you if I knew you had not been vaccinated.”
I thought better than to correct her use of the word vaccinated.
ME: “You would not have pursued me if you had known? Why not?”
WOMAN: “It is because of people like you that this virus was able to spread.”
I took a deep breath. Even Fauci has tacitly admitted that the shots do not prevent transmission.
ME: “If your protection was protecting you it would make no difference if I was jabbed or not. If what you received was a legitimate vaccine then you would be protected even if I had an active case of Covid and we French kissed.”
She smiled. She went to speak yet no words came out. She smiled again, and laughed.
WOMAN: “Well, I would rather have some protection than no protection.”
The attorney was withdrawing her argument.
ME: “It is estimated that nearly 75% of Americans have now had Covid. How is that 62% of Americans got fully vaccinated yet the infection rate is 75%?”
WOMAN: “Well I know that I couldn’t be intimate with you as I would not consider you to be safe.”
ME: “Do you really believe I am unsafe ... or are you acknowledging that you know your protection is not protecting you?
WOMAN: “I feel better knowing I got vaccinated and am current with all my shots.”
ME: “Ok, yet back to my previous question, do you really believe I am unsafe ... or are you acknowledging that you know your protection is not protecting you?”
WOMAN: “I respect your choice to remain unvaccinated. I have no interest in arguing about the risks or lack of risk by virtue of your choice not to be vaccinated.”
I did not understand her legalese yet chose not to seek clarification. Nor did I feel she respected my choice yet it was time to let it go. I moved to make for a civil ending to our date. We both acknowledged that our differing viewpoints would be an impasse. After a few back and forth platitudes we parted with another firm handshake and an amiable good bye.
I walked back to my car. I was disappointed yet I have become familiar with this conversion. Dating in the age of spike proteins is not what it used to be. Worse, the wreckage of the human relations fallout from the vaccine narrative madness lurks everywhere. Families have been destroyed. Friendships have been vanquished. All because we allowed a less than truthful official story divide us ... and because we allowed wanting to be right be more important than loving.