“No one has the right to tell me what I put into my body!!!”

“I have the right to take my drugs of choice!!”

“I’m not a slave; I don’t have to work!”

Suppose I don’t want to get vaccinated. Let’s ignore the fact that I put others at risk with my choice. Am I willing to accept the consequences? In Singapore, the unvaccinated have to pay for their Covid treatment. Am I willing to go the end of queue for an ICU bed or for Covid meds? If I won’t take the consequences, then I don’t have the right to the freedom.

Outlawing drugs doesn’t work anymore than outlawing alcohol did. Many have paid a terrible price for their alcoholism; some have overcome it. The choice to use other drugs shouldn’t be a choice without consequences. The destigmatizing of drug abuse – “substance use disorder” – is not helpful to individuals or society. Everyone deserves a second chance. However, a lifetime free supply of Narcan or methadone is not a basic human right. We can’t have the freedom to make bad choices if we don’t have personal responsibility for consequences.

There have been some consequences for those who oversupplied and overprescribed opioids. However, drug manufacturers and distributors have also been awarded a vast new market for “maintenance” drugs paid for not by their users but by the rest of us. More a reward than a consequence.

Food and housing, we hear, are basic human rights. Work, however, is a basic human responsibility. If I choose not to work….

We can choose to have a society that allows a great range of personal freedom. We can choose to have a society that protects us from the consequence of bad choices. We can’t have both.

Tom Evslin recently retired as CEO of NG Advantage LLC. He formerly served as Vermont’s Chief Recovery Officer to co-ordinate federal stimulus funds; was Chairman and CEO of ITXC Corp., and launched AT&T’s WorldNet Service. His regular blog, Fractals of Change, can be found at http://blog.tomevslin.com


(5) comments

James Nagle

Neo Marxist junk. Don't give this propaganda any life support.

Eddy R. Woodchuck III

Richard Stark - Far more people would be alive today if treatments that work were not banned, blocked and demonized to give the illusion that there was no treatment for covid 19 other than the jab. Manufacturing the illusion that therewas/is no other treatment was the cover lie that Big Pharma used so their captive subsidiary, the FDA, could grant emergency use authorization for the jabs that did not even fit the description for vaccines.

Eddy R. Woodchuck III

Richard Stark - A society that is fed propaganda by the big Pharma/Globalist lying machine is not sustainable. How are taking jabs that diminish your own immune system responsible? Please explain.

Richard Stark

I can't explain your interpretation of what a vaccine does. Are you saying more people would be alive today if the covid vaccine had not been developed and distributed?

Richard Stark

A society without the expectation of personal responsibility is not sustainable.

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