THERE’S NO EDUCATION IN THE SECOND KICK OF A MULE
You cannot please a vaccine skeptic. Nothing you do will change a mind that does not want to be changed. There’s the old saying, “if you touch the stove and burn yourself you learn not to touch the stove.” For some kids the lesson doesn’t come immediately. They’ll keep touching the dang flame until their hands are all burned up pretty bad. A dog doomed to be lost will be deaf to the hunter's whistle.
We’ve all heard the saying that there’s no education in the second kick of a mule. When a mule kicks you once, that’s all the learning you need; you wise up very fast and stay clear of it next time. Well, not so for anti-vaccine skeptics. They’ll keep coming back until they get knocked out cold. You see, sometimes a man will meet his destiny on the very road he took to avoid it.
Nemesis is that recoil of nature, not to be guarded against, which ever surprises the most wary transgressor. We’ve got to stop wasting our breath persuading those adamant on meeting their own Waterloo. Nemesis will soon bite them in the behind, and when it does, do not shed a tear, they got exactly what’s coming for them.
SARS-CoV-2 is a deadly virus that no right thinking human being should trifle with. But conspiracy theory imbibing anti-vaccine skeptics are not normal humans, and they have long lost the ability to think right. A second kick of the mule – by way of fulminant bilateral pneumonia, severe acute respiratory distress, conferment to intensive care unit, mechanical ventilation, and a harrowing journey to the very edge of hades – will straighten them up.