Horowitz: Local WV hospital suggests unjabbed workers don yellow stars on badges to identify need for mask
“You have no right not to be vaccinated, you have no right not to wear a mask … and if you refuse to be vaccinated, the state has the power to literally take you to a doctor’s office and plunge a needle into your arm.”
Those were the words spoken by one of America’s supposed preeminent constitutional attorneys, Alan Dershowitz. This statement would be abhorrent and dangerous even if masks and needles actually worked. First, it would mean that there is quite literally nothing a government cannot do to your body, even if you passively live your life without actively harming anyone. Second, it’s facially absurd, because if the interventions are important enough to violate human rights over, then it means they are indeed effective, which means that anyone who wants to avail themselves of that great protection is free to wear a mask and get a shot. How are other people in support of the shots and masks ever affected by those who opt out?
But we still have people believing in the “science” and morality behind this proposition even after everything we’ve learned about the negative efficacy and danger of the shots. Consider how even the New York City Department of Health conceded that the vaccinated are more likely to contract the current variant of the virus than the unvaccinated. Taking their sense of morality and law to its logical conclusion, that would mean the science should dictate we discriminate against those getting the shot even more.
To this day, hospitals, even in red states, are still continuing the immoral apartheid of the unvaccinated and the forcible covering of human breathing holes. Now, according to Huntington, West Virginia, talk show host Tom Roten, one West Virginia hospital has taken it to a new level by suggesting those workers without the jabs should place gold stars on their badges identifying themselves as a subhuman class who must cover their noses and mouths. Here is a memo circulated to the hospital’s leadership on Friday:
\u201c@CabellHuntHosp just released this. They are literally run by Nazis. They also just placed one of their employees on a 5 day suspension for not complying with the mask mandate they just reinstated. @RMConservative\u201d— Braden Roten (@Braden Roten) 1673880351
Say what you want about the Third Reich, but unlike in the Fourth Reich, the yellow star did not accompany a requirement to place the humiliating symbol on a breathing hole.
The letter, posted by Braden Roten, Tom’s son, was obtained from Amber Robinson, who worked at Cabell Huntington Hospital for nearly ten years, most recently as a pathology clerk in the lab. Robinson was on with Roten on WVHU Monday morning discussing this edict from the hospital, which began the same day. Since October, the workers were free to bare their God-given faces, but now they are back in bondage.
After going on Roten’s show around 7:35 a.m. Monday, Amber, who lives across the Ohio River in Ohio, went to work a half-hour later, but was told she was suspended for five days for refusing to follow the masking policy, according to an update she posted on her Facebook page.
It appears that there was enough blowback from the original leadership letter that the policy implemented on Monday did not ultimately include gold stars, because everyone is now required to wear a mask, per a Monday notice to the public. Thus, slightly less eerie symbolism, but the same illogical, immoral, and inhumane policy remains in place.
Even the most ardent supporters of the vaccine have conceded for months – safety concerns aside – that the shots absolutely don’t stop transmission and now, with the new variants, likely facilitate it. The denial of basic human rights and public accommodation on behalf of the biomedical security state must be extirpated from American culture, law, and medicine, not taken to a greater extreme than the germaphobe Nazis. Isn’t it interesting how the Anti-Defamation League defamed people like Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene for comparing masks to gold stars, but when a hospital actually implements such a policy, the group has nothing to say? So you are able to implement Nazi policies, but can’t call them out.
Too many Americans, including conservative politicians, think COVID tyranny is over with, but in reality it is continuing for people in health care, even in red states. How are red state like West Virginia allowing this to continue? Where is the legislature?
We already know where the governor stands. Jim Justice, who is exploring a bid for Senate, was more supportive of masks and vaccines than even Joe Biden. After Biden slipped up last September and asserted that the emergency is over, Justice lambasted him for prematurely declaring it over because, in his estimation, we still needed more people to get the shots that didn’t work. Rather than demanding all of the mandates end, Justice called the suggestion the pandemic was over “crazyland.” Mind you, Justice got a substantial case of COVID after having been jabbed three times.
It’s shocking how in a state where Democrats have failed to carry a single county for president since 2008, Republicans have declined to curb COVID fascism. Delegate Moore Capito, son of RINO Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, has had a miserable tenure as Judiciary Committee chair and has refused to push back against Justice’s tyranny. Now he wants to be governor. With a 31-3 majority in the state Senate and an 88-12 majority in the House, there doesn’t appear to be an appetite to affirm medical freedom, bodily autonomy, and the Nuremberg Code against human experimentations.
Too many conservatives in legislatures and Congress think we can just move on from the past few years without any reaffirmation of the Nuremberg Code or any other human rights protections, public health reforms, or law changes. Yet not only are the biomedical tyrants planning the next phases of the biomedical security state, even the repudiated acts of the first tranche still persist in parts of society. Any requirement that a human being wear a mask or get a jab needs to be criminalized, and yes, that includes hospitals. Lawmakers in West Virginia and other states should also solidify the law change with a constitutional amendment affirming the right to refuse any medical procedure, treatment, injection, device, vaccine, or prophylactic, as well as prohibit any discrimination in the realm of public accommodation on account of exercising that right.
It is shocking how on this 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg doctors’ trials, we not only allow human experimentation, but continue mandating it, even when the evidence long shows it is harmful and not helpful. It is shocking how the GOP’s first act in the House wasn’t a bill to ban indefinite public health emergencies and the ability of the CDC to violate human rights – such as bodily autonomy and the right to breathe – during such a declaration. Have we learned nothing from both the Third Reich and having experienced the Fourth Reich for over two years? Absent a strong focus on learning the lessons of COVID fascism, it will continue indefinitely and get even worse with “the next time.”
We just commemorated the legacy of Martin Luther King with yesterday’s federal holiday – a man who exhorted the public that moral change only “comes through continuous struggle.” He observed that “a man can't ride you unless your back is bent." Who would have thought that back would still be bent three years into the most widespread form of tyranny in a state whose motto is “Mountaineers Are Always Free”?