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I find myself being pissed off at people who choose to not get vaccinated against COVID. My own personal freedoms continue to be taken from me, and I want someone to blame. I don’t like the airlines making me wear a facemask for every flight when I am fully vaccinated. I don’t like having to show proof of my vaccination to attend a bar, restaurant, or event. I don’t like the idea of children having to wear masks in school. I am of the opinion that if everyone got a vaccination, the COVID cases would dramatically be reduced, and my personal freedoms might return. I am really pissed at our Southern border being inundated by the current administration basically creating an open border that allows thousands of unvaccinated people coming into this Country and being bused/driven/flown to various areas in the USA without requiring them to be vaccinated and causing over 400 Border Agents to either get COVID or be quarantined due to exposure.
Yes-I am pissed. But am I pissed at the right enemy?
“Tilting at windmills” means that you’re attacking imaginary enemies. It originally comes from a famous book “The ingenious knight of La Mancha”.
Tilting is jousting. The expression ’tilting at windmills’ derives from Cervantes’ Don Quixote – first published in 1604, under the title The Ingenious Knight of La Mancha.
In the book, which also gives us the adjective quixotic (striving for visionary ideals), the eponymous hero imagines himself to be fighting giants when he attacks windmills.
Is my anger and frustration focused on the right “enemy”? I find myself getting angry at those that are choosing to not be vaccinated. Is that who I should be angry at?
Here is my list at who I could be pissed at:
- US citizens who choose to not be vaccinated
- Mayorkas (DHS Secretary) who has completely screwed up our Country by allowing migrants into this country without vaccinating them
- The Chinese Communist Party-yep-that’s where it all started!
- WHO and our continued support of them-owned and controlled by #3 above, complicit in lying to the world and spreading the virus.
Maybe I am simply tilting at too many windmills? Maybe I am just pissed off. It pisses me off that I cannot decide.
That’s all Folks