BETTING À DAY
After having regularly fueled popular discontent by accusing the unvaccinated of the hospital debacle, Mr. Legault granted the wish of those who implored him to crack down on these “irresponsible” who clog hospitals and constitute a “financial burden”.
If those who refuse the injection are irresponsible, those who welcome this vaxi-taxare ideologues, moreover resentful, much more dangerous than the virus. Because the pandemic will end one day. But applauding a tax that punishes non-conformism is tipping society into a paradigm that does not bode well.
You can see everywhere “irresponsible people” who constitute a “financial burden”. It is therefore necessary to be naive to imagine that the application of the vaxi-tax will be limited to the non-vaccinated. Because if the scapegoats of today are the unvaccinated, who will be the scapegoats of tomorrow?
We are thus entitled to wonder if, very quickly, we will not also tax those who do not receive the number of doses decreed by the government. Then, as hospital beds are also occupied by “irresponsible” people who have undermined their health with an unhealthy lifestyle, will we tax diabetics, obese people, etc.? ? Will it then be the turn of irresponsible people who cycle without helmets and reckless athletes?
And why would we limit ourselves to health conformity? Don't generously subsidized companies and dropouts also impose a financial burden?
As for the “irresponsible” who pollute the brains of their fellow citizens with their opinions that offend the doxa, why not a tax on intellectual anti-conformism? After all, it would simply be the institutionalization of the cancel culture that is so popular today.
On behalf of the pandemic, everything seems permitted. This is a serious mistake! Some fundamental values should be sacred. Respect for democracy is one of them.
You have to think long term. Because if we know where a breach begins, we do not know to what abjections it can lead. Opening a history book is enough to realize it!