I recently have received a few comments here on my Shrewviews substack as well as on Off Guardian regarding my ill treatment of sheep. Several people claim that my posts seem to ooze hate and vitriol, which really is not what we need these days as we strive for unification. What do all of you think of this?
Yes, my posts are not altogether kind to sheep (even calling this group of complying individuals “sheep” is considered by many to be bigoted and hateful). After all, I have been told to get on with it and die by two different sheep I considered at one time to be very close and dear friends. The local Toronto Star newspaper ran a story at the height of all of this jab-mania nonsense. The author was basically saying he only wished bad things for unvaccinated individuals, including being barred from hospitals, having no access to ventilators (fine with me) as well as ultimately dying from Covid since we are so irresponsible not to be jabbed—and clearly deserve the worst. I have lost literally dozens of friends, some serious friends, who all would fit under the label of sheep. Nearly no one in these groups were kind to me, and nearly all of them expressed some pretty hateful things before their departure from my life, some, as noted, even wishing for my ultimate demise. I never said a nasty word to any of them, before or after their departure.
Now, I know hate should not beget hate, but really, am I that mean? Maybe I am. I respect this person that wrote to me, and I respect that she bothered to express herself, and I do question my callousness toward our fluffy friends. However, in my defense, I have always claimed to love the sheep who are close to me (at least the ones who still speak to me, albeit rarely). I wish them no ill fate. In fact, most of my effort for two and half years has been in trying to bring them to their senses so they survive this global cockup.
I feel my attitude has always been similar to a coach coaching a soccer team whose members are lazy, inattentive, distracted, and irresponsible. “Get it together you bums!!” (insert more appropriate expletive). Sheep are indeed my fellow humans, and I am more frustrated and disappointed in them than angry. Yes, I am also impatient, edgy, confused, and maybe a bit hateful. But most of this is presented in my articles with a tongue in cheek presentation. I try to be funny, and to look at all of this in a sort of frustratingly humorous way. I mean I even invented the label of shrew to depict us freedom fighters…shrews are funny, aren’t they? And sheep? Sheep are very funny.
Certainly being all lovey-dovey with these folks is not going to bring us all together in a Kumbaya moment, but I also am quick to admit that being mean to them won’t either.
Oh well, you can’t please ‘em all. I truly do want to do what is right, by everybody. And again, I so appreciate people expressing their views and having the gumption to tell me how they feel about this.
So what do all of you think? How are you feeling about my sheep vs. shrew commentary? Am I too hateful? What say you?