jalanlong wrote: ↑
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:38 am
I understand how that gets Biden and the Feds on board pushing vaccinations. But how does that move the needle on my local radio station doing hourly "public service" commercials on getting the shot? My local djs? Celebrities? Businesses who dont want to let me in without it? Krispy Kreme offering me free donuts? Why are so many people jumping into waters which could be very dangerous and have no real direct effect on them? Does JNJ have something on Krispy Kreme?
I've asked myself this question many times. The answer, I think, is that the coercive pressures, from top to bottom, are far more extensive than anyone could imagine.
You mentioned your local DJ. I live in a small town and walk into the local radio station from time to time. Last time I did, I asked the owner/DJ about a sudden clamming up regarding certain topics on which he had been commenting regularly. He got a coded "I can't talk about it" look on his face and mumbled something about having to please certain people to maintain his license. . .
It's amazing how reflexively local government responds to the signals out of Washington D.C. They've been taking federal and state grants for years, always with strings attached (either explicitly or implicitly), and they've become addicted to the stream of income continuing. Even in this small, mostly conservative town, it's been a lesson to see our elected officials going turncoat blue--or at least passively silent in the face of these pressures.
Re Krispy Kreme, it's not hard to imagine that they want to be on the side of whomever's calling the shots--having just come out of a year-long period during which one business is arbitrarily allowed to operate and another is not.
I don't know about celebrities. I think Hollywood is rotten to the core, and in their case it's not hard to imagine that they do have something to fear. . .