Also, in case context is helpful, it's a group of us slowly coming to the realization that we grew up in a cult that masquerades as a religion and that cult is evangelicalism and some of us had it worse than others, but we're all able to relate to each other in ways that people that weren't in the cult don't understand.
Also also, given today is Thanksgiving, it's important to point out the intertwingling of religion and politics is what enabled the native genocide and also also also slavery and my hot take is that's a bad thing.
Also also also, trying to communicate that to my aunt in northern Idaho while her klansmen patrolled the streets with guns to protect from rioters and looters that didn't exist in her small town during the George Floyd protests led to her crying about abortion and I just wish we could have had an adult conversation about this stuff that didn't dissolve into quoting revelations and the end times and all I'm saying is
MAYBE WE WOULD NOT LIVE IN A DYSTOPIA IF YOU STOPPED CONTRIBUTING TO A SELF FULFILLING PROPHECY THAT LEADS TO THE DYSTOPIA YOU'RE SO AFRAID OF
but, you're not my fault, you're not my problem, I'm saying no and this isn't a justification, but an explanation of why I'm spending this holiday with friends instead of family because I just can't keep being subjected to bullshit. And I'm not alone in this, get vaxxed.
And immediately after posting this my mom called and I take no pride in this, but both my aunt and uncle have covid right now because the preventative ivermectin they've been taking since July didn't work.
Related PSA, the meta-analysis of ivermectin studies showed correlation of ivermectin working against covid in areas with a higher chance of contracting parasites, specifically worms.
Basically, having worms increases your chance of dying from covid. Treating your worms helps protect you. If you have no worms then ivermectin is a placebo.
Having cancer also correlates to dying from covid. No one is taking chemo to prevent it afaik, but that's essentially the same logical conclusion.
Anyways, if you can convince your aunt and uncle to stop taking ivermectin and get a jab, maybe this information will help your discussions, but to come full circle:
It's not your fault. It's not your problem. You can say no. You don't need to justify yourself.
Happy Thanksgiving, I hope this message finds you in good health and remember: we're still living in the most unprecedented time in human civilization.
A community that offers a safe space for people to share their personal lives online (again). Social media doesn't have to be about only showing the best of you, all the time -- finding support and community for your struggles, small and big, is a cause worth pursuing.