• Nobody@lemmy.world
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    I kinda get risking a tummy ache for raw milk if that’s your thing. I don’t get risking being patient zero in a bird flu pandemic.

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      I think people have already proven that they rather kill their families and neighbours than experience a mild inconvenience.

      The inconvenience in question here is not being able to do something unimaginably stupid.

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        It’s not even an inconvenience. Raw milk is harder to get, more expensive, and doesn’t keep as long. And it’s the sort of thing you have to actively look for to find it.

        The thing I can’t figure out is where these dumb opinions and attitudes are coming from and why is it getting worse? I can’t go on social media without coming across something insanely stupid within a few minutes (like, I just saw a pro-raw milk post this morning on Facebook). But it’s not just online - I’m seeing more and more “normal” people I know just adopt patently false ideas.

        Like, what’s happening to our society that people are just not using critical thinking anymore?

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          I can only make assumptions. But if I would be a sociopath and bored out of my mind. I think making up this kind of shit, fabricating and pushing bullshit just to see what sticks could be something that seems like fun?

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      Yeah, I’d be all for them doing it if we weren’t talking about an infectious disease.

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      It’s because they think it’s a fake conspiracy so they’re proving “them” wrong. And toxic masculinity.

      Same reason these stupid fucks had covid parties. “I ain’t afraid of no cold. Ya’ll are fucking cowards!”

      Idiocracy explains this mentality better than I.

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    We’re gonna see Dysentary make a comeback because of these redcap fuckasses and they’re gonna start whinging about how not being able to shit themselves to death in public is violating their freedumbs.

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      I remember reading an illustrated book about Louis Pasteur and his creation of his rabies vaccine. It showed tiny soldiers in the needle that went in and did battle with the rabies virus.

      It also mentioned that he had already invented pasteurization to make our milk safer to drink.

      I think that was in Kindergarten, but it may have been 1st grade.

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    We’re witnessing the end result of decades of baked-n American Exceptionalism and “rugged individualism”: a bunch of selfish pricks literally willing to kill themselves and others out of some bizarre form of oppositional defiant disorder.

    This is the American Dream, folks.

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    People deserve a right to do to and with their bodies what they want.

    People do not have the right to carelessly endanger other people. This goes for many things from second hand smoke to negligently spreading infectious diseases.

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    They want their own health to warn them about raw milk.

    Those other health warnings are for other people.

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    I mean, the more of them there are, the more chances the virus has to mutate into something more easily transmitted.

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    Have we considered attaching electrodes to Louis Pasteur’s corpse? He’s probably spinning so fast in his grave we could solve the world’s energy problems.

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    I don’t care if idiots die. I care that they’re parents and their children have no choice but to be put at risk by incompetent fuckhead parents. And that’s not even mentioning the fact that it becomes an airborne illness, it puts everybody else at risk until a vaccination comes out for it.

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    How do you even get raw milk? I’m not enthusiastic enough to visit the farm myself

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    Drinking milk and eating animal corpses after repeated outbreaks due to concentrated animal agriculture: