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A New Level of Disrespectful

Alex Smith

Posted on June 5, 2021 22:00

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A store in Nashville Tennessee sells anti-vax styled stars of David, and people react just as expected.

A store named hatWRKS in Nashville Tennessee has decided to sell Stars of David as a means for the anti-vaxxers to signify that they have not been vaccinated against Covid-19. For those of you that either do not know; large yellow stars of David were used in Nazi Germany to identify Jewish people, and unfortunately those people would be met with a terrible fate as they were subjected to the most gruesome and well documented genocide in modern human history. Such a vile and disrespectful display was met with appropriate condemnation from people all over. One can only imagine what was going on in the owners’ heads when the decided to sell such insulting objects, but we know who they were trying to appeal to.

There were always going to be people that doubted the vaccine and would act out against it, but to take it to this level is beyond the pale. It is one thing to not want to take the vaccine and, to some extent, I can understand people being hesitant to do so. However, what I draw the most issue with is that there are people that are so arrogant that they publicly display their refusal to take a vaccine and play the role of the victim. Unlike the Jewish people during WWII, these individuals still maintain full rights within their country and, most importantly, they still have their lives. Several outlets and people were quick to condemn the actions of this store and, to no ones’ surprise the store owner, Gigi Gaskins, came out to apologize for the store’s actions. Gaskins explained that they did not intend to trivialize the deaths that occurred during the Holocaust. It seems that Gaskins held the belief that anti-vaxxers would soon be treated in a similar manner to Jews during the holocaust. I could say that I sympathize with Gaskins fears, but as my attitude towards them in this piece shows, I do not.

Unfortunately, these are the times that we live in. The owner holds full responsibility for their actions, but it cannot be helped that the reason that they reached this point in due to constant exposure to misinformation and fearmongering surrounding any time that the government puts any kinds of restrictions on people. While it is always good to be on the watch for government overreach, one has to see that for some of these people that fell into this ideology that for as great as many of them claim the USA to be, there are a good number of them that think the country will easily fall.

  

Alex Smith

Posted on June 5, 2021 22:00

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