Is It Wrong To Mock People Who Were Anti-Vaxxers And Died Of COVID On The Internet? I Say Yes It Is Wrong

I get that what I am about to post may ruffle a few feathers. And I’m not sorry about that because I think that this needs to be discussed.

I came across a website called sorryantivaxxer.com who sole reason to exist is to ridicule people who are anti-vaxxers and end up in the ICU, intubated, or dead from the disease.

That’s it. That’s the whole purpose of the website.

To be honest, I am not sure how this website serves any useful purpose. My guess is that whomever set it up was trying to advance the debate on COVID vaccinations. I say “guess” because I haven’t talked to the people behind this website. But I don’t think you should do it in this manner and expect to get positive results. After all, while these people who are basically being mocked on this website are on the opposite side of this issue, they are still people. They are someone’s partner, parent, brother, sister, friend or whatever. Surely they deserve some level of respect even if you don’t agree with them. And surely mocking the deaths of these people will only anger their loved ones, which in turn will not listen to anything that you might have to say.

My thinking is that this website isn’t classy and serves no real purpose. But beyond that, it’s a symptom of a serious breakdown of our ability to have a discussion of an issue in a manner that doesn’t degrade into something where it turns people against each other, sometimes in violent ways. But I am free to be convinced otherwise. Regardless of what side of this you’re on, please leave a comment and share your thoughts. And please be nice and civil.

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