For many on the left side of the aisle, there appears to be a false yet pervasive stereotype of the anti-vaccine crowd. They see the un-inoculated as an amalgam of wild, unkempt Americans clutching their guns and gadsden flags, mixed in with a few of the holistic backwoods types who use homemade deodorant as well.
This is because the left can only see the right as inferior to them, and this gross oversimplification of the issue helps them to process the situation at a level of intensity that suits their cognitive capacity.
But they are wrong, and this ugly characterization is one of the most potent reasons for America’s current political divide.
In fact, the anti-vaccine movement is a highly diverse one, embodied by Americans from all walks of life, including a vast number of fist responders and healthcare workers, who are, by definition, some of the folks at the highest risk for coming into contact with COVID-19.
They, along with others, made their voices heard in New York City on Monday.
New York City municipal employees are marching across the Brooklyn Bridge Monday against the COVID-19 vaccine mandate.
The protest, which is set to end in front of City Hall on the Manhattan side of the bridge, is billed as an anti-mandate protest on behalf of nearly 50,000 NYC employees who have yet to be vaccinated with a deadline just days away.Advertisement - story continues below
Traffic is shut down on the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan as of 11:49 a.m., according to police.
The scene was captured by a great many social media users.
COPS AND FIREFIGHTERS marching across the BROOKLYN BRIDGE saying NO to FORCED Vaccinations. And I'm hearing a lot of support out there for BRANDON. pic.twitter.com/GXNxc09S90
— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) October 25, 2021
MASSIVE turnout at NYC's anti-vaccine mandate protest across the Brooklyn Bridge. HOLD THE LINE 🚨 pic.twitter.com/hru4WIO6jx
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) October 25, 2021
The NYPD and other municipal workers just blocked traffic on the Brooklyn bridge, not to protest murders, but to protest vaccine mandates.
— Read Wobblies and Zapatistas (@JoshuaPotash) October 25, 2021
How the left is going to spin this is still a mystery, but there is no doubt that they’re going to try.