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Message 148 of 460 (888851)
10-12-2021 9:42 AM
Reply to: Message 146 by jar
10-11-2021 11:18 AM


Re: How Are We Supposed To Feel About Dead Antivaxers?
Just to note:

Most anti-vaccine people tend to be from racial minority groups (Puerto Ricans in New York, for example), and it comes from a fear that the ****** majority is trying to kill them.

And it is sincerely held.


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Message 151 of 460 (888860)
10-14-2021 12:12 AM
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10-13-2021 11:07 AM


Re: How Are We Supposed To Feel About Dead Antivaxers?
The academic literature will ignore the "conspiracy" issues. Minority groups will be concerned about drugs designed to kill them, not underrepresentation of diverse genomic pools in trials.

Zongsmith needs to get out a little more, if he thinks 9/11 conspiracy theories contradict my post. Has he ever talked to minority group members in - for example - New York City? He thinks 9/11 conspiracy views are so fringe? Really?

I should point out that I, personally, dont associate "racial" groups as THAT different from one another ( I could never figure out how a Puerto Rican was considered any less "white" than a Jewish or Italian person, but that is another story), and that is true on multiple levels.

(I was born in New York, so forgive me if I describe "whites" as essentially Jewish or Italian)

But, culturally, the fears of vaccines are very real in minority communities. I have not been to NYC since 2017 ( not for lack or desire, as my heart is there), but I know what people think and say ( coronavirus vaccine issues in NYC are a bit out of my NYC milieu, but I have had plenty of influenza vaccine talks there.

I did a search on the web and it does seem that the real vaccine fear issues are being slid over by the academic community (and white online community generally)..

That is my take on the issue. Take it or leave it.


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Message 153 of 460 (888873)
10-17-2021 1:21 PM
Reply to: Message 152 by ringo
10-14-2021 12:31 PM


Re: How Are We Supposed To Feel About Dead Antivaxers?
I just found a September 2020 poll, by AEI, that covered LOTS of issues.

Back when a bit less than half of Americans said they would get a FDA-approved vaccine, only 20% of blacks said they would.

So that backs up my observations that most anti-vaxxers could have been from racial minorities, until recently, anyway.

There was a version of a 9/11 Truther question asked, in the poll.

It asked if the Bush administration had advanced knowledge of the specific 9/11/2001 operation , but allowed the attacks to happen.

17% said yes

51% said no

32% were not sure

(The poll could have asked whether the Taliban government was justified in not turning over bin Laden, until his accusers proved that he, as well as the other accused, were really involved in the planning and/or operation. The early statement from bin Laden emphatically denied any involvement)

(Middle easterners, in their home lands, generally feel that the later videos, of bin Laden, are fakes - or, alternatively, they feel he was always a mole pretending to oppose the foreigners who menace the Middle East, while secretly working for the enemy)

(Polls consistently show that Arab populations are majorit 9/11 Truth believing )

The poll only asked 1 question on 9/11

Poll:

Conspiracy Theories, misinformation, Covid-19, and the 2020 election.

Findings from the September 2020 American Perspectives Survey

Daniel A. Cox

(Cox does a sly little inoculation trick, when he prefaces the poll with commentary that includes a grant that the CIA had information of a "general" attack by "al Qaeda". He leaves it essentially at that)

(Perhaps a better question would have centered on the much more salient issue of whether the CIA had enough advanced information avaliable to have been able to have stopped the attack?)

(And French intelligence had evidence of bin Laden meeting CIA officials in Dubai, from June 28 to July 4, 2001, if I recall correctly)


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Message 155 of 460 (888876)
10-17-2021 7:50 PM
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10-17-2021 4:51 PM


Re: How Are We Supposed To Feel About Dead Antivaxers?
I am going by personal conversations, but it seems that the majority of black Americans do not see Trump as holding racial views different from the average American white (including white liberals)

On the coronavirus, the evolution of views, from 9/2020 to now, had more to do with external- presidential election 2020 factors, relative to the respective administration.

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Message 159 of 460 (888885)
10-18-2021 10:42 PM
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10-17-2021 9:51 PM


Re: How Are We Supposed To Feel About Dead Antivaxers?
I just posted my observations that John McCain juxtapositioned somebody of Arab ethnicity with somebody who is a "good, decent, American" and, despite the media attention the comment got, recieved almost no criticism from white Americans.

We spent the first decade+ of the 21st century fighting a ****** "War on Terror".

NATO invaded Africa. (Yes, a European "defensive" military invaded Muslim North Africa and few deny it was purely offensive, with zero defensive justifications)

Iraq was accused of being behind 9/11. (Which 47% of Americans believed in the first decade of this century)

Arab sentiments are disregarded as "lunatic fringe".

I see a pattern here.

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Message 160 of 460 (888906)
10-22-2021 11:35 AM


What metric does one go by to measure what constitutes a "fringe" view?
Nate Silver had an article, over a decade ago, that was titled along the lines of The Difference Between a Truther and a Birther.

(Aug 4, 2009. Just checked and edited post)

He was responding to conservatives who pointed out that a May 4, 2007 Rasmussen poll showed that 35% of Democrats said Bush knew of the 9/11 attacks, in advance, but did nothing to stop them. 26% of Democrats were not sure.

Silver responded that, while only 26% of Republicans held a skeptical position ( either not sure or felt Bush Knew) on Bush's knowledge of the attacks, the same poll found that 43% of Republicans either believed or were not sure of CIA foreknowledge of the attacks.

29% of all Americans felt the CIA Knew.

22% felt Bush Knew.

Today, we know that the Silver standard for a conspiracy theorist has 49% in the skeptical position, on "Bush Knew", with 51% saying, flat out, that Bush Did Not Know.

The real question is whether the CIA KNEW.

I wish we had some recent polling data.

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Message 178 of 460 (889957)
12-18-2021 12:27 AM


News: Unvaccinated in Arizona 15.2 times more likely to die than vaccinated.
3.9 times more likely to get the virus.

That is Arizona.

No details about race or ethnicity or party affiliation.

I did not see any.

Nationwide, it seems only 60% of Repubkicans have been vaccinated, while 91% of Democrats have.

Republican voters tend to be older (especially when looking at the white population), so they will be more likely to die of Covid.

(Younger black males are the more Republican-voting, among their racial fellows, but that aside...)

Republicans are looking shitty in the first (world wide) big Coronavirus crisis of our century. About the only thing Democrats have going for them, politically speaking. (Trump is the only other thing Democrats have "going for them", but he might almost be a relative wash, but not quite. Give Democrats 2 things to gloat about ... sort of)


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