The most decorated surfer in history, Kelly Slater, is reigniting the vaccine mandate debate with the most explosive social media post to date: “I could talk a lot about hypocrisy and lies from our media and our politicians…”
“If you’re vaccinated, why worry about someone else’s status…unless, of course, it doesn’t protect you? »
Kelly Slater’s take on government-mandated vaccines are hardly a secret.
When former world number one tennis player Novak Djokovic was forced to withdraw from the US Open in August due to US travel restrictions due to his non-vaccination, Slater wrote:
“Is the United States really still doing this? @djokernole you deserve better. Or you can just cross the southern border. RIDICULOUS”
In January, Slater was thrown into a similar fracas when Djokovic was deported from Australia despite a vaccine exemption.
“Perhaps Stockholm Syndrome can now change its name to Melbourne/Australia Syndrome,” Slater wrote. “It’s sad to see the famous division by the ‘virtuous; vaccinated. If you’re vaccinated, why worry about someone else’s status…unless, of course, it doesn’t protect you? Or are you afraid of catching it or are you upset that you had to take the risk of getting vaccinated yourself? So much hate indoctrinated into people’s hearts, regardless of their vax status.
When readers took issue with his case, Slater was quick to push the blade home, demonstrating broad knowledge of the disease and the hastily produced vaccine, deftly shutting the door on debate.
Hoarse was the phlegm of the sneer of surfing fans, however convinced of the correctness of the government and the infallibility of vaccines, etc.
But was Slater…right?
Today, and alongside the release of a video of Dutch politician Rob Roos addressing the European Parliament’s special committee on the COVID-19 pandemic, Slater wrote:
“I could talk a lot about hypocrisy and lies from our media and our politicians, but I’ll leave that here. The number of people who have been ridiculed and written off for reasonably and responsibly questioning an untested and unproven drug is surprising. It tore families and friendships apart and cost people their careers. Sad to see. And they always push that one way or another.
Not an unreasonable position, I think, though I still wonder who…they…are?
Do you know? Rusky? Random coconut bastards? Incels? Eunuchs? Furs?
And fair enough, too, for Slater to light up.
He was surrounded by the press a year ago when he claimed he knew “more about health than 99% of doctors”.
“Most of my information about covid comes directly from doctor friends, many of whom disagree with the ‘official science’,” Slater wrote at the time. “I had another of many friends who had a horrible reaction to the vaccine just today. She thought she was dying and worried that her quality of life had changed for good in the past few days. My mom is also one of those underreported stats Other friends literally died from it…lots of doctors talk about it too but your algorithm doesn’t give it to you It’s crazy that people don’t believe we were born with our body’s ability to adapt and prepare for different health issues Covid exposes unhealthy underlying patterns and issues in people.