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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

REACTIONS

One of the unpredictable things about blogging is which posts trigger the largest number of fascinating comments.  I find the comments about my vaccination musings riveting, and full of information that is news to me [I don't get  out all that much.]  Is it sheer accident which discrete elements in our world come to be identified as salient by the free-floating suspicion of "them" that is obviously out there?  Or is there something about vaccination, flourine, and pasteurization?  I am reminded of the great Sterling Hayden character, Brig. General Jack Ripper in Dr. Strangelove, who rages to Peter Sellars about the attempt to defile "our vital bodily fluids."

Jim Westrich is right, we need some good sociology done on this -- unless it already has been done.

4 comments:

mesnenor said...

Slate just published a piece in their how-it'd-be-covered-if-it-were-elsewhere series on the anti-vaccination issue:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2015/02/03/if_it_happened_there_how_would_we_cover_anti_vaxxers_if_they_were_in_another.html

Seth said...

Gen. Jack D. Ripper was anxious about "precious bodily fluids" ... echoes of Tolkein's Gollum.

Seth said...

Sorry, Tolkien not Tolkein.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

right. That is a great movie.