I strongly object to being called part of a herd. I have only one thing in common with “herd” animals. We are all mammals. I’m not a cow or a buffalo. I’m not a zebra nor am I even distantly related to antelopes.
Homo sapiens (modern humans) have been around somewhere between 250,000 and 400,000 years and to my knowledge only very recently have we been called a herd. During that span of time, we have become a species of over 7.8 billion. Some 330,000,000 of those are living in the U.S. legally, (plus a few hundred thousand that live here illegally).
So now all of a sudden some political hacks in big government, supported by a handful of medical people that are largely interested in keeping their faces on TV and their names in the news, and propped up by some liberal media talking heads have now decided that we are a herd.
Herd animals tend to move together, act alike, and react to a given situation in the same way. One doesn’t have to study humanity very long to figure out that we humanoids don’t have those qualities.
There are no two of us quite alike. So, given that, maybe I’m the only homo sapien that objects to being classified as part of a herd.
Do you know how two or three dogs can move a herd of sheep, perhaps a hundred or more down a road, through an opening in a hedgerow, across a field, and through a gate into a new pasture with little or no help from a human? Fear. The dogs run along the back and sides of the herd of sheep barking. The sheep feel threatened so they run in a group because instinct tells them that there is safety in a group.
We are being told that there is safety from the virus if we are all vaccinated as a herd. Are we, in spite of our differences, in spite of our analytical abilities, really deep down just a bunch of sheep being herded by a few barking dogs?
It is interesting to note, however, that some 38-40% of our military personnel are declining to get the vaccine. These are people that have been trained to act as a group in a platoon, as a company, or any other size of a unit and yet they are stepping out of that training to decline to be a part of “this defined herd”.
We are now seeing a growing percentage of vaccinated people catching the virus anyway. So we have to ask ourselves are we reacting out of fear, or out of the hope that a shot will make everything okay again? Are our actions because of pressure from an employer, family, or barking dogs?
Are we really sheep in human clothing?