Tuesday, March 02, 2021

The new Chariots of Fire

Why do I doubt that Hollywood will be falling all over themselves to make a movie about this athlete's heroic refusal to compromise his principles?

Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake has said that he would rather miss the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics than receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Blake - a two-time Olympic gold medallist and former 100m world champion - made the comments in Jamaican newspaper The Gleaner.

Earlier this month, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that receiving a vaccine would not be compulsory for athletes and officials to attend this summer’s delayed Games, though they still encouraged competitors to be vaccinated if possible before arriving in Japan “to contribute to the safe environment of the Games.”

“Also out of respect for the Japanese people, who should be confident that everything is being done to protect not only the participants, but also the Japanese people themselves,” the IOC said.

Speaking over the weekend, Blake was quoted as saying: “My mind still stays strong, I don’t want any vaccine, I’d rather miss the Olympics than take the vaccine, I am not taking it.”

Now there is a man who understands risk-reward. There are some people whose personal situations justify the risks of the not-vaccine. Frankly, most of their genes could probably use modification. But an elite young athlete is definitely on the wrong side of the risk-reward ratio. 

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Blogger JD Curtis March 02, 2021 8:10 AM  

The headlong, singularly focused way in which pressure is exerted to pump this so called 'vaccine' in to one's arm is outright Bolshevik.

I'm missing how if a blood examination shows one has antibodies contra COVID 19 in their system that this should somehow be enough to placate organizations/governments. It seems the only answer they want to hear is that one has had the vaccine. Period.

Blogger Unknown March 02, 2021 8:11 AM  

I have always been impressed by the Jamaican primary education schools. It is very unfortunate that their economy was crippled by their first governments.*

While they do a great job educating the next generation of resort bartenders and pool cleaners, I wouldn't rely on them for genetic insights.

Please note I agree with you, he is in the cohort of people who don't have to worry about the China flu.

*My personal favorite wasn't the insane taxes and arming gangs to steal elections and drive out corporations, it was ripping up the train rails to sell for scrap.

Anonymous Anonymous March 02, 2021 8:25 AM  

I know from personal acquaintance that many Japanese won't be taking the fake vaccine either.

Their schedule as well as the types of vaccines they take are rather different to those in the US.

Blogger buzzardist March 02, 2021 8:31 AM  

Respect for the Japanese people? It’s not like most of the Japanese populace will be (((vaccinated))) before the Olympics. Japanese people are among the more vaccine-skeptical people in the industrialized world. The first (((vaccine))) only got approved and started rolling out a week or two ago, and it’s only for health professionals at this time. Even when it is available to the general public, half are unlikely to take it, even if provided free of charge.

Athletes not taking the shot are not disrespecting the Japanese people; they’re showing solidarity with them.

Blogger Doktor Jeep March 02, 2021 8:42 AM  

This reminds me of Limbaugh, actually.
Based on his own account,being a radio guy was his "lifelong dream".

One of the biggest ideas of the post modern is to "have a dream". Boomers were all about that as well, but not the only ones: the whole culture is tainted with this dream cult.

So consider, when something is a person's "biggest dream", it becomes a weakness. That's how Limbaugh became a ticket taker. Or more like the ticket took him perhaps: he achieved his dream but did not progress beyond it because there was a cabal capable of taking it away.

Now, how often do we see cases of people practically selling their soul "to achieve their lifelong dream"?
And when someone has a lifetime invested in a dream, what are they doing to do when the ticket office tells him the price? And that officevisvun by people who go out of their way to be "the real power".

I bet they are gammas. Or at least hate beauty and truth.

This athlete must like the sport or being an athlete more than "the dream". His dreams must be simple: like love and laughter. Two things the world goes wanting for, for so many, because there s no ticket offered for that ride.

Dreams are evil, perhaps?

I knew a woman who as a backup singer for a lot of big names in country music. She had an entire wall full of photos from the 70s and 80s, lots of 10 gallon hats and rhinestone shirts everywhere. I asked her why she stopped.she said you can only go so far without "kissing the ring". Last I saw she was doing small musical shows in nursing homes.
Heaven awaits this sort.

Blogger Star Tipper March 02, 2021 8:43 AM  

I took your "not vaccine" label to work and opened the eyes of a few colleagues. A friend in the teaching profession tried the same thing and the response from one who had gushed about her vaccine ID card said, "Oh well, I guess I am naive."

Blogger APL March 02, 2021 8:55 AM  

"the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that receiving a vaccine would not be compulsory for athletes and officials to attend this summer’s delayed Games"

Stand by for an outbreak of the fictitious COVID-19 during the games which will spur more calls for compulsory vaccination.

Blogger wgmeisheid March 02, 2021 9:20 AM  

Anyone who doesn't want to spin the wheel of death is on the right side of the risk/reward ratio.

Blogger Cinco March 02, 2021 9:29 AM  

Like I told my boomer-in-laws this past weekend, I am not taking a vaccine because people spent 20 years not exercising. I am not wearing a mask because they are too lazy to get on a treadmill, swim or bike.

Have some personal accountability, lose that spare tire hanging around your waist, stop boozing twice a week and pick a diet that makes sense.

Or just hide inside for the next two years... Either way, piss-off.

Blogger Haddone March 02, 2021 9:32 AM  

The last I read Japan wasn't allowing co19 vaccines in their country, lack of testing and efficacy. So the 'safety' argument made doesn't reflect the countries stance at all. not surprising.

Blogger szook March 02, 2021 9:37 AM  

Very good analogy. I'd like to believe Eric Liddell is looking down from Heaven approvingly on this post.

Blogger Gr8Again March 02, 2021 9:38 AM  

"Frankly, most of their genes could probably use modification"


Blogger pyrrhus March 02, 2021 9:53 AM  

A more sweeping look at the math behind the Covid scam, from mathematician William F. Briggs....

Blogger Silly but True March 02, 2021 10:18 AM  

Yohan Blake

I was going to say what a good, traditional Scandinavian Jewish name.

But he’s probably named for Malay name meaning “champion.” Which is also great appropriation for a Jamaican sprinter

His name is literally “Blaac Champion.”

Blogger Just So March 02, 2021 10:36 AM  

He will be vilified in the press, and turned into a Racist White Male Transphobic before all is said and done.

Blogger Karen took the Kids March 02, 2021 10:39 AM  

I'm all topped up on autism at the moment so no vaccine for me thanks.

Anonymous Anonymous March 02, 2021 11:23 AM  

I'm gonna catch flak for this but I know many, many Jamaicans. Many youth are grifters and opportunists. However, the solid upright Christians among them are the Libertarian types that just want to be left alone.

Blogger Azimus March 02, 2021 11:24 AM  

Genuinely admirable.

Blogger SonyAD March 02, 2021 11:31 AM  

The overselling they're doing on those concoctions should have woken up the dead. But still, people volunteer or even cut the line to get whatever is in those shots. All to 'save' themselves from a virus with a 99.75% or higher survival rate, and which might actually be just a flu strain and not a novel virus at all, at most a novel strain of flu. If it even exists and is not due to newly introduced atmospheric chemical pollutants, another possibility hardly anyone seems to even mention.

Also telling is how everyone pretends that 'vaccinated' people have anything to fear from un-'vaccinated' people, used as an argument for mandatory or coerced 'vaccination'. If people had even a lick of common sense and critical thinking capacity left, they'd realize that makes no sense at all, since the purpose of the concoctions, as breathlessly and continuously espoused in the media, is to protect people from developing worse forms of the disease. They won't even officially claim that it reduces or prevents spread. The only claim officially made is that it reduces the likelihood of developing a severe form of the disease. Which itself is not properly scientifically proven claim.

So if they won't even officially claim that it prevents or reduces the chance of spread of the purported new virus, what difference does it make to anyone 'vaccinated' if other people choose not to take the concoctions? How is an un-vaccinated person purportedly being at higher risk of developing a severe form of the disease affect 'vaccinated' people?

It obviously doesn't. And yet the lemmings all clamour for mandatory or highly coerced 'vaccination'.

Add to that the obvious, deliberate systematic and sustained fear mongering in the media, with periodic reports of new, deadlier strains and now a 'devil' strain and articles about asserted long term sequelae of the purported virus. Still the dumb sheep suspect nothing. They sense nothing amiss. They don't see the rabid overselling and fear mongering. They don't see the propaganda campaign aimed at any purported cobeeds vaccine than the mRNA based ones (not that I would entertain getting any of those either). Nothing gives them pause. They suspect nothing.

One has to wonder if most people aren't actually philosophical zombies, actual, real NPCs, put on this realm to aid in the testing of actual people through perceived peer pressure. Even though they aren't actually peers, just perceived to be and intended to be perceived as being.

Blogger Diamondo March 02, 2021 11:33 AM  

Good on him for this intelligent choice. In competition at that level, even the slightest performance degradation could easily move you from gold to also-ran.

Blogger HighIQQQ March 02, 2021 11:42 AM  

Psychotic competitor here. God has chosen us to work together at this time in history to smite our enemies and to collect their skulls. Castalia House was created for this moment. Will you please join me, Vox, in this Crusade?

Blogger Elijah March 02, 2021 11:49 AM  

but if all the athletes don't take it how can it be the "woke" Olympics?

Blogger J8ke D March 02, 2021 11:52 AM  

Props to this guy!

I’ve seen it personally myself, although in the other direction. Despite the obvious warning signs and potential genetic modification of the “vaccine”, my in-laws, who have serious wanderlust in retirement, are actually willing to get said vaccine in order to continue their goal of visiting every continent before they die, despite openly admitting that the potential for ill is significant.

There is zero chance I get whatever that monstrosity in a syringe is, and that was before I read the “Marked for Death” post...

Blogger Opus March 02, 2021 12:00 PM  

I am a big Sumo fan which is great because not only are there no women Sumoistas but no genuflecting either to those with dark skin. The Haro Basho takes place in two weeks and this week the rikishi and sekitori (the wrestlers) all six hundred of them are being tested. If any are found to have the kung-flu or be in the same stable as someone with it then they will sit it out. In the January Basho sixty wrestlers had to sit it out but I have not heard that any of them are being forced to take the not-Vaccine. About forty of the wrestlers are not Japanese and I can only presume that since the January tournament many will have returned for a quick break to their home country. This tournament I will be rooting for Yokazuna Kakuryu (a Mongolian).

Talking of Vaccines I was this afternoon phoned again by my G.P.'s surgery and was asked whether I wanted to submit to the jab. I said that I didn't and if I could have ten seconds of their oh so valuable time I would explain why. They refused me those ten precious seconds with what was considerable rudeness. Are they used to being turned down and with venom, I wonder? I am thus now a refusenik, a political dissident, a deplorable, a thought criminal.

Blogger Dan in Georgia March 02, 2021 12:27 PM  

Doubtless he’s aware of Hank Aaron’s death “peacefully in his sleep” less than a week after the first jab, done to much publicity, to encourage all black men to get the jab.

Yes he was 86, but he looked like he was still working out. He should’ve lived to 100.

Blogger vmax71 March 02, 2021 12:29 PM  

He’s not a dumb ass. Who would like to continue to make money for many years. The sprinters are in your a damn good living. Even if there is a 1%chance of ending his career versus having a cold for two weeks it’s not worth it

Blogger Jt2679 March 02, 2021 1:04 PM  

As Jamaican I completely agree

Blogger Opus March 02, 2021 1:10 PM  

The following fact might be of interest: Japan has twice the population of Great Britain, yet whereas the death toll from Covid-19 in Britain is stated at just over one hundred thousand (average age of death, eighty two) the death toll in Japan is a mere five thousand; that is to say the British death toll is forty times higher - not that Japan is really locked down, either. I am becoming increasingly sceptical of anything Her Majesty's Britannic Government say on anything.

Blogger Newscaper312 March 02, 2021 1:15 PM  

I will be curious to see what happens w the Johnson and Johnson more conventional vaccine, at least not mRNA.
At 56, I have a lung issue that puts me out of the trivial risk category, although not high risk. Not asthma as usu depicted, but if sick, do get an asthma-like overreaction.
Yes I'm doing D3, K2, C, zinc, quercetin, and the extra D has helped a lot w lungs, but I had a reminder this week: w system already in uproar from a diverticulitis flare up, first big dump of pollen hit my lungs much harder than usual w inflammatory overreaction.
In wait and see mode as options become clearer.

Blogger Newscaper312 March 02, 2021 1:16 PM  

Stuff I refered to above is in the family genetics.

Blogger ml chemist March 02, 2021 1:46 PM  

I identify as being vaccinated for C19, you bigoted vaxnormative knotsea.

Anonymous Anonymous March 02, 2021 1:52 PM  

:::::::::::The Real Question::::::::

Will Vangelis be substituted for Dubstep????????

Blogger Beery Swine March 02, 2021 2:40 PM  

God bless him, and I hope he's chosen the correct path in life overall, the path Christ laid out for us.

Blogger eclecticme March 02, 2021 3:48 PM  

Ivor Cummins has reported on the low COVID severe illness rate among the Japanese, also the very high anti body presence, maybe 50%. Covid spread widely but had little effect.

OT but the George Floyd trial in Minneapolis MN starts Mar 8. Sources of rare good reporting are info are Scott Johnson at Powerline and George Parry at The American Spectator.
The defense wanted the trial televised and the prosecutors did not.
Prosecutors do not want the facts getting out.

Blogger Jack Ward March 02, 2021 5:05 PM  

My brother gave me an ultimatum a few days ago. Get vaccinated or don't come back for another visit. I had just been there for a few days and had not returned a week before this. He and my sister-in-law are fully brainwashed. And, they worked and retired as registered nurses.
Of course he knew I would never get a shot, so maybe he just had gotten tired of my presense. Well, he will get his wish. If he gets the shot we will see who gets to first not go to the others funeral. Brave new world. The 'others' are out to kill off the country. And, Trump and Pence and the high court and the military could have corrected the problem. I think, if I bother to vote at all in the years ahead I will write in General Flynn. Unless something changes radically really soon it won't be some rino R and not a d, although Flynn is a D, ironically. Maybe he harks back to those times when a patriotic D was something special and worth supporting.

Blogger Scientific Manager March 02, 2021 5:48 PM  

We could have used a guy like Blake for our 4x100m relay. We had a great distance squad (DMR / 4x800 / Penn Relays .. the whole thing) but our sprinting corps was oddly lacking. This is a public school in Brooklyn if you know what I mean. We'd have taken Blake with ten vaccines we really could have used the help.

Blogger SCBen March 02, 2021 5:57 PM  

#24 - No FEMALE sumos?? What Walmart have you been going to??

Blogger SCBen March 02, 2021 6:02 PM  

Since they haven't nailed down WHY some people just DROP DEAD after getting the vaccine, I think I'll pass! I think I've already had the Kung Fu Flu anyway. We went to Disney in Jan. 2020 and when we got back I had a fever, headache, cough, shortness of breath, and NO TASTE! Some have suggested I get a blood test for the antibodies but I'd rather just keep the officials out of it! It took me a bucket of Mucinex, a bottle of tylenol, and over three weeks to get over it. I'm 68 and in decent shape with lots of outdoor stuff in the sunshine.

Blogger Reader March 02, 2021 11:10 PM  

I identify as virus-immune. No mutation of COVID nor any virus can infect me. Indeed.

Blogger Reprobus March 04, 2021 3:37 AM  

"Vox, will you join me on Facebook?"


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