Irony defined

I saw a meme or two to this effect over the weekend, so I’m not the first to think of it.

The fight over mandates last year was an interesting one, with the people who didn’t want to be forced to take an experimental gene therapy injection to fight COVID-19 declaring “My body, my choice,” and the pro-jabbers countering that it’s not just your body at stake, because innocent lives could be lost.

It was interesting because many who believed one way have, in the past, advocated the exact opposite position on another divisive subject. The people who declare a right to abortion have always been about “my body, my choice,” and they have always scoffed at the argument that it’s not just your body at stake, because an innocent life would be lost.

The irony is lost on the extremists on either side, of course. For those caught in between, perhaps it’s a chance to find, if not agreement, at least an understanding.

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, two golden retrievers, Dejah and Summer, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of It's Going to Be All Right, Echoes of Freedom Past, Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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