Vaccine Mandates: Who Will Comply, and Why?
The presumption of venality, as it is inscribed into new measures against the pandemic, is extremely interesting, at least from an anthropological point of view. The measures implemented over large parts of Europe include, most notably, covid certificates. Elsewhere, in addition to covid certificates there has even been an incentive for games of chance among those who are vaccinated. The purpose of covid certificates is to make the life of the unvaccinated more difficult and hence to exert additional pressure toward vaccination. The main assumption is that if people feel their quality of life is impaired (through an inability to go to restaurants, theaters, to attend or take part in sporting activities and so on) then this response would be the easiest way out. Surely, they will act as expected and get the vaccine.
If this pattern of behavior were to be applied to parenting (because what else is the state but one great guardian?), what child psychologists advise, among other things, is that children should not be brought up through a system of blackmailing and rewards. They warn that such a system nurtures a bad character, a venal personality incapable of making its own decisions, and more importantly, it creates a person of poor moral traits. With the new anticovid measures, the state (guardian) acts in a retrogressive way and treats mature individuals as if they are children, anticipating that they will react properly for the conditioned reward: If you do not get your vaccine, you cannot go to the restaurant and enjoy your Zürcher Geschnetzeltes.
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