Same Kind of Different as Me

Today I saw a post on Facebook that compared the lockdown for non-vaccinated people to what Jews had to endure in Germany during the Nazi regime. First, I recoiled by it. I have a hard time with comparisons between anything and those horrible times in human history. I think it does the horror, pain and suffering of people during these years and beyond no justice.

But then I found my grain of truth in it. What it comes down to is discrimination. Might it be religion, color, health…or here vaccination status.

We have not come such a long way from burning the witches on the stakes. We might not burn them physically anymore but we burn the ones that are different from us in tabloids, chat rooms, social circles etc.

I don’t think it is about whether Corona or the vaccine is as dangerous as “they” say. If we all have to stick together in the vaccination in order to beat it. Or to rise up and demonstrate against the restrictions placed upon us. Whether there are conspiracies taking place or if those are only imaginations from the conspiracy terrorists.

I think it is about the conditions around this whole “event”. About the fear that is instilled in us from either side. Be it fear of death by Corona or the vaccination being more harmful than a cure. The strong split that goes through our society, colleagues, friends, families solely by the definition whether one is being pro or contra Corona vaccination. And we are giving fuel to this, often, without thinking about it. I feel it would be a good thing for all of us to take a step back and see how we are (re)acting, how others want us to react, how we feel and what we really want to express.

What is going on in the world does not reflect what I strive to express one day fully: unconditional love

Unconditional love accepts another for having a different opinion than oneself. Unconditional love does not feel threatened by it. Unconditional love lets another live out their life as they seem fit, even if it thinks this is to their disadvantage. Unconditional love sees the other as whole…right where they are.

My course of action now is that I do not follow the news, especially regarding corona, anymore. I do not want to fuel this wheel with my energy just to go around in a useless spin. That includes also talks in any social circles. I have more important things to discuss. What things? All other!

I also to refuse the answer to the question “Are you vaccinated?”. I do not want to be categorized just to be another building block into dividing our society and me from my fellow human beings.

And I know my being screams for freedom, with all the consequences that comes with it: To accept that this life is temporary but mine to shape.


This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Natalia

    Yesterday I dreamt that I was melting any (poisoned) arrows coming my way with roses. It was like roses pouring out of me and spreading everywhere and the arrows turned to flowers. And I smiled. And there was light everywhere! Your post made me think of this dream 🙂

    1. Matthias

      Beautiful Natalia! What a great dream. Thanks for sharing it and I am happy my post triggered your memory on it 🙂

  2. Marta

    Hi Matthias, thank you for this post. There was a time, not so long ago, where I’ve strongly associated myself with one side over the other and my views didn’t change, however, I’ve also noticed that both sides create distinctive separation and they often have very strong feelings towards one another, even hatred.
    I have my own opinions and I loudly speak about them, but I do not want to add to the separation. I do not believe we need to do that, but censorship, freedom that governments taken away from their citizens – this is going too far.
    So yes, I think that comparison to Holocaust is on point. Friend of mine put a picture from “Mein Kampf” about this: “The best way to take control over a people and control them utterly is to take a little of their freedom at a time, to erode rights by a thousand tiny and almost imperceptible reductions. In this way, the people will not see those rights and freedoms being removed until past the point at which these changes cannot be reversed.”

    Just makes you think, you know? However, I also know that as hopeless as this situation may seem, it’s not an accident and there is a higher purpose of all this – global awakening! 💚💚💚

    1. Matthias

      Thank you Marta for leaving a comment here! Maybe the situation is here in order to step in to the higher emotions (love, oneness…) instead of giving over to the negative ones (anger, hate, separation…). It’s great to have an opinion and I have one nearly to everything 😉 I still need to learn to accept that I but only see one side of the story. Thank you for sharing your story!

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