“Whether you believe vaccination is the right thing to do or not, the situation goes far beyond health… You may think being forced to wear a mask or get a vaccination is insignificant. But, when you begin to compile mandate after mandate and loss of freedom after freedom, it becomes very significant.”
This startling message came from an 18-year pilot who said the industry had been given the ultimatum to get vaccinated or lose their jobs.
The pilot said, “I’ve been told that in order to continue my career as an airline pilot, I must be vaccinated. Which really means I have to choose between putting food on the table for my family and my freedom of choice.
This is the single bravest thing I have seen in years. God bless these Pilots. The heroes we need right now 🇺🇸✈️ pic.twitter.com/ZxuRseDoAq
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 11, 2021
He warned that vaccine mandates came after the country got used to the idea of medical mandates with the mask and lockdown orders. The pilot called this “shifting baseline syndrome.” Shifting baseline syndrome is the phenomenon when a group or generation of people lose knowledge about a particular field of study or event and gradually begin to accept an alternate narrative.
The pilot said he sees the signs of this happening in American right now. Americans are close to a point where “our children and our grandchildren will experience less freedom, and they won’t have the privilege or the pleasure to enjoy the same choices our parents had or that we have,” he said.