Let’s talk about the workplace vaccination mandate! (THREAD)
Bad response: “My governor/state legislature should ban vaccine mandates!”

Nope. The solution to state action is not more state action. Any power you let the state have (banning shit you don’t like) will inevitably be used against you (banning shit you do like).
Better, but still bad, response: “I hope my governor/state legislature nullifies Biden’s mandate!”

Your governor is a petty tyrant and your state legislators are evil crooks. Don’t expect them to save you. They might if they think it’ll get them re-elected, but don’t count on it
Bad response: “Someone should sue Biden!”

Nope. The courts are a corrupt system that almost always cements expansion of state power by ruling it justified. Don’t look to them for help. Even if Biden’s mandate is ruled unconstitutional, don’t expect that to be the end of it.
Bad response: “I’m going to call my representatives!”

Nope. They don’t care about you.

Better response: If you’re part of a political party or organization, have as many members as possible bombard one influential person with calls on the same day. Put real pressure on them!
Bad response: “I hope my employer doesn’t comply!”

Nope. To repeat my first point, when someone in power (the state) violates your rights, don’t look helplessly to someone else in power (your employer) to protect you. We need to stand up for ourselves!
Better response: “I won’t comply!”

Yes! Defiance is the only answer to violation of our rights. Individual noncompliance, however, is just the beginning…
Best response: “WE won’t comply!”

Yes! Talk to your coworkers about the vaccination mandate. Together, tell your boss you won’t stand for this. If you need to, use direct action like slowdowns, be-ins, and even strikes. You are the power!
Another good response: Start forming/getting involved in mutual aid networks now. If you or someone you know does get fired, your community will be able to help until you can find another job, start your own business, or whatever you need to do.
In conclusion:

Don’t sit on your hands, hoping someone with more power than you (like your state or your employer) will come to your rescue.

And don’t panic.


#MassNonCompliance is the way forward.
This thread ended up being a whole book lol. Anyway, if you have other ideas, tell me! How can we fight for our bodily autonomy together?

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