The whole not-vaccinating-kids-because-vaccines-cause-autism thing
Ok even if there were any science at all behind it (which THERE IS NOT, only a single flawed study which the researchers openly admitted was flawed and officially retracted the results)
Even if vaccines DID cause autism, don’t…
It’s worse than that, actually: it’s saying/implying, “I would rather my child, and your child, and perhaps that elderly man over there with a compromised immune system, ALL die rather than my child have autism (because I think autistics are [insert absurd negative stereotype here]).” The idiot parents who make these decisions seem to forget that they’re making choices for other parents with children too young to vaccinate yet, and for anyone who may be especially susceptible to certain diseases.
There are a lot of social issues that are nuanced and complex and involve conflicts of interest not so easily resolved, but if you make the decision not to vaccinate your children, you are actively harming society. There really isn’t any wiggle room there.
Okay, but in the part where StrexCorp said "She is a missing child. And shouldn't you care about that? Shouldn't you care about the children? Children are the future, I wish you felt the same way and would help us find this, this, child." I imagined Kevin saying it, especially the last part because I imagine he would be very concerned about the missing children and would beg Diego to let him say somehting to Night Vale, which of course Diego would let him because he can't deny his Kevin anything
"They say children keep going missing. And they bet that if you find one specific child, one specific, very determined, and difficult child (and they mean that in the best possible way), if you find that one child, you will probably find all of the missing children."
It sounds to me like Strex is kidnapping children and threatening to return them in exchange for Tamika Flynn. That said, their statement didn’t sound genuinely concerned to me, it sounded very robotic. Like “Humans care about their children, right? It’s a thing that they care about. Can we use that to emotionally blackmail them?”
So yeah Strex doesn’t care, they just want help finding Tamika so she can’t revolt against them.
I think the fact that within Hogwarts there’s a lot of distaste for Slytherin and Hufflepuff shows some interesting insight into the wizarding community. Like, Hufflepuff represents hard work and fairness, right? But there’s the idea that Hufflepuffs are losers, sort of the…
There was an article I read somewhere about how there’s a really strong Calvinist influence throughout the books (either you are one of the “Elect” or you aren’t, and you can’t change much), and this adds to that perfectly…