Aaron Rodgers Interview and How Athletes are Standing Up
The Chloroquine Wars Part XCI
"Life is not a spectator sport. If you're going to spend your whole life in the grandstand just watching what goes on, in my opinion you're wasting your life." -Jackie Robinson
This is one of those interviews that you may want to watch now before it gets banned from YouTube. The all seeing eye is ever vigilant, and jealous of your attention spectrum.
If you're not familiar with Aaron Rodgers, he is one of the all-time greats in professional football, holding more than a dozen NFL records. He was the MVP of the 2010 Super Bowl Championship Green Bay Packers squad. And judging by his twitter profile, a Bitcoiner who isn't always going to behave the way he's supposed to.
Rodgers reveals that he is just the second unvaccinated NFL player to test positive for COVID-19.
"I realize that I'm in the cross-hairs of the Woke mob…"
That's the first important moment in the interview. Rodgers jumps right out and says in so many words what is obvious to anyone thinking clearly: there is a Mao-esque mob tasked with ferreting out and harming the image of any public figure not pushing the narrative. He continues...
First of all, I didn't lie in the initial press conference. During that time, it was a very...uh, you know...witch hunt that going on across the league where everybody in the media where everyone was very concerned with who was vaccinated and who wasn't and what that meant and who was being selfish and who would talk about it and what it meant if they said it was a personal decision---they wouldn't have to disclose their own personal medical information and what not. And at the time, my plan was to say that I've been immunized. It wasn't some sort of ruse or lie. It was the truth...
Now, I agree with Alex Berenson that Aaron Rodgers' statement in the initial press conference was misleading. Alex calls it a "cheap move", but who can blame the prey for dodging the predator? He is the leader of a team, and it was entirely unfair that he was put in a position that would affect his team (his job performance) negatively for making the best decision for himself. Given what all else Rodgers just did and said honestly, I'm going to give him a pass (pun intended).
And while he didn't say it, I think his "immunization" was in fact hydroxychloroquine, given his description of its centuries old use and use in those who are immunocompromised.
From there, Rodgers drops bomb after bomb after bomb after bomb. Like it was casual. Exactly what you'd expect from the only quarterback to post six consecutive seasons with a 100+ QB passer rating (no, I don't know how that's defined, but it's a record). He calls out parts of the medical community for factually wrong statements, calls out the NFL's unscientific policies and health security theater (including social segregation and a yellow wristband), and then he reveals that he chose early outpatient medical treatment that sounds a whole lot like the protocol used by Dr. Brian Tyson, the honey badger of urgent care clinic physicians: monoclonal antibodies, ivermectin, zinc, vitamins and HCQ. He said that after 48 hours he was "feeling incredible". He thanked his medical staff and Joe Rogan for their advice and friendship.
Rodgers remains largely relaxed after an initial moment that looks like an honest feeling of guilt over playing the "immunized" game with the media. His body language is that of an honest human being just trying to do the best for himself.
I'm going to critically think about what's best for me and my health.
This is not about being "anti-vaxx" in general. It's about basic bodily autonomy and discernment of medical treatment options. For speaking up and questioning the medical narratives in the locker room, many of Rodgers' teammates have thanked him personally.
Athletes Dying Left and Right
If you believe that Evander Kane is the only athlete who tried to put a fake vaccination card past a sports league, I have a mint condition Honus Wagner baseball card for sale and a Bitcoin address you can send the low low price of 40 BTC to. And can we be honest about the fact that Kane is unwanted by his league due to gambling problems and what can be politely called "a messy divorce"? It is (ahem) likely that many athletes are being protected by their doctors.
The stories about athletes should have been a bellwether long before policy makers even considered vaccinating the kids---who have almost nothing at all to do with the pandemic. More and more athletes and former athletes like popular NBA basketball star Kyrie Irving are taking stands, and their fans will notice. Now that one of the world's most popular NFL athletes is in the limelight, the discussion is going to change.