Should we gloat over people’s demise?

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The reason why I ask this is because I have been following a subreddit called the Herman Cain Awards for the past year, and to be honest, I like their mission. The subreddit was created as a cautionary tale of people who think COVID isn’t real, or it’s hoax, or it’s some bioweapon or something, refuse to get vaccinated, and then ended up either dead or disabled from it. We can go on about COVID measures all day, but this is about reacting to those featured in the subreddit

Here’s the subreddit for reference

If you must ask, yes, I am vaxxed and boosted. I haven’t caught COVID yet, however, I had a standard cold mid-May. But enough about me, it had me thinking if we should feel a bit of schadenfreude over those refusing to get vaccinated and die or should we feel sorry? I’m in a mixture of both. I’m the type of person who feel sorry for strangers, even if the rest of the world decides that they didn’t need pity. I’m also feeling schadenfreude when the person who dies of COVID is a combination of racist, homophobic, transphobic, and so on.

It’s a really crazy thing that has came up during the pandemic, but it’s also relaxing, in a way. For one, I’ve learned that there are crazier people out there than I had originally thought. My mom always told me growing up that to not trust anyone because, in her words, “there’s some crazy loonies out there”, and she’s right. If they weren’t crazy before, they are now.

So, this is a short post I’m making after my long one about my pandemic pasttime so let me know your thoughts. Make sure you keep it within reason, okay.


Author: dezbee2008

33-year-old math enthusiast, Pokemon fan, Eurovision fan, Bingo player, anti-MLM watcher, meme consumer, YTP watcher, stans news reporters when no one else wants to, inconsistent in real life, a complete human mess, and professional social media lurker

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