With an arsenal of terms that would make Adolf Hitler proud, many individuals with mainstream platform support are using dehumanizing language to make those with doubts, fears or outright rejections of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines seem like they aren’t even human beings.
The term anti-vaxxer has seen widespread adoption over western society, a term that in itself takes the identity of a human being and changes them into something entirely different. When people point out that society is slipping back in history towards some of the darker aspects IE- 1940’s Germany, we present our case by expressing that yes, some of the words being used are the exact same.
This wonderful opinion piece supported by Forbes even suggests that there is a sort of “final solution” for unvaccinated people, using dehumanizing language to support anyone who does not take the COVID-19 vaccine as a bane on society who should be removed.
To be clear, the word “parasite” is used 17 times and “disease” is used 60 times in Hitler’s Mein Kampf. The same type of verbiage is being employed in mainstream US news on sites like USA Today and social media sites on Twitter and Facebook.