This came out of a turn of phrase I used in a comment elsewhere on this site… But then I started thinking about it a little more deeply.
Consider the suicide bomber:
- They cause harm or death to an unknown number of random people.
- Few, if any, of those people harmed could be considered “legitimate targets” by any rational analysis.
- They do this at the cost of their own lives.
- They choose to do it.
- They usually do so in the name of an ideology that is outwith the normal, or an extreme interpretation of one otherwise accepted.
For the reasons above they are reviled, they are called “terrorists.”
Can any of the same things not be said about the wilfully unvaccinated and unmasked? I think not.
Morally and ethically, the folks who wilfully refuse to mask or get vaccinated are suicide bombers.