Othering Unvaccinated Persons
Trudeau and Macron specifically used labels that devalued this 'othered' group: misogynists, racists, enemies, non-citizens. Most worryingly, Macron and Trudeau questioned whether and how to eliminate this 'othered' group ("Do we tolerate these people?" and "How do we reduce that minority?").
My hope is that this will all amount
to nothing more than ignored political rhetoric - empty bluster these
politicians hope will score a few popularity points with their electoral base.
My fear is that it will not. Either way, this dangerous othering language must
be recognized and condemned.