Award-winning “Dilbert” creator Scott Adams Saturday told those who refused the COVID-19 injections that they “won completely” and acknowledged that he himself “did not end up in the right place.”
Adams in 2021 defended COVID-19 vaccine mandates in response to remarks by Dr. Naomi Wolf calling the mandates “the end of human liberty in the West."
"It definitely discriminates against the freedom of those don't want to get vaccinated, but isn't that true of a driving license?” Adams said on his podcast. “Isn't that true of getting a loan? People who don't have tax returns don't get one. Isn't that true of travel? Can't travel without a passport. It discriminates against your freedom, but that's not a reason [not to have it]. We do that all the time. All of civilization is built on restricting your freedom, that's what it is. You don't build a civilization to give people freedom . . . but it is designed to be a wise restriction. This is just another one of them."
But on Saturday, Adams definitively hailed the unvaccinated as the “winners”.
“The people who didn’t get vaxxed are absolutely in the winning position. You win. You win. You are the winners. Let me say that part with no ambiguity. You won. You won. All of my fancy analytics got me to a bad place. All of your heuristics — ‘don’t trust these guys, it’s obvious’ — totally worked,” Adams said on Coffee with Scott Adams.
“So, how did the unvaccinated see through the charade from the start? Was it pure luck? Did they just accidentally bet on the right horse? It’s simple, really. Never back the team that’s violating basic human rights.”
The cartoonist explained that those who refused the shots, unlike himself, need not worry about the dangerous effects of the vaccine which continue to be reported.
“At the moment, every day we continue to get more bad news about the vaccinations — the shots — but we don’t get better information. Every day it’s just negative.”
“The unvaccinated have a current advantage because they feel better,” Adams added. “The thing they’re not worrying about is what I have to worry about, which is, I wonder if that vaccination, five years from now . . .”
Adams acknowledged that the driving force behind the decision not to take the injections was distrust of pharmaceutical corporations and the government, though he sometimes referred to the unvaccinated by the derogatory misnomer “anti-vaxxers”.
“Because really the anti-vaxxers, I think, were really just distrustful of big companies and big government. That’s never wrong. It’s never wrong to distrust government. It’s never wrong to distrust big companies.
“So, if you took the position, let’s just distrust everything the government did, well you won. You won completely. I did not end up in the right place. Agree? You would all agree with that, right? I did not end up in the right place.”