Whelp, President Joe Biden’s “100 days” of mask-wearing took all of less than a month to extend into basically "wear a mask until 2022." The virus numbers are dropping like a rock, even in the dead of winter, and no solid numbers have shown places with mask-mandates to work any better than those without, but nevertheless, we are told we must keep our air holes covered indefinitely, with no end in sight. And if they are telling us that NOW, at the beginning of 2021, it only goes to show you that my long-held speculation that our overlords want masks literally forever can’t be far from reality.
It seems, tragically, that the monsters who favor somehow reaching so-called “zero-COVID” have managed to obtain a stranglehold on all levers of power, not just in the U.S., but the entire world. I’ve got to grudgingly give it to them - it’s a brilliant strategy. Since “zero-COVID” is an impossible goal to reach, the struggle to obtain it via tyrannical measures can never possibly end. Even in New Zealand, where COVID has seemingly been eliminated, a single case can trigger fresh new rounds of lockdowns. Indeed, for the power-hungry, the COVID-19 pandemic has truly been a dream come true.
So, how DO we get things back to normal, in a time when seemingly little is going our way? It’s easy to ask, “What can I do?” when faced with something that seems so much bigger than ourselves, and often the answer is sadly, “very little.” I’ve certainly written before about opposing corona-fascism in our local communities, but here I’d like to focus on a single step that most individuals can take themselves, right now, and make a measurable difference.
That step is very simple:
Make a personal choice to defy mask-mandates in your area.
This decision is easy for some, more difficult for others, even impossible for more, but I implore you to at least consider it. Some of us have been doing this the whole time and have zero problem walking barefaced into a store like we own the place. Others have chosen to at least to some degree submit for a variety of reasons that likely include fear of conflict, reluctance to disobey authority, and social pressure. It’s understandable. I know many people like this who know all the correct information, yet still choose to conform because it’s the ‘easy’ thing to do right now. Still, here’s my obvious question to those who know the truth yet continue to obey: How long do you intend to submit to this insanity? All of this year and the next? The rest of your life? Will there be a point where you say, “Enough!” If so, when will that point be?
I say that time is now. (OK, I said this many months ago, but since time travel is impossible, the time REALLY is NOW!) What am I doing? I live in a red-state with no mask mandate but a county that does employ a toothless one. Consequently, as required, there are signs on every business entrance. Do I pay attention to them? Nope. I just walk in like I own the place, and I haven’t been challenged yet. Maybe I’ve gotten a few stares, but I don’t care, and I can barely see them anyway peering (I assume) self-righteously from behind their giant COVID diapers. Keep breathing those microfibers, chumps, and let’s see where that leads a few years from now.
The left already thinks we’re all terrorists, racists, homophobes, and every other possible name in the book. In the COVID-era, add “grandma-killer” to the list. Whatever. Who gives a flying you-know-what what they think? I don’t. Do you? I consider it a badge of honor. I parade around with my face exposed dying for some triple-masked Karen to come up and film me and put it on social media. When/if they ever do, I’ll call it “street cred” and laugh maniacally as the hate pours in and my Twitter mentions explode.
Now obviously, we’ve got to be smart about this. For example, I can promise you I’ll have a COVID diaper on my face when I fly Delta next month. I’m NOT messing with the TSA! In other words, the degree to which you decide to engage in civil disobedience will understandably depend on your location and circumstance. If you’re in a blue state that also punishes citizens with fines for non-compliance, maybe you need to take a more measured approach. Maybe you just avoid wearing them outside and/or place yours under your nose when indoors. Heck, these days even not wearing a face muzzle alone in a vehicle can be a small act of defiance. The point is, far be it from me to judge anyone for what they choose to do, but I would simply challenge every like-minded individual to do more than they are doing right now.
Is it a little uncomfortable? Sure, at first. But you get used to it, I promise. I used to get the pitter-patters every time I’d think about going inside somewhere I knew almost everyone else would be masked. Now, I barely think about it. And guess what? Seeing someone else also daring to stand for science and defy the status quo always boosts my spirits, as I hope I do theirs. The point, ultimately, is to let others know the water is fine. We’ve already got hard data comparing masked versus non-masked counties in Tennessee and Florida, and the numbers aren’t in their favor. Let’s give this rotten tree a push and see if we can take a step towards bringing it down. It's the moral, righteous thing to do. Think of it like a game of Dominoes. The more people go without masks in the more places without the sky falling, the easier it will be for others to follow suit.
No, the war against COVID-fascism isn’t easy, but fighting it in any way we can is necessary and noble. The good news is, any of us can engage and even win a ‘battle’ by choosing to fight our fears, show our faces, smile, and simply walk into the arena with our heads held high.
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