At this writing, more than half of America is struggling to live under tyrannical orders requiring face masks to be worn in public at all times. The reason given to justify these edicts is that wearing a face-covering protects yourself and others from the predations of the COVID 19 virus.
However, it is becoming evident that the evidence in favor of masking is almost non-existent. Moreover, substantial truly scientific evidence against mask-wearing has also come to light in recent weeks.
You might be forgiven if you haven’t heard much about such evidence. After all, none of the major networks are giving this information, nor are any but a small minority of cable channels reporting it.
Wearing a Mask Is Ineffective Against The Virus
I pose a question to the reader. Have you as yet seen or heard about any RCT’s, or Random Controlled Trials quantifying the effectiveness of wearing a mask to limit the spread of the Wuhan virus?
I don’t think anyone would expect them to be 100% effective, but what about 75%, or 50%, or 25%? The fact is that you will find no such studies that will even claim a 10% level of protection against the virus.
However, there is also the claim that wearing the mask prevents others from getting the virus from you. That is debunked as well by data as recent as 2 months ago
The video that Facebook censored with its phony ‘fact check’ mentioned by Mr. Swann was also removed from YouTube a day after I viewed it. This is an updated version that contains compelling evidence that there is no conclusive evidence wearing face masks is effective against COVID-19.
As Swann mentions, there is conflicting information from various studies. However, that only leads to the conclusion that there is no conclusion concerning the efficacy of masks against the Wuhan virus.
Since that is the case, why is there such an effort to mandate the wearing of masks across the land? As will be seen, there is a malevolent reasoning behind this push, as hinted at by the fact that Democratic lawmakers are in no hurry to tell us when this will all end.
The Democrats Want Americans to Wear Face Coverings Until…?
Before I continue, I must give full disclosure. I am employed at a direct care facility for disabled adults. I have been working throughout the ‘pandemic’ and we are required to wear masks around the residents.
This is understandable as many of these individuals have immune deficiencies and co-morbities to deal with, therefore such protection as may be possible is needed against bodily fluid spills and other such things as we may encounter. However, this is miles removed from requiring everyone everywhere to wear masks for everyday life!
Has anyone noticed something peculiar and similar in the various rulings concerning how we should behave during the pandemic-panic? There is never a firm date given as to when these measures will end.
What began as a reasonable request for a ‘lockdown’ of “15 days to flatten the curve” of COVID-19 spread, became lengthened for another month, then states began to implement longer ‘lockdowns’ while noting ever-moving goalposts as the virus raged on. The initial goal of avoiding overwhelming the healthcare system was changed to staying locked down to ‘slow the spread’ and then until we somehow ‘defeat the virus’ with a vaccine.
At every stage of this dangerous fiasco with the exception of the initial shutdown, there has never been an ending date applied to any measure. Which brings us to the newest proposals to force the mandating of wearing masks nationwide with no firm time limit applied.
Senator Diane Feinstein has decided to tie mandatory mask laws to federal aid in her newest proposal concerning this.
Feinstein said, “Wearing masks in public should be mandatory. Period. [Senate Majority] Leader [Mitch] McConnell [R-Ky.] said the Senate will take up the next coronavirus economic relief bill later this month. At that time, I intend to offer an amendment to prohibit sending funds to states that haven’t adopted a statewide mask requirement.”
There is no “until when” part in her demands. She and the rest of the Democrats are fine with keeping the American people in the dark and under their thumb in every way they are able for as long as they are able.
Face Coverings Are Aimed at Subjugation of Society
The establishment of “laws” requiring the wearing of face coverings is a step toward the establishment of a society subjugated to the whims of Leftist Socialists. How is this the case?
What has occurred during the pandemic-panic of 2020 is the Chief Executive, one person within the various state and local governments has effectively made law by decree both imprisoning and de-personalizing the people. These authorities now know that under the right conditions of emergency bolstered by the Leftmedia they will be allowed to do so again.
Mandatory mask orders are simply declared the law, and unless the legislature and/or judiciary intervenes on behalf of the citizen, the people are masked regardless of their wishes…or else.
The order is also very convenient for government officials as well. Witness the recent masking order in Washington D.C. which exempts government officials while on official business.
Thus the overlords can keep easy surveillance of their subjects and immediately know who is defying them, without bothering to worry about abiding by their own rules. It also allows the subjects to see clearly who is in charge.
On the “Buck Sexton Show” of last Friday, he played a very perceptive quote from Irish journalist John Waters concerning mandatory mask-wearing,
At the very height of this alleged pandemic, back in April, there was no talk of compulsory masks. In all of May, when the figures were dying down to nothing…there was no talk of compulsory masks. In June, when there were no cases virtually at all, there was no talk of compulsory masks. Now, when it’s all but disappeared, it’s gone, they are now bringing in compulsory masks. The reason for that is they need …to create visibility of the terror they want to create in the people and that’s why this is so important to them. These are really sinister people we’re dealing with now… these politicians… They are the enemies of the Irish people. Because the mask is a way of denying the very human face of the person. It is a way of taking away the individual unique humanity of each person and turning us all into zombies and restoring us all to a kind of animal state. So that no longer when we look at each other coming down the street, we see Tom or Mary or Mick, my friend, my brother, but instead as a festering mess of bacteria and viruses which is a danger to my health. [emphasis mine]
What the Left wants to destroy they first must de-humanize. What is more dehumanizing than forcibly erasing a living person’s individual visage, covering the face where emotions and reactions are most expressed? Where we walk around thinking of other people and perhaps even our closest friends and family as diseases to avoid because the state has taught this?
The answer to that question is found in the Islamic world where women are fully covered in Burkhas to highlight their inferior status in that society. Moreover, though burkhas and face masks are not the same, they represent the same spirit of submission to tyranny that Americans are being brought to by the state.
On that same July 24th program, Buck Sexton highlighted this point noting his experience in Afghanistan as a CIA intelligence analyst,
When you see people walking around with [burkhas] on you understand there’s a subjugation and dehumanization that occurs with that. …When you drape someone head-to-toe in a formless tarp, basically, …It is easier not only for you to view them as someone to be subjugated, they themselves will feel more subjugated.
Thus with the malevolent intent of reducing Americans to obedient servants of the state, we see a test run at just how obedient we can become to their commands. Mandatory masking is a large step toward tyranny and it must be resisted in every way possible even if it means defying the law, and it must be resisted now.
At the moment there are a few options still available to form a resistance to this oppression. The first is to be aware of and expose the truth wherever and whenever we can.
The second option is to exercise our right to vote, in person, and remove the Leftists from power via the ballot box in November. Unless that occurs, our efforts may all be in vain.
The third option is exercising the right to self-defense. Americans are seemingly becoming more aware of this in recent months as gun sales are skyrocketing.
If this seems excessive, consider that people have been physically attacked specifically for not wearing a mask in public. In fact, there was a recent example of someone being sprayed in the eyes with pepper spray at close range, which could result in losing one’s sight.
This, and the fact that the rioting in cities around the nation puts many at substantially more danger than in saner times, explains the very real and necessary precaution of obtaining and learning to properly use a firearm.
The most important option is to put our lives and hearts in the LORD’s hands, calling upon Him for mercy and wisdom and grace and love that we need in this hour. In hope and faith let us come to Him in prayer for this nation, that America may remain the bastion of liberty for the world.
Psa 27:1 Of David. The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. Psalm 27:1-3 [ESV]
Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001
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Originally published in TIL Journal