After San Francisco Mayor London Breed was caught not wearing a mask while hanging out at a nightclub, conservatives pounced, pointing out the obvious hypocrisy of supporting indoor mask mandates while not obeying them.
A video shows a maskless Breed — neither seated at a table nor positioned at a stationary counter — standing and dancing at the nightclub without any food or drinks in her hand. She also posed for photos while not wearing a mask and defended her actions by stating, “At the end of the day, everyone who comes in here has to show proof of vaccination. That gives me a lot of reassurance.”
During a press conference addressing the scandal, she said “It’s sad that this is even a story.” She also noted that she and everyone else was vaccinated. However, the rules state that one must be masked up even if they have taken the vax. But the rationale that most people are missing has to do with the reason she was up dancing without a mask. She said:
The fact is there was something that was really monumental that occurred. And that is Tony! Tony! Toné, the original members, the brothers, Raphael Sadiq and Dwayne Wiggins, who have not performed in public for I believe at least over 20 years, they are just really some of the most incredible artists in the history of this country and the Bay Area in particular.
She later said she “was feeling the spirit” and “wasn’t thinking about a mask.”
We don’t need the fun police to come in and micromanage and tell us what we should or shouldn’t be doing.
Here’s the thing. She’s right. People shouldn’t have to worry about the “fun police” monitoring our every move like some kind of mask Gestapo. But the problem with her protestation is that she and her ilk are the fun police. It is people like her who seek to force people to wear masks even if they are vaccinated. It is they who wish to compel everyone to take the injection regardless of immunity status.
Nevertheless, I believe we conservatives are being too hard on her. In her defense, she actually provided us with a novel solution that will allow all of us to enjoy ourselves without worrying about the mask enforcers breaking our doors down.
Breed stated it was okay for her to defy the mask rules because she was “feeling the spirit.” And why was she so energized? It was because of Tony! Toni! Toné! and their performance. As a child of the ‘90s, I can tell you the mayor is right when she says they are “some of the most incredible artists in the history of this country.” I would have been feeling the spirit, too.
I propose that anyone listening to a legendary musician or group be allowed to go maskless as long as they are feeling “the spirit.” This would provide an equitable solution for people who are tired of having to wear masks all the time – even when they are vaccinated. Tony! Toni! Toné! is not the only group that can have this type of impact. Here are some other suggestions:
- Marvin Gaye
- Parliament Funkadelic
- Earth Wind & Fire
In fact, they don’t even have to be black groups. In the conversation with reporters, she also mentioned Metallica playing in town. Who doesn’t feel the spirit when they hear the opening notes of “Enter Sandman?”
I mean, if Mayor Breed can rock out without a mask because of awesome music, why can’t the rest of us? A recent study revealed that listening to hot tunes is 99.99% proven to prevent one from being infected with the coronavirus.
Okay, maybe I just made that up.
But is it any less credible than Breed’s theory? If she believes it, then perhaps it’ll work for the rest of us. So go ahead and go maskless. Just make sure you have your headphones in with your favorite musician or band when you do it. Perhaps this is a solution the rest of the country can get behind as we go “off to Never Never land.”