I believe it is so cliche to say “Here We go Again” about mask mandates but I don’t know any other way to start off a post about fear-mongering other than to say…
Here we go again.
Possibly you are one of the lucky few who has enjoyed this summer in such a way that you have missed all doom and gloom talk of something called the DELTA VARIANT and how this COVID-19 strain is really gonna screw us up and may end the world as we know it. If you are one of those lucky people, God bless you, and please do a YouTube video on how you have achieved this, being it could help millions.
For the rest of us schlubs, we have had to deal with a new sect of crazy in this country that I have dubbed “Mask Davidians” — and for very good reason. They are a bit off the wall with their unwavering reliance on the words of people who have been proven wrong on a number of occasions and still continue spewing the same nonsense.
The new strain of COVID-19 is now encouraging those who had their authoritarian itch scratched last year to rise up and do a bit more scratching. Here are just a few examples from my colleagues here at RedState for background.
So we have been told, since almost the very beginning, that masks are the main way to prevent catching COVID and to saving lives. I say from almost the very beginning, as there was that brief stretch back in Feb/Mar of 2020 that the leader of the Mask Davidians, Dr. Tony Facuci, said that wearing a mask was not really required. If you don’t believe me then you can check out this Reuters article from October of last year.
A video circulating on social media shows Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), saying “there’s no reason to be walking around with a mask.” Fauci’s remarks were made on March 8, 2020, and do not represent his current stance on face coverings nor the updated guidance issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Fauci did admit to fudging the truth when he claimed he was worried about a shortage of N-95 masks going to the public when there was a dire shortage of that equipment, which was needed for hospital staff which is why he lied. When the diminutive Koresh wanna-be finally got around to the new recommendations about wearing masks, they settled on just putting any ole cloth on your nose and mouth and claiming success. This recommendation is still the basis for all the current government officials who want to slap masks on anyone vaccinated or not vaccinated and once again claim a victory for humanity and science and data.
Except that when you make the science and data claim with no actual science and data it will come back to bite you in the arse as it did here.
What those who believe anything coming from the government is just good and wholesome fail to realize is that there is always someone who will slip up and tell the truth. In this instance, it is Dr. Michael Osterholm, who is not just a wild man out in the wilderness. This gentleman was part of the Biden transition team and is widely quoted over his views on this and many other subjects. Here is what he recently said about masks from the article above Oh My: Biden COVID Advisor Admits Basic Truth the Admin Has Failed to Say for Months.
Jen Psaki wasn’t holding back during the briefing today. While she said that she didn’t anticipate them pushing for new lockdowns in regard to the Wuhan coronavirus, she wasn’t ruling anything out.
Translation: don’t bet that they wouldn’t.
This was also the same bunch that said if you get vaccinated you no longer had to wear the mask.
How many times have these people flip-flopped, all the while dictating to us? And if anyone was trying to keep straight their “guidance,” it would surely drive you mad as they don’t seem to know from one minute to the next what they are saying.
So are you prepared for one more bit of just infuriating aggravating information from the Biden bunch?
Here’s Michael Osterholm, one of Biden’s Wuhan coronavirus advisers and the director of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, who admits that all this has brought the country to a point of “confusion.”
He then said, “We know today that many of the face cloth coverings that people wear are not very effective at reducing any of the virus movement, either in or out, either you’re breathing out or you’re breathing in.” He said that we needed to talk about “better masking” and N95 masks.
Let me super duper highlight that last part of that quote so the Mask Davidians can read it again and slowly feel the fear and fire igniting in their decrepit souls…
“We know today that many of the face cloth coverings that people wear are not very effective at reducing any of the virus movement, either in or out, either you’re breathing out or you’re breathing in.” He said that we needed to talk about “better masking” and N95 masks.
Better masking. You don’t say.
So here we have (almost) come full circle from when the not-so-noble Dr. Fauci said N-95 masks were not really needed but any old cloth would do, to now admitting that some rancid cloth with the pic of your dog or cat on it is really only good for wiping your nose. Less than an N-95 mask is not very effective at stopping the movement of the virus.
Will this matter any to the devoted Mask Davidians and their worship Dr. Kore…errrr…Fauci?
Not one damn bit.
They truly believe that they’re more virtuous than you and since they feel this way and obviously are doing the right thing, you must be an idiot for not feeling the same way, too. We heathens that are not part of the masked cult just don’t understand and must be incapable of understanding.
How shall our mortal souls ever be saved?
The gas has been poured on these idiots’ belief that government is all-knowing and well-meaning and that nonsensical belief of theirs is beginning to burn to the ground. Hopefully, counselors will be available to comfort them and separate them from the dirty socks around their faces.
On second thought, let them and their silliness just burn to the ground.
America is better off without zealots of any kind virtue-signaling their way to hell.