After two years of insisting that “masks” – nothing particularly; an old bandana will do – “work” (notwithstanding two years’ worth of evidence that they don’t) all of a sudden I am noticing particular “masks” – N95 rated – being given away at stores such as Kroger where they haven’t been required for more than a year.
It would be good for a laugh if it weren’t so savagely stupid.
One of the many great tells as regards the latter – as regards this whole sick business – was the fact that from the beginning of “mask” madness (and mandates) there were never any mandated standards. It was if the only thing that mattered was the kabuki theater of getting people to cos-play doctor in order to shop, work and so on. This served the two-fold purpose of making it look as if the Black Death were about – bring out your dead! – which served to instill general fear and paranoia. It also served to create a visual of obedience to the narrative, which mattered far more than whether people were actually getting (or giving) sickness.
This had to be so. If it were not so, there would have been standards for “masks” from the get-go. This Faucian business of the “noble lie” is just that. A lie. Nothing was ever “noble” about it. What sort of criminal incompetent in a position of authority over the public would tell the public that wearing just anything over your face – so long as you wore something over your face – protected you from getting or giving a supposedly/potentially lethal sickness?
How is this not like a “mechanic” telling a customer who is worried about the integrity of his car’s braking system to be sure to always wear special shoes, which will assure the proper function of the brakes when the pedal is pushed?
If “masks” were indeed a necessary measure to “stop the spread” then not just any “mask” would have qualified as a “mask.”
Standards would have been set forth describing which “masks” did, in fact, “stop the spread.” If only “masks” that carried an N95 or higher rating could do that – proof of that being a necessary adjunct to any “mandate,” unless we’re back to doctor cos-play – then only such “masks” would have gained people entree to stores and public transportation and so on.
But we all know any “mask” served the purpose . . . of turning the entire country into what looked like a mental hospital, with people cos-playing demented hypochondriacs. This was the sole and only purpose of all that “masking.” Fauci knew it; they all knew it. Millions of hysterics still believe it, too. They believe it so deeply they fight tooth and nail to continue the “mask” tormenting of kids captive in government schools, who are being systematically transformed into demented hypochondriacs. It is a catastrophe of unparalleled and unprecedented depravity.
Now, all of sudden, standards are being talked up. The regime of the sometime-“masker” (another interesting bit of kabuki) has purchased an enormous number of N95 “masks” and it is apparently these “masks” that now appear doorside and inside supermarkets and other public places . . . just in the nick o’ time.
It’s only been two years-plus, after all. Better late than never, eh?
Even so, there are still no standards – that only N95 “masks” will gain you admission to public spaces where “masks” are required, such as airports. Passengers are still free (poor choice of words) to wear any “mask” they like, so long as they are “masked.” It can be the most snot-laden, dirty, porous, ridiculous piece of cloth conceivable. So long as they look like demented hypochondriacs, in order to make the demented hypochondriacs feel better.
And also to make those who aren’t demented hypochondriacs feel worse. As always, the primary purpose being to make people suffer – either from the degradation or via the fear induced and maintained by all this “masking.”
Further evidence to support this claim is the absence of usage standards. Even an N95 “mask” becomes useless after being worn for days or weeks on end. Probably after just a couple of hours – assuming the wearer hasn’t suffused the thing with schnott – which he will, if he’s actually sick.
That’s a final sick irony, isn’t it? The “mask” might serve to keep a sick person’s schnott from spewing toward others. But now that schnott is glazing the inside surface “mask” the sick person is (trying) to breath through. It is like holding the Kleenex you just schnott into right up against your mouth and nose. It’s as disgusting as it is idiotic.
If it weren’t, people would be expected to change their “mask” as often as necessary for the “mask” to serve its purpose. As doctors do in the surgery suite.
And then to dispose of this hazardous medical waste properly – also as doctors do.
No standards for that, either.
Never mind. The important thing is to “mask up.” It doesn’t matter which “mask” – or how or how long.
Just so long as you – as your kids – are “masked.”
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