It is no secret that the Left is filled with absolute morons at best and horrible tyrants at worst who prioritize wielding their punitive power over others above people’s safety, as evidenced by their hysterical demand that people wear masks basically everywhere (sometimes, two masks) and get multiple shots (Pfizer’s CEO recommends three shots, no points for guessing why). Insanity is the law of the land and this story perfectly exemplifies that.
Last week, Summit High School in Bend, Oregon, held its first track and field meet in two years. However, the Oregon Health Authority mandates that athletes must wear masks while competing, a proposal which is asinine and insane by normal people’s standards but is par for the course for the insane radical Left.
Naturally, because of the fact she was forced to wear a mask while competing, runner Maggie Williams began to collapse as she was approaching the finish line.
“I was pushing so hard and everything went blurry and I just fell,” Williams told the Bend Bulletin. “But luckily I fell at the right spot and crossed the line with my head.” The girl was running in the girls’ 800 meters competition while on her way to breaking a school record.
Her coach, Dave Turnbull, correctly points out that the cause of her collapse was the asinine mask-wearing rule.
“I am concerned with the mask rule,” Turnbull told the Bulletin. “This is what I am worried about, and I said this at the beginning of the season. You get a kid running the 800 with a mask on, it is actually dangerous. They don’t get the oxygen that they need. This rule needs to change.”
He continued: “I’ve been doing this for 31 years, I’ve never seen anybody basically lose consciousness. I’ve never seen that in the way it happened with Maggie.”
John Canzano of The Oregonian depicted his disgust at the state’s inability to see reason with the implementation of that mandate in an article he titled: “State leadership fails to see finish line with high school running mask rule.”
He wrote: “Distance runners are being required to wear masks while competing. Most of them are fine wearing them while warming up. But once they’re on the track, outdoors, competing in open air, the science just doesn’t support the necessity. In fact, the mandate is now raising questions about athlete safety and oxygen depletion.”
“Maggie Williams was cruising toward that school record on Thursday. Her first lap was a thing of beauty,” continued Canzano. “The second one should have ended with her breaking the finish line on her feet, gasping but with a smile. Instead, she ran out of oxygen. Her brain shut down. Her lungs quit. She landed on her forehead. Couldn’t hear. Couldn’t see. Her body crashed across the finish line. I wonder if state leaders will notice.”
And there is absolutely no reason at all for this mandate to exist to begin with. First of all, according to Canzano, Oregon is the ONLY state that requires high school runners wear masks. If even far-Left California, New York, Washington, etc. don’t require this, what is the scientific basis for Oregon to be doing it? Am I to believe that only Oregon is “following the science” while the other far-Left states, which also demand people “follow the science”, do not actually “follow the science”?
So even by Leftists states’ own standards, this is ridiculous and asinine. But here is another reason as to why that mandate is absolutely stupid: Professional athletes are not required to wear masks while competing in their respective sports.
For example, here is tennis player Novak Djokovic at the 2021 ATP cup taking a selfie with a bunch of people. Granted, the competition seems to be over by this point, as one of them is holding what appears to be a trophy, but note how NONE of them is wearing a mask in this picture:
Another example, here is an NBA bubble game from last season, when the league was attempting to continue with the 2019/20 NBA season. Note how NONE of the players on the court currently playing, or COMPETING, as one could put it, is wearing a mask:
Yet another example, here is a picture of two NFL players in a game during the pandemic. You can’t see the face of the Seahawks player, the man with the name “Wright” on his back, but you can see the Patriots player, Cam Newton, visibly without a mask, leading one to believe Wright is also not wearing a mask here. They are in the middle of a game, or competition, and neither of them is wearing a mask, in almost all certainty:
And for my final example, here are some NHL players in the middle of a game, three of them to be exact, and not one of them is wearing a mask:
So if tennis players don’t have to wear a mask, basketball players don’t have to wear a mask, football players don’t have to wear a mask and hockey players don’t have to wear a mask while competing, why in the HELL does a high school girl have to wear a mask while RUNNING TRACK?!
Am I to believe that a high school girl has better lung capacity to withstand wearing a mask during a competition than PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES? Not only that, am I expected to believe that a high school girl has better lung capacity than MALE PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES?
Does a high school girl running in a track, largely by herself, pose more of a risk of spreading the Chinese coronavirus than basketball, football and hockey players who often have to make physical contact with one another to play their respective sports properly and have to travel not only across the country but also, sometimes, to Canada (at least for NBA and NHL teams)? Or than tennis players who have to travel around the world for their competitions?
What, then, is the scientific basis for mandating high school girls running track and field wear masks WHILE COMPETING, when no professional athlete is forced to wear masks and when no other state, even the far-Left ones, make such a mandate?
That’s the thing about all this: it’s not about science. It never was about science. “Science” is what the Left claims is factual and true. “Science” says that man created climate change. “Science” says that there is systemic racism and people have unconscious biases. “Science” says that men can be women and women can be men, or even a third option such as a lizard, a dragon, a tow truck, an alien, a pop corn kernel or whatever else. “Science” to the Left is merely a deity whom all must obey, not unlike the pagans and zealots of the past thousands of years.
There is simply no actual scientific basis for such a mandate, but no such scientific basis is even required. This pandemic has allowed already tyrant-like people to basically go over the edge and go full-Stalin on their constituents. A Polish preacher in Alberta, Canada keeps being harassed by Canadian police and he RIGHTLY compares them to the Gestapo and communists.
This mandate even existing at all, despite the scientific uselessness of it and even despite the fact that other far-Left states don’t have this mandate, is just further proof of at least SOME people being a little too happy to play Stalin.
I can only hope and pray that one day, some modicum of sanity will return soon.
“Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression, to turn aside the needy from justice and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey!”
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