I have no idea just how many articles I have written since the start of the pandemic about how the policies and measures so many of our “leaders” have implemented are utterly moronic and backed not by data and evidence but by desire to restrict people’s freedoms as much as possible. However, I believe it is still worth it to continue to write these articles to remind people (not like it’s that necessary) of just how tyrannical these politicians are and how none of their decisions are based on science, but on “Science!” which is nothing but the bastardization of what it claims to be.
The “scientists” which support these policies are parroting the talking points that politicians want them to make, not pushing back on the narratives with actual scientific data. They get paid plenty of money/are given plenty of benefits to lie to the people about this virus, shaming the entire profession along the way.
But ACTUAL scientists and doctors know what they are talking about, even if they are utterly maligned and deplatformed along the way.
One such group of people is a group of doctors at Evergreen Family Medicine who have decided to finally speak out and against the moronic use of masks and dispel the idea that it is a magic solution to all our COVID problems.
The doctors write in a blog post on their website: “We have purposely avoided directly confronting the issue of masks because it is such an emotional and political issue. Like waving a red flag in front of a bull, the topic elicits strong emotions which overwhelms reason.”
And therein lies the biggest problem with this entire situation: this is an emotional, not a logical, endeavor.
People keep saying “trust the science”, as though science is an all-knowing and all-powerful entity like God, but when you present science which runs contrary to the science that they like, they deem that as “not science” and attempt to censor it and you for bringing it up. Even though science is all about finding proof that your hypothesis is incorrect and attempting to find the truth, this bastardized version of “science” which dominates the political landscape is driven purely for the fulfilling of an agenda.
At any rate, let’s return to the doctors at Evergreen. They note how they themselves often wear masks to “comply with executive orders” as well as a form of courtesy for those who “feel afraid and uncomfortable” with those whom choose to not wear masks, which is another tragedy in itself. People have grown afraid of others based on their decision not to wear a mask. It’s insane the damage that the Left has caused to people’s psyche that they actually believe that those not wearing masks are a major threat to people’s health and safety at any capacity.
The doctors eventually write the following: “In truth, we wish masks worked. If they did, it would be a cheap, and easy way to control the spread of Covid. The idea that they protect not only their wearer, but also those people around them seems noble. We wished masks worked because citizens are spending billions of dollars on them.”
“We wish masks worked because most Americans wear them now. Telling them it was unnecessary will not make them happy. We wish masks worked because they have become a symbol for virtue and social responsibility. Anyone who doubts their utility is personally attacked; as though they don’t believe the viral pandemic is real, or don’t care about those who die from it.”
“We wish masks worked, because they distract from other important Covid related issues such as: school closings, lack of access for non COVID related illness, increased mental illness, elderly dying alone, missed youth experiences, substance abuse, suicides, increased poverty and homelessness, suppression of free speech, censorship of science, disruption of supply chains, government agencies used to oppress small businesses, restriction of religious gatherings, travel disruptions, isolation protocols, modeling over actual data, quarantines, lockdowns, contact tracing, and global harm of the economy that most impacts the working class, vulnerable and poor.”
“We wish masks worked. But they don’t.”
They then went on to point out how, in the beginning, public health organizations and personas were saying what we are saying today: that masks don’t work, at least the cloth and surgical ones.
They note: “There have been many randomized control trials (RCT) and meta-analysis of previous studies that suggest that masks do not work to prevent influenza-like illnesses, or respiratory illness transmitted by droplets and aerosol particles – like Covid. This knowledge was the basis for the WHO and CDC recommending against the public wearing masks in the spring of 2020. It was repeated by authorities and experts at every level.”
President Trump’s Surgeon General initially recommended that people did not buy masks because “they are NOT effective in preventing the general public from catching Coronavirus.” Initially, even I thought that the reason for saying that was because one of the only types of masks available back then were N95 masks, which were not in great supply at the time (in large part due to the Obama administration not resupplying on it). And granted, N95 masks do work better than the other kinds of masks, but they are by no means a solution to the virus.
Even Fauci initially was against the wearing of masks, as he told 60 Minutes: “There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask.” Now the jackass is suggesting that people wear two masks because logic is dead.
Furthermore, back in April of 2020, the New England Journal of Medicine wrote: “We know that wearing a mask outside of health care facilities offers little, if any protection from infection.”
And these guys were very much correct in that initial stance.
The doctors used a number of charts, with one of them depicting countries that wear masks often, such as Italy (98.4% usage), France (93.3% usage) Spain (97.3% usage) and the U.K. (82.1% usage). All of them are seeing more deaths per 1M residents than Sweden, which only sees a 7.7% usage rate.
Getting back to the doctors, they also write about some of the reasons they chose to talk about this now, of all times. How the fact that, at this point, it should be extremely evident to everyone that masks do not work, but the evidence is being utterly ignored in favor of hysteria and narratives. We are told to “wear your damn masks” like we’re being held at gunpoint and not like these people want to help.
Small children on airplanes are forced to be muzzled by masks which they clearly are not fond of and if the parents are unsuccessful in forcing the toddler to wear a mask, the entire family is kicked off of the plane. And in one of the most egregious examples, the Oregon Board of Medicine outright suspended a physician’s license because he objected to the mask policy.
The guy was canceled and his ability to practice medicine and earn a living was suspended because of holding A DISSENTING THOUGHT as though we lived in Soviet Russia or Communist China.
This entire endeavor, which should have remained purely scientific, has been abused by politicians and those who stand to gain plenty from it. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: the Chinese coronavirus is the BEST thing to ever happen to people like Anthony Fauci, Andrew Cuomo, Gavin Newsom and all Leftists.
People willingly gave up their rights and freedoms in exchange for “safety” from the virus which they didn’t even get. Even today, if you say you disagree with the mask mandates and policies, you are shamed as if we were in the midst of the Color Revolution in China.
If you voice your dissenting opinion on social media regarding masks, you will get flagged by big tech in some form or fashion. This, of course, also happens if you point out that the election was rigged and stolen from Trump, because free expression of thought and sharing of facts and truth are a borderline crime now, largely considered to be “disinformation” by those who most benefit from actual disinformation.
The virus gives them every excuse they could possibly need to restrict rights and freedoms at every level. It gives them the excuse they need to commit blatant genocide against the elderly (in large part because we do not have a free news media). It gives them the excuse to be the communist dictators they have always wanted to be.
The virus has been an even greater thing for them than the topic of climate change. For all their virtue signaling regarding climate change, it hasn’t actually and statistically killed anyone. Sure, they will claim that there are “climate refugees” and “climate terrorists” and say that we are facing an “extinction-level threat” but a virus’ effects of death are far more visible.
The Left could not convince more than 80% of Americans to immediately switch out their gas-powered cars for electric ones. But they could convince more than 80% of Americans to wear their masks virtually all the time regardless of place. People even wear them alone in their cars, for crying out loud.
The Left could not convince businesses to close down to reduce carbon emissions or whatever else. But they could convince (force, rather, and even then, only the small businesses which could not bribe their way to staying open) businesses to close down due to the virus.
The Left could not convince law enforcement to be brutal to those who don’t recycle or who drive Hummers or who are “killing the planet”. But they could convince law enforcement to be brutal to families in a park or who gather for a special occasion because of the virus.
The Left saw a unique opportunity to make all their dreams come true with this virus. They overhyped it to terrify a public that could more clearly see the effects of a virus than of climate change, and led them to willingly give up their rights and liberties.
The Left (and the establishment itself, really) played us like a damn fiddle and the cost of regaining those freedoms is far higher than a lot of people realize.
They believe these people will just give us back our freedoms. Certainly, it might look that way with the “Re-opening the State” plans. But people in power rarely are so willing to give up their power.
George Washington very easily could have run over and over again until his death, and would have easily won election after election, serving term after term. But he willingly chose to only have two terms so as to not set a precedent of near permanent power for the president (leading to someone like FDR to win four terms before Congress realized they needed term limits for the presidency).
Let me ask you: do you think there are any politicians, Left or Right, who are as honorable and humble as Washington? There are a lot more people who are the precise opposite of him than I can count.
Even if they do begin alleviating some things, they might just slow-roll them or, upon receiving “bad news”, begin to shut things down again.
It is certainly possible that they might seek to re-open in order to make the Biden economy seem “better” than the Trump one, but that is short-term satisfaction as opposed to long-term satisfaction of keeping things closed for as long as possible.
Either way, I have zero confidence and faith that the vast majority of these people will begin to do the right thing, even with their favored candidate in office.
“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.”
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