The Emperor’s New Mask
We live in a brave new world where expert opinion and the edicts of authority now dominate our everyday lives. We are told that “the science says” and that leads us to this place where our activities are constrained for the sake of safety and public health. Individualism and liberty are replaced by group think and the good of the community. All of this HAS to happen due to existential threat of the pandemic virus. Regardless of the merits of this new focus, we need to acknowledge that this is being imposed through overt force.
Those experts and authorities are the keepers of special knowledge. In this complicated and scary time of pandemic threat to humanity, they are the only ones who understand the issues well enough to guide to a place of safety. They tell us about how they agonize over their decisions to put in place the controls, they applaud the sacrifices we make as the fullness of our lives are throttled into bare subsistence, and they demonize any who dare to shirk the shared responsibility by dropping a mask or sharing a space with someone else.
In this situation, where behavior is controlled through the use of force, we have masters overseeing those who serve. Of course those masters tell us that we are all in this together. That being true, we would expect the rules apply to all. And, since those rules are needed to keep us all safe and healthy, there would be no distinction between how the commoners and rulers behave.
Unfortunately, our masters see fit to be the ones who shirk the burdens they put upon us. Here is a short list of our vaunted leaders doing what they do best, acting with the hypocrisy of the entitled:
Dr. Deborah Birx, is the latest federal official to draw scrutiny for flaunting coronavirus guidelines.
Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer resigned on Sunday after she broke her own advice to stay at home
Government scientist Neil Ferguson, — whose death toll projections sparked lockdown — QUITS after admitting he allowed mistress to break stay-at-home rules to visit him for trysts
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been caught breaking local health orders in San Francisco
Over 1,000 health experts sign letter supporting anti-Black racism protests despite COVID-19 risks
Mississippi Governor is defending his decision to hold after repeatedly warning people to avoid social gatherings
The Czech health minister is called to resign or be fired after he broke strict government restrictions
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has come under fire because he is not practicing what he has preached in regards to forbidding Canadians from all ‘’non-essential travel.”
Photos obtained by Fox 11 in Los Angeles show Newsom sitting closely packed with other guests — and none wearing a mask.
Trevor Noah on Thursday blasted Democratic politicians for not practicing what they preach
Governor Holcomb has mandated that Hoosiers hunker down But on Saturday he traveled to a little-known state-owned cabin, for rest and relaxation. He ordered takeout from a Nashville restaurant and some Hoosiers spotted him and asked for a selfie.
Shortly after announcing that he was issuing an executive order “RETIGHTENING restrictions” on family gatherings, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy was filmed dining out, maskless, indoors, with his family
COVID Hypocrisy: Policymakers Breaking Their Own Rules
This of course is not new in the world — we expect our leaders to be hypocrites. Except… they tell us that such behaviors are a danger to both the individuals who would act so irresponsibly as well as to the communities they live in. It doesn’t make sense that they would do these things and put their own survival at risk. This contradiction begs to be resolved.
I offer an Occam’s Razor solution. These medical experts and political leaders are the best informed among us. They know the real threat of SARS-CoV-2. Their complete disregard of the humanity killing control measures is clear evidence that the whole construct is a lie.
I say that we follow the lead of those well informed rulers — get out into the world and engage with other people. Embrace full-facial nudity. Grab the hand of that new person you are meeting. Laugh, sing, gather in fellowship. Choose your level of safety and comfort as you strive to learn more about this virus, but don’t relinquish your humanity to those who only want control.