Just the other day I did a post about masks being the accessory of choice for insufferable scolds, and within hours of writing that, it seemed to me that the mask propaganda kicked up to Spinal Tap 11.
I could be wrong. Perhaps I’m just hyper-focused on mask propaganda because I wrote that post.
Whatever the case, the uptick in sanctimonious mask propaganda is hard to miss.
Politicians are pushing it.
Ah, I see, Governor Cooper. It isn’t about health, it’s about symbolism. Good to know.
Their handmaids in the media are amplifying the mask propaganda by playing the role of Mask Police – attempting to publicly shame anyone who fails to comply, even if the non-masked people are not residing in a state that requires they wear masks while outdoors.
And trust me, it is symbolism. In fact, it’s propaganda.
Just yesterday, MSNBC attempted to do a bit of mask-shaming and got called out for what turned out to be pitifully-staged mask propaganda.
You asked for it! Gotta love Cal Perry reach out and touch the cameraman who is not wearing a mask and is not social distancing…and who also touched his face. Breaking ALL the rules! pic.twitter.com/5UGQHTmNOX— Deana921 (@Deana921) May 26, 2020
“Half your crew’s not wearing ‘em.”
Don’t you hate when your mask propaganda gets exposed?
And yet, what does Katy Tur say at the end of that useless clip? “Striking images.”
Actually, Katy. The “striking images” are the ones filmed by the random citizen on his cell phone. The only thing “striking” about MSNBC’s clip is it’s dishonesty.
This isn’t reporting.
This is propaganda.
The media and the Democrats are fully invested in keeping the American people too terrified to go back to their normal lives. They want these shutdowns and draconian orders to remain in place long enough to hurt Trump in November.
And we recalcitrant, misbehaving Americans refuse to fall in line.
What’s worse, states that are relaxing the lockdown orders aren’t seeing the predicted (by the media) “spike” in cases. Which, while encouraging to normal people, is highly frustrating to those who want us to stay locked in our homes and afraid.
Is it any wonder the mask propaganda has gone into hyper-drive?
The message is clear: “You are not a good citizen if you refuse to wear a mask.”
I said a while ago that the Wuhan Panic is turning Kurt Schlichter’s Kelly Turnbull books into non-fiction.
And this mask propaganda is exactly the kind of Orwellian garbage you would find in the fictitious world of The People’s Republic — where billboards with “Stop Food Racism!” or “No tolerance for intolerance!” mar the landscape.
The Mask Propaganda is all about dividing us into “Good People” and “Bad People” by assigning the most nefarious motives to those who refuse to wear a mask while walking around outside in the fresh air.
Why do you think Governor Whitmer referred to the anti-lockdown protesters as “White Supremacists” and “Nazis?”
Masks, to them, are a way of distinguishing the virtuous from the flat-out evil.
As Eddie Scarry put it today at the Washington Examiner:
In the short term, donning masks in certain settings (grocery stores, public transit) isn’t a big deal for the vast majority of people. But for MSNBC to take a camera crew to a lakeshore on Memorial Day for the purpose of patrolling regular people isn’t how you encourage safe protocol. It’s how you stoke resentment and piss people off.
Declining to wear a mask in the warm outdoors is not an indication that a person doesn’t care about one’s “own personal safety.” If anything, it’s an indication that the person is paying close attention to the data, which right now indicate that the coronavirus is least likely to transmit between people in sunlight and open air.
The lecturing from our moral betters about the need to wear masks in wide-open outdoor spaces is especially ironic given that back in March, public health experts were warning people not to wear masks.
And nothing could possibly make a mask more repulsive than the government trying to turn them into Air Jordans.
People are swarming Minneapolis right now protesting the in-custody death of George Floyd who died after a police officer used his knee on Floyd’s neck to hold him down on the pavement.
There are hundreds and hundreds of people crowded in the streets – far, far more than MSNBC filmed walking around the lakefront in Wisconsin.
And while the news is covering the protests, what they aren’t doing is sanctimoniously mask-shaming the packed crowds or criticizing them for not maintaining “safe social distancing.”
That’s how I know this mask propaganda has nothing to do with keeping us safe from a virus and everything to do with keeping you scared. Too scared to get back to work. Too scared to interact with your fellow citizens.
And, for good measure, scaring you into becoming suspicious of the “Bad People” who won’t wear masks.
They’re trying to divide the country.
Mask propaganda is only one way they’re doing it.
They’re doing it by vilifying Georgia Governor Brian Kemp and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis while deifying New York’s hapless Governor Andrew Cuomo.
They’re also twisting their phrasing to make studies sound bad for Red States but good for Blue States when that isn’t the case at all.
Take this for example:
Look at that graph. Does this make the Red districts look bad?
Because to me, it look as if the Red districts successfully and quickly “flattened the curve” and prevented a catastrophic outbreak. Which, if I’m not mistaken, was the whole point of this absurd debacle.
The response to the Wuhan virus pandemic stopped being about the pandemic more than a month ago.
Now it’s about control and division – not to mention dragging a decrepit, senile old man to victory in November.
As Jesse Kelly often says, “None of what you see is real.” And that has never been more obvious than during this Wuhan Panic.
It is all propaganda in service of the Democrat Party’s political ends.
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