Originally published . Updated June 26, 2021
Mask mandates across the Nation are seemingly being followed without rational thought by ignorant, obsequious people willing to do whatever a tyrannical government says. I see whole families with young children walking the streets of my town with masks donned in the heat of summer. Not to mention those people driving alone with masks on. I can’t imagine the media induced fear they must have. People don’t wear masks in their cars, alone, unless they are in a state of terror about their world, the things they touch and the air they breathe. If not fear, they are making a political statement for Marxism. In either case, it’s not good for America and Americans. The mainstream media thinks it’s nothing to wreck human lives that are in their path. Misery loves company.
I know now, without question if I ever had a question, that the mainstream media (MSM) lies or distorts truth every time they open their collective mouths. For my own sanity, I thank the good Lord that I can think rationally. I happen to know that “Coronavirus ™” is possible death for .5%-1% (likely lowering every day with increasing confirmed cases not resulting in death), a bad flu season for some and asymptomatic for up to 80% of the population. Please note that the MSM periodically does “self-checks” that all members of the information monopoly are in lockstep by phrase-coding to see who is not following the rules, in this case eliminating “The” from “The Coronavirus” in their around the clock scare broadcasts. So now, you will generally hear every 15 minutes on the radio “more people are dying from Coronavirus”. Not “more people are dying from The Coronavirus”. This is a subtle difference that doesn’t change the narrative but shows how the information monopoly keeps the Deep State on board with the proper narrative. It implies you will die not from “A” virus in the environment but “MANY” viruses. Subtle but effective scare tactic.
Sadly, many small businesses in our nice little community in Hendersonville NC and elsewhere will be out of business in 6 months, regardless of the November elections. They are not helping themselves by restricting their customers when business is declining at a rapid pace as their costs are going up in service industries. The Leftist Shame Game is on steroids now so if businesses don’t fall in line with Mask mandates, even though they are illegal, they are openly derided as wanting to kill people. Let me explain.
I used to belong to the Nextdoor social media site. Nextdoor used to be a great place for verified neighbors to find the best local places to eat, get a good recommendation on tree work and the like. It was also a site where you could post things that you thought was of general community interest. The rules prevented you from openly campaigning for a candidate, which made sense since it would otherwise be littered with political ads. But you COULD discuss things that good people could disagree with, like mask mandates, if there was a community interest. What could the community be more interested in these days than CV19? Well that thought fell right on its mask covered face. You see, shaming and bullying for the right cause (namely Leftist Democratic causes) is apparently the correct kind of shaming and bullying with Nextdoor management.
A not so neighborly woman recently did a shame-posting indicating that she personally knew of a local business that was going way overboard with hygiene, mask requirements and social distancing because, as she stated, this particular business did not want people “TO DIE”. Her posting was titled a “Positive Message”. Positively tyrannical. Imagine if you will a struggling business unable to meet those requirements because of their physical layout or, heaven forbid, the business owners just didn’t believe anybody walking into their store would be killed by a virus obtained inside said store if everyone did not wear an uncomfortable mask. Or maybe they felt, correctly, that their Governor (in my case Roy Cooper in NC) went illegally over the top mandating masks in retail establishments he graciously allowed to open and also in indoor public spaces or even when outside in a public space.
So, I posted a reply to my friendly Shame Mongering neighbor and said it was not a particularly “positive message” to imply that businesses that did not want to fall in line with illegal mandates would conversely want to “kill people”. Killing your customers is not a good thing, especially when you are hanging on by a financial thread. Well, that statement caused a Nextdoor firestorm. I was summarily attacked by a bunch of largely fanatical Leftist women. When they could not deal with my arguments about the mask debacle by prominent researchers and scientists they ran to Mommy (aka Nextdoor Corporate) and said my ideas needed to be censored. They went so far as to say that I was bullying them simply by providing another point of view. In fact, it was yours truly who was immediately harassed by my friendly neighbors for disagreeing that masks be worn by the local public per a State mandate. So, for opposing the “positive message” destroying small business, my account was disabled by Nextdoor management. As of the date of this article, my hysterical Nextdoor neighbors are continuing using their Leftist Shame Game rants to push a narrative designed to wreck the economy, not improve their health. Its also good for Leftists to make life as miserable for us as it is for them and mandating masks when the heat index is 100 is helpful.
I live in beautiful Hendersonville NC, located in the Western North Carolina mountains. As a result of complaints by my some of my friendly Nextdoor trolls, one of our tyrannical city council members, Jerry Smith, just promoted and passed a Mask mandate resolution by 3-2 vote. The resolution wants our Police to cite and issue misdemeanor fines our many already struggling small businesses for not complying with our other Tyrant’s (Gov. Roy Cooper) unconstitutional executive order that requires masks in public places and businesses. Brilliantly, Jerry Smith said it wasn’t fair for the “compliant” businesses that “non-compliant” businesses want to open the doors to all customers. Why not kick a man when he is down?
The snowflake children on the Left, some running our states and cities, have never grown up after the 2016 election. Even growing older by 4 years hasn’t helped. Waaaahhhh has become DESTROYYYY! Making our city look like rank amateurs, a Colorado city (Englewood) wants a year in jail and up to $2600 fine for people not wearing masks.. And Governor Newsome has just closed most small businesses in California. Uneducated people with bad intentions are ruling over us now and want us to be ignorant. Per Orwell, Ignorance is Strength.
Businesses need to know that not all of us are happy for not being allowed to be their customer and keep them running. Who would have thought that economically distressed businesses would not want as many customers as they can muster? Suicide is not always painless.
I was thinking about how I could let some of my area businesses know that not everyone, especially long time customers, appreciates being told they can no longer do business with them if they don’t wear a mask. To be clear, I don’t intend to hurt any business and want all to survive and prosper. But many businesses won’t survive unless they fight back. Because CV mask mandates reduces business by reducing customers, businesses must push back against this sort of tyranny and know they have reason and rationality on their side.
Until the elections, local Businesses have the most immediate power to force governments to change CV policies wrecking our country. So, if I am not allowed inside a business because I must wear an unhealthy mask, I politely ask for the owner/manager to contact their local representative to tell our elected officials to loosen up on Liberty so I will be able to shop, dine or drink (which happens these days). I then hand them the simple message below. I tell them I won’t be back unless they allow me to enter without a mask.
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” ― Edmund Burke
Sic Semper Tyrannis
Postscript. On July 14, a man in Michigan who did not wear a mask under a new and improved criminal mask mandate by Governor Gretchen Whitmer was shamed by a 77 yr old man. He stabbed the man (who survived) but was subsequently shot and killed by the Police. Stabbing people is wrong as Biden but Governments are pushing people to breaking points. Gov. Whitmer, the Master of Shame, would probably say he deserved to die for wanting to harm others.