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Masking the Truth: Itís not about the Virus, Itís about Obedience
DB Daily Update ^ | Karen Kataline

Posted on 07/09/2020 8:10:41 AM PDT by EyesOfTX

Guest Piece by Karen Kataline

The Left has sprinted past what we previously thought was a line in the sand between personal freedom and forced, state dictates for personal behavior.

The breach of that boundary has led to numerous other fundamental rights crumbling to dust along with our historical monuments.

There is still time to restore those boundaries and our rights but only if we start telling the truth en masse and defying unjust edicts from lawless lawmakers. Sadly, we can no longer depend that there will be enough lawful lawmakers to protect our liberties. We must protect them.

Coronavirus is still being used as an excuse to crack down on our freedoms despite false projections that even the CDC dramatically ratcheted down months ago.

Democrat governors and other politicians are refusing to relinquish the “emergency powers” they have awarded to themselves that allowed them to continue lock downs and restrictions of citizens and their businesses on their whim.

As if they somehow thought of it independently, they continue to act simultaneously to tighten their demands and micromanage our lives. They have now moved from suggesting to demanding that we all, no matter our health, risk level, or opinion are to be forced to wear masks in public. What a perfect and ever-present reminder that we are not in charge of our lives. They are.

Even weak-willed Republicans like Governor Greg Abbott of Texas have become lost in this masquerade.

It doesn’t matter whether masks work or make sense. It only matters that it has been a wildly successful tool for obedience training in collectivism for Americans. Socialism can’t take hold without it.

The avowed and secret socialists among us are engaged in an all-out battle to punish America for being built precisely on that individualism and for flourishing because of a constitution that was created to protect it.

While Democrat tacticians have their Democrat politicians ramping up threats of fines and jail time for refusing to wear a mask, they’re also pushing the idea that masks are “cool.” There is a whole new cottage industry that is marketing masks as an opportunity to make a “signature” fashion statement. There’s nothing quite like superficial individuality to “mask” one’s prostration to serfdom and conformity.

Savvy watchers of the Left were suspicious early on when they noticed a familiar Leftist tactic being warmed up and served for public consumption. They went to work making it socially acceptable to vilify dissenters and brand them as selfish. They rush to reward it.

How dare anyone question the efficacy of masks or the use of bullying and intimidation to force Americans to comply? How dare anyone care about their own personal freedom and the freedom of their fellow citizens, even those too ignorant or complacent to care? “We’re in the middle of a pandemic!” They scold, self-righteously.

Masks create further alienation and suspicion between friends, neighbors and business associates. They muzzle us while helping snitches to easily identify dissenters.

We have seen how deadly the combination of collectivism and social bullying can be. It can often lead to mob rule and violence. At that point, politicians don’t have to worry about enforcing their unconstitutional orders. The mob does it for them.

Masks also blur the lines between criminals and law-abiding citizens. We are indistinguishable from Antifa and other groups who now commit heinous crimes in plain sight and with impunity. The backward subliminal message is that masked people are law-abiding and unmasked people are criminals.

After watching the same Democrat politicians refuse to impose their own orders on rioters, looters and vandals, their credibility is lower than the fatality rate of the coronavirus.

In light of such a blatant dereliction of duty to protect their innocent constituents, they still have the chutzpah to claim that it is compassion that compels them to order us to wear masks.

The good news is that a growing number of people believe that these suffocating orders are ridiculous and even dangerous. The bad news is that most still only whisper it in muffled tones behind their cloth masks.

As we have seen, complying with the orders of authoritarians only brings more authoritarianism. Masks will continue to be a major battleground on which we can beat it back.

Previously polite, law-abiding citizens must unmask themselves and let their voices be heard. Unlike their oppressive opposition, they have little interest in vilifying those who choose to wear a mask for their own reasons.

In the 1982 film, Ben Kingsley portrayed Gandhi as saying, “100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate.”

It’s time to stop cooperating.

Karen Kataline is a commentator, columnist & talk show host. She holds a Master’s Degree from Columbia University and is a frequent guest host on AM Talk Radio.

That is all.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Humor; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: facediapers; fakenews; gregabbott; karenkatalin; masks; mediabias; panic; panicporn; panicpornstars; texas; trump; trumpwinsagain

1 posted on 07/09/2020 8:10:41 AM PDT by EyesOfTX
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To: EyesOfTX

Law-abiding people are very easy to control.


2 posted on 07/09/2020 8:14:22 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (If White Privilege is real, why did Elizabeth Warren lie about being an Indian?)
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To: EyesOfTX

I just encountered another ‘height of absurdity’ regarding masks. My local county has imposed a new mask requirement which specifically exempts exercise facilities.

I was denied access this AM to my local gym because I didn’t have a mask. According to the gym, I have to wear a mask from the time I walk through the front door and until I enter the exercise area. This is a distance of 20 feet. After entering the exercise area, I can remove the mask. Evidently, I have to wear a mask to exit the building. BTW, a mask isn’t required outside the gym.


3 posted on 07/09/2020 8:15:09 AM PDT by DugwayDuke (A Man Hears What He Wants to Hear and Disregards the Rest)
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To: EyesOfTX

Don’t you wish we were still arguing about that bullshit global warming instead?

What happened to global warming? The same thing as the coming ice age, DDT, acid rain, potable water shortages, polar bear, spotted owl, ozone hole...

It’s always something... and now it’s a virus.

The sad thing is that of course government has to offer a solution, because politicians need to show “leadership.” And of course this “leadership” always comes with a price. Government agencies need to justify their budgets and are always on the look for a crises to exploit (budgets and power). The news media is interested in a big story, the celebrity experts and pundits their 15 minutes of fame. Then you have Hollywood that made 70+ pandemic movies over the years ... and it’s election year!

Remember when saying anything about global warming and what a crock of shit that was, was deemed as reckless and irresponsible? Same shit different day.

Today you are patriotic if you wear your mask.

You are reckless and irresponsible if you don’t.

You are a bad leader and poor example if you’re in government and don’t wear your mask.

These things are like all other fashions and trends in this country. Everything is taken to an extreme and it’s really more a social movement and fad than real science and rationale. Once the idea picks up steam and starts moving, you cannot stop or slow this freight train of group think and stupidity. Jumping on the tracks and screaming “STOP” only gets you flattened by a herd of hopping lemmings wearing their $29.99 face masks (worth 5 cent) and gloves.

Hey... have you joined the debate yet if this disease is actually lab created? What about the debate if this was a secret intentional Chinese attack on us? What about the debate on... Of course it all makes about as much sense and is about as practical as the debate on how much temperatures will rise over the next 5, 10 and 20 years by global warming many years past, or how many angles can dance on the tip of a pin in midevil times. I think they actually ended up burning people at the stake for that back then!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_many_angels_can_dance_on_the_head_of_a_pin%3F

Corona virus = another mass hysteria, group think, exercise in stupidity. But don’t say that, or else like a global warming denier, you will be a bad guy. The topics change, but nothing actually changes.


4 posted on 07/09/2020 8:35:10 AM PDT by Red6
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To: EyesOfTX

It’s about obedience by whites only, by the way. Get it right.


5 posted on 07/09/2020 8:46:41 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: EyesOfTX
 
 
The slouch-eyed loser mayor of Waco imposed mandatory masks the other week. He got mad because nobody was obeying, so now he added the threat of an arbitrary $250 fine to be enforced by the police. Bet the police just love that since the black gang bangers are going to be at the forefront of confrontations.
 
 

6 posted on 07/09/2020 8:48:08 AM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Red6

All of this is a plan to disrupt the elections at all cost. If it doesn’t look like any of this will work, they’ll make sure and kill people at the polls somewhere to scare the hell out of people.


7 posted on 07/09/2020 8:48:20 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Red6
Remember when saying anything about global warming and what a crock of shit that was, was deemed as reckless and irresponsible? Same shit different day.

BINGO!! You just explained the Wuhan scam in one sentence.

You can never lose a right,only surrender it.

8 posted on 07/09/2020 8:52:05 AM PDT by SanchoP (We're passed the biological softening up and beginning the open warfare strategy. WAKE UP!!)
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To: EyesOfTX

I have to give it to them - it was a stroke of genius when they convinced people that wearing a mask protects OTHERS, not themselves. That’s totally illogical, but logic is irrelevant. It gave the virtue signalers the mantra they’ve been screaming ever since (”I wear the mask to protect YOU.”)


9 posted on 07/09/2020 9:08:17 AM PDT by NoLongerTrappedInNY
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To: EyesOfTX

Obedience training in collectivism

Bingo

And pushed on to ever child in America returning to school....masked


10 posted on 07/09/2020 9:09:57 AM PDT by silverleaf (Great Things Never Come from Comfort Zones)
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To: SanchoP

Today in Texas the teacher’s unions are meeting to discuss how they can use the ADA and other laws as shields when they refuse to return to the classrooms.


11 posted on 07/09/2020 9:11:24 AM PDT by iamgalt
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To: iamgalt

Good. Fire them all. From what I’ve seen from my grand daughter they’re worthless anyway.


12 posted on 07/09/2020 9:45:16 AM PDT by SanchoP (We're passed the biological softening up and beginning the open warfare strategy. WAKE UP!!)
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To: EyesOfTX

And the writer’s name is Karen... go figure. I guess they’re not ALL bad :-)


13 posted on 07/09/2020 9:53:25 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: EyesOfTX

Like


14 posted on 07/09/2020 11:12:10 AM PDT by Big Red Badger (,,,,,,The Issue is The Revolution!)
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To: Big Red Badger

Obey


15 posted on 07/09/2020 1:33:54 PM PDT by Big Red Badger (,,,,,,The Issue is The Revolution!)
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