Posted On: Thursday - February 4th 2021 8:46PM MST
In Topics:   Kung Flu Stupidity
This image is from Part 9 of our Scenes from the Kung Flu Summer re-Panic series. Tough call, but I'd say she's cuter then even Marcia Brady. How can we be sure, though, with her face diaper on?
Besides fixating a whole lot on China, as we tried to explain recently (Part 1 and Part 2), Peak Stupidity has been fixating on the face masks, or face diapers as we like to call them, above all the rest of the Kung Flu Stupidity*. Our readers have actually gotten a reprieve for over a week on this subject, but WE'RE BAAAACK! We'll explain this fixation with the wearing of these face diapers, or, actually with the NOT WEARING of these.
You'll hear or read, from the hysterical folks at the park/store or from the hysterical commenters under the unz blog posts, respectively, that we who are dismissive of the face masks are the selfish ones. We just don't like 'em too much, you know, like some of us don't like pastel colored shirts or tube socks. If we would just get with the program and put on these items, we would be "keeping us all safe". If we'd only all comply, we'd be done with all this Kung Flu misery a lot quicker. It's a small price to pay, wearing this simple fashion accessory, and we are being selfish for making a big deal about it.
Needless to say, we at Peak Stupidity disagree wholeheartedly with that bullshit. Let us explain though:
1) We've heard so much contradictory information from the "experts" over the last year, including regarding these face masks, that lots of us feel like fools for having listened to any of it. Specifically, the masks were supposed to be worn for a few weeks or a month to "flatten the curve". Other than in a few places that most of us don't care about (NY City), there was no curve to flatten. The whole story has changed, and the timeline for the wearing of the masks has increased over 10 fold already, with no promise of an end to it. Furthermore, what happens with the next virus? Is wearing a mask over one's nose and mouth going to become the new normal? I don't want to go there.
2) These cloth or non-woven materials worn over the nose and mouth are not the same as handkerchiefs worn in the breast pocket for flair, or different style socks that we are not used to. These things impede breathing, one of the most important functions that keeps the human body running. They are not innocuous.
3) The fact that most Americans are acting like government has every right to make them do something to impede their breathing has caused me to lose any of the hope that I had that this place can remain something like a Constitutional Republic.
Selfish, my ass! We're the only ones willing to put up with fellow Americans freaking out around us, willing to put our jobs on the line, and will to be inconvenienced in order to fight against this blatant Totalitarianism. It's the people who meekly comply who are being selfish. They choose harmony, compliance, and convenience over making any effort to stop this Totalitarianism.
The enforcing of face mask rules are about COMPLIANCE. There's been lots more tyranny than the masks coming from this Kung Flu PanicFest. The LOCKDOWNS are the biggest, and of course they are worse fo the economy than the mask requirements. Wearing the face masks is the most visible signs of compliance though. Unless you have a serious, non-hysterical health concern, which I don't think most people really have, you are doing a great disservice to what's left of freedom in America by wearing your face diaper. You are showing that Americans will comply with ANYTHING.
So, Peak Stupidity will keep on with the anti-mask posting. Ridicule may be the best medicine for the Kung Flu.
* NOTE: We've added the first new Topic Key in a while, this Kung Flu Stupidity one. Things related have been given the Healthcare Stupidity key till now. Yes, I know, why the hell not do that a year ago? How did we know, though, that this would be such a big overblown PanicFest.
I'll get them all changed by the end of the day, and some ought to have the Healthcare Stupidity tag taken off, unless both apply.