by: Brent Smith
Nathanael Blake at the Federalist nails it, as he describes how many on the left have gotten so used to masking up and locking down, that’s it’s actually become part of their identity.
It seems many have become addicted to being shut-in, addicting to the idea of safety at any and all cost.
It reminds me of the Bruce Willis movie, “Surrogates.”
Up until the Covid fake-demic, I thought the movie, although entertaining, was too fantastical. The whole premise of the film was that truly life-like robots had been created to protect humans – keep them safe – safe from accident, disease, VIRUSES, anything potentially threatening.
Humans would link to these “surrogate” robots, experiencing everything outside the home, while still remaining safely tucked away in their homes. The surrogates couldn’t feel pain, get sick, etc. It was the perfect solution. Safety above all else.
Now how many panic-porn, pandemic addicts would opt for a surrogate, given the choice?
from the Federalist:
Lockdowns Have Spawned A New Addict: The Pandemic Junkie
Anti-viral considerations of common sense shouldn’t lead us to become a society of permanently masked, fearful, and paranoid loners.
Even though vaccines essentially mean victory over COVID-19, some pandemic junkies just can’t quit the lockdown lifestyle. Exhibit A: Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband were recently photographed exchanged a masked-up goodbye kiss, outdoors, and despite both of them being fully vaccinated. Similar examples abound, such as President Biden masking up for a videoconference.
The justifications for such behavior — “they were setting an example” or “other people were around” — frankly, only make matters worse. These displays are nonsensical as public health measures, and insofar as these excesses encourage the skeptical to believe that it is all a farce, instead of encouraging responsible mask-wearing, they discourage it.
These displays, which are far beyond any science-based recommendations, also weaken the essential public health messages encouraging people to get vaccinated. After all, if vaccines don’t allow a return to normal life — including kisses with actual physical contact — what is the point of them?
In truth, Operation Warp Speed has been a scientific triumph. At this point, almost any American adult who wants to be vaccinated can be, and the vaccines are proving exceptionally effective. American coronavirus cases and deaths are dropping, and, unlike previous dips, this time they will hopefully stay down.Yet some people still seem unwilling to accept we’re winning the fight against the virus.