Most of the right have had a pretty consistent take on mask use from the beginning. Do whatever you want with respect to covering your own face, so long as you let us do the same with ours.
We really don’t care if you want to wear a homemade mask, a surgical mask, an N-95, scuba gear, or your girlfriend’s thong over your ugly mug. One mask, twelve masks, no masks. Knock yourself out. Just leave us alone to make up our own minds on the issue.
The left has a very different approach to most issues. They have taken the responsibility upon themselves to act as the important people who know best how to micromanage the lives of, well, everyone else.
But life gets interesting, not to mention a little bit funny, when these same supreme experts don’t quite agree on exactly how the rest of us absolutely MUST live our lives.
San Francisco and New York are absolute hotbeds of leftist political conformity. It should surprise exactly nobody that the left’s authoritarian impulse has almost unopposed power there.
What might surprise people is how different the agendas of that the same political movement can be from region to region, being as it is based on ever-moving goalposts of ‘progress’ rather than firm and predictable principles like individual freedom.
Let’s compare the latest mask policies of these two leftist dystopias.
In the face of rising crime sprees, Hizzoner Mayor Adams had some very strong advice for New York shop owners. Insist that people remove their masks before entering your store.
“Do not allow people to enter the store without taking off their face mask and then once they’re inside they can continue to wear if they so desire to do so,” Adams told 1010-WINS.
“When you see these mask-wearing people, oftentimes it’s not about being fearful of the pandemic. It’s fearful of the police catching [them] for their deeds,” the mayor added.
The announcement comes on the heels of similar statements made by the New York Police Department (NYPD) chief of department Jeffrey Maddrey. “People are coming up to our businesses, sometimes with masks, sometimes masks, hoods and latex gloves, and they’re being allowed, they’re being buzzed in and allowed to enter the store and we have a robbery,” the department chief told a local news outlet last Tuesday.
“We are asking the businesses to make this a condition of entry, that people when they come in, they show their face, they should identify themselves,” Maddrey noted. –National Review
That’s about as strong a statement as you are likely to find. No provision is made for people that still choose to wear the mask for reasons of group identity, or because they have developed a nervousness about being seen in public, or (poor souls!) actually believe the mask confers some kind of a genuine medical benefit beyond the placebo effect.
Let’s contrast that to a written order by San Francisco’s Department of Public Health issued on the 28th of February in 2023.
This was not last year, two years ago, or even three years ago when the pandemic first surfaced. This order was issued just a few days ago. The order is deadly serious, too. Violators are subject to a fine, or even imprisonment.
Now that you know the stakes, let’s look a the name of the order.
At the exact moment in time when New York employees who were fired over vax status must be rehired with back pay, San Francisco is threatening jail time or prison for not wearing masks despite a recent ‘gold standard’ of study blowing away claims of even the best masks making any real difference in Covid spread.
It’s almost as if this health professional is completely in the dark about the peer-reviewed Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews meta-study we here at ClashDaily mentioned weeks before the ‘experts’ in San Fran wrote this draconian little health order.
For a document empowered to strip citizens of their liberty if not complied with, this nine-page document is riddled with what has been popularly called ‘medical disinformation’.
The entire document is built on the foundation stone of perpetual fear of one and only one respiratory illness: C-19 and its various variants.
It states (wrongly) that vaccines, boosters, and masks protect against COVID-19 and then mentions ANOTHER San Francisco order requiring mandatory vaccinations. It also attributes vaccination status, rather than natural immunity, to the reduction in C-19 cases.
Wouldn’t you just love to put these New York and San Fran authoritarian clowns in a room and unleash them on each other?
Dear Christian: Your Fear Is Full of Crap
by Doug Giles
Beginning in March 2020, many Christians went into lockdown-freak-out mode. Uncut, irrational, unbiblical, and not to mention, unconstitutional, fear gripped many churches and church leaders. Forced to choose between obeying the Word of God or the edict of man, most Western Churches buckled. We even saw it here in First Amendment-protected America.
The Apostle Peter buckled to fear on the night of Christ’s crucifixion. But he learned his lesson and lived the rest of his life bold as a lion. How can the church ‘go and do likewise’?
Read the book and find out!
Get your copy of Dear Christian: Your Fear Is Full of Crap now. Better yet, grab an extra copy for any petrified pastor who dutifully put obedience to the unconstitutional edicts of Mayor McCheese ahead of obedience to the explicit commandments of the LORD God Almighty.