2020年5月31日11:28:39强制戴口罩不是为了安全,而是为了社会控制已关闭评论 5226912字阅读23分2秒


To those looking to benefit politically from emergencies,COVID presents an opportunity to advance plans targeted to transform American freedom and the American way of life.



On May 26,Virginia's Gov.Ralph Northam announced that wearing masks outside one's home will be mandatory effective May 29.He first hinted he might issue a masking order a week ago,likely to test the water.


A new refrain in public discourse is growing in volume by the day:"Things will never be the same."The certainty with which we are assured of this pre-determined future is perplexing.Whether or not"things"will ever be the same is not at all clear,but that some people hope things will never be the same is certain.


To those looking to benefit politically from emergencies,COVID presents an opportunity to advance plans targeted to transform American freedom and the American way of life.Mandatory-masking policies provide a valuable foundation to weaponize the virus against American liberty—now and in the future.


Demanding Freedoms Helps Ensure Them


Much of our freedom is maintained by the collective resistance of the American mood.When the Minnesota governor excluded churches from his Phase I reopening plan,Catholic and Lutheran leadership announced,through counsel,that their churches would reopen with or without the state's blessing.


The governor's resulting about-face was probably not due to a legal epiphany.Rather,he understood he'd pushed the envelope too far.Minnesotans wouldn't put up with any further abuse of their religious freedoms.


Would Virginians,outside of the blue D.C.suburbs,be willing to accept a masking order?To take our freedom from us,people with anti-American agendas have to mobilize some initial quorum of consent from the population.


Masking Is Meant to Build an Opinion Cascade


Mandatory masking seeks to build that consent.In addition to extending the fiction that we are in an emergency sufficient to trigger the extra-constitutional authority of local and state executives,mandatory masking acts as a peer pressure-fueled signal that encourages conformity to our coming"new normal."


An April 18 article in the Washington Post underscores the strategy,presenting the mask controversy as a left versus right debate.People resisting mandatory mask policies are,per usual,painted as unreasonable,headstrong,and backward—displaying ignorant American bravado while rejecting science and good sense.(That caricature is itself a tool to mock,marginalize,and silence dissent.)


The most telling passage of the article is this one:


For Trump's supporters,declining to wear a mask is a visible way to demonstrate"that'I'm a Republican,'or'I want businesses to start up again,'or'I support the president,' "said Robert Kahn,a law professor at the University of St.Thomas in Minneapolis who has studied Americans'attitudes toward masks.'Masks will quickly become the new normal in blue states,but if social distancing continues through 2022,the mentality among Republicans could well change,too:If I can go to work and the cost of marginal improvement in my life is wearing a mask,maybe Americans of both parties do accommodate ourselves to it.'

对于特朗普的支持者来说,拒绝戴口罩是一种明显的方式来表明"我是一个共和党人,"或者"我希望企业重新开张,"或者"我支持总统,"明尼阿波利斯市圣汤玛斯大学的法学教授 Robert Kahn 说,他研究了美国人对口罩的态度。"面具将很快成为蓝色州的新常态,但如果社会距离持续到2022年,共和党人的心态也会发生改变:如果我能去工作,而我生活的边际改善成本就是戴面具,也许两党的美国人都会适应它。"

And that's the key.If we want to marginally improve our lives,we will submit.The masks aren't the endgame.The point of the masks is to teach the American people that if we want to get some sense of normal,we have to accept abnormality.


If everyone is wearing a mask,it telegraphs a society-wide acceptance that the status quo has changed,and with that consensus other changes can come,too.Society will be primed to accept measures that most normal Americans would reject in any other time.Our new normal will include a permanent expansion of the bureaucracy and alarming new COVID-related regulations.

如果每个人都戴着面具,这表明全社会都接受现状已经改变,随着这种共识,其他变化也会随之而来。社会将准备好接受大多数正常美国人在任何其他时候都会拒绝的措施。我们的新常态将包括官僚机构的永久扩张和与 covd 相关的新规定。

Masks Are of Limited Benefit


The truth is you aren't irrational or obdurate if you are skeptical about masks.The"experts"have admitted that masks'efficacy is usually negligible.Dr.Anthony Fauci himself,in a"60 Minutes"interview early in this pandemic,dismissed masks as essentially useless.


"There is no reason to be walking around wearing a mask.When you are in the middle of an outbreak,wearing a mask might make people feel better,and might even block a droplet,"he said with almost an eyeroll,"but it's not providing the perfect protection people think it is,and often there are unintended consequences…"


Fauci may have changed his tune,but plenty of sensible doctors are still speaking up.Last week,a doctor in the Wall Street Journal pointed out that cloth masks—the type worn by the overwhelming majority of the population—are not very effective,echoing Fauci's earlier admission.The WSJ author noted that even the N95 masks fall short:"They're considered effective at blocking coronavirus particles only when they're form fitted and tested to make sure there isn't any leakage."

福奇可能已经改变了他的论调,但是许多明智的医生仍然在大声疾呼。上周,《华尔街日报》(Wall Street Journal)的一名医生指出,绝大多数人口戴的那种布面具不是很有效,这与福奇早些时候承认的情况一致。《华尔街日报》的作者指出,即使是 N95口罩也没有达到预期效果:"只有当它们的形状合适并经过测试以确保没有任何泄漏时,它们才被认为能有效阻止冠状病毒颗粒。"

In short,cloth masks are largely symbolic.The science hasn't changed,but the agenda has.


Implementing mandatory mask policies across a society of 300 million because it makes some people feel better is absurd on its face.But the policy makes a lot of sense if you understand its purpose and usefulness to shift the American mindset.


Mandatory masks are a critical predicate conditioning us to accept abuses of our liberty.Mandatory masking provides the foundation on which governments continue to justify emergency measures and rule by executive fiat,and it creates a national mood of consent that America will accept indefinite government expansion because we face a"new normal."


Molly McCann is Of Counsel with Sidney Powell,P.C.and lives and works in the Washington,D.C.metro area.In her free time,Molly is active in conservative policy and directs the Phyllis Schlafly Virginia Constitution Center,organizing events for young professionals.莫利·麦卡恩是 P.C.西德尼·鲍威尔的律师,在华盛顿特区都会区生活和工作。在业余时间,Molly 积极参与保守主义政策的制定,并且领导弗吉尼亚州菲利斯·斯拉夫莱宪法中心,为年轻的专业人士组织活动



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