Where is the Outrage?

 

Perhaps we’re all tired and burned out from the last year, but I have to say, perhaps the most disheartening and confusing things about the last year is the lack of outrage over lockdown rules and regulations that only plebians are expected to adhere to, while our moral betters (just kidding, I’m talking about politicians and celebrities) flout them on the regular. The latest example comes from the Grammys in California:

America became America because we didn’t want to pay a tax on tea on principle. Yet here we are, a full year into this nonsense, and Americans are just sitting and watching this nonsense quietly from the comfort of our homes, where we’ve been expected to stay for the last year. While Nancy Pelosi gets a maskless haircut and Governor Gavin Newsom hosts private dinner parties at restaurants, California remains under strict lockdown. What’s going on here, and what happened to the America I thought I knew? If you had told me this would be the situation a year ago, I would have predicted armed uprising. Instead, we’re just witnessing mass apathy.

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  1. Ed G. Inactive
    Ed G.
    @EdG

    Yes that mask hypocrisy is bad. However, that’s way down my list of disheartening and confusing things behind:

    Curious incuriosity regarding election irregularity

    Fake Impeachment

    Tolerance for and encouragement of riots and looting, some racially tinged

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  2. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    At the time of the Tea Party, we had leaders in a colonial government that ransacked the residence of the Royal Governor, controlled mobs of rough men to riot and agitate, and orchestrated the destruction of the cargo of several ships at the docks of Boston harbor.

    We don’t have any recognized leaders.  We can’t because we are a nation divided.  I think our only hope is if the various governors move with some authority to make changes.

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  3. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    Ed G. (View Comment):

    Yes that mask hypocrisy is bad. However, that’s way down my list of disheartening and confusing things behind:

    Curious incuriosity regarding election irregularity

    Fake Impeachment

    Tolerance for and encouragement of riots and looting, some racially tinged

    It’s not just a mask hypocrisy anymore.  Even were there no violations among the “important people” it would still be a cause for great alarm.  Forcing us to wear masks allows them to show that they have power over us and our humanity.  That is critical to getting control of us.

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  4. Annefy Member
    Annefy
    @Annefy

    You left out the power of “fear”.

    Many people I know are complying out of what they consider to be legitimate terror, believing that an unmasked person puts everyone at risk. They then become enforcers, by complaining to you directly (hasn’t happened to me, but I don’t get out much) or making a stink online.

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  5. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    Here.  RushBabe49.com.

    https://rushbabe49.com/2021/02/07/jerking-around-the-washington-state-public-covid-vaccine-follies/

    https://rushbabe49.com/2021/03/04/teachers-unions-killing-american-children/

    https://rushbabe49.com/2021/01/02/health-nazi-suggestions-for-your-2021-goal-setting/

    https://rushbabe49.com/2021/01/01/there-is-no-trust/

    https://rushbabe49.com/2020/12/08/what-does-this-teach-your-children/

    https://rushbabe49.com/2020/12/04/washingtonians-have-you-activated-wa-notify-on-your-smartphone-dont-do-it/

    https://rushbabe49.com/2020/11/30/the-lockdowns-will-continue-until-morale-improves-or-until-all-washington-state-residents-are-enslaved/

    https://rushbabe49.com/2020/11/15/damn-you-jay-inslee-part-three-damn-you-to-hel/

    https://rushbabe49.com/2020/11/12/they-are-being-totally-blatant-about-it-government-takeover-of-the-economy-in-the-guise-of-public-health/

    Followers welcome.

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  6. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Here. RushBabe49.com.

    https://rushbabe49.com/2021/02/07/jerking-around-the-washington-state-public-covid-vaccine-follies/

    https://rushbabe49.com/2021/03/04/teachers-unions-killing-american-children/

    https://rushbabe49.com/2021/01/02/health-nazi-suggestions-for-your-2021-goal-setting/

    https://rushbabe49.com/2021/01/01/there-is-no-trust/

    https://rushbabe49.com/2020/12/08/what-does-this-teach-your-children/

    https://rushbabe49.com/2020/12/04/washingtonians-have-you-activated-wa-notify-on-your-smartphone-dont-do-it/

    https://rushbabe49.com/2020/11/30/the-lockdowns-will-continue-until-morale-improves-or-until-all-washington-state-residents-are-enslaved/

    https://rushbabe49.com/2020/11/15/damn-you-jay-inslee-part-three-damn-you-to-hel/

    https://rushbabe49.com/2020/11/12/they-are-being-totally-blatant-about-it-government-takeover-of-the-economy-in-the-guise-of-public-health/

    Followers welcome.

    Hear, hear!

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  7. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    Regarding fear, there is a governmental campaign to instill that as well.

    Retired Army Sgt. Kenneth Harrelson Arrested for Attending Jan. 6 Protests – Family’s Bank Account Locked Down, Wife Loses Her Job, They Are Frightened and Don’t Know What to Do

    Man in Collier County Arrested by Heavily Armed Feds With TANKER TRUCKS in Connection with Capitol Riot (VIDEO)

    Judge Authorizes Burbank To Disconnect Electricity From …

    BURBANK (CBSLA) — A judge Friday authorized the city of Burbank to disconnect the electricity to Tinhorn Flats for remaining open in defiance of a court order issued Monday,

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  8. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    Flicker (View Comment):

     

    Man in Collier County Arrested by Heavily Armed Feds With TANKER TRUCKS in Connection with Capitol Riot (VIDEO)

     

    It’s hard to take a news site seriously when they use the term “tanker trucks” and they aren’t refueling a gas station.

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  9. Flicker Coolidge
    Flicker
    @Flicker

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Man in Collier County Arrested by Heavily Armed Feds With TANKER TRUCKS in Connection with Capitol Riot (VIDEO)

    It’s hard to take a news site seriously when they use the term “tanker trucks” and they aren’t refueling a gas station.

    Yes, well the article has pictures, so the words are just sauce.  But I think this refers to tanks that are transitioning to trucks.  Or maybe the other way around.

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  10. MISTER BITCOIN Inactive
    MISTER BITCOIN
    @MISTERBITCOIN

    https://www.theblaze.com/news/court-orders-power-cut-restaurant-defied-covid-rules

    Los Angeles county, Burbank

     

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  11. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    Bethany Mandel: There’s a mask mandate in Los Angeles where violations can carry a $1,000 fine or 6 months in jail

    But a speeding ticket will cost you around $300.  Ridiculous . . .

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  12. Hammer, The Member
    Hammer, The
    @RyanM

    I agree that people should be outraged.  People should be demanding a serious reckoning on the part of politicians who have exerted authority that isn’t theirs to exert.  Anthony Fauci should be afraid to show his face in public, and governors should be living in hotels after having their mansions burned to the ground by angry mobs.  But…  Americans have largely capitulated like a bunch of cowards who have completely forgotten and abandoned what got us here.

    That said … I don’t think there are quite as many people as you suppose actually watching all of this “from the comfort of their homes.”  I actually did the “2 weeks to flatten the curve,” back when very little was known about this virus.  It quickly became obvious that this was a political “crisis” and very little more…  and I went back to work, started shopping normally again, and basically returned to life as normal (though much inconvenienced, having to find businesses that decided to stay open).

    Nobody in my family owns one of those stupid cloth masks … my wife will take the free one at grocery stores because she just wants to lay low, but the kids and I have worn our faces proudly for the past year.  For quite some time, my city has been largely opened up.  I am discouraged by the sheer number of people ignorant and cowardly enough to still be wearing masks, but people are most definitely not staying home.  As I pointed out on another thread, restaurants and stores are packed.  And I live in WA state, which is still suffering from a great many illegal restrictions.

    There are many states that are opened up completely.  People talk about Florida, but in Northern Idaho, for instance, there never was any sort of meaningful lockdown.  We spend weeks in Idaho at a time and do not wear masks (and we certainly don’t stay at home).  Movie theaters have been operating, people are going to Church.

    Of course, if any clever scientist actually wanted to determine if these measures actually had some impact, there is plenty of data out there…  and you can bet that if it showed people dying in droves in the free states, that would be all over the news.   The radio silence is telling.  I refer to “some clever scientist” with tongue firmly planted in cheek, of course…  all of this is very easily known, by anyone willing to open his eyes and look at the evidence.

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  13. Skyler Coolidge
    Skyler
    @Skyler

    Hammer, The (View Comment):
    Nobody in my family owns one of those stupid cloth masks … my wife will take the free one at grocery stores

    Your grocery store provides free ones?!?!  Jealous.

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  14. MISTER BITCOIN Inactive
    MISTER BITCOIN
    @MISTERBITCOIN

    If there was a referendum to end the lockdowns, I bet it would win.

    I predict Gavin Newsom will be recalled.

     

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  15. Hammer, The Member
    Hammer, The
    @RyanM

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Hammer, The (View Comment):
    Nobody in my family owns one of those stupid cloth masks … my wife will take the free one at grocery stores

    Your grocery store provides free ones?!?! Jealous.

    The blue things that you see all over parking lots… 

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  16. RufusRJones Member
    RufusRJones
    @RufusRJones

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Ed G. (View Comment):

    Yes that mask hypocrisy is bad. However, that’s way down my list of disheartening and confusing things behind:

    Curious incuriosity regarding election irregularity

    Fake Impeachment

    Tolerance for and encouragement of riots and looting, some racially tinged

    It’s not just a mask hypocrisy anymore. Even were there no violations among the “important people” it would still be a cause for great alarm. Forcing us to wear masks allows them to show that they have power over us and our humanity. That is critical to getting control of us.

    Masks don’t do a damn thing when you scale it up. That was easily figured out six months ago. 

    They shove this crap down our throats without any public debate. It’s an outrage. I’m not good at the details, but it’s just like 2008. They bailed out the ruling class, but there is no way in hell they created long-term improvement.

     

     

     

     

     

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  17. Hammer, The Member
    Hammer, The
    @RyanM

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Skyler (View Comment):

    Ed G. (View Comment):

    Yes that mask hypocrisy is bad. However, that’s way down my list of disheartening and confusing things behind:

    Curious incuriosity regarding election irregularity

    Fake Impeachment

    Tolerance for and encouragement of riots and looting, some racially tinged

    It’s not just a mask hypocrisy anymore. Even were there no violations among the “important people” it would still be a cause for great alarm. Forcing us to wear masks allows them to show that they have power over us and our humanity. That is critical to getting control of us.

    Masks don’t do a damn thing when you scale it up. That was easily figured out six months ago.

    They shove this crap down our throats without any public debate. It’s an outrage. I’m not good at the details, but it’s just like 2008. They bailed out the ruling class, but there is no way in hell they created long-term improvement.

    Notice how the graphic assumes that you won’t read the study and essentially says something very, very different than what the study actually shows.  Additionally, unless I’m mistaken, most of the studies that find any sort of positive impact from masking are extremely specific in the types of masks used (only N95) and the manner in which they are used (never touched, single use only, generally changed after less than 15 minutes of use).

    If the CDC was being honest, it would simply state that the studies and data show what they have always known.  Any difference is so small that it cannot be attributed to masking (either direction) – statistically, there is zero impact.

    And what Americans should be asking is not whether that is enough to justify some peoples’ decisions to wear masks … but whether that is enough to justify this massive infringement on personal liberty, separation of powers, and the exercise of arbitrary government authority through threat of force.

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