Mask Debate

Random person: “Wear your damn mask”

Me: The viral particles are much smaller than the pores of the mask, so the mask is ineffective at filtering them. Right?
R: No, they travel on droplets and the masks keep the droplets out. Or they keep them in if you’re sick.

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M: So wait, how is the virus transmitted?
R: Through droplets. Wear the mask.

M: Droplets?
R: Yes, like droplets spewed through a cough or sneeze.

M: So through people who are showing symptoms?
R: Yes

M: So why do healthy people need to wear masks?
R: Because of asymptomatic spread. Listen to the experts.

M: I am listening to the experts. Many studies show, and even the WHO announced, that asymptomatic transmission is exceedingly rare. Did you read that?
R: WHO walked that back to clarify that its presymptomatic spread that’s concerning.

M: Presymptomatic?
R: Yes, like they are infected but showing no symptoms.

M: Symptoms like coughing or sneezing?
R: Yes.

M: So how is the virus spread again?
R: Just wear the mask.

M: Are you going to answer the question?
R: It’s like pants.
M: Pants?

R: If a person pees in public without pants on, you have a greater chance of getting pee on you. Your risk is reduced further if you are wearing pants too.
M: First of all, people don’t pee in public. Second, if they did pee in public, the only way someone’s stream of urine would hit me is if they were directly aiming for me and standing close enough to hit me. And third, I don’t care if you wear pants. How does this relate?

R: If someone coughs on you in public you’ll care.
M: People don’t just cough on each other. The last time someone coughed directly in my face was when I had toddlers and they didn’t understand common courtesy and germ transmission. The only way someone would cough directly on me in public is if they were aiming. Anyway pants don’t keep the pee in, it’s still going to get everywhere. Pants just change the direction of the flow. Same with masks.

R: Common courtesy?! You don’t have common courtesy if you’re refusing to do something as simple as wearing a mask!
M: How is it courteous to ask me to do something I disagree with (based on research) especially when I’m not sick or showing any symptoms when the virus is spread through the droplets of people who are showing symptoms?

R: You’ll think differently if you get sick.
M: If I get sick, I’ll stay home. But if I must go out I will be happy to not cough on people. But just to clarify, would you stand near me in public if I were wearing a mask and coughing?

R: No, I mean, if you get sick, you could die.
M: The virus has a 99.9 something percent survival rate.

R: It’s not about you, it’s about protecting the vulnerable.
M: If I am not sick or showing symptoms how am I further protecting the vulnerable by wearing a mask? Studies also show these masks put the wearer at increased risk of illness.

R: You can’t listen to those studies, you need to listen to professionals in the fields of medicine and science.
M: These studies ARE from professionals in the fields of medicine and science.

R: They are obviously flawed.
M: How so?

R: It wouldn’t be a mandate if it weren’t important.
M: Why is it a mandate now that the death rate has plummeted when it wasn’t a mandate during the peak?

R: Because of new studies on masks.
M: So masks have never been studied before, in the entire history of medicine?

R: It’s a new virus.
M: A new virus that is transmitted in the same way as other viruses. How is it transmitted again? Through droplets of people showing symptoms? So, if I’m not sick or showing symptoms and I have no fever and I’m not coughing, how would my wearing a mask further prevent transmission?

R: Stop being an asshole and wear the mask.
M: So, you’re asking that I stop thinking critically, accept a fascist mandate, join the herd, and walk blindly into a dangerous abyss of ever increasing control over my self sovereignty, all while signaling my virtue?

R: I’ll report you if you don’t.
M: What country am I in again?

Thank you to Anthony Lapov for writing this!!

Socialism? Marxism? BLM?

I wish to pose a question about socialists couched in their history and current conduct….

Hitler’s Nazi ism….Socialist. Tried to kill many in pursuit of their perfect world.
Lenin and Stalin’s Communism killing to bring the world under their system of government.
Mao’s Communism and the many killed and suppressed to maintain that system.
Che Gueverra’s Communism and the 14,000 he killed to promote his socialism.

Of the ones listed above who sought to implement by force their Socialist Utopia. There are very many others not mentioned here.

Currently we have….

Venezuela….grinding poverty and killing.
Cuba…grinding poverty and nailing of those who oppose the system.
BLM calling for killing cops and whites. Admitted Marxists.
Antifa calling for killing cops and whites and Capitalists. Admitted Marxists pretending not to be fascists just like Hitler’s Antifa thugs.

Again many are not mentioned here that are still around oppressing their people and others.

Now establishing that I ask…..

When this is pointed out to modern socialists who buy the lie of kumbaya yah pie in the sky uptopian lies that socialists decieve with, the responses are typically from them that socialism failed cause the wrong people were trying to implement it. And that the current present socialists are the right people to do it cause of their good feeling and good intentions. Really? I’m pretty certain the previous examples thought they were the right people in their time to promote Socialism. I’m pretty certain many of them thought they were “good” people with good intentions. Yet in retrospect look how history, genuine history, remembers them.

I think seeing what we are seeing in the news each night about the rioting, destruction, looting and murdering people as acts promoting their movement is a clear cut sign that this is no different that what came before when trying to establish socialism upon us all. By force. The killing and calling for all whites to be killed should be evidence and proof enough that their socialism this time will be no different than the previous attempts to force socialism upon everybody and kill the undesirables like they did before.

This pretty much clinches the fact that socialism is a system of hate, bigotry…and death. Practically all the previous attempts to force it testify to that. And the current crowds rioting and “protesting” also testify to that. I’m certain all these previous attempts saw themselves as good people with good intentions to make a better world. I’m certain they felt good about what they believed to the point they were willing to kill to force it on others.

Many ask how come average Germans did not stop Hitler from coming to power. Look around at what’s happening today. The bullying of Antifa and BLM killing people is no different that Hitler’s Brown Shirts led by Ernst Rohm. And the people did nothing hoping to be left alone and stay out of it.

History repeats itself. Evil prevails when good men do nothing.

I’m so confused right now. I see signs all over saying black lives matter. I’m just trying to figure out which black lives matter. It can’t be the unborn black babies. It’s not black cops. They don’t seem to matter. It’s not my black conservative friends. They are told to shut up if they know what’s best for them by their black counterparts. It’s not black business owners. Their property does not mean anything. It’s not blacks who fought in the military. Their statues are destroyed by the black lives matter protesters with disdain. So which black lives matter again?
Black Lives Matter. Of course they do! Then when multiple black police officers and individuals were killed during the “peaceful protests”. I don’t see any outrage? Black individually owned businesses burned to the ground. Silence. Deadliest weekend in Chicago. NOTHING!!
I can’t keep up. I just can’t. I’m exhausted trying to figure out what we’re all supposed to do, believe, and be offended and outraged by next.
Two months ago, First Responders were all the rage. In fact, they were heroes. We gave them free coffee, meals, and cheers as they drove by. Today, we hate them and want them defunded because they can’t be trusted.
Two months ago, truck drivers were the heroes, as well, for keeping America moving and the grocery stores stocked. Today we block the roads with protesters, drag them out of the cabs and beat them half to death.
Nurses and Doctors are still cool, for now. But they may be unemployed. They too are heroes, unless of course they truly believe all lives matter. Then they’re filled with hate and are part of problem like so many others.
Just 45 days ago protests weren’t “essential” and were considered criminal, selfish and a murderous activity. Today they are gloriously critical and celebrated. All of the obvious criminal and murderous activities are simply ignored. If you protest about lock downs for freedom, you are selfish and you will spread a virus. If you protest, loot, and riot for social justice, you are a warrior and the virus fades to the background.
Trust the experts. No, not those experts. Don’t wear masks … wear masks, but only good ones. Wait, don’t wear masks, wear anything as a mask. Never mind on the masks. Not sure, but if you don’t, you hate people because you could be an asymptomatic spreader. Wait. That’s not a thing anymore?
For 3 months, NOTHING was more important than social distance. In fact, we gave up all of our liberties for it. We canceled schools, medical and dental procedures, canceled activities, closed businesses, eliminated every spring rite of passage from prom to graduation, denied people funerals, even at Arlington, and we wrecked the economy for it. Then came social justice, and social distance was no more. Now things are more cut and dried though. A thousand people at three memorials for someone they never even met. It’s a matter of “respect”. But you can only assemble 100 or less people.
I’m really confused now. Look at the data, NO, not that data. Do the math. No, you can’t do the math like that. Only the experts can understand the data and math. What do you mean other cities/states/governors are interpreting the data differently? Pools are safe in Indiana, but not Michigan? Playgrounds are safe in your town but not mine? Amusement parks are safe in Florida but not Ohio, nor Michigan.
If you are silent you are part of the problem. If you speak, you are part of the problem. If you have to ask, you don’t understand. If you don’t ask, you don’t care.
It’s all so predictable, tedious, and exhausting. Nothing adds up. It’s one gigantic Math life problem, with ever changing denominators that I’m sure the media and politicians are eagerly ready to solve for us…until the next “crisis”.
So, for now I pray. I pray God will heal our land and bless the United States of America! Bless us with Wisdom, Kindness, Gentleness, Mercy, Love, Peace, Healing. Things that Really Matter! We all Matter in God’s Eyes!
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