In case you weren’t aware, we are now living in a dystopian nightmare straight out of an old sci-fi movie.
COVID-19 lockdown restrictions have transformed our way of life seemingly overnight. Mandates such as mask wearing have morphed from an optional precaution to a political signal for everyone around you. Considering that such mandates are in place just about everywhere, and that the virus continues to spread regardless, the only thing that masks seem to protect you from is scorn from your neighbors.
Consider Joe Biden’s conduct during the presidential campaign. The Delaware Democrat barely left his basement. When he did, he spoke to a handful of people — mostly reporters — from a considerable distance. His campaign ads almost always ended with a close-up of the former VP wearing a mask — standing by himself with no one close to him. At that point, it should have been clear that the mask is a political symbol more than anything else.
And what does it symbolize, exactly? Pro-lockdown activists will tell us that it symbolizes safety and compassion for those around you. The reality is that the message is one of subservience and obedience. This message was discredited when these very same people crowded the streets and danced around when it was announced that Joe Biden was going to be the next President of the United States.
The idea that mask wearing was going to be the end-all-be-all of pandemic prevention evaporated immediately when Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s virus czar, actually discouraged Americans from wearing them back in February. He quickly reversed this position, as well know, but the damage was already done. Americans already knew to take everything the man said with a grain of salt.
So now, here we are — frightful of our neighbors and distrustful of our authorities, or perhaps the other way around.
Just watch the video below and ask yourself — how did we go from where we were in January 2020 to where we are now? Are we ever going to get that life back? It doesn’t seem likely — even as we prepare to distribute vaccines. It’s almost like this didn’t have anything to do with a virus…