The Mask is the left’s Golden Calf

Posted: February 21, 2022 by datechguy in culture, Uncategorized
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The first effect of not believing in God is to believe in anything: 

Emile Cammaerts, paraphrasing Chesterton

PJ Media wrote the post I’ve been meaning to write for weeks:

Seitz-Wald is correct. Urban Democrats especially have taken mask-wearing to a whole other level, making the kind of mask you wear sort of like gang colors. That’s not an easy identifier to lose under any circumstances.

Beyond that, masks always gave liberals a sense of superiority over the “rubes” in flyover country. They “followed the science” — until the science said something else and then they simply pretended it didn’t and continued to mask up.

Now they’re fighting a rearguard action to keep the emergency going. On one level, it’s truly pathetic. Finding meaning in life by wearing a mask proves Thoreau’s point of the “mass of men living lives of quiet desperation.”

But losing the mask also denotes losing control of the rest of us. For a left-wing authoritarian, that’s got to hurt.

You see the reason why they call it “virtue signaling” is that you’re just sending a signal, you don’t have to practice actual virtue and for the left the Mask has become the ultimate in virtue signaling. All it takes is to see that piece of cloth around one’s face and viola not only can you show you are of the right groupthink but you can identify others who are with you.

Much easier than those Christian virtues, of charity, faith, hope and the pesky business of loving your neighbor, particularly your enemies

Here is the MSNBC quote:

Masks are the left’s latest golden calf and it will be just as merciful a god as the first one was.

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