We are being told by the powers that be that maybe, just maybe, the so-called COVID ‘pandemic’ is over or coming to a close. In fact, “El duce” wannabe Dr. Anthony Fauci recently announced that we will have to live with the virus as it is not going to be defeated.
Then, in another recent development, a federal judge struck down the mask mandate on airlines and other mass transportation outlets. This is a welcome measure and the reaction of the vast majority of people is to celebrate their newly renewed freedom to breathe.
Of course, this is but a temporary reprieve from the Leftist mantra. Any pretext they can use will be used to eventually attempt to reinstate every mandate, including mandating masks, jabs, and lockdowns if they have anything to say about the matter.
However, since we have a bit of relief from these ‘emergency public health measures,’ it is a good time to re-examine our response to the threat of the COVID-19 virus. Throughout these past two years many of us, including yours truly, have been shouting about how our response in America to this health ‘crisis’ doesn’t make any sense.
One of my favorite video programs is Kevin’s Corner. He posts several times a week and is always an entertaining and informative source and I highly recommend his channel on rumble.
His theme is “making sense out of nonsense.” That can be a daunting task even though the Left gives us plenty of examples of certified nonsense to work with.
Here is a video I presented more than a year ago that comes from the early months of the COVID scare. The presenter gives some very common sense thinking about what was really going on even in the first part of 2020.
Daunting though it may be we are obligated by the burden of truth and logic to attempt to make sense out of Leftist nonsense. So here is part one outlining three of seven things that are malicious nonsense concerning our response to the ‘threat’ of Covid-19.
The mask mandates
The mask mandate mania has never made any sense from day one of the pandemic panic. First of all, we learned that masks don’t work against a virus back in the 1919 Spanish Flu.
One of the ironic ways we learned that lesson was when a certain photo emerged showing high-ranking public officials maskless at a boxing match in San Francisco. We understood then, and those with sense understand now, that if those kinds of people then, and today (i.e., Nancy Pelosi and Gov. Newsom of California) aren’t worried by not wearing masks, then there is no reason anyone else should be worried either, nor should we be mandated by those same officials to do what they are free to discard.
Instead of learning from history, 100 years later we repeat the same mistake with the Leftist assurance that, somehow, this time, masks will be effective! That, on its face, makes absolutely zero sense.
However, as the late-night infomercials say, “Wait! There’s more!” The mask mandates were insisted upon even in the face of evidence shortly before and even during the pandemic that masks were at best marginally effective and could especially harm children both physically and psychologically.
As this journal noted in its previous incarnation,
…German neurologist Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson, warned just last month about how masks deprive us of much-needed oxygen and cause permanent damage to our brains.
Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson MD, PhD is a Consultant Neurologist and Neurophysiologist with a PhD in Pharmacology, with a special interest in neurotoxicology, environmental medicine, neuroregeneration and neuroplasticity. This is what she has to say about facemasks and their effects on our brains:
“The reinhalation of our exhaled air will without a doubt create oxygen deficiency and a flooding of carbon dioxide. We know that the human brain is very sensitive to oxygen deprivation. There are nerve cells for example in the hippocampus that can’t be longer than 3 minutes without oxygen – they cannot survive. The acute warning symptoms are headaches, drowsiness, dizziness, issues in concentration, and slowing down of reaction time – reactions of the cognitive system. However, when you have chronic oxygen deprivation, all of those symptoms disappear, because you get used to it. But your efficiency will remain impaired and the under-supply of oxygen in your brain continues to progress.”
She then issues an alarm concerning children and adolescents being required to wear masks.
“For children and adolescents, masks are an absolute no-no. Children and adolescents have an extremely active and adaptive immune system and they need a constant interaction with the microbiome of the Earth. Their brain is also incredibly active, as it has so much to learn. The child’s brain, or the youth’s brain, is thirsting for oxygen. The more metabolically active the organ is, the more oxygen it requires. In children and adolescents, every organ is metabolically active. To deprive a child’s or an adolescent’s brain from oxygen, or to restrict it in any way, is not only dangerous to their health, it is absolutely criminal. Oxygen deficiency inhibits the development of the brain, and the damage that has taken place as a result CANNOT be reversed.”
We now have evidence that children’s brains may have been damaged by masking and other COVID regulations during the COVID-19 era of the past two years. According to stories published in several media outlets last year on a Brown University study,
-The report found that there was a 23 percent drop in scores measuring kids intelligence quotients since the start of the pandemic.
-The study also found similar dips in the same span in regards to developing children’s ability to communicate, both verbally and through subtle facial cues.
It was and remains the worst kind of nonsense because masking hurts others and developing children are the most helpless victims of that hurt. The next item on this list of nonsense is so-called “social distancing.”
The COVID phenomenon of “social distancing” proved to be anything but social and also hurtful nonsense. It is nonsense because it is a completely arbitrary distance of six feet apart that is somehow supposed to protect from an airborne virus!
The fact is that no one really knows where the standard of six feet even came from. The former head of the CDC said as much back in September of 2021, and he also gives no justification for that distance being used other than a political compromise.
Yet there remain areas in our land where the little circles or footprints are still laid out on the floor of stores and banks and government buildings admonishing us to remain 6 feet apart and to keep our feet within those circles.
For the past two years, many of us in America have been moved from a free society and placed in a regimented society. A society where we were told where to go, what to wear on our faces, and where to stand once we got there.
I was a U.S. Army soldier who enlisted at the ripe old age of 17 upon graduation from high school. I did one term of enlistment and became a civilian more than four decades ago.
However, I still vividly recall the regimentation of life that the military implemented upon us. We were told as trainees where to go, what to wear, and where to stand all of the time.
This temporary suspension of most personal liberty is allowed within the military during basic training because it is necessary for the defense of the nation. In an astonishingly short time, COVID mandates have turned many civilians into paranoid soldiers trained by their Leftist health czars and public officials to obey.
If you would have proposed a wager to me three years ago that in less than two years from April of 2019 millions of people in America would be standing in lines at the checkout stand all wearing face masks and all standing six feet apart and believing this was a good thing, I would have taken that bet, and so would everyone I know.
The idea of social distancing also harms children, especially when combined with mandatory masking in schools in schools when they were permitted to open during the pandemic panic. As I noted in an earlier piece from 2020.
Our children are being molded in fear of taking any risks because there are so many foolish adults who have been enslaved by fear of COVID. Here are some pertinent observations about this from radio host Bill Spadea on the November 20th episode of Hold the Line with Buck Sexton. It’s not simply that the children should be in school,
“It’s how they are in school. The idea of children being isolated, distanced, masked and being taught to fear one another, God forbid you hug your friend or go play ball outside or inside of the gym or it might kill someone’s grandma…is a horrific, horrific mental assault and emotional assault upon these kids.”
This is the psychological manipulation and the beginning of societal enslavement of us and our children
The businesses that agreed to these measures are not entirely to blame. They were coerced by government authority figures who ominously threatened another bit of malicious nonsense, the so-called “lockdowns.”
The third piece of nonsense introduced by “health” officials and gleefully embraced by our government overlords were the “lockdowns.” The plan was to close down all but “essential” businesses and offices and keep all but “essential” workers in their homes.
Who determined which businesses and workers were “essential?” Why the government, of course!
In America, “we the people” are supposed to be in charge through those we elect to represent us. However, in the case of COVID pandemic panic “we the people” didn’t get to say whether or not our job or business was “essential.”
It didn’t matter that we might be depending on that job or the revenue from a business to buy food or pay for our housing. Unless the overlords determined your worthiness sufficient to be deemed “essential,” you were out of luck.
Some of those many businesses and workers which were declared in many states within America as “essential” were understandable, things such as first responders and hospitals. However, in a number of places the choices for what could and could not stay open during our pandemic panic, were far less than understandable.
For example, in the areas of the nation controlled by the Democrats, certain anomalies show that there was a concerted effort to target churches for closure, even when they adhered to strict COVID protocols according to the government.
The Democratic mayor of Louisville and the Democratic Governor of Kentucky are preventing drive-in church services. However, these same Democrats are enabling other drive-in and drive-up service. According to Starnes, “How come drive-in church services are being canceled this week in Louisville to ‘flatten the curve,’ but drive-thrus and drive-up ice cream stores are open as well as liquor stores and abortion clinics,’ one person wrote on social media.” Starnes went on to report, “The EMW Women’s Surgical Center, which advertises itself as the state’s only licensed abortion clinic, is open for business at this very moment. I’d say the risk of death in an abortion clinic is far greater than attending a drive-in Easter Sunday church service.” Second, police in Greenville, Mississippi fined a church for holding a drive-in service. A friend sent this story our way: “The police in Greenville, MS went to Temple Baptist Church this evening and gave everyone there a ticket for $500 because they had a drive-in service. Everyone was in their cars with the windows up listening to pastor Arthur Scott preached on the radio. What is harmful about people being in their cars listening to preaching with their windows up? Christians, do you all see what is going on?”
We should also remember that part of the ‘lockdown’ effect was to lock-up people in their homes with various “stay-at-home” orders issued by Leftist tyrants from early in the pandemic panic. We saw this happen during the first Thanksgiving season of that time in 2020.
Here are but a few examples of the newest restrictions these tyrants are placing on their citizens this holiday season. California Governor Gavin Newsome ordered a month-long statewide curfew on November 19th in the wake of a surge of coronavirus. New York City schools were ordered closed by Mayor Bill De Blasio effective November 19th because of a 3% rise in COVID cases citywide. The schools were only reopened last April and this will now affect over 300,000 children in the city. The Mayor of New Jersey’s largest city called for a 10-day “shelter in place” lockdown starting Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Yes, this just happened to be the day before Thanksgiving. Most recently, the Governor of Connecticut is imposing a $10,000 fine on businesses who dare to violate COVID restrictions, and Mayor De Blasio announced NYC holiday travel quarantine rules which would be strictly enforced by his new enforcement team headed by Sherriff Joe Fucito, since NYPD rightly doesn’t want to be the “mask police.”
Note that among these measures was one of numerous closures of public schools in various states, counties, and cities, again making the children suffer as much, if not more than the adults. We will see more of this perfidy and maliciousness aimed at children next time in the conclusion of this series.
but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 19:14 [ESV]