Face Masks Refusal Says So Much, Because Courage Is the Prerequisite to All Virtuous Behavior
I don’t care if I agree with a person or not. I don’t have a need to surround myself with those who will repeat my own views back to me. But I care very much if that person has guts.
Courage is the prerequisite to virtue.
If a person doesn’t have guts, they can’t be trusted. The rest of their qualities are worthless because the foundation of their character is weak and promises to give way under pressure.
I will always choose a courageous man I agree with 25% over a coward I agree with 95%. One, I know where he stands. The other, I know where he stands until he pulls his head out of the book and walks out into the real world, at which point the cowardly man is a syncope.
It has been the greatest benefit to have this lesson painfully thrown in my face in 2020.
If it were planned out, I could not have come up with a better way to prepare for tough times than exactly that: for my support network to be rent apart with fragments of courageous people loosely stitched together and the floor covered with the rest.
The carefully woven decades of work that I’ve put into the social fabric of my life, is now in total tatters. The only thing left being the courageous, the rest of them having self-selected themselves out of my life, for I left no room for their lies in my presence, for 2020 suddenly became a year when lies had such sudden consequences.
Tatters is a generous way to describe the fabric of my life that remains. “You figure it out,” said the tailor with a laugh “You figure out what to do with these mule-headed lugs that you’ve let stay in your life.”
That’s called freedom. Everyone does what they want. No one does what they don’t want. Morality and ethics and justice and all kinds of methods of social cohesion play a role in that, but men with badges and guns play no role among free men. They are an inconvenience at best.
Anyone who needs obedience in order to lead, doesn’t know how to lead free people.
At a moment like that, in a pivotal moment that separates the men from the boys, I hear the boys whine something inconsequentially from the corner: “Those people who think masks mean something are totally deluded. They aren’t a symbol for anything. They are just a way to protect others.”
No, the foundation of what the maskholes advocate for is a lie, for masks don’t work against Covid-19. Masks may, in fact, do more harm than good. You won’t fool me by calling the truth “anti-sci
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