A Face Mask Article You Will Want To Share
The world looks very different than what the media tells us. Being aware of the ways different states, different regions, different cultures, different families, and different individuals handle common concerns can inform our own behavior, shorten our learning curve, and enrich our lives in unpredictable ways.
If I walk out my door into this most locked down city in the country, I might find half the people in the park unmasked. The media won’t show that. They tend to speak a narrative and show images that demoralize the audience and bring about compliance. They are not our finest institution.
I would like to encourage you to follow people internationally on social media in order to get a feel for what is taking place in other places. The media isn’t doing that and if they were, they would not truthfully report on it. Social media allows us a glimpse into other cultures without having to pass through the approved channels that inject their own narrative.
Two Strikingly Different Scenes
In the past weeks, I saw two adjacent posts on Linked In. One was posted by a California-based reader of Austrian economics. He stood in a spot well known to many legal immigrants in Silicon Valley.
He captioned the photo “Today we are finally able to join our children as fellow Americans, it was a long road but it was certainly worth taking.”
If it were not for the face masks, the social distancing, and the lockdowns that continue over this past year, it would be particularly touching for me to see such a wonderful person legally join the ranks of the land of the free and home of the brave. We need more good men, and we need them encouraged by living in community with other brave and good men. Freedom and bravery is hard to find in America today and the very existence of this version of America does dishonor to a different era that found meaning and inspiration in the flag he was handed as he took an oath.
Our national mythology can mean something special, but moments in our recent history do it such injustice, Covid-19 being but a culminating moment. How dare anyone muzzle a man as he is handed an American flag and takes an oath to the Constitution.
There are bad people who glory in such a moment being as demoralizing as possible. To put razor-wire around Congress — a reminder of who those within consider the real enemy — to muzzle a person taking an oath to the Constitution, to muzzle a preacher speaking the word, to muzzle a child telling his mother “I love you.”
I don’t care what the muzzler claims as his intent. If you force muzzles upon people in moments like this, you are pretty low.
The other photos below, in sharp contrast, were posted by a European Bitcoin options company. For some time there has been worry in the Bitcoin industry that this company might be declared illegal in the Europe Union or in the United States with a harsh crackdown. In the photos they are having a well attended meeting describing their product, in totalitarian Beijing of all places. The narrative in the US is that the US is free, the EU is free, and China is unfree. Not only is this company able to attract a group of people interested in their services in Beijing, but in the room are approximately 100 people, and I see a maximum of ten wearing masks.
The photo above and these, posted two hours apart, are striking in their contrast.
The Contrast Begs Many Questions
The contrast begs many questions.
If masks work why aren’t they wearing them religiously in China?
If China is ground zero for the economy-destroying CCP Virus, why aren’t they living in fear?
If the Covid-19 is so deadly, and decimates populations, how can they be at this event pretending that all is fine?
If China is so oppressive and the US so free, why is it that the Chinese above are unmasked and the Americans masked?
If social distancing works, why aren’t they social distanced?
Maybe they have all received the mRNA shot, although the Chinese shot is both unsafe and ineffective. If they aren’t masked, social distanced, and locked down after their unsafe and ineffective Chinese Covid shot, then why does the unsafe and ineffective American shot still mean Americans need to triple mask, lockdown, and social distance?
Are all 100 people in the room perhaps part of the same household? If they are not, and are safely unmasked, what is the reason Americans are to be masked at all, even at home, alone in cars, and while walking outside?
If the people above are okay to carry on con
Article from LewRockwell