some tweets age like fine wine.
others age like a fish head i lost under the refrigerator that one time.
and here we can see both as once more the “amateurs” outperform “the experts.”
because this was all obvious to anyone who was looking at the facts instead of pushing an agenda.
this was known and knowable.
this wild multi-year joy ride with lives and livelihoods was as unsubstantiated as it was unprecedented.
the rancid aroma of “smug, self-righteous, and wrong” wafting off of david’s comments is really something, isn’t it?
and when even the washpo, point of the covidiot spear that it is, is edging away from masks, well, we can surely see who won and who lost, can’t we?
even the CDC has been reduced to publishing scientific parody in the form of self selected response surveys to prop up their doomed narrative.
masks were a symbol of submission and tribal allegiance to a pseudoscientific virtue cult.
the data from 12 different directions was overwhelmingly against this idea.
it was painfully obvious right from the beginning that the whole notion was invented as a low energy path for performative “doing something.”
it accentuated a sense of crisis, alienated individuals, and carved out bright lines of social conflict. and it did nothing at all of epidemiological value. this was known and knowable.
the WHO’s 2019 study of masks vs respiratory virus was quite definitive.
and the evidence from actual RCT’s carried out in covid (such as DANMASK) backs this up.
so did the data from SCHOOLS.
but even this wholesale fabrication “for your protection” was insufficient. there was a need to impose a moral dimension and thus was born the entirely invented tagline of “your mask protects me.”
this made your actions a part of my health and thus allowed me to make moral demands of you. but these demands were false. it was public manipulation, not public health.
the absurd notion of “source protection” was literally invented from whole cloth to impose a sense of social obligation and force compliance through shaming of failing in a duty to others.
this was “validated” with ginned up mannequin studies and nonsense sneeze tests that lacked any clinical outcomes data whatsoever.
masks do not even work as source control in surgical theaters when worn by trained professionals.
in fact, they were associated with higher post op infection rates in patients.
everybody knew this. it was no secret.
the aerosol science was so glaring that anyone with rudimentary familiarity would see right through this idea.
“the science” was not followed. it was circumvented, inverted, and twisted into something altogether unrecognizable.
the “experts” who did this either had no idea what they were talking about or knowingly lied because it served their own ends.
they hectored and they moralized and they bullied.
they did everything but actually apply the data driven pandemic plans we’ve had for decades.
this has been a railroading.
and this is why they have earned such opprobrium.
and this is why we cannot and will not trust them anymore.
they turned on us and when they did, some stood against them.
and their names will be remembered.
50% still masked outside in my Karenland neighborhood, the trauma goes much deeper than cosplay.
Someone commented on Twitter that Dr Dre who performed at halftime of the Super Bowl was “the most believable doctor we’ve seen on national TV in 2 years”.
I just wonder if people like my sisters who wore double masks, yelled at my mom through a bull horn from the back yard, and made her sit in a cold garage for Christmas will ever admit how idiotically wrong they were? (Probably not....sigh)
California/LA mask mandates had zero compliance at the Super Bowl. Elites, pols, Hollywood, media and peons alike ignored the "law". No mention of this universal civil disobedience in Tinsel Town. Good to know that Garcetti is a serial liar or he can hold his breath for 4 hours.
I know a bunch of people who want to stay masked up. Not necessarily angry masked Karen's, but insecure, neurotic individuals who are convinced that a disease with a 99% survival rate for most will kill them. Also.. many also simply want to do what they're told. Sad.
I read all the studies in March of 2020 and there was zip, zero, nada to indicate that any mask aside from the kind you see in the BioWeapons labs (the bubble suit) was going to be effective. I refused the cloth the entire time and had only two small dust ups. No one wants to hear that because everyone fell for the peer pressure, even if they thought it was BS. Worse than BS, incredibly harmful to society - particularly to kids.
Walking through the airport without a mask is such an amazing feeling. Most people look away, ashamed. But I know that I’m helping others build their courage. Smile. Laugh. Remind people what they’re missing.
And soon it will be forgotten that mask mandates were ever a thing. Wiped from the history books. Until the mid-terms and next winter.
I used that WHO study many times in trying to show people that masks don't work. The CDC actually published a study in 2020 that came to the same conclusion:
"In our systematic review, we identified 10 RCTs that reported estimates of the effectiveness of face masks in reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infections in the community from literature published during 1946–July 27, 2018. In pooled analysis, we found no significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks (RR 0.78, 95% CI 0.51–1.20; I2 = 30%, p = 0.25) (Figure 2).
Disposable medical masks (also known as surgical masks) are loose-fitting devices that were designed to be worn by medical personnel to protect accidental contamination of patient wounds, and to protect the wearer against splashes or sprays of bodily fluids (36). There is limited evidence for their effectiveness in preventing influenza virus transmission either when worn by the infected person for source control or when worn by uninfected persons to reduce exposure. Our systematic review found no significant effect of face masks on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza."
Of course, that didn't stop them from them publishing another article claiming that masks were likely responsible for the magical disappearance of flu last season:
"The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent implementation of nonpharmaceutical interventions (e.g., cessation of global travel, mask use, physical distancing, and staying home) reduced transmission of some viral respiratory pathogens (1). In the United States, influenza activity decreased in March 2020, was historically low through the summer of 2020 (2), and remained low during October 2020–May 2021 (<0.4% of respiratory specimens with positive test results for each week of the season)."
They'll even go all in, and as el gato pointed out yesterday, publish a "study" that claims in its introduction that mask mandates resulted in a "statistically significant" reduction in the rose of COVID-19 cases, but if you read, the reduction was less than 0.75% on the first 20 days after such mandates and never measured even 2%. Of course, a 2% reduction in the rise in cases is not statistically significant and there is no evidence that masks themselves were responsible (correlation does not equal causation).
You have to be able to read. Imagine if all your information came from Fakebook, Google, Yahoo, the cable news networks or the alphabet networks? You’d still believe all these remediation methods worked. People are generally lazy when it comes to information. We are the 30% that can think for ourselves.
“and their names will be remembered.”
The name El Gato Malo will be remembered.
I saw a tweet saying that masks were like MAGA hats for Democrats. Seems about right.
Society has been conditioned to except an evidence free policy that has demonstrably failed over and over again. And to think that my lesson on Covid mask propaganda through the lens of Orwell's Animal Farm might cost me my job....
Don't think critically kids - the government has experts! Do what they say!
Just wanted to say a big thanks to you for your writing! It has helped me get way clearer on what has been going on here and what's actually at stake. Thanks!
Nothing in this Fake pandemic was about Public health, its all about NWO Population Control
A Pandemic of Deceit
Where Is The Pandemic? According To The BC Government Records Hospitalizations and ICU admissions in BC During the Covid-19 Pandemic Did Not Increase Compared to the Previous Years
Health Canada Initially Created For Population Control Measures
only mask I'll wear is a Guy Fawkes one on judgement day
Think positive. :-)
"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." ― Albert Camus
I walk unmasked in BC with its never-ending mask mandate.
I feel so strong. So free.
I've never before thought myself as "brave". I do now.
Some people have to stay home to make Karen feel safe. Other people have to go to work so Karen feels comfortable. And if you disagree, you're the one being selfish.
I was in Nashville recently (Jan 2022) in bars listening to music, walking on the streets and downtown. Virtually no one was masked, the bars were packed. It was unbelievable, normal and wonderful. I asked the hotel staff; those honkey tonk bars never closed once. Amazing! Did you ever hear of extra cases, deaths in Nashville? I never did.
Teenage girl wearing mask standing by a water fountain yesterday at church where only about 10% masked; when I greeted her, turned her back to me before she responded. Permanent psychosis.
I remember early on, spring or summer 2020 the NEJM had an article that masks didn’t do any real good & mainly served as a “talisman” for those wearing them. Which was the way I saw them too - a phony talisman to ward off the evil bug, as well as a state symbol of control & compliance. Of course there was backlash to the idea that masks didn’t do anything so the NEJM re-issued the literature w/ a disclaimer. Id be surprised if it hasn’t been “disappeared”, but if it was, it may well reappear now that the political “science” has changed.
Having said all of this, I live in a blue state (NM) that may be the last one standing to STILL require the damn things everywhere & virtually everyone in the northern part of the state is totally compliant, w/ the more conservative southern part where I live having been non compliant (including businesses) almost from the start.
I’ll bet climate science is worse than COVID science.
Who remembers the dumb masking meme that went around? The "common sense science" one that compared outcomes of someone peeing when two people were not wearing pants, one person was or both of them were? The argument was you're much more likely to get pee on you if neither of you wears pants and pee is equivalent to a respiratory virus. Yay science!
Gorski--makes me want to puke. That shitstain should be on trial. I'll just repeat what Geert Vanden Bossche said about him, that he's "an illiterate little weasel."
And right now on Twitter there's lots of performative SMDHs over kids in LA needing to mask right after the shall we say hedonistic abandon at the SB. To which I've been replying: what will you do with your considerable follower voice other than remarking upon it?
I mean--I got a grand total of 3 followers. And the voices who've had integrity and courage from the beginning--like our Fabulous Felid--were banned. If you have any social media at this point, just please post "what are you doing for the kids?"
“it was painfully obvious right from the beginning that the whole notion was invented as a low energy path for performative “doing something.
“it accentuated a sense of crisis, alienated individuals, and carved out bright lines of social conflict. and it did nothing at all of epidemiological value. this was known and knowable.”
Thanks, gato, that articulates perfectly why I refuse to wear a mask at Mass. The parish church is holy ground, sacred space specifically anointed and consecrated to the worship of God. It is His house. Wearing a mask is bringing the profane into sacred space. The mask was selected as the manipulative globalist lie, and there is great glee in the Screwtapian underworld as they observe the fear and compliance. I refuse to bring the lie into sacred space.
Of course, the noose is ever tightening, and finding churches in Catholic Canuckistan where one may be maskless is dwindling. The righteous karens have taken care of that. Not to mention spineless bishops. But, then again, our faith transcends karens and spineless prelates, all glory be to God.
Up here in Alberta the schools have a zero mask mandate as of this morning - will be interesting to poll my kids to see how many still wear them. My oldest is in Grade 12 and is probably the only kid in his class not jabbed. King Kenny and Queen Henshaw have deemed the adults can throw away the masks on 1st March only if we clean our rooms and eat our greens, or science or something.
I'm gonna retire and thought about substitute teaching, to have something to do every so often.
I asked, vaccine, fask mask?
Kill Shot, no. Face mask, yes.
I said, thanks but no thanks.
She sounded heartbroken... they are extremely desperate for subs
Natural selection is merciless. To all those wearing masks: F Them, with interest. If the masks are damaging health, great. A cull of the stupid is always good for the species.
Here in WA state the “true believers” all now wear Kn95 or n95 masks. Outside. Alone
Anyone who asks me to put a mask on will be asked “whats you email address?”
I will send them this and politely tell them to fuck off.
It was a panicked attempt to scrape together some symbolic vestige of collectivism. It was ideological panic stacked up on mounting ideological derangement that existed before covid.
Maybe ask them, “why aren’t the unmasked getting sick and dying?”
Here is the most recent fear mongering mask "study" that is being put out by the CDC- can you take a look at this at break it down:
Airborne Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant within Tightly Monitored Isolation Facility, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
These maskholes are lunatics and have found something that gives their lives meaning. They don't want to let go of this as they would have to return to their impotent existence.
This post drove me to look at Gorski’s Twitter. What a vile, ugly human being. Still pushing the jab as safe and effective.
@gorskon will be pushing masks to save us from Climate change #asshat
Newbie here … is there a link to the “ WHO’s 2019 study of masks vs respiratory virus”. The table apparently from that study is awesome. Although I have both Googled/Binged for the WHO study, more recent COVID19 studies have swamped my search results.
Man, if the masks did anything we’d freakin’ know by now—whether we followed crack data analyst kitties possessing extraordinary writing and logic skills or not. The unmasked would be disappearing from society as they died off in their hundreds of thousands and millions and the masked would be relatively unscathed—I mean, given a virus that is capable of doing such damage, like in 1918.
So, the flip side, the fact that no such thing is happening, makes it blatant that the masks are a waste of resources at best.
And yet… what is blatant means nothing to the adherents of the cult.
To be fair, I think it was decent of David Gorski to take the glass of whisky and the revolver and retire to the back room to do the decent thing. If only more of those who were smug, self-righteous and wrong would follow his lead. If only.
And not for nothing... how is this going to work for kids who have been permamasked because their frightened adults have told them if they go bare-faced they will sure die? Mental breakdown before kindergarten is probably not the making of a mentally stable adult.
There's a CDC meta-study from April 2020 on this, as well. If memory serves, it reviewed 17 studies on masks' ability to reduce influenza spread and came to the conclusion they were ineffective. It was immediately buried because that is precisely when Fauci began transitioning to 'we need masks; I lied to help the medical profession.'
But, we're still not out of the woods. Just yesterday, you had knuckleheads like Biden and Walensky say that mask theater must go on.
I live in NSW Australia. 90% of people are wearing masks. The mandate is for indoors only but the majority still keep them on for outside too. I refuse to wear one and unfortunately I’m such a rarity. I’m lucky and haven’t had any Karens yell at me but also I’m also so surprised how little I get asked. So far I’ve only been kicked out of one store which ironically was a whole foods bulk food store called “Pure”.
In our state High school kids have to wear it in school but thankfully primary schools is only recommended. None of the kids in my son’s school bother. He did come home yesterday though saying he was forced to wear one in class by the teacher and I went tiger mum on the school. Called up the teacher and said he is to NEVER be forced or made to wear a mask. No way I want to start that precedent.
Two sad but hilarious aspects of the theater are that N95s are not earloop masks, so those are all counterfeits. Second, there is no N95 mask approved for use by children, period.
Now if anyone says anything to me about "where's your MASK!" I just point to my hat and say "I've got this. It does exactly the same thing."
Masks served a purpose, albeit a very sinister one.
And the ones who have "dutifully" worn their giant devil's diaper get sick and ask, "why"? And yet they still dutifully wear their diaper (after all, "they" said we have to...). It's mind boggling. And then there are us "amateurs" who have actually worn masks for decades (on the job) and know what they can and can't do... we are ignored or called deniers.
Using your favorite non google search engine, enter the subject "git-mo detainees face masks". The mask mandate has never been about stopping the spread of disease, ever. And how many people have we all seen riding alone in their cars, windows up and masks on. Totally subjugated!
Even just the physics of masks for slowing the spread of viruses predicts they'll be next to worthless. The filter layer of a surgical mask is the tightest layer of material, but that layer still has pores at least 5 microns wide.
When suspended flu particles were sized up, the median size was just 1 micron. Half of flu particles are submicron. Flu and SARS-CoV-2 are similar-sized virions, so it can be expected that half of all suspended SARS-CoV-2 is ALSO submicron.
Upshot: The smallest pores in a surgical mask are still 5 times larger than they need to be to let at least half of all suspended SARS-CoV-2 particles get through them.
The gaps between the mask and your face may be dozens of microns in size. If there are a few 20-40 micron gaps after you put your mask on, then how hard will it be for a 1-micron COVID particle to get through?
If a basketball hoop was 20-40 times the diameter of the basketball, then anyone could make the shot -- from anywhere on the court.
And the truly neurotic are still driving around in the cars with masks on, alone, with the windows up.
“but even this wholesale fabrication “for your protection” was insufficient. there was a need to impose a moral dimension and thus was born the entirely invented tagline of ‘your mask protects me.’ “
This is the type of thinking that results when individuals refuse the responsibility of thinking for themselves, and hire out moral decision-making to the crowd.
Utilitarianism is an abomination.
The downfall of our civilization will not come from without, but will be a result of our own flawed thinking.