- Written by Michael Z Williamson
American liberals are simultaneously never happy with the privilege they have, and perpetually pretending to be ashamed of it while avariciously trying to acquire more. Frequently, they do this by wailing that they're actually the victims in society, rather than the most privileged members of the most privileged society in human history. At present, this pretense takes the form of riding on the coattails of real victims, like say, blacks murdered by police.
The latest bleat is that they're being "mask shamed" for wearing their fashion, fetish, and/or fourth rate fake medical masks in public.
Now, there are legitimate reasons to wear a mask even without a hysteria-laden virus floating around. They can help with severe pollution in some areas. I know two recent transplantees who are immune compromised, and some octogenarians. Also, a couple of people who are delivery/messengers/assistants for same. So when I see someone wearing a mask, I try not to be judgmental. Though when it's covered in sequins, it's pretty hard not to. That's not safety, that's costuming. And sure, no reason not to dress it up if you have to wear it, but those are usually people at zero statistical risk who are obviously seeking attention.
BTW, if you are under 60 with no comorbidities, you are statistically near zero risk for dying from Teh Covids. Last I checked, it was fewer than 700 people out of our third of a billion population. Plain old common colds are deadlier. This is a disease that largely affects the elderly and already sick.
But, even if they were being "mask shamed," for which I've seen zero evidence, so what? The epithets, vituperation and condescension they toss about to everyone else make it an egregious case of the pot calling the Queen's fine china black.
I pointed out in the middle of one of these orgies of self-flagellation and self-aggrandizement (which is an hilarious combination, and most original. Typically, masturbation is done in private) that they're majorly ableist, while pretending to be victims and trying to shame those of us who can't wear masks.
I was derisively informed that not only is there LITERALLY NO ONE who can't wear a mask, but claiming so makes THEM the victims, somehow.
Now I'm going to be vivid here, so this is a bona fide trigger warning for the sensitive.
My wife was brutally raped at age 5, with a cloth over her face. And due to the culture in that particular Florida county, the Sheriff delicately advised he wouldn't press charges, because the jury would probably believe the 5 year old was "asking for it."
Asking her to put anything over her face, even a scarf at -15F, reduces her to sobs, incommunicability, and shakes.
So, yeah, "Mask-Shamed" "liberal"? Go fuck yourself, you vile, privileged, elitist, virtue-signaling piece of shit.
I used to swim competitively up to 5 miles, and was a professional athlete for several months in the military. I had a 7 liter lung capacity and once ran a 4:30 mile. Then asthma came along, and while in the National Guard I deployed to what we call the Sandbox and endured what was basically a 35 day sandstorm--115F, 35 mph winds, blowing sand, nonstop. That "sand" is fine clay, and nothing filters it (we had scarves), and I was advised to retire after that deployment, because my lungs are nowhere near normal function now, even after a decade of therapy. In fact, if I put a mask over my face, I'll be re-breathing humidity and whatever crud is there, and I'll be in a coughing fit on the floor, hacking up phlegm, pulse hammering around 150, and you'll be convinced I not only have The Covids, but am about to die.
So I will not be wearing a mask over my face. Ever.
Then there are the deaf, hard of hearing, and those with either auditory processing issues or what is called "face blindness." If they can't see your mouth move, they have either a lot more trouble deciphering your speech, or they can't at all.
So, yes, demanding everyone wear a mask is ABLEISM, and mocking those who can't is BIGOTRY, which is par for the course for the modern "liberal."
Besides which, the masks don't stop anything going IN, and are only partially effective going OUT. If you're infected you should be at home. If you're not, it doesn't matter. And if you're not, but get a whiff, then the mask might actually retain it long enough to take root in your lungs. You're much safer off without. (Proven fact, easy to find online, and it's not up to me to do your research for you, when you're the one lecturing the rest of us.)
One I've seen a couple of times is that by not wearing a mask, it's literally the same as if I pointed a gun at them and pulled the trigger. Which is pathologically insane, and indicative of a need for serious psychiatric help. I know of people who will be happy to point a gun at you and pull the trigger. So I'll stand in the next room, and you can choose which of the two you'll enter to face your demise.
Do you feel like an intellectually pathetic and morally bankrupt failure of the human genome yet? Because you should. Please don't reproduce. Please don't vote. You contribute nothing to the human condition, and do so very loudly.
Then there was the claim that "medical workers have been wearing them nonstop since March."
Yeah, bullshit. I've seen my docs about ten times in that timeframe to know they're slipping them down the second they're not around patients, and so are everyone else's, so don't pretend your docs are special. That's on top of the fact that bunches of non-docs, including nurses and "assistants" are wearing substandard masks, frequently with their noses uncovered, providing zero benefit to anyone. Besides which, they're checking temperature every morning, and shouldn't be going in to work if they feel sick. In fact, none of you should be out if you feel sick. And see above about statistical zero risk if you do.
And I can assure you most of them are not wearing them when they go to Kroger. So, no, they are not wearing them "all the time." And even if they were, so what? That's always been part of the profession they CHOSE.
Oh, and the forcing children to wear masks thing: The number of people under 20, without comorbidities, who have died, can be counted on the fingers and probably have some left over. Not only doesn't it kill them, it doesn't infect them, and there's no evidence they're even effective carriers. It's a non-issue.
Finally, I'll bring up the poster child I brought up before, which was the SINGLE counter-protester at our second protest (which had nothing to do with haircuts and everything to do with businesses going bankrupt and the economy tanking. But enjoy your food when it doubles in price. We're a producer and our three freezers are stocked. That's MY privilege).
She was carrying a hand-written cardboard box with, "Keep us home and safe." When I asked what she was doing at home, oh, she was ESSENTIAL! (Probably a cashier, given how many medical company stickers she'd made sure to slap over her shirt.) So she wanted US to stay home and go broke while SHE went out. Also, she was at the same protest we were, and in real science (vs liberal science) was at the same risk of infection she claimed we were at. Luckily, that risk was effectively zero. (Look at the trend on the CDC site, even after all these protests, riots, returns to semi-normal, etc. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/COVID19/index.htm
And if you're professing to be concerned, why aren't you monitoring that? Here's a site with a raw count, btw, which slightly overstates until the CDC confirms actual numbers: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
At which point she claimed the mask was for our protection, because she was infected...in which case she was committing bioterrorism.
It was really bad in April, it's effectively over now, and worst case will steady state like other colds, and influenzas, and will kill a few thousand people every year just like they do. Best case, it tapers out and disappears due to herd immunity penetration, with the occasional flareup. (SARS and MERS were Coronavirii, since you probably didn't know that if you're freaking out.)
Oh, yes, and as far as the claim that protesters "stormed" the Michigan capitol: It's perfectly legal to be armed in the Michigan Capitol, and they didn't "storm," they walked. No damage. As far as politicians freaking out and buying body armor, first, why didn't they already have some? Second, good, they SHOULD be afraid of their constituents. And third, YET MOAR VIRTUE SIGNALING.
First it was claimed it was about haircuts. Now it's claimed it's about masks. I swear we've just found the cause of climate change--all the strawmen the liberals keep burning. No, it was about LETTING SMALL BUSINESSES GET BACK TO WORK, so their owners and employees could pay the bills, rather than all their business going to WalMarx, which, per liberal "science" is apparently immune to Teh Covids, even if you pack all the elderly and compromised in at the same time. (Actually, how many WalMart cashiers have died after being exposed to millions of customers? Oh, right, almost zero, if not actually zero.)
Nor is there any evidence at all that any medical vehicles were hindered by the driving protest. In fact, photos and video show the hospital route nearby was kept clear.
And even if that was a thing, do racist liberals apply that same standard to the BLM protests? Or don't they think black people are smart enough or relevant enough to worry about? And then there's all those Occutard and Antifa protests who did not only block roads, but chain themselves across freeways where ambulances were trying to pass. So stop projecting your own borderline terrorism onto normal human beings.
EDIT: Oh, yes, there was also some ludicrous claim that not wearing a mask is basically being anti-vaxx. This is ridiculous. The purpose of vaccines is herd immunity. There is no vaccine for Covid, but herd immunity can be achieved if enough of the non-susceptible develop antibodies. So in fact, wearing the mask if you're not at risk or dealing with them is the anti-vaxx action. Thank you for playing.
So I'll tell you what: If you want to wear a mask, wear a mask. Or a tutu. Or a Superman costume. None of my business if you're not hassling me. It's a free country. And I'll wear what I want, which includes this T-shirt:
And if after all that you don't feel safe, then just stay home. Your problems are yours to deal with, not everyone else's.
- Written by Michael Z Williamson
This was a chart, but I could only get the thumbnail and couldn't copy it. It's a blob with statements that violate every rule of logic and are inherently racist, entitled, "The Dangers of Not Seeing Color."
And the components are:
"You're not actively dismantling your own prejudices." My prejudices have to do with intellect and hypocrisy, not skin color, so "seeing" color is irrelevant to me. It is obviously relevant to the OP. This demonstrates that they are racist.
"It limits your ability to appreciate individualism." How is not judging someone by skin color relevant to judging them as an individual? Unless, of course, their color is the significant factor in their individuality. In which case, you may be the racist.
"You can't fix something you can't see." "Fix" their color? That's blatantly racist. Especially as we have the hypocritical position that you must see skin color so you can stop seeing skin color, but if you stop seeing skin color you're...not seeing skin color. Which is bad.
"It allows you to ignore the complexities of racial issues." Are they a human being? Then I will treat them as such. I believe all human beings have capacity for intellect, compassion, and development. If you don't, you're the racist. Ignoring color lets us GET PAST racial issues.
"It minimizes the struggles of POC in today's society." Not seeing someone's color and treating them as you would reat anyone else "minimizes their struggles"? So you don't believe they're capable of handling the same intellectual, compassionate, and developmental matters as "White" people?
BTW, classifying 89% of the world's population as "non-white," when they are of thousands of genotypes is pretty fucking racist. You're saying that Mexicans, Thais, Yupiks and Bantu are interchangeable. You've categorized the entire world as "white" and "not white."
Also, when you say "White" people, do you mean Brits, Balts, Scandis, Gauls, Germanics, Hibernians, Italics, Iberians, Turkics, Caucasians, Bulgars, Berbers, Helenes, Slavs or Balkans? Or are they all the same to you?
Just once I'd like to meet a liberal who was capable of logical thought rather than just parroting catchphrases. And it would help if they weren't racist.
- Written by Michael Z Williamson
As usual, an event happens, and the conspiritards are right there, trying to convince themselves, and you, that they're secretly smart and know how the universe works. (wink). If only we'd follow their clues, we'd take down the massive conspiracy that controls the world, but somehow leaves loose clues that only they are smart enough to follow.
Here we go:
According to the store clerks, George attempted to make a purchase with a fake $20 bill. The clerk refused the money.
George left without incident but decided to hang out in front of the store, just standing around.
Possibly he had no reason to be concerned, thinking the bill was real. Possibly he was deciding what to do with a bill that was fake. They are all over the place, but he'd been screwed out of $20. Possibly he knew it was fake and was looking for a sucker to "make change." FYI, Treasury doesn't bother with forging incidents under $10,000. Not worth the effort.
In the meantime, just for practice, the clerk notified the police of the incident. Yes, that's how law abiding citizens act sometimes. The police then rushed right over because, you know, police in big cities are usually free to rush over to check fake $20s from people who have already left the scene. Happens all the time.
Yes, when they're already being jackbooted thugs over illegal lockdown orders, why not?
Imagine their good fortune to find George still standing there. That’s what most people do after being caught with a counterfeit bill, right? Just walk outside and stand there.
I covered this above. Repeating it doesn't make it any more credible.
I find it odd that these two men, Derek (the officer) and George, may have known each other well. They used to work together for 17 years, apparently.
Apparently, you're ignorant. George spent more than half of that time in Houston, and some of it in jail. The two of them at that moment both worked at the same establishment on different shifts and may or may not have known each other. From Wiki: She said Chauvin had worked there for 17 years, while Floyd had worked at about a dozen events. She said it was not clear if they knew each other but that she did not believe so. Santamaria said Chauvin at times had used overly aggressive tactics that led her to speak to him. But everything from here on is based on a false statement.
I find it odd that the cop had his hands in his pockets while he put his knee on his friend's throat. Very odd.
You've obviously never seen a bully before, and there's no evidence of friendship. Also, his hands are by his side, wearing gloves that match his pants. Also, two other cops are holding George down.
I find it odd that they did not just put him in the back seat of the cop car. They were literally standing right next to the door.
That's because you're assuming rational, decent behavior on the part of a cop. Reading any day's news in the last three decades should disabuse you of that myth. A narcissistic sociopath acts like that, and that's pretty much the ideal cop for current hiring criteria.
I find it odd that a man who couldn’t get air was able to yell out repeatedly for a very long period of time, and did not struggle to live. Why didn't he call for help with all those people standing around filming him? He just laid there and passively "died."
He did try to yell for help. People who can't get air in can still sometimes get it out. If you disbelieve me, stick your head in a bucket of water. Obviously, if you can make noise, you can still breathe, right? This is where you're demonstrating increasing stupidity based on ridiculous logic from your false statement. Note that the quotes around "died" create a presumption that the OP knows that George isn't really dead.
I find it odd that they just stood there and let people film this.
There's pretty much no way to stop that these days, but since cops can murder you and your family, shriek like the pussies they are that they "Feared for their life" and point out that they were never officially counseled that shooting a dog in a child's arms was wrong, or having sex with a detainee in handcuffs, and walk away because the courts have perverted qualified immunity into plausible deniability, they really don't care.
I find it odd that most of Derek’s weight is on his right knee, the one on the ground, not the left knee on his friend, George.
Once again, the unproven claim of "friend." And a complete lack of comprehension of how human kinetics works. And another false statement, which we pretty much have to call a "lie," because there's obviously enough weight on the neck to depress it flush to the ground--a position a person can't bend into themselves. Also, if someone WERE setting up a staged event, why would they use two people who'd been "friends for 17 years"? Wouldn't that be too obvious, even to the kind of shitheads who believe this kind of stuff? You'd hire two people from different parts of town.
I find it odd the paramedics arrived on scene, approached so nonchalantly, then placed Derek’s very much alive (?) friend, George, into the ambulance without any sign of urgency.
"alive(?) is another lie, where this dishonest piece of shit is trying to persuade us how clever he is by his increasingly unbelievable false statements, half-truths, and flat out lies. There's no evidence the man was responsive. So I guess that doesn't prove he was dead. But he certainly didn't act alive.
I find it odd that Derek’s neighbors never knew he was an officer. They stated they never saw him wearing a uniform coming and going.
Ohhh! Here we go! Why not just use the term "Crisis actor"? Maybe because everyone not a complete shithead knows that's a term used by complete shitheads? Also, which "neighbors"? Or is this "Someone on the internet?" And if we know who his neighbors are, then wouldn't they know what he actually DOES do for a living if he's not a cop?
PS: he's a cop. With a 19 year record including 3 kills, though the first one was probably justified.
I find it VERY odd that a cop started the riots. Thank goodness for an ex who outed him.
I find it very odd that shitheads will believe anything on the internet. The claim was based on some guy having the same color eyes and face mask as some chick's ex. And how credible is ANYONE's ex? No better than 50%.
I find it odd that nearly everyone who was arrested for rioting and looting were from out of state.
I'm not aware that "Everyone" was from out of state. Certainly the news focused on those. But the locals would also find it easier to hide or lie about their business, right?
I find it odd that the National Guard was not brought in earlier, and that they were unable to get these riots under control immediately.
I don't find it odd that a conspiritard shithead has no clue how the Guard works, because 12 hours from go is a pretty fucking impressive response time, and the Guard can't really "Control" a riot without weapons, which require federal orders, which they don't have.
I find it odd that these staged events only happen in Democrat run cities.
And now we're all the way to Full Shithead with the unsupported statement that it was "Staged," based on the oh-so-clever (actually, complete bullshit) statements of our Master Conspiracy Decoder. Or maybe "Mastur" fits better. Though it's true that most violence occurs in high population density locales that tend to be run by Dems. But is the latter cause or effect or both? That's a legit question, but not one this idiot has actually posed or examined.
I find it odd that this "racist" narrative happened shortly after Biden's racist comment last week. I knew they were trying to distract us from something.
Our shithead conspiritard is NOT AT ALL trying to distract us from the fact that more and more cops are bad. And which rcist comment from Biden? He makes one every ten minutes. There was also a previous killing by a former cop. And a chokehold in Mississippi by a black cop on a black suspect. Black people get killed by cops all the time. So do white people. So do dogs.
I find it odd that this happened just as COVID loses traction. Social distancing SUDDENLY flew out the window. Let's hope the masks and fear soon follow.
COVID hasn't lost traction among conspiracy shitheads either, despite killing barely more people than a bad flu year. Most states are still unconstitutionally locked down by their governors, though the courts have ordered a couple open and a couple of others partially.
I find it odd that COVID happened the moment the impeachment failed.
I find it odd that you could be so utterly fucking retarded that you think a real disease could be controlled to such a degree it could be dispersed on a schedule. If that were possible, why wait until now? Why waste it over such bullshit? We could have taken out any number of nations that were troublesome.
Oh, yeah--COVID is in Australia and Bangladesh, too, among other places. That's like "distracting" your neighbors by torching a subdivision.
I find it odd the impeachment happened the moment that Russian hoax failed.
No, plenty of Demorrhoid conspiritard shitheads are still all in on the Russians. They're even blaming the riots on the Russians. You know, if we could get rid of all of you shitheads, the world would be a better place.
Can you see the pattern? That you're a gullible shithead who wants to be clever? How could I miss it? Will you continue to chase the well orchestrated carrots? Hey! I liked that Bugs Bunny cartoon. Or is there something in you that will stop for a minute and look for the truth? As soon as you look for the truth that you're a complete fucking idiot.
This is very interesting. No, it's boring as all shit, because it's the same fucking bullshit every fucking time.
Still a tragedy. The tragedy is that you're breathing air and forcing a tree to work to support you.
- Written by Michael Z Williamson
Right. The governor tells the Adjutant General he wants troops on State orders for riot control. The two have to discuss how many, what units the AG recommends, based on capabilities and location, and then the AG issues orders, WHICH MUST BE WRITTEN UP (from a standard pattern) to make it legal. Then, those orders are disseminated to the unit commanders in question, who must then write subordinate orders for their troops regarding response, etc, and disseminate.
And then they can board vehicles and proceed to the staging area, and then to the area of operations. So, 12 hours is pretty damned good.
Back to the photo. The specific complaint in question is obviously that the weapons are unloaded.
Those are US weapons, not MN weapons, and the state may not arm them in time of peace without federal consent. Nor do most Guard armories have crates of ammo sitting around. They draw ammo for training when they go to the range, or when deployed. They keep a small amount on hand for weapon security, document transport, and MPs doing MP things to secure military perimeters.
The same idiots complaining about this would complain if there was another Kent State. Even if the troops got pelted with rocks first. As happened at Kent State, btw.
It would certainly help if idiots would educate themselves before bleating on Twitter. But if they did, of course, they wouldn't be idiots and wouldn't be on Twitter.
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