The Politics (And Religion) Of Maskholism
I can’t fucking take it anymore. I really can’t
Before I go any further, YouTube censors, Karens, and other maskholes, this video makes no comments on the effectiveness of masks (which appears to be next to nothing). It also does not talk about coronavirus, the value or effectiveness of any treatment, or the source or cure of any disease; It also does give medical advice or even opinion.
But fuck, these maskholes who do all of those things, especially berating us over the heads with their opinion and who continue to get away with it, need to crawl back into their holes and leave the rest of us alone.
So, the other day, I get a call from a family member who is staying in one of my condos. They tell me they were out playing pickleball, just the 2 of them, on a deserted court outside the building. Its hot as hell, so they aren’t wearing a mask.
And there is no one around.
But some nosy neighbor with no life of his own, takes the extraordinary effort to take an elevator down to 1 level below the court and then walk up the stairs to the court… To take their picture so that, as the apartment owner, I would get fined for my family member not wearing a chin diaper out in the burning sun while exercising.
I’m not going to lie; the string of expletives that came out of my mouth at that moment would make a sailor's ears bleed.
Because I mean, what the fuck? Why the hell do some people feel compelled to ruin other people's lives over something that doesn’t put anyone at any risk?
To be clear. It was hot. It was sunny, and there was no one in the vicinity.
After I calmed down, I realized that it was all the disease of maskholism.
The author of the Sedevacantist Delusion, John C Pontrello, defines Maskholes as people who
- Wear a mask at all times in public without questioning the mandate, without questioning the efficacy of masks for its prescribed application
- And Think it is their civic duty to enforce mask wearing on human beings.
And while the term has been hijacked to flip the narrative and describe those who prefer not wearing the mask, it doesn’t make any sense in that context. So I choose to ignore them.
Maskholes are part of a specific political and ideological group we'll get into in a second.
I think Maskholism is a real disease that demands deep psychological help before it's too late. And it has nothing to do with the masks themselves. It’s the religious fervor of demanding that others bow down to their beliefs even in cases where not complying with them has zero effect on anyone.
Ie. In your own house. Alone in your car. In a deserted field or beach. Etc.
As I looked into this, I realized that the desired compliance has nothing to do with health or their beliefs that your compliance keeps you or anyone else safe. But your lack of universal compliance, even in cases where it's obvious to everyone it doesn’t matter, put anyone at risk or have anything to do with health, symbolizes you’re not willing to grovel at the idols they’ve built and worship.
And that’s something that mask hole cultists can’t tolerate.
According to the senior editor at The American Conservative, Helen Andrews, “Masks are the new ‘duck and cover drills during the Cold War.”
In other words, a way to make you feel better that you are doing something, regardless of whether you are or aren’t.
But there is much more to be said about masks becoming a symbol during the pandemic. And we’ve known about them for years.
In the 1991 novel, The Plague, one of the characters, a journalist, visits the hospital where plague patients are being kept.
Upon entering, he’s given a mask. When he asks if it's useful, he’s told, “no, but it inspired confidence in others.”
And it's not just in fiction.
According to the New England Journal of Medicine, “It is also clear that masks serve symbolic roles”
“Masks are not only tools, they are also talismans that may help increase health care workers’ perceived sense of safety, well-being, and trust in their hospitals. Although such reactions may not be strictly logical, we are all subject to fear and anxiety, especially during times of crisis. One might argue that fear and anxiety are better countered with data and education than with a marginally beneficial mask, particularly in light of the worldwide mask shortage, but it is difficult to get clinicians to hear this message in the heat of the current crisis.”
In a study entitled, The face mask: How a real protection becomes a psychological symbol during Covid-19? the authors explain that, “'The Mask' has become a byword and a precious possession universally.”
They state that the mask “is perhaps the most powerful psychological symbol for the general public.”
And “it even undermines all other recommended practices of infection control and breaking the transmission chain of Covid-19, like hand washing, personal hygiene, and social distancing.”
So, it's no wonder the mask has become such a powerful psychological symbol of this pandemic.
And its also become one of the most polarizing aspects of living in this current climate.
The problem is, while many of us believe people should have the freedom to use common sense…For example, wearing a mask in crowded indoor areas, but not in a deserted field.
The mask hole cultists believe that a rule is a rule… Regardless of whether or not the rule makes any sense.
And that’s where we come to the politics of maskholism, because while people on both the left and the right political spectrum believe in wearing masks,
Maskholes are almost exclusively found on the political authoritarian left side of the aisle.
Town hall sites 6 reasons for this. All the reasons fit perfectly towards maskholism, so I will the term Leftist in their article with Maskhole…
Number 1, Maskholes love ‘one-size-fits-all’ approaches.
Number 2, Maskholes love to control other people, especially those they disagree with ideologically.
Number 3, Maskholes love big government mandates.
Number 4, Maskholes love to suppress free speech they disagree with, especially if it comes from medical professionals and scientists on the opposite side of their views.
Number 4, Maskholes despise personal freedom.
And number 6, Maskholes hate seeing other people happy when they aren’t
They go on to say that, Maskholes, or should I say, “Leftists are generally miserable people who get twisted pleasure from trying to make the lives of others as sad as their own.”
And that sounds a lot like someone suffering from maskholism to me.
Fortunately, in many places, people are fighting back against maskholism and the government tyranny its victims love so much.
For example, on July 18th the Health Freedom Defense Fund and 2 Florida residents filed a lawsuit asking the United States District Court in Tampa, Florida to strike down the CDC’s nationwide mask mandate for travel.
According to the Renegade Tribune, “Members of Health Freedom Defense Fund feel strongly that they should not, and cannot, be forced to wear masks and that no one should have the power to force another person to cover their airway.”Renegade Tribune
But other places are clamping down harder, implementing new and harsher rules for wearing masks, and encouraging those suffering from maskholism to report their neighbors. They’re even offering rewards for doing so. Not that maskholes need any more incentive.
But that’s one more reason that here at Renegade News, we recommend a backup plan by creating an international identity so you always have the freedom to move and live in the locations that have your best interest at heart.
So, what do you think? Do you think Maskholes are only doing their civic duty and trying to help? Or are they the ones in need of help? Let me know in the comments below.