- If the vaccine really works, why do you care if I am not vaccinated or wearing a mask?
- If you are still in danger, then why get the vaccine in the first place?
Anyway, I think this meme captures the mindset perfectly.
Meanwhile we are seeing a great divide among retailers. Right after the new CDC guidance was announced, Trader Joes said you no longer have to wear a mask to shop if you are "fully vaccinated" and they were quickly followed by the Wal-Mart family of stores and Costco. Others like Home Depot are continuing to require masks no matter what. It is a tough place to be as a business, if you drop the mask mandate you will get flack from the screeching mask-Karens who think everyone should wear a mask forever and that the Chinese coronavirus can get them even if they are "vaccinated" and wearing a mask. On the other hand stores that don't drop the mask mandate are going to lose business to places that do. I don't like shopping at Wal-Mart but if I have to choose between shopping at Wal-Mart without a mask and wearing a mask to shop at Meijer, my preferred store? I'll go to Wal-Mart.
If we lived in a sane world, people who wanted to wear a mask could do so and those who choose not to wear a mask could eschew them and we would all be just fine. In case you missed it, we don't live in a sane world.
Then we get this bizarre headline from CBS:
So not wearing masks may encourage "extremists".
W. T. F.
"Ideologically-motivated violent extremists fueled by perceived grievances, false narratives, and conspiracy theories continue to share information online with the intent to incite violence," the bulletin reads.
Friday's threat advisory also warns that violent extremists may seek to exploit eased COVID-19 restrictions across the U.S. "to conduct attacks against a broader range of targets after previous public capacity limits reduced opportunities for lethal attacks."
The bulletin alerts the public to extremists' routine use of social media and online platforms to make claims of "a race war" capitalizing on civil disorder "to engage in violence in furtherance of ideological objectives." The use of encrypted messaging by lone offenders and small violent extremist cells presents a challenge to law enforcement operations, DHS confirmed in the advisory, as offenders aim to obscure operational signals of future acts of violence.
Now if you notice that there is a race war being waged against Whites, a topic I have a draft post in the works regarding, you are going to engage in violence. Of course there is all sorts of racially motivated violence already in America but it is almost entirely black on White, black on Jew, black on Asians....
What exactly would make "violent extremists" more prone to conduct "attacks" because of loosened Covid restrictions? It would seem that normalizing the wearing of masks would have been a great benefit to "extremists", it certainly has made it harder to identify assailants in diverse crime situations.
Kudos to the Department of Homeland Security for consistency, no matter what happens they always stay on message about the phantom menace of "White supremacist domestic terrorism".
More and more people are just done with the Covid crap and not just naturally contrary and suspicious people like me. After more than a year of lockdowns, masks and "flattening the curve", they have had it. Look for a new strain to magically appear to justify locking things back down before the end of summer. The resistance to the Great Reset is proving more intractable than they expected and the coronavirus just isn't as effective as it needs to be at this point.
They are desperate for a new crisis, and I expect the next one to be far more serious and lethal than Covid-19.