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(The Daily Beast)   How did the issue of wearing masks become our most idiotic culture war?   (thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2020-06-25 7:38:23 AM  
For most of the world, no problem. For USA, the freak flag flies.
 
2020-06-25 7:40:40 AM  
I guess introductions are in order.

Writer, meet Trump.

Trump say hello to article writer.
 
2020-06-25 7:43:01 AM  
I hope that not wearing them kills off most Trumpers.
 
2020-06-25 7:43:59 AM  
Because one party has been taken over by five year olds screaming, "YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME!"
 
2020-06-25 7:59:04 AM  
Two words: Fox News.
 
2020-06-25 8:11:13 AM  
Because the culture war's commander in chief is an idiot.
 
2020-06-25 8:17:08 AM  

FlashHarry: Two words: Fox News.


Two more words: Donald Trump!
 
2020-06-25 8:21:56 AM  

growinthings: FlashHarry: Two words: Fox News.

Two more words: Donald Trump!


Uumm, please use the proper form, Trump*.

The most important part of getting up is 
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2020-06-25 8:31:49 AM  
It's not a war; it's a slaughter. The farmers raised their idiots and now they're just empty husks being tossed aside. The farmers got their grift and don't care what happens to the braying sheep any longer so long as they don't trample the farmers. Biden will get elected and make the soil fertile again, but then Fox News will start raising the next flock to be led to slaughter.
 
2020-06-25 10:09:27 AM  
Mainly because Trump voters are farking morons.
 
2020-06-25 10:11:27 AM  
According to some Farker yesterday in a related thread, we just aren't trying to understand these irrational and self-centered pricks enough.  We need to better understand their irresponsibility and maddening opposition to doing anything that helps their fellow Americans.
 
2020-06-25 10:43:18 AM  
I'm sure the large percentage of black and Hispanic people around here who don't wear masks are big time Trumpers.  If so, Biden is kinda screwed.
 
2020-06-25 10:44:08 AM  

FlashHarry: Two words: Fox News.


While this is reasonably true, who was the Fox News of a century ago when the "anti-mask league" was spreading the same nonsense?  Hearst?

/"The Flu" was the only historical event I remember my grandparents talking about
//they certainly never whinged 50+ years later about having to wear masks
///then again, both lost family members...
 
2020-06-25 10:47:34 AM  
Well, it's a constant battle for the Most Idiotic title.
 
2020-06-25 10:52:55 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: Herpy derpy durr, derpy derpy durr.


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2020-06-25 10:56:42 AM  
It's because the conservative agenda is to kill as many Americans as possible.
 
2020-06-25 11:06:33 AM  
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2020-06-25 11:26:58 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: I'm sure the large percentage of black and Hispanic people around here who don't wear masks are big time Trumpers.  If so, Biden is kinda screwed.


Yeah...whatabout that?
 
2020-06-25 11:34:09 AM  
Idiots, of course.
 
2020-06-25 11:47:41 AM  
Mask refusal in a nutshell:

Us: "We wear a mask to protect *you* from us having the virus."

Them: "Then we don't have to wear one. We don't care if/where you get it as long as you're not giving it to us."
 
2020-06-25 11:50:03 AM  
I wear a mask, Trumpers laugh at me.
Trumpers don't wear a mask, they die.

The End

 
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2020-06-25 12:00:16 PM  

edmo: I wear a mask, Trumpers laugh at me.
Trumpers don't wear a mask, they die.

The End


Or, more likely, they spew their virus-laden saliva droplets freely into the air for a few days, then get sick.
 
2020-06-25 12:21:31 PM  
Americans in general are a vain and narcissistic bunch.
It predates Fox News and Trump by a long shot (though, neither one of those is helpful).

We've also all been conditioned by a century of advertising to believe that each one of us is a special snowflake that needs to buy product X to stand out from the other snowflakes (half of whom use product Y, but the other half also use product X).

Hence we are all still the self-conscious middle-schoolers in our minds that we were in our youth.
Add in Facebook "groups" and other such nonsense, and here we are.
 
2020-06-25 12:41:59 PM  
I thought  this article would trace who has been pushing the abti-mask propaganda. A big source is Trump but like always he doesn't give reasons.

I wouldn't be surprised if Russia has been amplifying this for their destabilization goals.
 
2020-06-25 1:35:03 PM  

Diogenes: TheGreatGazoo: I'm sure the large percentage of black and Hispanic people around here who don't wear masks are big time Trumpers.  If so, Biden is kinda screwed.

Yeah...whatabout that?


Because it's not just a Trump thing, so just going "durrr, it's just Trumpers" is missing a big portion of the problem, particularly with black people statistically getting hammered by the virus much harder than everyone else.  It's like blaming Trump for the anti vax people when have of the anti vaxxers are using chackras or some other nonsense to tell them not take vaccines.

The other day I saw a Muslim family walking around.  The men/boys were wearing masks and the women/girls weren't.  I get that the women are 4th class citizens worthy of getting sick but then when they do get it they spread it around at home.

I'm fairly onery, but I still wear a mask when I'm in crowds or in stores.
 
2020-06-25 2:30:45 PM  

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Wait, Doge is a redhat now?

Much sad.
 
2020-06-25 5:19:13 PM  
Well, it comes down to the fact there's a lot of Karens and Dicks who like being able to tell people what to do on a day-to-day, person-to-person basis.

But in the past century, we've been narrowing the field of their victims (nope, not the women, nope, not people of colour, nope, not anyone in the LGBTQ2S community, nope, not immigrants, etc.). It's not necessarily all hate related, it's just some of them get off on this power dynamic of spotting a person they perceive to be of lesser social ranking, then bully them. The "Karens and Dicks" who get moist from this behavior are instead getting disappointed they can't tell people to STOP LIKING WHAT I DON'T LIKE.

The best thing is to say "No" and watch these people flip out - "What? You're not listening to my wonderful opinion?" No, Karen. We're either leaving or showing you the door. No, Dick...it's not censorship - only the government can do that. The rest of us just think you're an asshole, and we're now finding the vocabulary and strength to stand up and say that. Free speech is a myth - it's more "speech with responsibilities" and if we don't like what you're saying, we don't have to listen to it.

/eh, but what do I know?
//and it's not like you have to listen to me
///I think I'll go nap
 
2020-06-25 5:23:16 PM  
I am liberal and I am in favor of wearing masks during a pandemic.

That was literally the problem.

So I would like to take this moment to say I am also on favor of you wiping your ass after you shiat. It also grinds my liberal gears when people don't punch them in the face at every opportunity. Oh and I hate guns so nothing would upset me more and make me cry buckets of sweet liberal pussy tears if you didn't point your gun to your farking head and blow it off.
 
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