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What. Is. The. Point.

Uncle B snagged the last packet of masks from Aldi this afternoon. He thought it might be useful to have them in the car in case we need to do an emergency shop, like gas up.

Behold, the useless gesture!

I take the point that any face covering, no matter how lame, might protect other people from my aerosolized eruptions. If I were sick.

But mostly “your mask protects me and my mask protects you” is the license assholes wanted to abuse strangers in shops. I don’t think this will go as smoothly as they anticipate.

Feh. Off for that bath I didn’t have last night.


Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: July 16, 2020, 8:24 pm

Just for the record, I have absolutely no intention of wearing a muzzle just to placate the Karenosphere. Just because I also carry a first aid kit doesn’t mean I’m going to run anyone over.

Tempting though it might sometimes be…

Comment from Skandia Recluse
Time: July 16, 2020, 10:42 pm

I especially like the occasional public statement from the elite medical experts who tell us that ordinary people really don’t need a mask and that masks really don’t work. All of us ordinary people buying masks make it difficult for the elite medical experts to find sources of supply for the masks they really need since they face constant exposure to the virus while ordinary people don’t.

So don’t wear a mask, save them for the people who really need them.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: July 16, 2020, 10:57 pm

Didn’t you hear, Stoaty? Cleanliness is another example of white supremacy or fragility or something.

Fight the insidious lies of Big Soap!

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 16, 2020, 11:19 pm

@Feynmangroupie – Oh, FG! It’s worse than that. The Smithsonian Institution’s (80% taxpayer funded) National Museum of African American History & Culture has published a guide to understanding “whiteness”. You will be surprised (or not) to hear that these are among quite a list of key attributes that differentiate “whiteness” from “colorness”:

— rugged individualism
— family structure
— scientific method
— work ethic
— aesthetics
— justice
— competition
— communication
— planning for the future
— decision making

Apparently people of colo(u)r are collectivist orphaned unscientific idlers with no sense of aesthetics or justice and who are uncommunicative as they spend their time not making decisions of planning for the future. Who knew?

If you have the stomach for it, start here.

An interesting article on this topic can be found at The Post Millennial.

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: July 16, 2020, 11:29 pm

I wore my black balaclava and dark glasses when I went to Costco yesterday. The mask enforcement bouncer at the door didn’t give it a second glance and I walked right in. There were one or two quizzical looks once inside, but quite a few grins and one thumb up.

Next time it’s not so Florida Summer hot, I’ll also wear my black duster, black broad-brimmed hat, black gloves, and black Teju Lizard boots. Should be interesting.

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: July 16, 2020, 11:38 pm

Uncle Al,

Yeah I’ve seen that. I’ve been obsessively lurking on twitter since the riots protests started. I’ve always been the type who looks away when I pass a wreck on the side of the road, but I haven’t been able to with this particular example of collective road pizza.

Comment from Mitch
Time: July 17, 2020, 12:32 am

I crocheted a neat mask for myself with a crocodile stitch out of a scrumptious alpaca & silk yarn. It’s gotten a few smiles. Then I found my bag of scrap yarn and found a nice wool and cashmere blend and knitted up another one that was a bit more comfortable in shape. It’s great – my breath passes easily and I don’t fog up my glasses. Oh, and you gotta love cashmere.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: July 17, 2020, 1:09 am

Heh – Dr. Falsi seems to think he’s immune to being suddenly unemployed.

I wonder if he’s immune to cultural enrichment as well.

Uncle Al – you have to wonder about anyone who’d find fault with most of the things on that list.
And imagine a society that thinks not having those things makes for a better society and culture.

One would almost think someone was praising “white” culture rather than possibly criticizing it eh? And besides all “white” cultures are the same n’est-ce pas? I mean, what God fearing Englishman wouldn’t really want to be, say, German, or French, or Italian! What American wouldn’t want to be Canadian?
Yankees are identical to Europeans, American Yankees are identical to Southerners! White folks from New York are EXACTLY like white folks from Texas!


We’re all the same, right? Interchangeable! All Whites are alike!

How, how, uh, positively racist!

Comment from Drew458
Time: July 17, 2020, 3:23 am

Durned Yankee, I’ve made that same comment so many times. I think there are about 138 different cultural identities that count as “white”. More if you live in a country that counts any flavor of “asian” (epicanthic fold asian, not the UK’s idea of asian which includes Asia Minor, India, and the sandlands). Because the people in Greenland are culturally, historically, and linguistically identical to people from Armenia or Thailand.

This also shows what a lie white supremacy is. Sorry, real white people don’t even identify as white, much less feel smug about it. We’re Irish, or Poles, or Italians, or Scotts, or Finns, or Danes, or … whatever.

Comment from Jon
Time: July 17, 2020, 4:52 pm

1) Virtue signaling that you want to be within the “in group”
2) Power enforcement, those with power don’t have to wear them except when virtue signaling

See: Reporters who only wear a mask when on video, as soon as it stops they take them off

Comment from Anonymous
Time: July 18, 2020, 11:35 pm

Just got burned for 8 days of FB jail, for reposting about OSHAs opinion of masks. Occupational safety and Health administration arees tha Masks are useless.

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