I learn something new every day.
Today, I learnt that there is a whole online social media scene devoted to ‘Karen bashing’. In case you don’t know what a ‘Karen’ is, or why so many people (including yours truly…) want to bash her, here’s a quick lesson:
I have to say, after I read that (and gorged myself on about 1500 Karen-SocialDistancing-Snitch memes…), it was kind of vindicating to know that other people have also noticed that breed of person who seems to have nothing better to do than feel superior because they are voluntarily suffocating themselves to death by wearing a N95 facemask.
Even in their cars.
Even when they are the only person in their cars.
And the windows are all wound tightly up.
And it’s 100 degrees out there….
Strangely, even with all that ‘protection’ around them, these Karens in their cars still like to fix me with their ‘mega angry’ look, when they see me walking on the road without a facemask. Or walking next to my husband, or a friend, without ‘social distancing’.
Call me prophetic, but they don’t need to speak for me to know what they’re thinking. The words appear virtually above their heads, telegraphed telepathically by the ‘mega angry’ self-righteous look.
How selfish!!!! Breathing fresh air like that!!! And making all those 100 year old people ill, with my germs!!!
My husband keeps bumping up against the Karens on buses (some of whom are even men…), because he’s decided to protest the government tyranny by refusing to wear his mask as much as possible.
Every day, he has a fresh ‘Karen’ story from his trip into work. And before you start having a go at me or him for being so selfish!!! Making all those 100 year old people ill with our germs!!! – please take a look at the following infographic, that I spent all morning putting together.
So, tachlis dear Karen, wearing a face mask for hours not only gives 4/5 of people bad headaches, it also makes them way more susceptible to diseases like heart attacks, strokes and even cancer. Oh, and there is NO SCIENCE that shows that wearing face masks does ANYTHING to stop the transmission of COVID-19.
Sadly, Karens aren’t known for being able to digest new information that contradicts how they see the world, even when you put it in a handy infographic designed for the reading abilities of a 6 year old.
The reason for that is that Karens – more than most people – hate to be wrong.
Oh, and they also lurrrrve bossing other people around in a self-righteous way, and trying to control other people.
I’m in a funny mood today, so I’m going to keep this short.
All this COVID-19 hysteria boils down to a massive lack of emuna. Same as the ‘measles vaccination’ hysteria last year.
(For midda kneged midda watchers, COVID-19 hit those same New York area Jewish communities that were forcibly kicking out unvaccinated kids from schools, and running those families off playgrounds, out of shuls and even out of town really, really hard. I wonder why.)
Anyone who can’t back down from their ‘position’, even when they’re shown to be wrong a million times over; and especially when they’ve done things to hurt other people as a result, has to make some seriously big teshuva.
I’m starting to think this is the whole litmus test, the whole ikker of who will actually get on the geula bus, when it finally arrives.
When I wrote One in a Generation I and II, I was so shocked to realise that just having the facts and information set out clearly for people wasn’t enough to change their minds, about what had really gone on with Rav Berland.
They’d invested so much in slagging him off, and speaking lashon hara about him and his community, that most people simply couldn’t back down from their (totally wrong….) position and admit that they’d made a mistake.
Now, we’re seeing the same thing play out with the fake COVID-19 ‘pandemic’.
All those people who enabled governments all over the world to shut us in our homes for months, wreck the economy and stop people from doing basic things like breathing fresh air unimpeded, because they bought into all the hysteria and fearmongering – you need to admit you were wrong, in order to get the madness to stop.
There are no ‘millions dead’, there are no more dead than there are every single year at this time, just at the end of the annual flu season.
Admit you were wrong, and stop enabling the #coronafascists to strip us of all of our basic human and religious rights.
The problem is, most of these ‘Karens’, who see themselves as the voluntary enforcement arm of the #coronafascists running the world, simply can’t do it. They can’t back down. They can’t admit they were wrong. It’s just not going to happen.
So, we have to make the change on our end, and to totally ignore them, when they start sputtering in indignation when they see kids playing unmasked in the park, or – gasp! – someone wondering around the supermarket without a government-mandated gag.
If you think the masks work, Karen, then why are you so concerned that my germs can affect you? And if you think the masks don’t work, Karen, then why are you so insistent on me wearing one?
Free choice is everyone’s God-given right, and I choose to breathe fresh air as much as possible.
And Karen, THE REAL SCIENCE IS ON MY SIDE.
So please, spare me the lectures and the ‘shocked’, angry indignation.
I know you got brain damaged from wearing your N95 mask day and night, but still.
Take a look at the infographic, do your own research, and ADMIT YOU WERE WRONG.
(I’m not holding my breath.)
The genius Remy came out with another video a couple of days ago, which kind of sums it up. Shmirat Eynayim friendly.
Here’s another PhD, who combed through all the scientific literature and studies on wearing facemasks and respirators (i.e. the N95 mask), to conclude that:
Whatever else is going on, the facemask wearing diktat is NOT based on science, and wearing facemasks for any length of time has been proven – beyond the shadow of a doubt – to be detrimental to health.
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