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Oh, I get it now

Masks are scary, like clowns:

It goes something like this:

The deep state, (whatever that is, I guess we sciencey types are now lumped in with the evil CIA spymasters and FBI agents) are trying to scare people so they can be controlled.

So, to not wear a mask signifies your freedom from the terrormongering of the deep state. That’s why Trump doesn’t wear a mask- to show that he’s not afraid of the deep state.

Ok maybe I don’t get it because the virus is totally still out there and Texas, Florida and Arizona, hardly hotbeds of pinko commie liberalism, are running out of hospital beds. The numbers are there. You can choose to wear a mask or not wear a mask. It’s up to you.

Just be sure to watch your step so you don’t fall off the edge of the world.

Still wondering about this. There are studies that show that conservatives have bigger amygdalas or something so they tend to be more fearful than the average person and their fear of mortality is easier to manipulate for authoritarian politicians.

But what would be the point of activating that fear against an illusory “deep state” while turning it off when it comes to the real threat??

That’s the part I don’t understand. It’s almost guaranteed to make the pandemic worse. What is the end goal here? There’s got to be one.

Oh, wait, I think I get it. If we are all living in a state of terror, the deep state will be condemning us to this narrative and we will all be afraid to… go back to work to make the economy pick up and move on?

So, the deep state wants the economy to grind to a halt? For what purpose?

To make Trump lose?

Wait, wait, wait, it’s all starting to make some sick sense. If we wear masks, we want the deep state to win so that Trump loses. So anyone who wears a mask… is a made of wood and is therefore a witch!! Burn her! Burn her!

Wow, that’s a lot of motivation to untangle to make sure Trump doesn’t get elected. It takes a lot of time and campaign cash to get people to believe that. It’s even weirder when you think that the deep state pushing the mask thing will actually be slowing down the rate of transmission and eventually flattening the curve, as soon as the southern states learn the hard way. Paradoxically, that should speed up the rate at which we can get the economy up and running. So the deep state is vindictively pushing the mask terror narrative to make Trump lose while at the same time encouraging good pandemic hygeine which will improve the economy and also improve Trump’s chances of winning.

You know, if I weren’t so afraid of getting sick, I’d ditch this mask and run around with scissors just to show the deep state who’s boss. I don’t want it to be helping Trump win.

Right??

How about masks make Trump look bad because he didn’t respond to the threat of the virus in time and with enough resources so that the economy died and so did his election chances. That doesn’t rely on the deep state, of whose actions or existence we have no proof. It only relies on past documented history and our own eyes and ears.

The answer is yes, she does sound insane.

5 Responses

  1. Well, I’ve never found clowns scary either….

    I’ve frequently noticed that when I wear a mask to grocery stores and other places, the people who do not wear a mask give me angry looks. It’s always been a mystery to me why they get so furious about somebody else wearing a mask. This video explains a lot about their thought process (or lack thereof).

  2. RD, I have a statistical question for you, or indeed anyone who is familiar with these terms. I was listening to the conference given by Mayor Garcetti. He is an empathic person who means well, but obviously things are not good here regarding the virus spread.

    He was listing a few statistics which he said are promising, though he was not ignoring the bad ones. One he cited was that the rate of infection was down from 1.20 to around 1.06. He described this as the number of people one person with the virus is infecting. But is this not potentially an artifact of a higher number of infected people? If we imagine a group of 100 people who meet once a week, and have no other interactions; and we imagine that 10 of them have the virus, then we test them all in two weeks, and now 30 have it, that is an infection rate of 2.0? And if then in two weeks we see that 60 of them have it, that is an infection rate of 1.0? And if in two more weeks, we see that all of them have the virus, then the infection rate is .67? So the infection rate keeps going down because there are less, in this example, no more people to infect? So the statistic is not really so good, or my example is too small a group to look at it that way?

    • I’m guessing that he means that more people are taking themselves out of the transmission pool, or that’s the way I’m reading it anyway. So, the trend is that one person is infecting one person approximately instead of having a significantly higher transmission rate previously. Yes, it’s still a lot of people. But it’s sort of like China’s one child policy. Eventually, the population of cases will go down because the pandemic response measures are working even if the current number of cases is high.

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