The Muzzle Is a Badge of Subservience and Submission
"Anyone who dons it publicly is agreeing to the Government’s crazy assessment of the level of danger"
In the name of Covid, the State has already thrust itself into every corner of our existence.
It has come between husbands and wives at the ends of their lives. It has forbidden the old to embrace their grandchildren.
It has denied us funerals and weddings, locked the churches, silenced the ancient monastic music of cathedral choirs and prevented the free worship of God for the first time in 800 years, and banned us (unless we are Left-wing) from holding or attending public meetings.
It has ordered us to stay at home, scolded or fined us for sunbathing, going on country rambles or even entering our front gardens.
It has forced millions of us to stop working, sabotaged the educations – at school and university – of untold numbers of young people and has become our boss and paymaster in the biggest state takeover of life and work ever attempted by non-Communists. [Probably even bigger than that.]
Soon we will discover that it has also wrecked an already wobbly economy and separated untold numbers of us from jobs and businesses we thought were safe. Soon, too, it will also separate us from our savings, through punishing tax and savage inflation, to pay for the disaster it has caused.
Now it presumes to tell us what to wear. And what it wants us to wear is a soggy cloth muzzle, a face-nappy that turns its wearer from a normal human into a mumbling, mouthless submissive.
And this, it seems, is popular. Is there nothing the modern British people will not put up with? Britain’s muzzle consumption is now so high that six months from now there will be reports of dolphins and whales floundering about in an ocean made sticky by millions of gallons of hand-sanitiser, as they choke on congealed clumps of used muzzles.
These items are set to become the new plastic bags. Why is this frenzy taking place?
Here is a clue. On July 12, Deborah Cohen, the medical correspondent of BBC2’s Newsnight, revealed an astonishing thing. The World Health Organisation (WHO) had reversed its advice on face masks, from ‘don’t wear them’ to ‘do wear them’.
But the key fact was that it had not done so because of scientific information – the evidence had not backed the wearing of face coverings – but because of political lobbying.
She revealed on Twitter that: ‘We had been told by various sources [that the] WHO committee reviewing the evidence had not backed masks but they recommended them due to political lobbying.’ She said the BBC had then put this to the WHO, which did not deny it.
In March, the WHO had said: ‘There is currently no evidence that wearing a mask (whether medical or other types) by healthy persons in the wider community setting, including universal community masking, can protect them from infection with respiratory viruses, including Covid-19.’
The American TV news channel CNN reported on March 31 that Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO health emergencies programme, had said at a briefing in Geneva: ‘There is no specific evidence to suggest that the wearing of masks by the mass population has any potential benefit.
‘In fact, there’s some evidence to suggest the opposite in the misuse of wearing a mask properly or fitting it properly.’
A few weeks ago, the WHO changed its advice to say it ‘advises that governments should encourage the general public to wear masks where there is widespread transmission and physical distancing is difficult, such as on public transport, in shops or in other confined or crowded environments.’
Earlier that same month, England’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, had said that wearing face masks would do little to combat the outbreak.
While noting that if someone was infected, they might reduce the danger of spreading the disease by covering their faces, Prof Whitty said wearing a face mask had almost no effect on reducing the risk of contracting the illness.
He stated: ‘In terms of wearing a mask, our advice is clear: that wearing a mask if you don’t have an infection reduces the risk almost not at all. So we do not advise that.’
Also in March, the Advertising Standards Authority banned two firms’ advertisements for masks, saying that the adverts were ‘misleading, irresponsible and likely to cause fear without justifiable reason’.
At about the same time, Dr Jenny Harries, a Deputy Chief Medical Officer, warned that people could be putting themselves more at risk from contracting Covid by wearing muzzles. She said masks could ‘actually trap the virus’, and cause the person wearing it to breathe it in. She explained: ‘For the average member of the public walking down a street, it is not a good idea.’
On April 3, the other Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, said he did not believe healthy people wearing them would reduce the spread of the disease in the UK.
The British Government has also zig-zagged. As recently as June 24, in a series of official pamphlets for reopening shops and services, the Department for Business and Enterprise said repeatedly: ‘The evidence of the benefit of using a face covering to protect others is weak and the effect is likely to be small.’
This was true at the time and it is still true. The evidence is indeed weak. There is plenty of research showing that the case for muzzles is poor, especially a survey done for the dental profession four years ago, which quietly vanished from the internet after mask opponents began to cite it.
The scientific papers in favour of muzzling are full of weak, hesitant words such as ‘probably, ‘could’ and ‘may’ – which can equally well be expressed as ‘probably not’, ‘could not’ or ‘may not’.
There has not been any great discovery in the past few days.
Generally, the main way of discovering if something works is the Randomised Control Trial (RCT), in which the proposed treatment or method is tested directly and thoroughly.
This hasn’t been done with muzzles, probably because it would be a bit difficult and possibly because muzzle zealots fear the results would not help their case.
Amazingly, the chief spokesman for science in this country, who should surely support proper rigour, has dismissed such RCTs.
Venki Ramakrishnan, president of the Royal Society, sneered at ‘inappropriate’ RCTs as ‘methodological fetishism’. He did this while advocating more compulsory muzzle-wearing when he appeared on Radio 4’s Today programme on July 7 – as the political lobbying for muzzles intensified.
All that has changed is the politics. Why are they changing? Interestingly, Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s muzzle edict was the first action by the London Government which actually copied a move made by Nicola Sturgeon’s extremely Left-wing Edinburgh administration.
There are many signs that it has not been thought through, at least by scientists.
Why are we more likely to spread Covid in a shop than we are to do so in a pub or restaurant? The question cannot be answered.
What evidence there is certainly suggests that the risk of transmission is greater if we linger longer, but the Government does not dare close down the catering trade again, because it would be wildly unpopular and because these businesses are on the point of bankruptcy – and such an action would shut them.
The truth is that the muzzle policy is all about power and fear.
The Government began its wild, disproportionate shutdown of the country by spreading fear of a devastating plague that would destroy the NHS and kill untold thousands.
Now, as many people find that Covid-19 is, in fact, nothing of the kind, new ways have to be found to keep up the alarm levels.
One was exposed on Friday by the superb scientists of the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. Puzzled by the way that Covid death figures in England continued to pour in, while they had all but ceased in Scotland, they looked at the figures from Public Health England (PHE).
And they found, in their own devastating words ‘It seems that PHE regularly looks for people on the NHS database who have ever tested positive, and simply checks to see if they are still alive or not.
‘PHE does not appear to consider how long ago the Covid test result was, nor whether the person has been successfully treated in hospital and discharged to the community. Anyone who has tested Covid positive but subsequently died at a later date of any cause will be included on the PHE Covid death figures.
‘By this PHE definition, no one with Covid in England is allowed to ever recover from their illness. A patient who has tested positive, but been successfully treated and discharged from hospital, will still be counted as a Covid death even if they had a heart attack or were run over by a bus three months later.’
This problem would be avoided by having a simple cut-off, where those who tested positive more than 28 days ago were no longer counted as Covid deaths. Scotland does this. That is why its figures are lower.
Findings are now also pouring in which suggest that a horribly high number of the excess deaths during the last few months were not caused by Covid, but by people failing to seek treatment for heart attacks, strokes and cancer.
Despite the propagandists of the BBC, which has tried as hard as it can never to mention the legions of dissenting scientists who dispute the Government’s policy, people are beginning to wonder, in increasing numbers, if they might have been taken for a ride.
This Government has no great authority. It is a Cabinet of undistinguished, inexperienced unknowns, headed by an exhausted and empty Prime Minister whose sparkle, such as it was, is fast fading.
In a few weeks’ time, the Government faces the onset of what may be the worst economic crisis since 1929. It needs to keep the fear levels up to maintain its authority.
One way of doing this is the ceaseless promotion of an alleged ‘second wave’ of Covid, for which there is no evidence.
Another is to undertake a ferocious testing policy. This is now happening in Leicester where testers go from door to door to discover people who are ‘infected’ with Covid, even if they have no symptoms (which is usually the case) and are perfectly healthy. Then they can raise the alarm and close down the city.
But muzzling the populace is even better. People such as me, who think Ministers’ response to the virus is wildly out of proportion, have until now been able to live amid the propaganda, trying to stay sane.
But the muzzle is a badge of subservience and submission. Anyone who dons it publicly is agreeing to the Government’s crazy assessment of the level of danger.
Societies in which citizens are discouraged from speaking out against the regime, as this has become, are pretty disgraceful. But countries where the citizens are compelled to endorse the opinion of the state are a serious step further down the path to totalitarianism.
It is even worse than that.
Look at the muzzled multitudes, their wide eyes peering out anxiously from above the hideous gag which obscures half their faces and turns them from normal human beings into mouthless, obedient submissives.
The psychological effect of these garments, on those who wear them, is huge.
And it also has another nasty result for society as a whole.
Dissenters, who prefer not to muzzle themselves, are made to stand out from the surrendered majority, who then become quite keen on pressuring the non-conformists to do as they are told, and on informing against them.
I predicted the same outcome during the House Arrest period in April, and was mocked for it, but it came true.
When all this began, I felt fear. But it was not fear of the disease, which was clearly overstated from the start.
It was fear of exactly what is happening to us, the final closing down of centuries of human liberty and the transformation of one of the freest countries on Earth into a regimented, conformist society, under perpetual surveillance, in which a subservient people scurries about beneath the stern gaze of authority.
It is my view that, if you don that muzzle, you are giving your assent to that change.
Source: The Daily Mail
Who do we believe? A connedspiracy article written by a complete moron who has NO training in virology, epidemics, pathology or medicine, or the trained professional experts who tell us that wearing a mask will help reduce the pandemic?
Well, this is a no-brainer, even for the idiots that hang out here. The idiots will believe the moron and ignore the actual experts, clinging to stupid connedspiracies and idiocy like they always do – and perpetuate the pandemic. See, they’re not too bright, and they don’t recognize when someone is even trying to help them. And they don’t care about other people either, who gets sick, who dies, how lives and families are disrupted and destroyed. They are among the most selfish people on the planet, and consider themselves a privileged class and even smart. Which they are not, they are grossly uninformed, self-righteous, ignorant idiots.
The idiotic “debate” over wearing a mask should be over (long ago), but it’s not because of asinine propaganda like this article keeps circulating.
If masks didn’t work – doctors, nurses and health care professionals treating COVID-19 positive patients would not be wearing them for long hours every day, month after month, and still not getting ill themselves.
It’s bloody obvious who is telling the truth here, not some moron with a crappy website column. But go on – tell yourselves that you know MORE then the health experts and that YOU won’t get sick or pass this to your spouse or children or parents and that YOU can afford the sky-high medical bills if you wind up in the hospital.
Non-mask wearers should be DENIED treatment, hospital beds and professional health care, since they deride these men and women who are risking their lives DAILY to help stop the spread and treating the dead and dying.
You stupid morons are fools beyond belief and the REASON why the pandemic is now raging out of control. I only wish the virus was selective and targeted the idiots and then we would all be done with you, but as it is, we must suffer along with you as you all become Typhoid Mary’s and spread the contagion through your rabid ignorance and selfishness.
Hopefully, they will pass laws soon to have you fools arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned with other positive COVID patients just like yourselves where you can brag about not wearing a mask to each other as others just like you start to die off. A COVID colony of toxic idiots sounds just about right to me.
The only moron is you.
Iof course heart attacks, and strokes all but disapeared in the usa according to the ny times.
and many have witnessed long slow cancer deaths being put down to the fakedemic.
· 14 July ·
sind die Grippe Viren hin? Während in den letzten Jahren im Schnitt
über 20.000 Menschen an der Grippe gestorben sind, sind es dieses Jahr
laut offiziellen Meldungen des RKI aktuell 434.
bleibt festzuhalten, bei den über 20.000 Grippe-Toten gab es KEINEN
Lockdown, und wir reden von über 20.000 Toten trotz vorhandener Impfung!
Und die Impfung ist schließlich DAS Mittel zur Pandemiebekämpfung 😉
Genial von der Natur, da wir aktuell eine Corona Pandemie haben, halten sich die Influenza Viren aus Rücksicht zurück?!
Oder zählen diese bei Corona/CoViD-19 mit, weil der PCR-Test
möglicherweise nicht spezifisch genug in der Unterscheidung der
unterschiedlichen Virengruppen ist?
Laut offiziellen Berichten gab es die letzten Jahre bereits Corona-Grippe-Viren.
Ist es möglich, dass diese lediglich weniger medial Aufmerksamkeit bekamen, daher nannte man es einfach Grippe?
Wo liegt unser Denkfehler, wir sind wirklich offen und dankbar für sachdienliche Hinweise.
did the flu virus go? While on average over 20.000 people have died
from flu in recent years, this year, according to official reports from
the RKI, it is currently 434.
First, it’s worth holding on,
there was NO lockdown for the over 20.000 flu dead, and we’re talking
about over 20.000 dead despite existing vaccination!
And the vaccination is finally THE remedy for pandemic control 😉
Brilliant by nature, since we currently have a Corona pandemic, influenza viruses are holding back out of consideration?!
Or do they count in Corona / CoViD-19 because the PCR test may not be
specific enough to distinguish the different virus groups?
According to official reports, corona flu virus has already existed for the past few years.
Is it possible that these only got less media attention, so it was simply called the flu?
Where is our mistake of thinking, we are truly open and grateful for relevant hints.
Hint, Hint, Jewronavirus=Shekels.
Oy Vey, Oy Vey, my dear, the Jewboys have already made over two trillion from the Jewronavirus, is that childish, my dear? Keep wearing the Jewish gag face diaper, that will shut you up. Shekels here, Shekels there, Shekels Shekels everywhere. Oy Vey!!!
you give us fakedemic aware people a bad name.
Someone needs to put a bounty on Gates head Soros head Rockefellers heads Rothschilds heads and all the other Elitist’s..
Trouble is they are:”Der Jude Uber Alles.,” with the possible exception of Bill Gates, who is obviously a Shabbos Goi traitor on the Jew payroll who is controlled and manipulated by the Jews who pull the strings behind the scene.
I WILL NOT SUBMIT
And the Jew will get even richer.
Shekels, Shekels and more Shekels, my dear.
Write slogans on your mask such as Slave, sheeple, placebo…it’s my own form of protest. You wont beat the AI but you can use it for subversion.
The U.S. has a Constitution-free zone within about 100 miles of every border in which your civil rights count for dung. In the zone, the government can seize belongings like cell phones and lap tops and do as they please with them. I am not sure they even have to return it.
Shekels, Shekels and more Shekels for the Jewboys, and the gag face diaper for the dumb Goyim (Jew speak for cattle.)
When will people wake up to the criminal cult running/sabotaging the Western governments?
This is pure anti-Semitism.
And you’re obviously a GOOD PERSON, speaking from a position of higher moral authority, no less. Or could you just merely be a virtue signaling, impertinent little twit seeking attention? hmmm…..
Amy Harlibstein: This is pure anti-Gentilsm from the Chosenites.
LOL. Clearly no glass ceiling for women in the “Captain Obvious” department….
Do tell, how did you arrive at such insight?
Then you can explain what Ben Stein said about Hollyweird and how the Nakba never happened or that Jews are actually UNDER-represented in the ranks of the big money fuckstains who wreck economies and millions of lives for profit……
why do you have o make that misogynistic though?
LOL. have you tried fentanyl, you walking tapeworm? Do so, soon, and make it a triple.
what are you trying to achieve?
You will die just as alone, miserable and unloved as you are now.
LOL. GFYS, sh*tstain.
As I said.
Your tears taste ever so bitter and tasty.
Now BLOCKED, hahaha!
it is! and it discredits us as a ”group” who sees through this thing.
OY Vey, the Tribe has spoken.
Amy Harlibstein: This is pure anti-Gentilsm by the Chosenites.
Adorno demonstrated that amerikans during the WWII era were more anti-semitic than ordinary Germans
And the Poles even more.
And the Jews even more than the Poles.
Agree with the author 110 pct.
In the USA where I live beginning next week every food market is requiring masks and it’s not the government,,, it’s the corporations and the shops. Short of shooting our way in and out what does this author suggest? Order online and get every out of date product they have, Starve?
Go to the article and read the comments. People are indeed sheep.
Every comment I saw supported Hitchens’ position. May be a time of day issue.
There are some that are still not enforcing them and those are the ones I shop at…
get an exemption eistein
Learn about the exceptions and the various protections you have (Constitutional, Civil, Disability, etc.). Print them out and highlight them. Read stores’ Accessibility policies, and print them out and bring them to the stores. Record your interactions. Speak to managers. Spread your experiences on social media. Being serviced at the curb like a leper is not a real accommodation as it’s not equal to the experience of shopping yourself.
indeed, though here in europe it’s at least somewhat government pushed, in some places there are fines, on public transport for instance.
probably a social experiment by various oligarchies seeking to comprehend the competencies and passivity of the masses…..”the wolf cares not how many the sheep there may be”. Virgil
It is amazing how the masses sheepishly obey meaningless decrees. Those enforcing must equally amazed how easily these people will obey without question.