Tuesday, September 14, 2021

"The Masking of the Servant Class"

Even with all of this deceit and manipulation [surrounding masks], there is something uniquely disturbing — creepy even — about becoming accustomed to seeing political and cultural elites wallowing in luxury without masks, while those paid small wages to serve them in various ways are forced to keep cloth over their faces. It is a powerful symbol of the growing rot at the core of America's cultural and social balkanization: a maskless elite attended to by a permanently faceless servant class.

Not only was this obvious at last night's decadent (in worst meaning of the term) Met Gala, it was in evidence during Saturday's September 11 commemorations and, before, at former President Obama's birthday party.

I agree with Glenn Greenwald that this is a particularly ugly trend among America's intellgensia. Glenn's piece (green link) is well worth reading. 

Addition, 9/20: Last night Emmy Awards. And, yes, LA has a ordinance requiring masks.

Four hundred miles away, the mayor of San Francisco this past weekend partied in close quarters without a mask even though she ordered a mask mandate for these venues!  See photo; no one is wearing a mask.
A science policy expert recently wrote about the politicization of masks. Roger correctly cited conflicting, unscientific statements by Dr. Fauci and others as contributing to the problem. True. I also believe the politicians and "intelligentsia" who ignore -- without penalty -- masking orders; while making those that serve them comply, will continue to cause politicization far into the future. 

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