I said from the very start that once We Duh Sheeple accepted The Mask Of Submission, we’d never be rid of the blasted bacteria-traps. Bad Cat examines why I was right, and how it came to pass that the MOS would blight American lives and liberty forever.
of masks and masquarades
how pushing the idea of “duty” onto others engenders rage and helplessness
i think it’s always going to be with us. the damage was too deep and there is a certain sort of person who is just never going to let it go.
because this was their happy place.
i think the mask-querade really came down to one potent messaging mantra repeated endlessly until it broke brains and shunted aside critical faculties thereby becoming endlessly integrated into medical mythology:
“your mask protects me.”
“your mask protects me” was made up science but it was phenomenal propaganda.
this pseudo-moralistic psyop probably cannot ever be cured among the anxious and authority craving. it was just too perfect.
this pervasive propaganda essentially reframed the issue of wearing masks from being a “choice” into being a “duty.” that’s powerful stuff.
that’s how you take away the perception of freedom to act.
it’s also how you give everyone who complies permission to attack those who do not comply.
“why are you threatening me!”
it turns your aspirations toward autonomy into perceived assault on/by others. in this, it represents the perfect way to pit society against itself and turn it into its own self-policing tyranny.
those who comply are instantly furious with any who do not. “i’m caring for you, why won’t you care for me!?!” is permission to act beastly while cloaked in purported virtue. and that’s impossibly seductive stuff for the addled, anxious, and angry.
truly, it was an astonishing piece of messaging.
El Gatio goes on at length from there to apply this analytical framework to sundry other psychological-warfare campaigns, notably including the ongoing “misgendering me/denying me unrestricted sexual access to your children/refusing to honor my choice of pronouns is GENOCIDE” overhype-extravaganza. It’s rich, heady stuff indeed, of which you should definitely read the all. In fact, I thought highly enough of it that I’m gonna try to figure out how Substack’s “Cross post” option works, and make good use of it if I can get it straight.
Update! SUCCESS! The cross-post thingamabobber works like a charm. Nobody ever believes me when I tell ‘em so, but I’m a damned genius, I am. A-HENH!