By Leo Hohmann
The politicization of facemasks is growing more acute by the day, squeezing non-mask wearers out of stores and offices and casting them aside like collateral damage destined for the societal Dumpster.
We should not be surprised.
Bill Gates informed us early on in the pandemic that we would not be allowed to “return to normal until the entire world is vaccinated.” Adoring news reporters quoted him saying this as though they were talking to God himself.
Now, they are pushing the mask to ensure that their god’s prophecy comes true. No normalcy allowed. The vaccine is not yet ready!
The mask is a sign of fear, submission and obedience to the media-driven hysterical over-reaction to this virus by governments and corporations. This virus is in fact no more deadly than the seasonal flu and far less so in children. This is a very manageable disease, with a recovery rate of 99.7 percent. But, when you see masks everywhere, it’s easy to believe that the country that placed men on the moon just can’t get a handle on this invisible enemy.
If you acquiesce to the mask edicts, that’s fine, it’s your decision. But don’t be naïve and think for one minute that forced masking is not part of a greater agenda that involves forced vaccinations — which Gates called his “Final Solution” to the coronavirus. And if you think this will be just another of the many “normal vaccinations,” you are deceived. Big Pharma has never developed an effective vaccine for a coronavirus [one of which is the common cold].
So not only are they developing something completely new, they are rushing it to market.
It’s clear that the mask shaming is part of a dry run for the coming vaccine, which has been placed on a fast track by President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed.
President Trump assured us the vaccine will not be mandatory.
But that should not be taken seriously by anyone who is awake and watching how mayors, governors and corporations have been acting with the mask.
I live in Georgia, where Gov. Brian Kemp has not mandated masks. And, yet, it is getting seriously difficult to find a grocery store where you can enter mask-free. We non-maskers have been reduced to Dollar General, outdoor markets and fruit stands.
Why is that? The government isn’t forcing this in Georgia, so who is?
What’s happening is another case of our side being outmaneuvered and out organized by the left.
I have been in contact with friends in the grocery-store industry and they tell me they are bombarded daily with calls and in-person complaints from people trying to bully them into requiring masks on every single shopper in their stores.
Our side, those who still believe that our health and our dress-code are personal decisions, is largely silent.
Because conservatives tend to place a higher value on individual liberty, the vast majority of the cry-babies out there calling and vilifying store managers for not mandating masks are Democrats. Those confronting non-mask wearers in store aisles and berating them are mostly Democrats. That’s because Democrats are collectivists. They don’t see people as individuals created in the image of God and capable of making their own decisions.
Conservatives, even those who wear masks, most likely do not wish to make it a crime for those who don’t. That’s just the way we are. But the left is always intolerant of opposing opinions and skilled in the use of coercive tactics. Hence, they have mounted a Twitter campaign to shame any company not requiring masks while bombarding these companies with high-pressure calls, emails and in-person visits, some threatening to sue if the company doesn’t bow to their demands.
The entire thrust of the Democrats and their media lackeys is to create enough panic so that governors will reverse course and lock their citizens back down in their homes, so they can collapse the economy ahead of the Nov. 3 election and blame the carnage on Trump. Everyone knows this. So why are we aiding their program of fomenting false panic by wearing masks?
If we can’t compete with the left on organization, we must honestly assess our options going forward. We can now be denied service based on what we wear and because we refuse to follow the media-led herd. And when the media-led herd is jumping to the dictates of the mad doctor and Bill Gates crony, Anthony Fauci, who has been wrong about every single facet of this virus, then we quickly find ourselves relegated to second-class status.
The only way to survive in Gates’s “new normal” will be to develop a network of service providers who work off the surveillance grid of Big Brother. These will be small mom and pops and sole proprietors. Now is the time to seek them out. Doctors, dentists, meat cutters, fruit growers, small farms selling eggs out of a backyard shed. Many will have to accept cash because hard currency is gradually being phased out in favor of digital dollars. Eventually, we will need to barter after cash is gone.
You can still find a few chains that will allow you into their stores without a mask. Some have started asking as you enter their stores to cover your face, and if you tell them you have a health issue that makes mask-wearing untenable they will let you in. Others, such as Kroger, have announced they will not grant any exceptions. No mask, no service. They will tell you to buy online or stop doing business with them. I’m happy to oblige. Done with Kroger.
None of this is rational, chasing off paying customers who spent hundreds of dollars with companies like Kroger. Influenza has always posed a threat to people in close quarters. Where were the mask requirements for that?
The science behind face coverings and their ability to block the virus is shaky at best. And there is plenty of evidence that long-term, continuous mask wearing is actually harmful to your health, due to oxygen depletion.
In fact, the N-95 masks include a warning that they are not capable of blocking viruses. I happened to have an unopened pack of N-95s from a purchase I made two years ago at Home Depot. I opened it and read the literature. Sure enough, it was there. Number two on the list of five warnings stated: “This respirator does not protect against the risk of contracting disease or infection.” [See scan below]. I’m told many manufacturers have removed this warning in the wake of COVID.
A little common sense should tell us that if N-95 certified masks are not capable of blocking viruses then the cloth masks you see many folks wearing are even less effective.
But when a nation is captivated by a “flood the zone” propaganda campaign [like the one designed in October 2019 at the Event 201 conference hosted in New York by the Gates Foundation, Johns Hopkins University and the World Economic Forum], the facts don’t matter. This over-the-top response to COVID was part of a political agenda carefully planned ahead of time to steamroll everything that gets in its way. The WEF has since come out, on June 3, and admitted that elites are using COVID as a pretext for what it calls the “Great Reset” of national economies, transforming them from capitalism to socialistic sustainable development.
If we don’t push back now, we are guaranteed to be further marginalized once the focus shifts from the mask to the vaccine. Even if we do push back, we must prepare for the real possibility that we will be on the losing side because not enough of our fellow Americans chose to join us in the resistance.
In the 1964 book, None Dare Call it Treason, author John A. Stormer dispels the myth that a free nation like America would never allow itself to be taken over by communism.
“At least 98% of all Americans are opposed to communism. Yet, they watch elected and appointed officials give continual aid and comfort to the enemy – and they do nothing,” Stormer wrote.
Stormer noted that the Marxists within our federal bureaucracies, in the universities, classrooms and churches don’t need to make Americans into communists. All that is needed for them to succeed in transforming America into a communist country is for Americans to “go along” with the relentless push toward that end. [Page 97, None Dare Call it Treason, John A. Stormer, 1964, Liberty Bell Press]
The opposite of going along is to resist. I don’t see much resisting going on right now in America. With each new bizarre story of conservatives being discriminated against, with each new retailer announcing “no mask, no service,” you can hear a collective yawn.
- A Chinese immigrant who came to America as a child and is now a student at New York’s Fordham University, Austin Tong, posted an image to Instagram last month memorializing the 31st anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre by China’s Communist Party. The university put Tong on probation, banned him from campus and is requiring him to undergo sensitivity training, WND reports.
- Cisco Systems fired scores of employees who spoke critically of Black Lives Matter during a company-wide online meeting, Zero Hedge reported.
- American corporations are rushing to subject their employees to “racial justice” seminars in which they are forced to acknowledge their “whiteness” and “implicit bias,” essentially admitting they are racists.
- The city of Seattle, in its drive to defund police by 50 percent, is considering firing only white officers, WND reports.
We have already been given glimpses of what the new Amerika will look like:
A place where human life is reduced to that of a nameless, faceless, mask-wearing number and people get fired or discriminated against based on the color of their skin. Stand here. Don’t stand there. Don’t ask questions. Do as you are told or face the wrath of the mob!
A place where everyone’s life runs on some version of auto pilot. No one dares to ask who is in charge of steering the ship because to do so might mean losing your job. Those who insist on thinking for themselves, on asking questions, on calling out the lies and double standards, on denouncing the snitchlines and mandates, are singled out as the enemy.
This is the spirit of Antichrist closing in around us. Some will let this spirit drown out the spirit of God in their lives. This is what Jesus was referring to when He said in the last days, because of the extreme violence and lawlessness, “the love of many will grow cold.”
Remember, the Antichrist doesn’t need your conversion. He only needs your obedience.
The pressure to conform is UN-American and comes from the top down, starting with the United Nations and filtering into every level of government and the dominant corporations.
There is a precient line in the 1960s British TV series, The Prisoner, that states: “You only have so much time to give them what they want, before they take it from you.” (The Arrival, Episode I, The Prisoner)
You can only resist for so long before you realize you have been check-mated. In the end you become either a criminal or a mental patient. That’s what happened to dissidents in the old Soviet Union.
First they erase your national history, vandalize and burn the churches.
A nation that loses touch with its past is unable to calibrate its present or its future. They are left confused, dazed, divided, demoralized and without a coherent strategy to fight back.
The model for Gates, Fauci, Soros, Buffet, Bezos, Zuckerburg, the Rockefellers and the rest of the technocrats is a Chinese-style total surveillance state. In their ideal world, your ability to function in society will be determined by a “social scoring” standard defining your value as a human being based on how obedient you are to the prevailing social norms. Any attitudes, values, beliefs or opinions not on the approved list will be labeled as hate speech.
Those guilty of thought crimes will not be allowed to work, buy or sell in the new Antichrist system being created by hardcore Marxists and technocrats in our government, churches, schools and corporate boardrooms.
It is all coming into focus now, compliments of the forced masking of America. If you can’t see it, you’re just not paying attention.
Those of us who are guilty of wrongthink will not be allowed into any stores, will be denied treatment at government or corporate-owned healthcare facilities, won’t be allowed to board a plane or enter any large-venue sporting event, meeting hall, etc. You will effectively become a non-person without a certified digital certificate proving you’ve been vaccinated. No vaccine, no service. Bill Gates said this. Everything else he has said about not returning to “normal” has been accurate. I think it’s time we started taking him seriously.
This transformation of American society into a lockdown surveillance state will be fast-tracked under Joe Biden, should he win on Nov. 3. If Trump wins, we will have no walk in the park, because the left still controls the bureaucracy, the schools, the universities, most big-city police departments and prosecutor’s offices, the media and the majority of churches. The extent of this control has all been exposed over the last five months. Every one of these institutions has fallen in line with the left’s dictates, and those who refused have been called murderers and selfish haters.
In my book, Stealth Invasion, I quoted Obama aide Cecelia Munoz in a news conference saying that her job as domestic policy advisor was to ensure that Obama’s policies were embedded “into the DNA” of every federal agency, so they would live on long after she and her boss were gone from the White House. We can see now, nearly four years after Obama’s exit, that most of the federal bureaucrats answer to him, not Trump.
The crackdown on free speech since the arrival of COVID greatly intensified. This virus has been weaponized against the First Amendment. After it is extinguished, they will work on abolishing the Second Amendment.
No one can any longer claim that “oh this is America, and Americans will never stand for that.”
They already have.
Our only true place of refuge is in Jesus Christ, who surely is watching all of this and getting his army of holy angels ready to sound the final trumpet call, at which time He will descend from the clouds with a flash of lightning from east to west. Every knee will bow, not to Black Lives Matter or any billionaire technocrat, but to the King of the Universe.
Leo Hohmann is an independent freelance journalist and author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion.” If you appreciate these articles, please consider a donation of any size to support our continued work on the front lines of the culture wars.