Will the mask mandate for air travel end? ⋆ Brownstone Institute

Will the mask mandate for air travel end?  ⋆ Brownstone Institute

Like those horses in Yellowstone who simply refuse to be ridden, I’d like to think that I’ve never, ever “broken” the habit of wearing a mask. It’s still awful. It’s always uncomfortable. Every moment I’m forced to wear one of these devices is a moment of completely unnecessary suffering imposed by power-hungry hypochondriac tyrants whose main goal is to make people miserable for as long as possible.

Of course, adults and even children get used to masks over time, but those making this argument should remember that prisoners also end up institutionalized. I never got used to wearing a mask, and I WEAR THIS as a badge of honor.

Unlike many, I was fortunate enough to be in a state where I could largely ignore the toothless “mask mandate” in my county. Businesses rarely, if ever, glanced at the few maskless people who entered their homes, even at the height of the pandemic. They wanted people to wear masks, but they wanted the business more so they wouldn’t turn away customers. But airports, planes, trains and stations are a whole different matter. There, peasants like you and I are forced – at the proverbial point of a gun – to wear masks for hours on end.

I had the misfortune of having to fly several times during this ridiculous period, and each time is a misery in itself. But having to perform Kabuki theater there when almost the rest of the country, including New York, is living normally, is somehow worse.

Last week, as Covid restrictions eased away in even the bluest of places, for the ‘crime’ of simply needing to fly in Texas, I found myself force-gagged again while traversing a landscape of dark and senseless hell where time has inexplicably stopped.

Compared to the “free” world, airports and airplanes are like dystopian, alternate realities with a forced order that has absolutely no basis IN reality. In it, we masked zombies wander seemingly aimlessly from place to place, barely looking up, clearly agitated and unhappy but helpless to remedy the situation lest we end up on a list of prohibited from flying or, worse, in a prison cell. Forcibly muzzling passengers who have already been treated like cattle for decades is the perfect leftist power play, and they play it for maximum impact.

As the pre-flight check-in makes abundantly and obnoxiously clear the excruciating details of what must happen after every bite and sip, travelers must be fully masked from above the nose to below the mouth for every second without eating. nor drink. of our existence in these hellish places. It’s enough torture on relatively short, on-time flights, but God help you if your flight is delayed, and not even God can help you if you’re stuck for hours on the tarmac inside an airplane that has ‘mechanics’. Questions.’ Breathing freely is, after all, secondary to “following the rules”.

Traveling is stressful enough without it, yet it is what our tyrannical overlords impose in the name of “security”. They don’t care about your “comfort”, only your obedience. They know full well that cloth face masks aren’t worth the t-shirt material it took to make them and that recycled air on planes makes them as safe or safer than anywhere else indoors, and yet the federal travel mask mandate is likely to be extended even beyond the supposed March 18 expiration.

Why? I argue it’s because they can. It’s a scientific fact that if these crazed, hypochondriac power mongers could control society the way they can control these places with the iron fist of the TSA, we’d be masked forever. They can’t, of course, which is why the policy has changed enough that they’re “loosening” mandates almost everywhere.

But airports and airplanes are a different animal. There, the ‘security theatre’ practiced for decades perfectly matches the newer but even more sinister ‘masked theatre’ of the Covid era. If passengers are still being forced to take off their shoes because of the clumsy actions of a loser over twenty years ago, do you think forcibly muzzling people for the next two decades and beyond is a problem for those ghouls?

Republished from Town hall

  • Scott Morefield spent three years as a media and political reporter with the Daily Caller, another two years with BizPac Review, and has been a weekly columnist here in Townhall since 2018.