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Masks As Socially Distasteful As Smoking?

Remember when smoking was cool?

If not, watching old movies will get you up to speed on that in a hurry. I still recall in 1970, at the age of 9, tobacco ads being banned on television.

While smoking perhaps never enjoyed the high-virtue status that wearing silly cloth masks looped around one's Dumbos does throughout the world today, it sure went the other way soon enough, especially in public, indoors even more so—but of course they had to overdo that, banning them in bars too, regardless of the wishes of the owners and customers. "Sure, go ahead and drink your poison, but don't inhale any." Yea, yea, I know, it's always about OTHERS!!! Well, sure, but in a damn bar? Aren't the most ambient bars the smoke filled ones? We even have a phrase for it: smoke-filled bar.

Well, Tucker Carlson triggered everyone the other night by essentially making this sort of comparison. Also, directly equating it to child abuse in the case where kids are compelled to wear them.

We should start asking people to stop wearing masks outside, it makes us uncomfortable

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Richard Nikoley

I'm Richard Nikoley. Free The Animal began in 2003 and as of 2021, contains 5,000 posts. I blog what I wish...from health, diet, and food to travel and lifestyle; to politics, social antagonism, expat-living location and time independent—while you sleep—income. I celebrate the audacity and hubris to live by your own exclusive authority and take your own chances. Read More
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