THE BIG LIE

In 1925 Adolph Hitler talked about the use of the big lie. He talked about a lie so collosal that no would would believe that someone would have the impudent to distort the truth so infamously. Adolph Hitler used this strategy  to take total control in Germany. The same tactic is being used by the liberal left today to take total control of you.

You are being lied to each and every day. Sadly, the people who claim to be fact checkers are often the worst offenders. Following is a classic example of how factcheck.org claims to have fact checked something, produces a blatantly false and misleading headline, and then documents that the story they are mocking is absolutely accurate.

https://www.factcheck.org/2020/05/outdated-fauci-video-on-face-masks-shared-out-of-context/

The headline:

Outdated Fauci Video on Face Masks Shared Out of Context.

The article confirms what Fauci said. It was in response to question by Dr. Jon LaPook, chief medical correspondent for CBS news.

LaPook, March 8: There’s a lot of confusion among people, and misinformation, surrounding face masks. Can you discuss that?

Fauci: The masks are important for someone who’s infected to prevent them from infecting someone else… Right now in the United States, people should not be walking around with masks.

LaPook: You’re sure of it? Because people are listening really closely to this.

Fauci: …There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask. When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is. And, often, there are unintended consequences — people keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face.

LaPook: And can you get some schmutz, sort of staying inside there?

FauciOf course, of course. But, when you think masks, you should think of health care providers needing them and people who are ill. The people who, when you look at the films of foreign countries and you see 85% of the people wearing masks — that’s fine, that’s fine. I’m not against it. If you want to do it, that’s fine.

LaPook: But it can lead to a shortage of masks?

Fauci: Exactly, that’s the point. It could lead to a shortage of masks for the people who really need it

The same article says that the CDC changed its position because of recent studies. But those studies did not actually study face masks at all. Here is what CDC said:

“We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (‘asymptomatic’) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (‘pre-symptomatic’) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms,” the CDC said in its announcement. “In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.”

Note that even here the CDC is only recommending masks in places where people cannot social distance. Now we have to wear mask at the same time we are ordered to stay at least six feet away from people. The current CDC guidelines contradict their own analysis.

I have still seen zero evidence that this transmission is impacted at all by wearing a cloth face mask. I haven’t even seen a study evaluating this. This is like noting the weather forecast for tomorrow indicates rain, so everyone should switch from wearing briefs to boxer shorts. This is not just stupid, it is insane.

The only thing that really changed was the desire of the government to do something visible that looked” like they were doing “something” to keep us safe. They also wanted to take control of our lives. So they chose face masks, because they are easy to see and a lot of people will buy the non-scientific argument that face masks actually do something. In addition, they ignored something really important. Fauci said there were unintended consequences, people keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face.

He was and is spot on. People are wearing cloth masks that in some cases are obviously used over and over again. They are wearing bandannas, pretty masks, masks with slogans or my favorite, expensive masks with ventilation knobs designed to make it easier to breathe and which make the mask absolutely worthless.

It is bad enough to be mask shamed by self-righteous people typically wearing anything other than a clean new mask. It is even harder to tolerate when you realize they motivated by deliberately misleading information and making everyone wear a mask is not only ineffective, it is not only stupid, it is actually dangerous for a lot of people.

Lies always hurt someone. Lies told by government official hurt everyone. Lies, backed up by

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