In Revolt of the Elites and the Betrayal of Democracy, a remarkably prescient book completed shortly before his death in 1994, Christopher Lasch identified the anti-nationalist elites as “a new class” of “symbolic analysts” whose livelihoods “rest not so much on the ownership of property as on the manipulation of information and professional expertise.” Members of this new class are found in a wide variety of occupations, including “brokers, bankers, real estate promoters and developers, engineers, consultants of all kinds, systems analysts, scientists, doctors, publicists, publishers, editors, advertising executives, art directors, moviemakers, entertainers, journalists, television producers and directors, artists, writers, university professors.” What Lasch left out of his list are politicians and government officials, who, as members of the ruling class, surely qualify as elites.
We are told that face masks protect us and others from the dreaded COVID-19, and are ordered to wear the masks by government officials, even though judges have ruled that COVID-19 “emergency rules” are unconstitutional. See:
- A scientific study claiming face masks can provide effective protection against communicable respiratory infections such as influenza and SARS.
- “Face masks reduce Covid risk by 65 percent” (WebMD)
So why are the elites flouting the very mask-wearing rule they dictate to the rest of us?
Below are damning images of members of the elite class violating their own mask-wearing dictum:
(1) Joe Biden “following the science” by pulling down his mask to cough (h/t DCG’s post of Oct. 10, 2020):Video Player
(2) A spokesman for the Justice Department’s National Security Division putting on his mask right before he walked onto the stage before the podium, then 5 seconds later, removing it to speak. Tweeter Captain Qanondrum took the video from a live feed of the DOJ’s press conference on October 7, 2020:Video Player
(3) A woman at a session of the UK Parliament using her face mask to clean her eyeglasses:Video Player
(4) A male journalist removing his mask right after a press briefing because, you know, the China virus only lurks around during a press conference, but not after:Video Player
(5) A female journalist also removing her mask right after a press briefing:Video Player
(6) CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, walking sans mask (see DCG’s “Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey runs around with small group sans masks yet promotes wearing masks“):
Hey, maybe the elites know darn well the masks are useless against the China virus!
Did you know that:
- At the beginning of the China virus “pandemic,” the World Health Organisation (WHO) had advised against mask wearing?
- In 2019, the CDC posted on its website a peer-reviewed journal article that concluded: “We did not find evidence that surgical-type face masks are effective in reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza transmission, either when worn by infected persons (source control) or by persons in the general community to reduce their susceptibility.”
- There is no consensus among scientists on the efficacy of face masks. (Telegraph)
- Nor is there scientific evidence to support the 6-feet social distancing rule! (Telegraph)
- Nor is there scientific evidence that lockdowns actually work.
But U.C. Berkeley researchers insist that were it not for the containment and prevention policies — which include mask-wearing, social distancing, lockdowns and the closure of restaurants and other businesses — in China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, France, and the United Stated, we would have had 500 million more cases of COVID-19!
Lastly, this doozy tops it off:
Even though the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna claim to be over 90% effective in preventing getting the virus, experts say you should still wear a mask even if you are inoculated!!!
~Eowyn (Click to Source)