Christian extremist and right-wing activist Scott Lively has made a career out of pretending to be persecuted for being Christian while, at the same time, providing the groundwork for Uganda’s infamous 2014 “Kill the Gays” bill which criminalized homosexuality, in some cases, with the death penalty.
His latest example of being persecuted? Having to wear masks. Which he refuses to do because it’s exactly like what Jews had to go through during the Holocaust.
“These things must be balanced against the disastrous consequences of surrendering personal liberty to overreaching government, especially regarding face masks, which are in some ways worse than police-enforced lockdowns because they represent a literal in-your-face exercise of statist power like Islamist head coverings for women or the Nazis’ yellow star for Jews,” Lively said. “Unnecessary public mask wearing, as opposed to reasonable usage, is no less a statement of psychological submission to higher authority than a dog collar.”
“In the greater scheme of things, I believe liberty is more important than security if one is forced to choose between those two,” he added. “Those who don’t believe that are ripe for the Mark of the Beast, which is what this entire season of chaos is really about, in my view. Personally, I would rather die or be maimed from COVID-19 — or be beheaded by a mob of anarchists and Islamists — than become a safe slave in a global totalitarian government.”
That’s conservative strategery for you: Getting decapitated to own the libs.
Needless to say, the Islamic head coverings and yellow stars were never intended to protect the victims. They were meant to subjugate them. The masks are designed to protect the lives of both the people wearing them and everyone else who may come into contact with them.
Somehow, Republicans turned a life-saving tool into a partisan battle, and they’re already doing the same thing when it comes to a potential vaccine. You can guess what Lively will be saying about those when they’re eventually available.
But at least we agree on one thing: None of us spend much time worrying about his health. The difference is I’m not trying to hurt him. He’s doing that to himself.
(via Right Wing Watch)