The Dystopian Age of the Mask

by Gareth Icke on http://www.davidicke,com

Huxley’s Brave New World (1932) has Alphas, Betas, and Epsilon Semi-Morons – genetically engineered classes with uniform clothing and uniform opinions. Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four (1948) has the Thought Police and Newspeak. While Zamyatin’s We (1921) has numbers instead of people – D-503, I-330, O-90: vowels for females, consonants for males.

If there is a single defining characteristic of dystopian literature, it is the eradication of all individuality. “Self-consciousness”, Zamyatin writes, “is just a disease”. For this reason, dystopias are invariably told by tormented outsiders: those who are well aware of the commodity-like standardisation of their fellow humans, yet either fear the consequences of speaking out or resent their own sense of self. After all, “no offence is so heinous as unorthodoxy of behaviour”, as Huxley writes.

Given their tyrannical preoccupation with uniformity, it is little wonder that, as a literary form, dystopias emerged at the beginning of the twentieth century. The totalitarian regimes of Russia and Germany as well as their technocratic Western counterparts, inspired by the likes of F. W. Taylor and Henry Ford, were central sources of inspiration. For all their apparent differences, these competing ideologies are united by the utopian attempt to redraw not just society, but the human being himself. The increasing power of science and technology gave rise to the idea that nature itself, in all its messy complexity, could be finally put straight.

Besides these three canonical authors, however, this generation produced another equally impressive, if much less well known, dystopian writer: the enigmatic German, Ernst Jünger. Known primarily for his First World War diaries and steadfast opposition to Weimar liberalism, Jünger went on to live until the age of 103, writing on topics from entomology and psychedelics to nihilism and photography. In the second half of his career he produced three principal works of dystopian fiction: Heliopolis (1949), Eumeswil (1977), and, perhaps his finest, The Glass Bees (1957).

Arguably his most chilling vision, however, is offered in an extended essay published on the eve of the Nazi ascension to power in 1932. The Worker, as Jünger calls it, aims to sketch what he regards as the coming new world order – an order defined by a fundamentally new type of human. Having dispensed with the liberal values of the past and embraced his fate in the factories and on the battlefields of the early twentieth century, the hallmark of the new man is an uncanny resemblance – both in body and soul – to the machine. Born to human parents, Jünger’s “worker” is nevertheless a child of the industrial age.

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World’s Top Epidemiologists – Masks Don’t Work!

Authored by John Miltimore via The Foundation for Economic Education,

Denmark boasts one of the lowest COVID-19 death rates in the world. As of August 4, the Danes have suffered 616 COVID-19 deaths, according to figures from Johns Hopkins University.

That’s less than one-third of the number of Danes who die from pneumonia or influenza in a given year.

Despite this success, Danish leaders recently found themselves on the defensive. The reason is that Danes aren’t wearing face masks, and local authorities for the most part aren’t even recommending them.

This prompted Berlingske, the country’s oldest newspaper, to complain that Danes had positioned themselves “to the right of Trump.”

“The whole world is wearing face masks, even Donald Trump,” Berlingske pointed out.

This apparently did not sit well with Danish health officials.

From left to right: Professor Henning Bundgaard, Tamara van Ark, Anders Tegnell | Composite image by FEE (Rigshospitalet, Wikimedia Commons)

They responded by noting there is little conclusive evidence that face masks are an effective way to limit the spread of respiratory viruses.

All these countries recommending face masks haven’t made their decisions based on new studies,” said Henning Bundgaard, chief physician at Denmark’s Rigshospitale, according to Bloomberg News.

Denmark is not alone.

Despite a global stampede of mask-wearing, data show that 80-90 percent of people in Finland and Holland say they “never” wear masks when they go out, a sharp contrast to the 80-90 percent of people in Spain and Italy who say they “always” wear masks when they go out … Continue reading >>>

Dutch Government Rejects Mandatory Masking: ‘No Proven Effectiveness’

The Hague, 30 July 2020:

The government of The Netherlands announced today that public that there will be no legal requirement on people to wear masks in public spaces as a measure to slow the spread of COVID – 19 coronavirus. The announcement from the nation’s capital stated that the effectiveness of mandatory masking of citizens remains unproven.


Netherlands unmasked – Picture: Olaf Kraak, AFP / Getty

The Dutch Minister for Medical Care Tamara van Ark said the decision had been made after a review of evidence for and against masking by the country’s National Institute for Health (RIVM).

The official advice for preventing spread of the virus from person to person is for better adherence to social distancing rules. After confirmed coronavirus cases spiked over the past seven days, Reuters reports Van Ark told at a press conference in The Hague “Because from a medical perspective there is no proven effectiveness of masks, the Cabinet has decided that there will be no national obligation for wearing non-medical masks.”

RIVM chief Jaap van Dissel conceded that  masks are known to help slow the spread of disease in hospital situations where especially vulnerable people are involved or in crowd situations such as on public transport, but remained unconvinced they will do anything to counter coronavirus outbreaks in the Netherlands.

He argued wearing masks incorrectly, together with worse adherence to social distancing rules that the false confidence masks give to wearers, could increase the risk of transmitting the disease.

The decision followed a meeting of health and government officials after new coronavirus cases in the country rose to 1,329 in the past week, an increase of more than a third. The case level has since flattened out.

As Breitbart Europe has reported, the Dutch response to the pandemic has been differen to most of Europe. Shops and businesses have remained open and families walk and  cycle together to picnics or beisure outings in the sunny summer weather the Netherlands is enjoying. The government describes its actions as an “intelligent lockdown” to meet the coronavirus threat. Sports events, theatres and music venues and other activities which put people in close proximity have been closed but businesses have remained open.

In contrast to most other European countries where people were ordered to remain housebound for months at a time, the Dutch authorities merely advised people to stay home if possible and to keep 1.5 metres (five feet) of social distance.

The Dutch position — very similar to Sweden’s, which has been attacked by control freakery fans  — also reflects a wider philosophical split in both Europe and the world on how to balance the need to control the disease against the catastrophic economic and broader societal damage caused by harsh lockdowns.

While critic’s of Sweden’s limited lockdown and decision to keep the economy running have gleefully pointed to the fact that statistics for deaths and infections in Sweden have been similar to elsewhere in Europe they omit to mention that the vast majority of Swedish cases have occurred in migrant dominated suburbs where people live in crowded conditions and where advice on social distancing and minimising contact has largely been ignored.

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Face Masks Mandated By UK Government Specifically Say They Don’t Protect Against COVID-19

The Great Coronavirus Hoax Goes On

Earlier this week the UK government is enacted a law amking the wearing of surgical face masks in shops and on public transport compusory from July 24 onwards. We are told this is to protect people, both the wearer and others in close proximity against the spread of coronavirus. Unfortunately the masks the government are telling us to wear specifically state on their packaging that they do not protect against infection with coronavirus.

From July 24 anyone caught not wearing a mask while in a shop or supermarket will be liable for an on the spot fine of £100. The move is a blatant stealth tax and had prompted the London Metropolitan Police Foundation to complain that it will be unenforcable.

Even the packaging on the kind of cloth masks the government has recomended specifically states that they do not protect against COVID-19.

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Picture: Zero Hedge

“This product is an ear loop mask. This product is not a respirator and will not provide any protection against COVID-19 (coronavirus) or any other viruses or contaminants,” states the packaging on a standard set of cloth masks currently being sold.

“Apart from everything else, the only coverings the Government is insisting on are cloth ones, which every man and his dog knows are COMPLETELY USELESS,” Toby Young wrote in the lockdown sceptics blog.

As Allison Pearson says in her excellent comment piece in the Telegraph, “anything other than tight-fitting, surgical-grade masks are utterly pointless – like trying to stop a bullet with a chain-link fence.

“There is literally no evidence that re-usable cloth masks are effective in community settings. None. It’s like wearing a tin foil hat in case you get struck by lightening – an ineffective way to protect yourself from an almost non-existent risk. What has become of us?”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock defended the government, claiming, “the wearing of masks will give people more confidence to shop safely and enhance protections for those who work in shops.” Many people have attacked the law to the law by insisting that they will avoid shops,  which will cause even more economic damage to communities.

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