A common theme among children is the concept of a security blanket. Small children tend to get a sense of security from their “blankees” and that is a part of growing up. As we will see however there is a new security blanket that has made its way into our society. It is called the face mask, and for many adults it is the security blanket that they longed for most of their lives.
Look in any active parking lot in America and almost anywhere else and you will see them, the masked people desperately clinging to their masks, thinking they will protect them from a dreaded (and somewhat questionable disease). They come in all different shapes, sizes and colors, both the masks and the people. Meanwhile, a small child will not go anywhere without their “blankee”. The similarity is just too striking. Some adults go as far as driving a vehicle alone while wearing their masks, while others jog and exercise out of doors. Anyway you look at it, they are clinging to their masks as security blankets or even checkboxes where “checking the box” is what they think they are doing.
We know how this got started, but not how it ends. Everywhere you go, you are bombarded with “wear a mask” signs. It got so bad that president Trump tweeted that the face masks represent “silence, slavery, and social death”. (1)
An entire industry, spurred on by the face mask requirements not only of government but private sector industry as well, has sprung up. Masks of every shape, size and appearance now adorn faces, or perhaps just muzzle mouths. (2)
The fear of a questionable virus, which may well be a genetically engineered pathogen, is being used to justify the continued forced wearing of the masks ordered by politicians and bureaucrats, and the sheeple for the most part seem willing to oblige them.
Still, while some sheeple cling to their security blankets (apparently not realizing that’s what they are), some states are eliminating mandates for masks altogether, much to the outrage of the media. (3)
In blue states, I would not expect mask mandates to go away anytime soon. The masks and the lockdowns have represented an unparalleled level of control that leftist politicians enjoyed, all the while many of them went to lavish restaurants and other venues without masks, and most were unfazed that they got caught. (4)
We can also expect that where there is a congressman, there is a lobbyist. Masks are big money, and your average congressman spends much of their time with their hands held out. As state mandates start to fade, the lobbyists for the mask industry will surely be there to grease their palms, while many of the sheeple will be happy to keep them in business by clinging to their security blankets.