Still wearing that mask? You’re “Sucker-Signaling.”

8
239

OPINION

Still wearing that mask? You’re “Sucker-Signaling.”

by Karen Kataline

You’ve heard of “Virtue-signaling,” right?  It is the act of taking a position or doing something primarily to make yourself look good or more superior to others or to justify feeling that way about yourself.

I nominate a new kind of signaling, “Sucker Signaling.” That’s the practice of continuing to run around in a mask that signals to everyone else that you’re a sucker.

This sort of public mockery and admonishment (Am I being a ‘Karen?’) is extremely distasteful to the average conservative. They think we can win this war on our country by being “nice.”

What’s more, it makes no more sense to demand that everyone remove their masks than it did to force everyone to wear them—(though it would be refreshing to return to the prohibition of mask-wearing in banks, that’ll never happen either, since many forms of theft are now legal).

Are these sucker-signalers still scared of a virus that most people have had and that face rags did absolutely nothing to prevent?  Are they trying to protect themselves or us?  Mask fascists have been perfectly content to keep that confusion going and a lot more, because they have benefited from it all enormously.

Airlines finally suspended their muzzle mandates after more than two years and predictably and Liberals predictably, resisted it every step of the way.

Two days before Joe Biden’s big televised speech in March, the mask mandate for lawmakers inside the House Chamber was conveniently lifted. Politicians can’t have face time with a national audience if their faces are covered up.

That should have been the all-time perfect example of how insane and tyrannical the mask hoax was from the beginning and how it has served every Leftist wet dream for the last 75 years.

No, there will be no conservative who advocates the forced removal of masks. Think about how the Left would lose their cookies if we did.  Nevertheless, and contrary to public opinion, we are allowed to have one  –about people who still wear masks or about anything else.

I see nothing wrong with a little social stigma that makes the point that masks were ridiculous then and they are more ridiculous now, but the collective tyranny they have ushered in has never been anything to sneeze at.

Those who are still gripped by fear and media propaganda so much that they continue to muzzle themselves are also most likely to believe Putin is Hitler and Zelensky is Braveheart for no other reason but that a media-talking head told them so. They will be ripe for the next hoax that’s just around the corner, and there will most certainly be one.

It sounds counter-intuitive, but these people do present an actual threat to those who still treasure Liberty.

Why? Because they gave up their liberty a long time ago.

~~~

Karen Kataline’s style has been described as “funny, feisty, but fair.” She hosts Spouting Off, a live, call-in talk show covering politics, pop culture, and social psychology. She maintains an active blog and her Op-Eds can be seen online at Fox News, Investor’s Business Daily, Western Journal, Town Hall, The Daily Caller, FrontPage Mag, and The American Thinker.


PowerInbox
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

8 Comments
Newest
Oldest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
GuvGeek
GuvGeek
6 months ago

Here in Red States, Masks just let us know who the Enemies of the United States of America are!

Over 100 years of Military Research has proven that Cloth Mask are useless, Gas Mask are marginal for Germs, and at least Level 3I Bio Protection is needed for viruses.

Masking and Mass Quarantining is a SCAM! The Mask Mandates were a way to cover the faces of AntiFa/BLM operatives when they burned down Cities and Stormed the Capitol on J6.

Kay Sampson
Kay Sampson
6 months ago

Peter, you aren’t being forced. Mockery won’t kill you and if that doesn’t apply to you don’t take that on. You were never forced to take it off as so many others were bullied, intimidated and yes, forced to put them on. Whatever happened to “doing your own thing” and not caring what people think?
By the way, the masks do nothing. But if you want to look like a bank robber from the 1800’s go for it. That should be your prerogative.

Peter B. Prange
Peter B. Prange
6 months ago
Reply to  Kay Sampson

Thanks Kay,
for your comment. Your comment seems to be an attempt to make me feel embarrassed the next time I mask up. I don’t normally respond to such comments. but in this case I will. Thank you for well illustrating my major point. No real discussion or point to be made, just name calling and mockery. At least you were a creative (an 1800’s bank robber?) Now all the readers now known what an 1800’s bank robber looked like. Thank again!

Kay Sampson
Kay Sampson
6 months ago

You never addressed the issue that you aren’t being forced to do anything. This is what you said. Just because someone disapproves or has a negative opinion doesn’t mean they are forcing you. YOU can wear a mask anytime and for as long as you want and others are entitled to think whatever they want about it. YOU are not entitled to force others however, to wear one.

Fred
Fred
6 months ago

You asked for it soyboy

Peter B. Prange
Peter B. Prange
6 months ago

“Contrary to public opinion, we are allowed to have one!”
I wore a mask in public before it was popular or ordered and was mocked.
I wear a mask in public today because I will take any margin of extra protection it gives me (against not only covid but other infections including bacterial ones), even if it is just a little extra. I am not a germaphobe, but I like to be healthy. Now Karen Kataline (a rightest?) mocks me!
Karen (and the rest of your ilk), like your ‘opposites’ on the left, you try to control me and make me follow your patterns, by making it seem what I chose is wrong thinking, to force me to be what you want me to be, so you can build you own herd mentality, with your own ‘group speak.’ Your far right mentality is no different, and no less dangerous, as well as anti-American, than that of the far left. One of my history profs at the University of Michigan in 1965 (a crusty old Prussian conservative in the midst of baying liberals) said to me: Peter, be aware of both extremes, right and left, in the end they push the same evil results, a loss of true freedom.

Anonymous
Anonymous
6 months ago

Put a helmet on.

Peter B. Prange
Peter B. Prange
6 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Clever, but back to the topic…