Monday, May 25, 2020

Masks: the accessory of choice for insufferable scolds

Via Jessica 

 Masks: the accessory of choice for insufferable scolds

After reusable grocery bags were deemed germ-infested canvas petri dishes, the insufferable scolds among us, desperate to signal their virtue, have turned to masks as their accessory of choice.

It isn’t about protecting others from their germs; that’s incidental.  What matters to them is masks signal to the world just how moral and virtuous you are.

It’s why they make a big deal out of President Trump not wearing a mask — despite the fact that he has repeatedly tested negative for the Wuhan virus so a mask is pointless. To the masked scolds, whether it’s necessary is irrelevant. But it does give them one more reason to view Trump as immoral.

These insufferable scolds have created a cottage industry out of posting videos and pictures on social media of those who aren’t wearing masks.  The more vicious among them directly confront non-mask-wearers in order to give them a piece of their mind.

And they are instilling in their children the same insufferable moral preening:


  1. wait a second! the canvas bag was the solution to the horrible plastic ,earth destroying bags…….so confused.

  2. Those that are willing to trade their inalienable freedom for temporary safety end up with and deserve neither.
    Ben Franklin.