A little backstory:
A few weeks ago, I made a photography-related posting. Around that time, I was offering for sale some lenses that I no longer need due to moving to a different type of camera. One of the buyers (via Craigslist) notified me of his interest in a lens I was offering.
Prior to his arrival for the purchase, I Googled his name. He had an unusual surname and I wondered its origin. Turns out - and he confirmed during our extended conversation - that he is a pulmonologist at a hospital in Houston.
He arrived wearing a mask. I, as always, was not (and will not).
We conducted our business and as he started to leave, he said "You know, you should be wearing a mask." He had on the baby blue paper-ish mask that most people wear.
I asked him, "When you exhale, where does your breath go? Is it filtered by the mask?"
He confirmed what I already knew, but it was great to get this verification, in person, from an MD who specializes in lungs and their associated diseases.
He said, "No, it exits from the perimeter of the mask. But for appearances, we should all be wearing masks." He was dead serious and failed to see both the hypocrisy of his statement and the superficiality of character represented by it.
In retrospect, I should have taken then lens back from him, refunded his money and told him that I don't do business with propagandists who further the disinformation about this plandemic.
Instead, I asked him about Sweden, who's had no shut-down and no order to wear a mask.
He then took a different stance and told me about the type of patients he's been seeing, their ages, co-morbidities and recovery rates. In other words, he dropped the party line and started speaking truthfully - you know, saying things that would hurt his career if he said them publicly.
The Left likes to say that they are the "party of science". I'm increasingly seeing them as the "party of effeminate, panicky behavior and easy manipulation by psuedo-science". Leftism is their religion and they have complete (blind) faith in what their TV tells them and - here comes the funny part: they assume an air of superiority for having done so.
As always, the best comedy comes from those who don't see how comical they are.
Evidence, statistical data and trend analysis are unwelcome intrusions upon their worldview. Other countries have similar infestations of this idiocy.
Here's the video: