Renowned American broadcaster Tucker Carlson recalled the seriousness with which facemasks were imposed for the Spanish flu in 1918 and published the photograph that led to their use being scrapped shortly after Americans saw it.
The famous photo shows the mayor and several top city officials attending a boxing match, unmasked. That failure to comply would have caused the rule to be set aside, Carlson recounted on his late-night show, according to Fox News on Aug. 24.
“The public was willing to endure inconvenience, but not hypocrisy,” he commented on the matter.
He described a major fundraising meeting led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held in Napa Valley, California, on Aug. 22.
Although Pelosi, 81, who is part of the most vulnerable population group, was in attendance, neither she nor any of the staff or donors wore masks, but the wait staff was required to wear them.
From this scenario, Carlson begins to project the kind of authoritarian society that is emerging not only in the United States but also around the world.
“America is facing a similar moment right now. Once again, officials in California have been caught on camera exposing their own contempt for their own public health measures,” Carlson equates.
He adds, “It’s repulsive but revealing. It’s pretty clear at this point that Nancy Pelosi—our chief COVID enforcer—doesn’t believe a word she says about the virus.”
He also questions, “Has there ever been a clearer window into the society they’re trying to build? Our formerly middle-class nation now has a serf class.”
And he describes it as follows: “They’re the ones wearing the masks, being forced to take drugs they don’t want, being told not to communicate with one another, except through digital channels the Democratic Party controls.”
On the other hand, Carlson denounces the excessive manipulations executed by other governments on their populations, under cover of the COVID-19 pandemic or CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
As examples, he mentions New Zealand and Australia, emphasizing that these are not authoritarian countries like Iran or North Korea.
Carlson is not the only one who highlights the disproportionate power that rulers take to subjugate their rulers, personalities from various fields have protested about it.
One of them is the country music composer and singer James Travis Tritt, who expressed his opposition to the tendency to require vaccination to attend concerts because he considers that it infringes on people’s freedom.
“I have always been a huge defender of basic human rights and liberty for all. No government, employer, or private entity should ever be allowed to infringe on those rights and liberties,” Tritt stated.
The artist then showed his stance against discrimination and considers this vaccination requirement a discriminatory act, “all forms of discrimination need to be called out and condemned in the strongest terms possible.”
He added: “The only way these injustices can be defeated is with a unified front against them.” and he added, “Use your voice to stand for what is right and against what is wrong. Long live freedom!”