No Mask Saskatchewan's Collective Delusion
I'm completely fine with someone wanting to debate wearing a mask and it's effectiveness against COVID-19, a disease and thing we've been aware of for just over 6 months now - but taking a quick scan through the "No Mask Sask" group on Facebook, it pretty quickly descends into a pile of hot garbage comparing mask wearing to being a Nazi, equating it to slavery, worth murdering someone over, and of the overall theme of the New World Order that's coming anytime now.
And in lots of complaints about being "blocked" and shadow banned by Facebook, and how Facebook is against their right to free speech and constantly trying to shut down them down.
The web is open and free. Certain businesses might not allow you to post on their property, just like in the real world. It costs you $10/month + $25 for a domain name to host a website with WordPress at thousands of website hosting companies around the world. It's not an issue of "getting the word out before you get shut down". 🙃
Collective delusion websites like this have been around since the dawn of the internet. And before that they existed in magazines and pamphlets handed out on the street. It's whack-a-mole. If they get "shut down" by Facebook, they'll find a new home somewhere else on the internet to spew hate. There isn't a scarcity of places to spread fear and hatred on the internet.
It takes real guts and heart to spread hope. To have love. To not spread fear. To seek truth. To have patience. To care for your fellow humans.
I’m fine with debating mask wearing. But to be clear on my opinion: I think wearing a mask is literally the least you could do to try and help limit the spread of this disease. And if nothing else you can help limit the spread of the flu, the cold, and other annoying diseases that we spread around this time of year.