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Dec 28, 2021·edited Dec 28, 2021Liked by Ashmedai

I would only add that (1) for people who speak English (or whatever the local language is) as a second language, masks can completely prevent communication, because it's hard enough to understand without having the person you are talking to muzzled; and (2) for those of us who have experienced sexual assault, the experience of having a hand-sized mask forced onto our faces can provide an extra level of trauma, as it can bring back terrible memories.

I have the misfortune of living in France, a culture completely without empathy. There is no way in hell I would ever tell anybody in my real life why I am having so many panic attacks at the grocery store. I pretty much don't go anywhere in public anymore (the grocery store is only for things I run out of between "big shops" at the Internet-based grocery store where I drive in and they just put my things in the car), and I have grown to hate my country.

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I sympathize! I have abuse in my history also and forced mask wearing is definitely triggering.

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I had not even thought of how it must be for those who have experienced what you have. How utterly terrible. Worse, masks can not perform the function that we must wear them for. I want to say something supportive, but am at a loss.

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Exactly. One of the things I was trying to highlight was that facemasks are not only scientific voodoo mysticism, but one of the most evil diabolical policies ever persecuted upon a population by a "civilized" nation

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Exactly true except for one word, “nation”. I live in Japan, one of your other commenters is in Australia and from reading others, France and I’d guess the US and more. This is a world wide problem.

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This is still Komenick--I changed my email address and for some reason I had to change my username. Oh well. In any event, it's all good. My country has now gotten rid of masks pretty much everywhere (I'd say there are still about 20% of people in stores and whatnot wearing them, which fine it's their choice). And I am feeling SO MUCH BETTER about life now that I am going places--even boring places like the store and the hairdresser--again. I'm still pretty suspicious that our newly reelected president and his buddies are going to reverse all of these changes once the summer tourist season is over, though. Cautious optimism. Nobody really talks about Covid here anymore.

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Friday, the Japanese government lifted its recommendation to wear masks outdoors. Went on an 8K city hike that passed trough 4 different festivals. Saw thousands and thousands of people. Besides myself and my son, saw only two others unmasked outsider and for the second time in over two years, saw another unmasked person on the train.

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Did I miss it? The most important aspect of masking IMO is class segregation: that's why slaves were masked.

In all resorts and high end restaurants and events (Hollywood comes to mind) the serving class is masked while customers aren't . It's immediately obvious. Your status as superior or inferior is stated. Degrading of the underlings is done to elevate the masters.

That's the whole point of military grades on display or uniforms as well.

That's the nature and pricing power of brands too.

To belong..to the master class.

Or rather...to humiliate physically and mentally the serving class.

Another purpose is to be found in hypnosis induction: when done properly it is incremental and illogical. You wear it when told. Even better when not needed. Even better when the command is specific (make sure your nose is covered). The inductee then is on a slippery slope of docility and trance induction. To deeper levels of compliance. Until total mental control.

Until she herself becomes the enforcer of the crazy rules. It works beautifully. Sadly.

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Dec 27, 2021Liked by Ashmedai

Thank you. I always push back when people say it's no big deal. I point out that they can't have it both ways. If it's no big deal, then it's no big deal if not everyone does it. If it is a big deal, than acknowledge it and allow it doesn't feel the same to everyone.

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*then acknowledge it

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Dec 28, 2021·edited Dec 28, 2021

Masks are the physical manifestation of a lie, and wearing one is participating in that lie. It is straight out of the Communist playbook for eliminating personal integrity and replacing it with subservience to the state.

Like Mark in these comments, I have never worn one, and never will.

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Same here. Wearing a mask makes one a mask-ist! I am not that thick so I never wore one even when I was at the hospital and said I must. I had to argue with a damn fool doctor and when he said he had to care about his staff I said in effect, you don't care! He walked off then.

https://alphaandomegacloud.wordpress.com/m-is-for-masks/

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Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you so much for writing this article. It really helped me find my voice, with confidence. I have been speaking against these masks since day one, but with knees shaking and voice unsteady. This article helped me speak with confidence. I have already used this article with several people to help me articulate my thoughts.

I also think having to look and interact with people who refuse to show their face is not just disrespectful, but also puts them in a less vulnerable position since they don't have to show their expressions and my face is bare. I feel very vulnerable and naked in front of them, as if they can see into my soul. It feels very abusive to be forced into this position. Furthermore, in sacred places such as church, the profanity of the mask desecrates the sacredness of the service. In places where truth, goodness and beauty should reign, it is instead morphed into a grotesque cult worship that we must simply accept as the new normal of worship.

Is any way you can write a list of all the harms of masks? I would love to put a sheet of paper down next to all the boxes of masks I see listing benefit vs risks (physical, mental and psychological) of using the product. This is totally lacking.

Thank you again for the clarity you bring, and for your courage.

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Thank you for the feedback, it is really encouraging for me 😊. This was a primary reason for writing the article, to empower people to articulate feelings or emotions that are difficult to put into words with meaningful precision, and to give people confidence that they aren’t crazy for feeling the way they do, so I am very happy to see that it has helped people.

As to your observation about the imbalance between masked & unmasked in communication, I honestly never even thought of that. I am planning to update the article with a few new harms when I have the time, this will definitely be one of them.

I am working on a second mask article to lay out the harms to children, among other things, but I work a regular 9-5 job and am involved in a number of different things & try to stay on top of developments and research/studies regarding all aspects of covid/covid policies, so it is usually slow progress.

I happen to be in the middle of 6 articles right now…. 😉

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Wow! Thank you for giving your time. I know this is all incredibly hard for everyone, especially those that have given so much already. But please know that what you are offering with your writing is almost impossible to find anywhere else. Thank you for giving us a voice.

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Having invested time and money into scrutinising the masks, a number of positively harmful effects can be seen.

Rebreathing CO2 at levels far in excess of health and safety thresholds. Leads to reduced pH and anoxic blood plasma.

Inhalation of microfibres that disassociate from the mask fibres leading to respiratory disease.

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"Inhalation of microfibres that disassociate from the mask fibres leading to respiratory disease."

I was hoping to find studies or data specifically about this point, do you know of any?

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Dr Vernon Coleman wrote on the topic and has referenced his work.

A rudimentary internet search for CO2 levels in the living or working environment will reinforce the levels becoming toxic above 2000ppm.

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They did come out and say like 80% of humans have micro plastics in their blood/ lungs! A couple months ago. A science article somewhere.

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The chemicals they spray on the masks!

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And then people throw on the ground!

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Excellent articulation. The vax mandates are even worse. I have found it hard not to notice that those politicians most enthusiastic about both vax and mask mandates tend to also be the most sexually libertine and sometimes have sexual abuse allegations against them, like Biden and Trudeau. "I won't physically hold you down or hold a gun to your head, but if you don't take the prick, I will hurt you. I will make sure you never work of travel and lose everything."

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That's an excellent point. They are abusers.

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Feb 3, 2023Liked by Ashmedai

There's another big problem:

Masks - especially tight ones - change breathing patterns. They increase respiratory dead space, and thereby increase tidal volume. With a mask, a person takes longer, deeper breaths to get air around the mask.

The change in breathing patterns might explain why some people who wear them all day for jobs or school get headaches or anxiety.

Note that this would also seem counterproductive for virus control. Would we want to take deeper breathes if an airborne respiratory virus is more virulent the deeper it gets?

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This one is within the ability to articulate for laypeople :)

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Surgical masks are ineffective at best and were only tested to perform for a short period of time anyway. As soon as they get wet enough from your expiration, they are even less efficacious. I say that because working in dentistry all my life, I knew this, and would frequent change my mask to avoid it. After 2 years of the pandemic and retiring from it, I quit being exposed to the virus and bacteria in the office and I found my immune system (nonvaxxed) was not “primed” to fighting all the diseases! Now that I am back socializing without a mask, I am not suffering back-to-back colds. The immune system needs to be “exercised” to some extent for it to function properly!

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I have come to the point where I could care less if adults chose to harm themselves by voluntarily masking. I refuse and was fired from my job as I collapsed several times on the job from the mask. The children on the other hand.......this has been flat out abuse of the children. Anyone masking a child prior to the plandemic would have been charged and jailed. There has been a 15 point drop in IQ in children ages 1-5 and a 400% increase in child suicide and death. Yes people should be charged with child abuse for masking children.

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The Mainstreaming of Institutionalized Child Abuse: A Partial List of the Myriad Abuses That Facemasks Inflict on Our Children

https://ashmedai.substack.com/p/the-mainstreaming-of-institutionalized

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Jul 16, 2022Liked by Ashmedai

Thank you SO much for this excellent piece...very much appreciated. You managed to articulate the reasons beautifully, succinctly, thouroughly and clearly. 🙏🙏🙏 Subscribed!

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Thanks :))

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All those are true and include ones that I had difficulty to put into words. Thank you for this list. I find your statements on how masks do not affect every one the same way especially important.

In addition to all you post here, and forgive me, as I have yet to read in detail, if these points are made. I feel that if they are, they still should get a head line. Masks just are not healthy to wear all day every day. That is not to say that they do not have their uses, but wearing them against something they can not remove from the air is not only just meaningless, wearing them as we are being forced to makes us breath through a bacterial and fungal incubator. Gone is the risk vs benefit analysis. Safety equipment is not safe or healthy to wear all day, every day. It is used only when engaging in activities that require it. Masks are no different.

Again thanks.

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Jan 24, 2023Liked by Ashmedai

Excellent

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Thank you so much for writing this. All of these have been an issue for me since masks were mandated. Very few acknowledge the harms of masking, which is another part of the problem.

Another point I'd like to add is how the mask mandates are psychological conditioning for the next draconian measure. We could've been outta this nightmare if more people didn't say "it's just two weeks" or "it's just a mask" and instead "fuck off" and kept it moving. These worthless breathing obstructions are meant to humiliate and demean us, so I try not to let it, but it's still fucked up being forced to wear a constant reminder on our faces.

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I think I would like to republish this on Brownstone.org. Can you reach out to me ? tucker@brownstone.org

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I just saw this comment for the first time.... on November 22 ;))))

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Yes I read this in brownstone

Also good read therein re

Escriva Anastasia

Check my substack piece

My body my sovereignty

Regards

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Thank-You, !! :) I miss the outdoor pool and ocean beach,offline now,but kindly e-mail Me at beachswim721@protonmail.com and I will get back to You,next month,Cheers,Mark

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Thank you Ashmedai. I nodded in agreement to each point, but when I got to one of them, I teared up. I feel less than human not being able to just manage through it all. I am not the same person I was two years ago. I fear going outside. I cry after I leave grocery stores. I used to be an amazing woman. Strong, confident, eager for life and what lay ahead. I raised a USMC fighter pilot daughter - that means something! I am a fraction of the woman I used to be. I no longer care about tomorrow.

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You have to, we all do! I know it's tough but it's not over til it's over. You sound amazing! Please reach out if you need an ear or a kind word. Blessings and love.

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everything you said is 100%, yet those in the government don't have to wear it 8 hours a day, hair salon, restaurants, office workers, cashiers, and you forgot the Plexi Glass! It is beyond frustrating to communicate with cashiers! when this big Plexi glass is right in front of your face!

Yesterday we had take away from McDonald's, I was in shock to see that the window of the take away is actually SEALED! their is a Plexi Glass at the window so, the cashier doesn't physically give you the debt machine, she slides it out under a little open part of this plexi glass!! THIS is beyond delusional!

AT THE kicker is the young adults that ACTUALLY comply!!

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Thank-You, !! :) I miss the outdoor pool and ocean beach,offline now,but kindly e-mail Me at beachswim721@protonmail.com and I will get back to You,next month,Cheers,Mark

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