The fact is that liberty, in any true sense, is a concept that lies quite beyond the reach of the inferior man’s mind. He can imagine, and even esteem, in his way, certain false forms of liberty – for example, the right to choose between two political mountebanks, and to yell for the more obviously dishonest – but the reality is incomprehensible to him. And no wonder, for genuine liberty demands of its votaries a quality he lacks completely, and that is courage. The man who loves it must be willing to fight for it; blood, said Jefferson, is its natural manure. More, he must be able to endure it – an even more arduous business. Liberty means self-reliance, it means resolution, it means enterprise, it means the capacity for doing without. The free man is one who has won a small and precarious territory from DEMOCRATIC MAN the great mob of his inferiors, and is prepared and ready to defend it and make it support him. All around him are enemies, and where he stands there is no friend. He can hope for little help from other men of his own kind, for they have battles of their own to fight. He has made of himself a sort of god in his little world, and he must face the responsibilities of a god, and the dreadful loneliness. Has Homo boobiens any talent for this magnificent self-reliance? He has the same talent for it that he has for writing symphonies in the manner of Ludwig van Beethoven, no less and no more. That is to say, he has no talent whatsoever, nor even any understanding that such a talent exists. Liberty is unfathomable to him. He can no more comprehend it than he can comprehend honour. What he mistakes for it, nine times out of ten, is simply the banal right to empty hallelujahs upon his oppressors. He is an ox whose last proud, defiant gesture is to lick the butcher behind the ear.
-H.L. Mencken, Notes on Democracy (1926)
One important thing I learned from the great H.L. Mencken is that normal people despise people who are having a lot of sex, and that this resentment is often leveraged to push an agenda.
This phenomenon is clearly relevant with regards to a recent highly publicized story of a New York City swingers club being raided by the coronavirus police.
11/22/20 @ 0005 HRS: Deputy Sheriffs shut down illegal bottle/swingers club @ 40-19 20th Avenue, Queens (Yellow Zone): 80+ people, violation of emergency orders, no liquor license, warehousing liquor, 2 organizers, 1 patron charged with multiple misdemeanors. pic.twitter.com/2eTp9oM6V1
— NYC SHERIFF (@NYCSHERIFF) November 22, 2020
On Sunday, the NYC sheriff’s department reported on Twitter that an Astoria, Queens sex party of more than 80 people was shut down, and this has been at the top of every news site in America over the last 48 hours.
Most peasants who run across the story of the virus police shutting down a sex party will feel some mix of jealous and righteous indignation over the fact that they’ve never been invited to a sex party. Therefore, they will feel positive emotions towards the cops that shut it down. And then therefore, they will feel positive emotions towards the entire concept of the virus police.
This is obviously a media manipulation tactic.
They report on the very unsympathetic sex partiers getting shut down. However, they do not report on the very sympathetic normal people who were shut down at a gym over the same weekend in New York.
It should be obvious that most people who are getting hit up by the mask police are not having sex parties. But the average human being has a very simple mind, and thus it is very simple to input pieces of select information and thereby manipulate them into accepting a very specific vision of reality.