Writing this was supposed to be fun, not give me an Awful Realization.
I didn’t expect putting together a music video post to make me at long last understand why so many people reject masks.
Don’t get me wrong, I am still pro-mask. Unless masks give you medical problems, keep wearing them around people outside your household.
Still, having this switch finally flipped in my head is odd. For over a year, I’ve been scratching my head: why are people so powerfully opposed to having cloth over their face? It’s not really about politics, since every political group in the United States has its share of passionate anti-maskers, and international news articles suggest that this is also true in other countries. It’s about something deeper than politics, something so deep it appears in pop music.
I also saw how we can counter mask resistance, but the solution is difficult.Continue reading