Beyond hospitals and public transportation, the only classes subservient to the mask regime are now children and the forgotten servants.
Despite their damage to adolescents, nearly a third of all students and staff in K-12 schools nationwide remain required to wear masks, according to a tracker kept by MCH Data. While more than 100,000 unmasked fans packed SoFi Stadium for the Super Bowl at about $6,000 a ticket, thousands of area children prepared to return to school the next morning with their faces covered, deprived of fresh air privilege.
These irrational mask mandates for children harm those who are statistically at less risk of Covid damage than from severe consequences of the seasonal flu, according to Centers for Disease Control data.
In August, footage of Democrat politicians dining maskless outdoors at a Napa Valley fundraiser with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was leaked, featuring all the servants fully masked.
The lunch fundraiser to benefit the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) was held in California’s ritzy wine country with tickets priced between $100 to nearly $30,000 a ticket while members of The Help wore facial coverings their masters had shed.
The post, immediately exposing the double standards of compulsory mask mandates, previewed a Covid caste system implemented by Democrats for the foreseeable future.
There are no shortage of examples to show lockdown Democrats flouting the rules they harshly imposed on their own subjects. No episode has been more consequential than when California Gov. Gavin Newsom dined maskless at the French Laundry, a three-star Michelin restaurant also in the heart of west coast wine country where prices go $350 a plate at a minimum. Newsom had signed health orders to prohibit similar gatherings ahead of Thanksgiving.
The scandal propelled Newsom into a costly recall, only for the state’s left-wing voter base to bless the blatant hypocrisy and green light tyranny. It should have come as no surprise, then, when Newsom was caught once again flouting public health orders on face masks to take pictures with celebrities at SoFi Stadium.
With the go ahead from voters signaled Newsom’s survival in September’s statewide recall, California politicians became the worst offenders of the Covid caste system with laughable excuses.
Retail stores along with restaurant and bar managers around the country still engage in Covid theater, compelling staff to wear masks while their patrons roam freely without them. With little momentum to reverse our thinking, this caste system threatens to cement itself as complacency grips a population no longer concerned about the mask issue since it’s become a lower-class problem.
The National Restaurant Association did not respond to The Federalist’s inquiries on whether it would endorse allowing staff to shed the mask along with customers.
Tristan Justice is the western correspondent for The Federalist. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and The Daily Signal. His work has also been featured in Real Clear Politics and Fox News. Tristan graduated from George Washington University where he majored in political science and minored in journalism. Follow him on Twitter at @JusticeTristan or contact him at Tristan@thefederalist.com.