"Truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth."-Todd Wagner
I posted a video on my youtube talking about mask research.
I received a few comments claiming I was promoting "conspiracy theories" as I explained the political implications of mandatory mask orders and the other lockdown nonsense of 2020.
I read LINE BY LINE from the studies in the video, yet somehow this was a conspiracy? I didn't even mention the word conspiracy.
This is a sign of lazy thinking: writing off information that creates dissonance in one's mind with weak labels.
After all, the human mind wants to keep believing what it believes. It doesn't care what you have to say. It cares only about maintaining its status quo.
In the video, I explained how these mandates have become political and pointed to a bigger game being played. (This is always the case with politics. Anyone that thinks politics isn't a crony game is delusional.)
The "conspiracy theory" label is a funny one.
The way I think about it is like this: If you want to write off a conspiracy theory for lack of evidence, where is your evidence to the contrary? Does an absence of evidence equal evidence of absence?
Nope. And such is a common misconception of research, especially by journalists that love to cite articles to write big and scary and bold headlines.
To say something is a conspiracy because you don't think there is enough data is as dumb as the other side, claiming something is fact without enough evidence. Both extremes are two sides of the same coin.
This is why writing off any person or idea with the "conspiracy theory" label is not only asshole behavior but is likely to make you look like an idiot later on. All you have to do is look back in history to find plenty of "conspiracy theories that ended up true.
The church suppressed information for hundreds of years and charged Galileo with blasphemy for his theory that the Earth was NOT the center of the Universe. Hmm. Was that a conspiracy by a powerful organization? Did the church not conspire to keep certain information and certain questions suppressed?
What about the conspiracy to kill Hitler? There was a movie made out of it. I think it's called Valkyrie.
What about the laws that have "conspiracy" in the charge?
You see, conspiracies are real. They just mean more than one person planing to do something. So the idea that the word conspiracy itself is somehow a write off is just idiotic.
Back to masks.
In my research, I have found 15 studies questioning the effectiveness of masks. Most of these studies have been done in a medical field and none of them have been able to prove masks prevent in spreading viruses. Literally, not one.
Some of these researchers then go on to warn o the dangers of masks like reduced oxygen intake and inhaling carbon dioxide due to insufficient filtration.