We see with the pandemic that states committed to the liberal conception of freedom are stuck curtailing actual freedom (i.e., to do what we normally do) because they refused to take decisive action. But consider that this is likely true ALL THE TIME, not just during a pandemic.
— scientism (@mr_scientism) September 10, 2020
There are sorts of freedom we don’t even have words for because of the collapse of all conceptions of freedom into the rubric of atomized individualism over the past 500 years.
Viewed this way (which is the most accurate), the anti-masker and the (pseudo)liberal fetishism of never going outside and mask-wearing even in environments where it makes no sense are all parts of the same corrupted whole, designed to obfuscate and obliterate the possibility of greater freedoms beyond.
The serpent feeds on itself in a room filled with sustenance, while denying its presence.