Paul Krugman is always wrong. We now know that masking was never about slowing the coronavirus pandemic, it was about control. But Krugman has it the other way around; he claims the debate over masking “was never about freedom.” What was it about, then? Krugman and others are expressing their concerns that now that most mask mandates have been lifted, including the ones governing airplane travel and public transportation, it’s the people who choose to continue to wear a mask who will face harassment and even violence.
A prediction about masking: Soon we'll be seeing many incidents in which those who choose to protect themselves with KN95s etc face harassment, even violence. Because this was never about freedom.
— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) April 19, 2022
Is harassment bad? Because we did plenty of posts on people being harassed for not wearing a mask. Here’s one as a refresher:
— Mac (@GoodPoliticGuy) May 25, 2020
But that was good harassment, right, because it was all about public health.
We honestly don’t care if anyone wears a mask or not at this point, just don’t force it on us.
You mean the way you and your comrades harrassed and threatened those who chose not wear a mask?
I guess you'll finally gain some understanding then.
Jesus, what am I talking about. You're a progressive. https://t.co/eOUNd3qAsA
— BayAreaFrau (@bayareahausfrau) April 19, 2022
From mask bullies to mask victims in the blink of an eye, of course https://t.co/pe25ltIbIl
— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) April 19, 2022
I've never once seen any such an instance of harassment due to wearing a mask.
I've seen thousands of instances – in person and online – of the inverse in the past 25 months. https://t.co/VNPub4CLw1
— Dan Isett (@DanIsett) April 19, 2022
The amount of violence against people who rightfully choose not to mask has been far, far greater than any anecdotal stories of the opposite. This is purely in Krugman's imagination. https://t.co/nfQ8TfJ2Y8
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) April 19, 2022
A prediction about Paul: Soon he’ll see no one cares about him wearing a mask, so he’ll make up an incident and tweet it out.
Paul “Smollett” Krugman incoming. https://t.co/TXyP3fqxCG
— Avi Yemini (@OzraeliAvi) April 19, 2022
You're forgetting which side wanted to be left alone and which side went full Karen.
We don't GAF if people wear masks, even if we think it's ridiculous. Just stop trying to force everyone. https://t.co/DlKjfiYr4M
— Coder, A CoderDyne Account (@CoderInCrisis) April 19, 2022
By 2025, or so, it will become clear that the mask's impact on our health will have been no greater than the fax machine’s. https://t.co/JRL0J5kV5y
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) April 19, 2022
So they'll be treated the same way they treated the maskless for two years?
Good luck trying to find anyone who gives a shit. https://t.co/CSymbihJf8
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) April 19, 2022
Anyone living in most of America, where mask mandates ended long ago, know this is mostly BS.
Krugman simply is living in his bubble.
I can't think of the last time anyone gave anybody a moment of thought here over if they were or weren't wearing a mask. https://t.co/iAPH7hMuur
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) April 19, 2022
What if people are denied access to vital services such as flights, hospitals, and grocery stores based on their masking decisions? Even worse, what if they're thrown in jail for refusing to comply?
Sorry, I guess I got carried away there. Would never happen here in the U.S. https://t.co/MYlMtM30o5
— 𝕃𝕠𝕘𝕚𝕔 (@logicbot3000) April 19, 2022
That doesn’t even make sense.
No one cares if you choose to wear a mask. They only care when you force them to wear one. https://t.co/HYwE8bT8Kx
— RBe (@RBPundit) April 19, 2022
Mr. Krugman, just wear a N-95 mask if it bothers you and stop with this nonsense. Come on, man. https://t.co/h6ZTlLYqqc
— Brandon Darby (@brandondarby) April 19, 2022
— Harmeet K. Dhillon (@pnjaban) April 19, 2022
These left-wing authoritarian thugs who forced people to wear useless masks for two years, including small children, have the balls to play victim now.
Do us all a favor & end your joke of an op-ed career before you say something even dumber.https://t.co/GXV4fntmWi
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) April 19, 2022
If Krugman has forgotten, plenty of self-designated mask police stalked people not wearing masks around stores and posted the videos online.
So TOUGH! Mask Nazi RUUUNS AWAY after his video-attempt to shame a maskless pregnant woman BACKFIRES on Twitter (but we grabbed it) https://t.co/E7kM2eLbN6
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 6, 2021