Is the Face Mask Epidemic “Bringing on the Dumbing Down of Society?”

“The mask is just as detrimental to society as vaccinations,” says Rose Davidson in a viral video. “One is more physical and more immediate in its damage. And then the mask is a more slow, creeping, incremental bringing on of the dumbing down of society and ultimate compliance.”

I agree with Davidson that the mask dictate appears to be a clever step towards “ultimate compliance;” but is it really “bringing on the dumbing down of society?” Rather I suspect that blind submission to unscientific masking policies is a product, rather than a cause, of the dumbing down of society.

John Taylor Gatto was a recipient of the New York State Teacher of the Year Award. In his book, Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling, he apologetically writes:

“Good students wait for a teacher to tell them what to do. This is the most important lesson of them all: we must wait, for other people, better trained than ourselves, to make the meanings of our lives. The expert makes all the important choices; only I, the teacher, can determine what my kids must study, or rather, only the people who pay me can make those decisions, which I then enforce…. Curiosity has no important place in my work, only conformity.”

Bestselling medical writer Dr. Vernon Coleman made a similar argument in a recent article:

“[Mask wearers] have never been properly educated; they are content to believe what they are told or what they read on a lavatory wall… The education process devised by the United Nations over the last few decades has been designed to enforce a belief in collectivism. And that is what has happened.”

I think this is important to keep in mind when dealing with the people who believe mask wearing is saving lives. After all, someone with a stethoscope on the news told them so. Most people (including doctors, I suspect) have never actually read a single study (no less these seven) on the effectiveness of mask wearing.

Next post, I’ll talk about how we might be able to use this mask farce to bring on the smartening up of society.


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John C. A. Manley has spent over a decade ghostwriting for medical doctors, as well as naturopaths, chiropractors and Ayurvedic physicians. He publishes the COVID-19(84) Red Pill Daily Briefs – an email-based newsletter dedicated to preventing the governments of the world from using an exaggerated pandemic as an excuse to violate our freedom, health, privacy, livelihood and humanity. He is also writing a novella, COVID-27: A Dystopian Love Story. Visit his website at:

Featured image: A woman wearing a face mask is seen in the subway in Milan, Italy, March 2, 2020.(Photo by Daniele Mascolo/Xinhua)

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