I've been seeking a satisfying answer to the question "What's up with all of this anti-mask/anti-vaccine propaganda?", and have finally found one.
("It's insane" was as far as i got for a long time.)
So, it's pretty clear to me that the anti-mask "movement" is a self-fulfilling prophecy towards progressively more intrusive and more burdensome government interference in people's lives (which also makes it an irony, given the anti-mask "movement" is an anti-government-overreach protest at it's core).
It works like so:
See the self-fulfilling part of this? One could reasonably argue that shutting a state down is really, really unfair to the people who live there, and will result in many small businesses closing, but in the end, if people won't even comply with the very basic, least intrusive guidance, the result may be the sledgehammer approach.
This is all made particularly difficult because when an anti-masker ends up in the ICU with COVID, and needs a ventilator (all compliments of the taxpayer), they certainly not to refuse one .. it'll be the same sad old song and dance "socialism is only bad when it benefits other people, but it's perfectly acceptable when i'm the one drinking from the spigot".
(In other words: anti-maskers will seek help from the state, having taken literally *zero* personal responsibility).
I've been wondering a lot if that's why anti-mask / anti-vaccine propaganda is designed the way it is. If it's designed to achieve a specific outcome. Assuming it's well thought out (and that the thinking goes all the way to some kind of logical conclusion), then it's possible this propaganda is designed to incite civil unrest, via civil disobedience. The more onerous the gov't overreach, the more likely a certain % of people turn to violence.
Check this out: these are excerpts from a Daily Beast article, which i'll include a link to further below:
It's fascinating to think that the folks who are hanging from the rooftops shouting "Masks Don't Work!! (Sheeple!)" and "The COVID Vaccine Will Implant a Bill Gates Designed Microchip in Your Brain [you ignorant, blind, unwashed fools who are dumb enough to read The Lamestream Media]" and "The Virus Is a Hoax!!!" are the ones actually being manipulated by propaganda.
BTW: I consider the "new" anti-vax propaganda v2.0. It's not the same "vaccinations cause autism" from anti-vax propaganda v1.0.
Anyways, this is why we can't have nice things. (Because nothing written on the Internet means anything anymore).
And what's sad is that all of this nonsense could be avoided if people stopped thinking of themselves and thought about the people around them... how it's okay to look out for the people around you.