There’s a story you’re not hearing on the news. It doesn’t get posted on CNN. Facebook shuts it down instantly, even in private Groups. It’s been banned on YouTube to the point where those who ascribe to the theory are using so-called “private” messaging apps such as Telegram to organize, and speak in code words. It’s the deeply flawed revolutionary philosophy common to several mass shooters who have been radicalized online to rain death down on innocents from Christchurch to Highland Park.
It’s known today as “Neoreactionism”, and in contrast to what its modern proponents would have you think, it was invented almost two centuries ago.
Someone I respect took the position that mask mandates by governors are government overreach.
Trouble is, he’s not wrong. Technically.
The role of an executive is to make on-the-spot decisions within certain boundaries. If there’s an immediate emergency, the president can send the Marines; he’s got thirty days before Congress has to step in. If a governor needs to activate the Guard, it’s the same thing. And mask mandates are only justifiable under emergency conditions, same as a “police action”; the legislature needs to get involved if it’s going to be broadly enforced long-term. That’s their job.