Professor Worries Over What Unmasking Might Bring: ‘Freedom’ – Opinion

Freedom — it’s not for everyone.

This seems to have been the current situation.

Here’s an example: The expressed concern of Purdue University staff.

The Indiana Research College announced last Wednesday that its indoor mask mandate would be lifted on February 18, 2018.

The College Fix noted that not all were relieved.

Professor Robert Marzec — who specializes in contemporary British and postcolonial literature — allegedly issued an email in protest.

Per the document — purportedly obtained by Twitter account Libs of Tik Tok — he’s worried over the effect of mask-optional allowance.

To be clear, the school’s new policy provides for exceptions — “instructional, research and health care settings, as well as where contractually required.”

Robert views tragedy as looming.

“Regardless of how students will interpret ‘except for instructional settings,’” he writes, “I’m worried…”

Liberty is the reason.

It is likely to increase, he fears.

“[I]’m worried that this can only translate to more freedom for a culture of health laziness and give more fodder to the combative, politicized conception of individual freedom now rampant.”

He could be correct. Is freedom possible through the abandonment of all requirements?

I wouldn’t be surprised.

It is possible that laziness might play a role in the new, unmasked normal. Actually, deadly illnesses existed before COVID-19. But, nearly everyone in America has been too lazy for face-to-face diapers.

Meanwhile, statistics are largely on lethargy’s side. According to the CDC COVID survival was measured before vaccines were available.

  • 0-19 years: 99.99997
  • 20-49 years: 99.9998
  • 50-69 years: 99.995
  • 70+ years: 99.946

However, students might not realize this.

Either way, any who cancel their face-covering will be following the very leaders who’ve ordered mask mandates:


As for hoping freedom isn’t enhanced, the professor’s not nearly alone. It seems to me the pandemic has brought out Americans’ worst fears. It’s highlighted emotional frailty sitting just beneath our surface. Fear will reign, and fear-mongers will be the ones ruling.

Last week at the University of Nevada Reno, students marched against their freedom to choose what they want. They demanded they must cover themselves up.

In the words of a graduate student, “I feel, honestly, incredibly unsafe. Um, you know, we wear masks to protect ourselves and also to protect others.”

Some studies indicate masks are deficient in their effectiveness, but that evidently doesn’t matter. Not even Dr. Fauci can convince some they shouldn’t muzzle.

His February 5, 2020 email to:

“The typical mask you buy in the drug store is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through the material. … I do not recommend you wear a mask.”

Purdue, as well as other colleges across the country may see a second mask exodus: Conformity.

Perhaps once everyone sees others exposing their noses, they’ll be encouraged to do the same. They are often teenagers.

Robert doesn’t have to be concerned about this. Just because young Americans feel the wind once again upon their faces, they won’t necessarily take freedom by the tail:



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