Writer describes “fresh hell” of theatre visit.
Source: Paul Joseph Watson
Douglas Murray and Jordan Peterson were repeatedly lectured by a manager at a theatre on Broadway because they failed to pull their face masks back up quickly enough after taking sips of beer.
Murray relates what sounds like an absolute horror show of an experience in an article for the New York Post.
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He was in New York with Peterson and some other friends to see “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” at the Lyric Theatre.
Having already been shouted out by aggressive bouncers to form orderly queues and prepare their documents, Murray describes the “fresh hell” that awaited his group after they bought liquid refreshments and took their seats.
The venue had apparently decided, in a move that totally doesn’t ruin the entire theatre experience, to hire people to constantly walk around the auditorium with signs saying “Mask Up.”
Murray takes up the story from there.
Soon a member of staff came to warn me that I had failed to pull my mask up fast enough after my most recent swig of beer. As the show began, someone with a name badge saying “Libby” came over and told off another member of our group for failing to bring their mask up swiftly enough after sipping another of the overpriced drinks the Lyric Theatre had just sold us.
As the show began, it seemed that Libby (a k a Dolores Umbridge) had identified us as troublemakers. Flagrant sippers. After the lights had gone low, I noticed Libby standing at the end of our row staring down it, hands on hips. There she stayed, glaring through the dark.
To say this distracted from events on stage is an understatement. Impressive though the effects are, the 3¹/2-hour plot was already pretty arse-numbing. What made it more so was knowing Libby was monitoring us throughout. Whenever she slipped out briefly, another monitor took her place. Eventually, Libby got what she wanted. About an hour into Act 1, she spied through the dark that a female member of our party had failed to replace her mask swiftly enough over her nose and mouth. Libby clambered behind our row in the stalls and startled my friend by spitting at her loudly to pull her mask up.
By the time the interval came, one of my Canadian friends – Jordan Peterson – and I decided it might be a good idea to do that regrettable thing and ask to speak with the manager. We asked. At which point we were reintroduced to Libby. Libby was the manager, and explained that we were under suspicion because our group had already received three warnings for insufficiently speedy remasking after sips. Jordan and I both asked for further guidance on what exactly constituted permissible sip length.
All this to enforce what has basically become a religious ritual and has no foundation in science.
The UK government’s own investigation found that the evidence for the efficacy of face masks stopping the spread of COVID-19 in schools is “not conclusive.”
We previously reported on the comments of UK government SAGE adviser Dr Colin Axon, who dismissed masks as “comfort blankets” that do virtually nothing, noting that the COVID-19 virus particle is up to 5,000 times smaller than the holes in the mask.
“The small sizes are not easily understood but an imperfect analogy would be to imagine marbles fired at builders’ scaffolding, some might hit a pole and rebound, but obviously most will fly through,” Axon said.
A study in Denmark involving 6,000 participants also found that “there was no statistically significant difference between those who wore masks and those who did not when it came to being infected by Covid-19,” the Spectator reported.
As we previously highlighted, a speech therapist said that mask wearing during the pandemic has caused a 364% increase in patient referrals of babies and toddlers who have developed cognitive difficulties as a result of adults wearing face coverings.
Masks up! Between sips! Instantly! Not fast enough! Or else! Masks up! Between sips! Instantly! Or else! Such a fun evening out with @DouglasKMurray dealing with the compassion fascists. https://t.co/kcStT4z2AZ— Dr Jordan B Peterson (@jordanbpeterson) February 18, 2022