A YouTuber has explained why he wears a face mask with a swastika symbol because being asked to wear one is like living in Nazi Germany.
The logic is not exactly clear because the Nazis were a fascist party whose reign of terror left millions dead, while face masks have been advised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a means of helping to curb the spread of coronavirus, hoping to save lives.
But for Brad Braddock – who has previously said that ‘masks are bullsh*t’ – being asked to wear face masks in public is all part of a socialist agenda, and by wearing one he is simply complying with the new normal.
In a YouTube video, titled ‘Reality check! Welcome to the new normal!’, Braddock says he has now bought his first face mask despite his prior reluctance, showing off his alarming new mask to startled viewers.
He describes the mask as being ‘kind of cute’, before proceeding to lay into the ‘socialists out here on commie news telling us that we must follow this new normal’.
“These socialists love to force their opinions and their beliefs and make it law, everyone has to do this now or else. Or else what? You going to arrest me? You know, I bet you would love to arrest me and throw me into jail and what-not.”
There are times that wearing face masks is inconvenient, but making comparisons with Nazi Germany is clearly doesn’t make any sense, not to mention offensive to all those who lived through such dark times.
Braddock has previously made videos criticizing face masks. In one video, titled ‘Mask and organized crime!’, he appears to describe coronavirus pandemic as an ‘imaginary threat.’
Even if Braddock had a reasonable explanation for his choice of face mask, it is never, ever okay to bear a swastika on your clothing, a symbol that holds so much heartache and horror for so many people.
Given the current state of the world, it is unsurprising that people would attribute political meaning to what is essentially a sensible safety precaution.
With the US now nearing five million cases of coronavirus, it’s worrying that people like Braddock are sharing such unsupported theories, framing their careless approach as being somehow rebellious.