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Employers Need to Stop Humiliating “the Help” with Mask Requirements

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(FEE) — On Monday night, a “yikes”-inducing photo of Hillary Clinton circulated widely on Twitter. She is shown posing maskless at the Met Gala while a masked attendant is crouched at her feet adjusting the hem of her fancy dress.

“This photo should be in history books that discuss Covid regulations,” YouTuber Blair White tweeted.

Indeed, double standards around enforcement of and compliance with Covid policies and norms have been rife since the rise of the disease. As FEE’s Jon Miltmore discussed back in 2020, political elites have consistently flouted the Covid rules they wish to impose on the rest of us, in effect creating a two-tiered lockdown culture.

Even now, with lockdowns and mask mandates ended, the class divides such policies created still linger. While diners, shoppers, and now travelers are generally free to show their faces, the workers who serve them are still required to “mask up,” as if they are “unclean” or otherwise “beneath” the customers they serve.

The caste distinction on stark display in that photo of Clinton and her attendant can now be seen in many places of business. Masks are becoming a mark of servitude, adding embarrassment and tension to what would normally be a mutually respectful relationship between service providers and customers.

And while “the help” is being humiliated in this way, service industry employers are struggling more than ever to find workers.

“Consumer-facing industries such as accommodation and food services, along with arts and entertainment, had the highest rate of job openings in March, according to the Labor Department. Job openings in the healthcare industry were also near record highs,” The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

In such a tight market for labor, employers are using higher wages and better perks to compete. Service industry employers may want to consider finally lifting their vestigial masking policies as one of those “perks.”

That may be good for hiring, as well as for optics and fairness. It would be a step toward repairing the damage wrought on our culture by the disastrous Covid regime.

READ MORE: Elite Now Openly Flouting Their Own Rules Whilst Forcing The Servant Class to Mask Up

Since the beginning of the pandemic last year, the covid tyrants have had no problem breaking their own mandates as the serf class was beaten and caged for similar acts. Since March of 2020 it has been rules for thee, not for me. While these elite hypocrites have been caught getting haircuts and dining in large maskless groups in private, they have since moved to openly flouting the rules in public — all the while, the servant class is forced to obey.

As TFTP has reported throughout the pandemic, this hypocrisy has long been on display and has essentially become a function of the establishment left. Out of the gate last year, the Mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot was one of the heavy handed local dictators who threatened to kidnap and cage people for violating her orders — unless of course, that person was her.

After implementing a lockdown and threatening jail for violators — even people who just wanted a haircut — Lightfoot was busted going to a salon to get an illegal haircut.

After she was caught, Lightfoot defended the decision, saying, “I’m the public face of this city and you know, I’m a person who [takes] personal hygiene very seriously and I felt like I needed to have a haircut. So I got a haircut.”

This is the mentality of all the pro-lockdown tyrants who are on a long list of other hypocrites caught breaking their own rules — including the medical dictator, Anthony Fauci.

It is one thing for the tyrant class to hide while breaking the arbitrary dictates they force onto the serfs. However, when the hypocrisy moves from behind the scenes into the public light, without fear of repercussions or accountability, it becomes something entirely different.

When the slave class is openly oppressed by the ruling elite — without resistance — society has slipped into decay. It is a sign that complacency has morphed into acceptance and humanity becomes comfortable in a constant state of subjugation.

Evidence of this two-tiered society of persecution was on full display this week during the Met Gala in New York. As Hollywood and political elites attended their $35,000 per person event to celebrate themselves, preening their peacock feathers for the serf class, none of them abided by the rules they push on everyone else.

In a scene that was eerily reminiscent to the parties at the Capitol of Panem in the Hunger Games, where the nation’s elite gathered to indulge, even drinking a liquid that causes them to vomit, thus providing enough room in their stomachs for more food, liberal stars and politicians postured for the cameras, maskless and smiling as the servant class curtseyed to their every wish — faceless and prostrate — behind the cloth.

This overt hypocrisy was epitomized by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who was photographed in an expensive dress, which ironically said “tax the rich,” at an event run by the rich, to benefit the rich, as a faceless masked servant attended to her dress.

These scenes, which used to take place in private are now becoming the norm and few people are calling it out. The rule-abiding left, which ostensibly cherishes compliance is hauntingly silent as their representatives in Hollywood and D.C. openly break their own mandates.

This is a chilling “new normal” in which the serfs begin to accept their place at the heels of politically elite. We cannot become comfortable here. We must resist this new class subjugation and stand against those who oppress us through arbitrary dictates they have no intention of following themselves.

In a recent op-ed at Substack, Glenn Greenwald made a dismal observation which should be a warning to us all:

Even with all of this deceit and manipulation, there is something uniquely disturbing — creepy even — about becoming accustomed to seeing political and cultural elites wallowing in luxury without masks, while those paid small wages to serve them in various ways are forced to keep cloth over their faces. It is a powerful symbol of the growing rot at the core of America’s cultural and social balkanization: a maskless elite attended to by a permanently faceless servant class. The country’s workers have long been faceless in a figurative sense, and now, thanks to extremely selective application of decisively unscientific COVID restrictions, that condition has become literal.


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