by Michael Thau
In 2020, a set of oppressive restrictions were imposed on the American people in response to COVID-19 that had never before been so much as suggested, let alone witnessed, in all of human history.
Our businesses, schools, churches, and even doctors’ offices were peremptorily shut down by government fiat.
We were forbidden from leaving home for activities deemed inessential and from commiserating with friends and family in groups deemed too large.
When, after months, a return to some skeletal semblance of normal human life was finally permitted, for many it was only on the condition that they never appear in public with their faces unmasked.