Bill Mitchell Says Masking For COVID-19 Is A Step Towards Enforced Burka Requirements And Slavery
On his Your Voice America show, Bill Mitchell declared that mandates requiring Americans to wear masks that reduce the spread of COVID-19 is just one more step towards forcing everyone to wear a burka. After that, he says, people will be “enslaved again.”
Right Wing Watch clipped a snippet from the show, in which Mitchell hosted a visit from DeAnna Lorraine, a self-proclaimed political commentator who ran for U.S. House but lost in the GOP primary earlier this year. In the full segment, Lorraine and Mitchell are talking about Mount Rushmore and Donald Trump’s Independence Day speech (which they agree was not divisive, as they praise how Trump “ripped into the left”). Then Mitchell suggests that removing statues is an Isis-like behavior, and suggests that ‘the left’ wants to remove the Statue of Liberty. Mitchell calls the removal of “smaller statues” a “gateway drug,” then jumps into predictions.
First they ask you to wear a mask, then they force you to wear a burka, and the next thing you know, you're enslaved again. pic.twitter.com/hoZlWDC3yS
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) July 9, 2020
That’s the whole idea, is they do these things by degree. You have the kneeling, and you have the masks, and the next thing you know they’ll be requiring everybody to wear burkas. And they’re tearing down the small statues, then it’s the big statues. And then they’ll take this freedom and that freedom and before you know it, you’re enslaved again.
It’s not a new theme for Mitchell, either. He’s been referring to methods for limiting the spread of COVID-19 as slavery for a while now.
I've been practicing social distancing for months now and I still can't get it quite right. I guess some people are just born with the ability to be subservient slaves to random government edict.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) May 25, 2020
How can global commerce grow and prosper knowing that all it will take is a few thousand dead from a virus to shut it down? Markets hate uncertainty.
If we live in dread of the latest bug to come along, is that not the ultimate uncertainty?
Are we slaves to a microbe?
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) March 21, 2020
Reinstating the institution of slavery has been a theme for him since even before the pandemic protections were put into place, such as these examples from late last year.
A Judge cannot step and simply declare that Grand Jury testimony of those who have not been accused of a crime be released unredacted.
If this is possible, one could argue a single Judge could declare illegals eligible to vote or reinstate slavery.
Judges are not kings. https://t.co/sY7G9481xv
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) October 28, 2019
When Trump was elected, Hollywood imagined all of these horrible things that would happen:
Gays in concentration camps, blacks returned to slavery, women expelled from the workplace and turned into Stepford Wives.
Of course, none of that happened, yet they act as if it did.
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) December 30, 2019
Still, he doesn’t offer any tangible connection that explains his hypothesized progression from kneeling as a peaceful protest and wearing masks to protect others against the spread of a virus, and the enslaved future he describes.