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The latest exasperated outburst over mask-wearing mandates was caught on video inside of a California Costco store.
A frustrated resident is being hailed as a “hero” after he unloaded on the coronavirus restrictions and called on Americans to stop cowering to political leaders. The unidentified man invoked several reactions inside the Tustin area store as he spread his impassioned message through a bullhorn while standing atop a clothing display on Sunday.
“You want to know why we’re all under this lockdown right now? Because all of the information is coming out about COVID and they know it’s a farce,” the man said.
“You must not do this. If you continue, this is the life that you will have,” he added.
Costco Culture Jam about Coronavirus pic.twitter.com/TS3MgG0nqX
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) December 14, 2020
“Governor Newsom doesn’t have the right to shut us down, to make you wear a mask!” he exclaimed as some customers stopped to give him a fist bump.
“We have got to stand up for ourselves because this governor is going to keep us locked down until we do something about it!” he continued. “And I want to know, are you going to let this happen?”
Why are the Costco employees directing people like they are all of a sudden traffic cops.
— MrPizzaActual (@stefano_pizza) December 14, 2020
“It’s a beautiful day outside and what are we doing, covering up with our masks,” he yelled.
According to KCAL, the incident occurred in a Costco in the Los Angeles area of Orange County, California where thousands of new coronavirus cases were reported over the weekend. The county had the second-highest number of people in the state hospitalized due to the virus.
Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a more restrictive stay at home order, which went into effect last Sunday, shutting down outdoor dining and what the state considers nonessential businesses. Small business owners have openly defied the latest mandates, slamming the double standards and citing devastating economic consequences.
Some have expressed frustration with the anti-mask advocates, however, and a frontline worker interviewed by KCAL seemed to take the objections more personally.
“I’ve gotten harassed for wearing a mask,” Dr. Isabel Pedraza, the ICU Medical Director of Cedars-Sinai, told the station, calling it “incredibly demoralizing.”
“I think that there isn’t anyone who does this that doesn’t feel demoralized by it. Our lives don’t matter, the patient’s lives don’t matter. It seems like this suffering is meaningless to some people, that’s what it feels like it – it doesn’t matter until it happens to them,” she said.
But celebrity chef Andrew Gruel has blasted the hypocrisy of “posturing” government leaders targeting small business owners across the nation with coronavirus restrictions. The Slapfish Seafood owner, who was being called a “grandmother killer,” explained in a video message why he is is “not an a**hole” for choosing to keep outdoor dining open despite orders by Democrat leaders in the state.
A restaurant owner in Ventura, Calif., unloaded on public health inspectors who were on hand to slap him with a citation for staying open.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) December 15, 2020
Meanwhile, many have pointed out that unless Americans start getting mad, like the man in Costco, the so-called temporary protective measures will soon become the new normal. Apparently, a new strain of the virus is reportedly sweeping the United Kingdom and forcing another wave of lockdowns.
Viruses mutate. So every time COVID mutates we have to lockdown again? This could go on forever. Again, I ask you, how long is too long? When do you lose your fear and value freedom? https://t.co/9ZylXTUer3
— President-Elect Megan Fox (@MeganFoxWriter) December 14, 2020
Randy Economy is Senior Advisor to the Recall Gavin Newsom campaign that is gaining steam for his draconian lockdown orders. As of Tuesday, signatures are closing in on one million.
Americans, who have never really taken well to being ordered around, expressed their frustrations and reactions to the man in Costco on Twitter.
I’m just shocked I don’t see more people doing this.
— Essential CandyAce 🇺🇸♥️🦅🌴🌤 (@CandyAce) December 14, 2020
Why aren’t there more supporting him? When did Americans lose their fighting spirit?
— Emir’s girl (@emirandme) December 14, 2020
— Doctor Joey Cannoli 🇺🇸 🇮🇱 (@joel_capizzi) December 14, 2020
This guy and I need to go make Costco rounds together. I will volunteer to go to all Costco’s across America and stand up with him!!!
— Red Rock Lake (@RedRockLake) December 14, 2020
— Dr of Keenly Aware 🇺🇸 (@keenfamily) December 14, 2020
Yup. I would bet this is just some ordinary dude that got pushed over the limit and decided to speak up. I’m sure a year ago he would’ve never imagined he’d be peacefully protesting today in Costco.
— David (@davidpere27) December 14, 2020
He shouldn’t have to stand alone! HE SPEAKS TRUTH
— Julie Matthews (@juliematthews50) December 15, 2020
The hero we never knew we needed
— PileofPoopie (@Pileofpoopie) December 14, 2020
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