The war between anti-maskers and the ones who aren't butthurt over masks continues. On New Year's Eve, journalist and New York Times bestselling author Kurt Eichenwald wished "pain & misery" on Republicans, adding he wants to find an "anti-masker" and "beat them to death."
Though we were taught that the words could not hurt us, it's easy to see that the author crossed boundaries. Eichenwald continued vicious rant, calling anti-mask "F***ING Christians who preen about God saving [them] from COVID," claiming they are who "Jesus condemns."
His reasons were personal, but it doesn't make things any better.
Covid-19 losses deepen the gap between people
The journalist explained that he suffered a family loss due to Covid-19. He tweeted that he lost his brother-in-law due to Covid. Eichenwald added that in one day, 4000 people died, and he blamed the anti-maskers:
The journalist and writer posted another tweet, which was soon removed for violations:
"It's at the moment like this that I want to find an anti-masker and beat them to death. Since they believe they have the right to kill others, they have surrendered any right to object. #CategoricalImperative."
He finally explained that he's not planning to kill anyone, tweeting that he usually doesn't contemplate violence:
Twitter tried to reason with the writer
One Twitter user asked Eichenwald a question, which has been bugging all of us: how do people who wear masks still get the virus.
The response was brutal and quite condescending. Calling someone stupid in the middle of the pandemic, while we're always searching for answers, is insulting to all humankind.
Eichenwald continued with disturbing tweets, even stating that he does not "care" if folks' children are left orphans if those people don't take the COVID precautions he would like them to take.
In one of his last anger outbursts of the evening, he lashed out at "F***ING' Christians'" who will "burn in hell" for their COVID-related "selfishness" and "hypocrisy."
The journalist's meltdown
Though this isn't an isolated case, this is just the beginning. As more people are left without their loved ones due to Covid-19 complications, the more they will have an urge to lash out at strangers.
Jordan Lancaster captured screenshots of Eichenwald's meltdown and posted them all on his Twitter.
The Blaze's Sara Gonzales simply called everyone "nuts," while Justin Hart warned us that we're acting like it's the middle ages.
Instead of showing compassion, teaching each other, and being kind, because this is the biggest challenge of our times, we're acting like barbarians.
Wearing a mask is the least you can do. However, no one should threaten to take someone's life over a mask.