There are some things you can question and some things you can't
In today's America, there are some things one can question...and some things one cannot. You can question the existence of God. Indeed, you are encouraged to question the intellect and judgment of those who still believe in Him...or Her...or They. You can question any Republican or "conservative" candidate or officeholder (usually referred to by the mainstream media as a "far right extremist"), vehemently and rudely, ad infinitum, about anything whatsoever. You cannot, however, question "progressive" candidates or officeholders if they happen to be a woman and/or a person "of color"...without being summarily smeared as a misogynist and/or racist. And a bigoted "far right extremist." You can question anyone who is leery of lockdowns or mask mandates, but you cannot question the mask mandates or lockdowns.
You can question your own sex, but you can't question the LGBTQ agenda in any way, shape, or form — for any reason. Nor can you question the process or results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in any way, whether on a national, state, or local level. If you do, you will promptly be canceled, disappeared, or otherized. Seriously questioning how COVID-19 was loosed upon the globe is also strictly verboten. As is asking questions about the Biden family's ties to — and relations with — China and Ukraine. In fact, you can't ask a pertinent question of Biden at all. Unless you want to be called "silly" at best or "a stupid son of a b----" at worst.
These are sacred and inviolable principles, ergo neither the use of the scientific method nor dissent is allowed. Period. Because the experts said so. And the science is settled. "So there!" they say. "There's nothing to see here, ha, ha! Oh, one more thing: you must question what you think you have seen with your own eyes over the past few years. Because you haven't seen what you think you've seen. Understand? Verstehen sie? Ja? Now go lie by your dish, you stupid rubes! And don't question that directive, either!"
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