How did mask wearing become such a partisan issue? How has it, like dealing with Climate Change, become a “symbol” of the left when it is simply a protection against a deadly disease? The left will say It’s ALL TRUMP’S FAULT! That’s partly true. But the left has also used the mask as a symbol of “better than” and helped to push the conflict to the extreme. It didn’t have to be like this. Regardless of collective outrage and fury at Trump, that was no excuse to turn a simple mask into a weapon of war.