Actress Samaire Armstrong told War Room why she fled Hollywood and took on mask tyranny in Arizona.
“I consciously made the decision that I was going to make a kamikaze into this,” she said. “Because it was such an important topic to discuss, I pretty much guaranteed myself that I wouldn’t have a career in Hollywood.
“But quite frankly, Why would you want to have a career in Hollywood after you figure out what Hollywood is all about?”
Armstrong, who played “Anna Stern” on The O.C., fled California for Arizona, where she was surprised to find everyone still wearing masks. Her activism grew out of her desire to protect her 8-year-old son.
Armstrong revealed how a “Kent” (a female Karen) called the cops on her for protesting masks.
“I started to get heckled from a male Karen who said if you don’t like the mask situation you can just leave,” she said. “I was partially triggered on that day because knowing where this all going. Knowing how Nazi Germany politely strolled into Austria and destroyed everything, I was upset.
“I got pretty vocal,” Armstrong said. “And the cops showed up and they were like ‘it’s just you?’”
Armstrong said she could not stand idly by and live a lie.
“The science doesn’t show the need for it, the kids don’t get sick, they don’t transmit it to the adults, we’re just playing a game at this point,” she said.
“The worst part of it is we’re teaching these kids these filthy disgusting piece of material are not protecting them or anyone else but their told to follow the rules,” Armstrong said. “Even if it doesn’t make sense, ‘You do what I say.'”
“I refuse to do embed that type of behavioral follow the leader role model into my child,” she added. “He needs to be educated on how to stand up for what’s right, follow your instincts, and not just follow the leader.”
Armstrong gave a powerful call to action for moms around the country.
“I have no background in this,” she said. “I’m just a mom who is fired up to protect my child like any mother out there.”
“There is no one path to get there, there is just a first step,” Armstrong said. “Find out who your school board leader is, find out who is the head of the district.”
“Be willing to make an ass of yourself,” she said. “It’s embarrassing to stand out there on the side of the road at the pickup line and say I want mask choice. Of course it feels uncomfortable, but it’s worth it.
“When people see that you don’t care what they think about you, you finally have the power to make change,” Armstrong added. “To take the step, to get into these institutions and be part of the civic process.”