I fail to see how this statement is possibly true except in the absolutely most superficial way....
The people sheepishly following orders to get on the trains is the same as the people sheepishly following orders to wear a mask.
The only parallels in the two examples you site is people doing what they are told. So, you might as well say that people sheepishly following orders to shoot themselves in the head is the same as people sheepishly following orders to wear a seatbelt.
Yes, both are "following orders", but they are in no way actually equivalent.
You & even some experts may disagree, but numerous studies, research, and professional opinions around the world support mask use for various benefits. You may disagree with if/when/where/how it is done, but governments have precedent in requiring certain behaviors when seeking to protect the public good.
Masks may not be the best tool for the job. They may turn out to not have been as effective as believed or hoped. But, citizens complying with mask wearing in the face of a public health threat isn't the same as complying with a government that is systematically incarcerating and murdering a subset of its population.