I’ve begun wearing my ear tag – as cattle do – in order to avoid being forced to wear a mask – as it appears increasingly likely we’ll be made to.
If, that is, we are unable to put an end to the show.
The why for masks that has nothing to do with “flattening the curve” and everything to do with maintaining the hysteria. It is Sickness Theater of a piece with Security Theater and the police state kabuki of sonorous See Something Say Something announcements, blue-shirted stormtroopers, I surrender posing inside body scanners and the feeling-up of little kids, old people and (of course) attractive young women after Nahnnlevven.
These practices didn’t stop Terrrrr.
They were – and are Terrrrrr.
Just as masks don’t “flatten the curve.” But they do maintain – and enhance – the fear. By serving as a visual prop that replaces the Exponential Bodies we were told should have been stacking up by now.
Which they aren’t.
A month-plus into the Corona Crisis and fewer bodies have stacked up than stack up in an average month at hospitals because of hospitals – because of the malpractice/misdiagnosis and general quackery that goes on within hospitals. It’s about 20,000 people every month, around a quarter-million people every year.
Corona has a lot of catching up to do.
The “exponential” increase in Corona Corpses hasn’t materialized. It probably won’t – given that 95 percent of those who get Corona don’t die because Corona. Most of the relative few who do really died of something else, such as old age pushed over the edge.
This is a problem – because absent hundreds of thousand of previously healthy bodies (remember when it was supposed to be millions – just a few weeks ago?) it becomes hard to maintain the fiction that Corona Fever is so dangerous to everyone (not mainly the very old and the already unhealthy) such that everyone (including the healthy) must live in a state of perpetual paranoiac fear of Corona.
And of everyone else.
They might have Corona! They might spread Corona!
Notice the might.
It is the same might used to pathologize the possession of firearms. Well, possession of them by us. As with Corona, the preventative measures applied to firearms apply to us but never to the “essential” people with titles and badges, who are apparently immune from might.
Even though they often do.
Armed government workers are far more a threat to us than the virus – of which you have approximately a 1 in 13 million chance of dying from (do the math, see for yourself). What do you suppose your chances are of having to deal with an armed government worker?
Too bad masks don’t protect us against them.
Or against government itself – which has killed hundreds of millions of people in the 20th century alone. The 21st could easily top that, if we allow government to get away with impoverishing – and starving to death – half the population. Or by injecting millions with marginal immune systems with vaccines that trigger infections that end up killing them.
The beauty of might is that it has no end. No definition. Nothing specific that tells you this but not that.
Might can be anything.
Which is why might is the keystone of tyranny – and anathema to liberty, which is predicated, among other things, on laws being individually specific and on due process of law. No person (not group) to be deprived of liberty without it. All of us have just been summarily deprived of it, en masse. Except, of course, those “essential” government workers, who exempt themselves from their own arbitrary authority.
Might is a beautiful thing.
Authority – your neighbors – can accuse you of might without fact. Their fear of risk, however attenuated, is sufficient to bind – and punish you. Present a might – impose a demand, enforceable at gunpoint. The same government that can force you to wear a seatbelt for saaaaaaaaaaaafety can force you to wear a mask, also for saaaaaaaaaaafety.
This disease – of the mind and spirit – has been spreading for decades and is now pustulating to the surface like a kind of psychological syphilis. It seems as though at least half the country is afflicted. You can tell who they are by who is already wearing a mask – and hissing at those who don’t.
Might, might – everywhere.
Driving faster than some arbitrary number might result in an accident. Not having health insurance might result in costs being imposed on “society” (a nebulous variation of might). Going out in public might result in the virus – in principle, any virus – being spread.
Someone might get sick.
It is irrelevant that most don’t. The fear of might is sufficient to justify the presumption that all will.
Which is why all of us will likely soon be forced to wear a mask, in order to be permitted to go out in public. This will normalize the fear – absent the bodies – in the same way that people now consider it normal to be scanned and groped at airports, absent Terrists.
They are used to being treated like cattle in one place, why not every place?
Supermarkets for example. Which have become more degrading than Soviet-era food queues, where at least the proletariat wasn’t treated as a leper class. You stood in line, but you weren’t forced to stand apart. You could talk to your fellow proles, who shared your misery – and hated the ones responsible for it.
Americans are being conditioned to hate one another – those who don’t wear the masks vs. those who do. Those who ignore “social distancing” – vs.those who insist on it.
I wear my ear tag to show people what being forced to wear a mask will mean. In the hope that people will decide might isn’t worth what could be our is.
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