Lenin had a term for them – the people who helped him to erect the most monstrous system of human oppression ever.
He called them useful idiots.
The term refers to people who eagerly assist in their own destruction; who practically beg for it – in order to show just how orthodox they are.
And who, thereby, facilitate the destruction of everything – and everyone.
Like many of today’s business owners, who’ve already bear-hugged being declared “non-essential” for the sake of showing just how much they care about “the health of their customers”- as signs on their closed doors often say. The health of their customers being entirely not the reason people do business with them, of course.
People want to buy something – or get something done. If it’s health they’re looking for, they go to the doctor – or maybe a gym, except those are shuttered, too.
At first, commiseration was in order. These business owners meant well and besides, what could they realistically do? The government – the handful of people with the power to decree themselves (and their corporate friends) “essential” – would sic armed thugs on these business owners if they continued to offer the products and services people wanted to buy.
And so they closed their doors – and pretended “we are all in this together.” Of course we are not in this together. Whenever you hear “we” anything, remember the story about the Lone Ranger and Tonto surrounded by angry Sioux. The Lone Ranger said, “I guess we’re finished, old friend.”
In fact, we – those of us not riddled with Sickness Psychosis – are not in it with them. The business owners who are now serving as the useful idiots of them, the government and corporate interests who are using the fear-addled Corona Cattle to incite a stampede toward the Corona’d States of America, a continent-sized company town in which everyone submits and obeys because we’re all in this together.
They tried to impose the Company Town on the basis of keeping us saaaaaaaaaaafe – but that was an incomplete solution; it worked to make cars insufferable and air travel despicable but there were too many outs. People didn’t have to play along.
A more comprehensive solution was needed.
As another Russian of the same era, Solzhenitsyn, explained: The best way to get men to do evil is to convince them they are doing good. What could be more good than “keeping our customers” healthy” or “stopping the spread”?
For that, anything is not only justified but necessary – and those opposed are very bad. For them, anything is justified, too. And necessary.
But what if the “good” is bad?
Then we have a problem. A crisis. We have inverted – and weaponized – morality. Doing good becomes the most vicious, relentless, remorseless tool for imposing evil imaginable. Millions of corpses piled high in the old Soviet Union. Perhaps here, too – but not because of physical sickness.
People assist – willingly – in their own destruction and demand the destruction of their fellow men, when they are perceived to be not “good.”
As by not wearing a Fear Mask.
Of course, the fear-riddled insist it’s to “stop the spread.” Of what, exactly, is a question not to be asked. It does not matter that you aren’t sick. You might be. Someone might be. Therefore, everyone must wear a mask – and everyone will be vaccinated and tracked. This is necessary because it is good.
The useful idiots (watch this video to see just how idiotic) are assuring this will happen by decreeing mask-wearing (and more) before the government makes it mandatory.
It is our economic veto.
Refuse to do business with any business that insists on Sickness Kabuki as a condition of your being allowed to transact business. I will give you a specific example, with a solution that Solzhenitsyn might have applauded:
I have heard through the grapevine that my gym, Crunch Fitness in Roanoke – the time to get very specific, very publicly, has arrived – has a “plan” in place for when the government decrees it may open again, with conditions. The plan – apparently – is that only ten people will be allowed in a time – Through the chute! Walk along the taped lines! – all required to wear a mask and required to stay at a specific station until another one is free, musical cow style.
Lifers in prison aren’t subjected to such treatment – and neither will I be. And my dollars will now go elsewhere, if this is in fact the plan. I also plan to tell the owner, Patsy, my reasons for cancelling my business – never to return – in person. I am friends with several others who will do the same, if we are not free to just walk in and work out without being made to perform Sickness Kabuki.
Aka, the Submission Dance.
This goes generally.
Any business that requires Sickness Kabuki/Submission Dancing will no longer get a cent from me – and I will tell them so, loudly and publicly. Perhaps the shame will persuade but I suspect the loss of business will be far more effective.
If enough of us say no.
Do not be a useful idiot – by accepting that you must perform Sickness Kabuki – especially not for the sake of something like a family-sized container of mayonnaise at Costco. Tear up your membership card – right in front of them – and right in front of all the mask-wearing Corona Cattle, too.
And my solution?
It is appropriately . . . Soviet.
My lifting buddies and I have decided to open an underground gym. Samizdat Fitness! A secret place known only to us where we can work out without Sickness Kabuki, among people whose minds haven’t been destroyed by Sickness Psychosis.
We will not comply. They will not even know.
Let the businesses of the useful idiots burn to the ground – economically speaking. No one deserves it more than people who not only haven’t got any self-respect, who will submit to anything in order to be allowed to eke out a living, but who will happily cash in your self-respect and help the government force you to submit to everything in order to make a greasy goddamned dollar.
May their chains rest heavily upon their shoulders.
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