Kroger – the grocery chain – announced a few days ago that Diapering will be expected at all its stores. It also posted lyin’ signs in front of its stores that claimed “local ordinances” require Diapering.
There are no such “local ordinances.” There is merely the corporate policy of Kroger. Their intent seems to be to add a dose of intimidation by intimating that Diapering is required by law. It isn’t.
Neither did several others inside, I’m happy to report. Which is heartening given the recent, startlingly aggressive push to impose Universal Diapering – because the cases! the cases! Which has been depressingly effective as far as maintaining the terror . . . that We Are All Going to Die.
Unless we all Diaper.
Resistance, however, is not futile. Unless you are physically barred from entrance, which (so far) most of these adjuncts of the government are not doing – you can just walk on in, if you have the guts to call their bluff.
They are relying on shaming – social pressure, chiefly – to get you to shame yourself. A store employee – forced to Diaper by his employer – cannot force you to Diaper.
These store employees may pretend they have power – telling you Diapers are required! But you don’t have to tell them anything. Maybe say “ok!” or “right on, brother!” . . . and keep on walking in, without the Diaper.
This confuses them.
Or just say you can’t Diaper – implicit ADA/HIPPA – and do the same.
I did. So did others. We shopped as normal. Well, as normal as shopping among the Diapered can be. The sight of all these Diapered Dupes is, of course, extremely depressing – which is precisely why Diapering is being demanded. To depress and demoralize the populace. To make them sick, just not physically.
It is clear evidence of the effectiveness of propaganda as well as inclination to submission. The poltroonish tendency of Homo Americanus to not cause trouble and do as he is told.
No matter what he is told.
And it’ll be just a vaccine, too.
Without which you won’t be allowed to shop, either. Which is why Diapering must be defeated, before this sickness secures its beachhead.
Which is why Diapering is being pushed so aggressively at precisely the moment hysteria over WuFlu was waning – because the promised millions of bodies – remember that? – weren’t stacking up and people were beginning to realize 99 percent of the virus’s power was its hype.
To maintain that power, it is essential that everyone appear in thrall to the manufactured fear – hence the cases! the cases! Which means as much as the “cases” of insomnia or acne, absent context.
There is a reason why the Fear Organ has stopped chorusing about deaths – and instead pitches the cases! the cases! There are many cases! – but increasingly few deaths. Both in real numbers as well as percentage numbers. Inarguable. The information is openly admitted – just not mentioned. Much less repeated over and over and over again.
Like the cases! the cases!
This discontinuity ought to raise general suspicions about what is intended and the fact that it doesn’t is hard-tack evidence of just how much you can get a scared person to accept.
Which is why it is so important to not do it.
What if these corporations announced a “whites only” policy? It amounts the same, in principle – which is just the problem as Homo Americanus has been rendered incapable of grasping them and extrapolating from them.
This is a civil rights issue. People are being abused, their rights assaulted. The Diapered retort – you haven’t got a right to get me sick! Certainly. But if I am not sick? Then you haven’t got the right to hoof-trample my rights.
Consider a principled example to make the same point:
A neurotic cringes in fear of witches. He is suspicious of all women, any of which might be a witch. This is certainly true. But does his fear that every woman in general circulation might be a witch endow him with morally-legally enforceable power to command that every woman must wear a vial of gypsy tears to tamp down her witchy powers?
This proposition is, of course, absurd – as well as vicious, if taken seriously.
Why is it less absurd – or less vicious – to impose the same on healthy people because a neurotic (or a corporation) worries they might be sick?
PS: Some Libertarians are reluctant to challenge corporate Diaper decrees because, they say, these are private businesses and thus have the right to decree terms and conditions of admittance/service. But – in the first place – these are corporations, not human beings and legal constructs have no rights in the moral sense. And in the second, property rights don’t trump human rights.
It is very important – per Lenin – to not play nice with not-nice people. Marquess of Queensbury rules will get you stomped in a fight like this.
Don’t play by them.
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