It is possible that those not afflicted with Sickness Psychosis will soon be entirely locked-out of public life. No more in-store shopping; no more even briefly going inside for the time it takes to grab a cup of coffee.
Not without playing your role in Sickness Kabuki. No Face Diaper? No entry. No alternative?
If we make our own alternative. Sickness-free zones. A thousand points of mental health. Islands of sanity where Sickness Kabuki isn’t required. A place where healthy people can breath freely because they’re not rebreathing their own schnott through a filthy bandana. Where people can see that others aren’t sick – in the head.
Shake hands, even.
But it will probably need to be samizdat – the Soviet Russia-era term for secret. Because the Gesundheitsfuhrers, like the Soviet-era NKVD, are relentless – the lust for power being their limitless fuel. They will not abide a Diaper-Free Zone anywhere. Because that would give people a breath of fresh air – literally – which threatens to dissipate the fear they intend to maintain and the obedience they need to obtain by isolating and demoralizing refuseniks.
Lock them out of life so as to make their lives small and sad. Depress and demoralize them for not submitting.
The Undiapered retain their sanity at great personal cost – but cannot get groceries – and in some places, even go outdoors. Not without visibly confirming their submission by accepting their degradation – the installation over their faces of a filthy rag and pretending they believe just long enough to get what they need – and then contemptuously throwing the symbol of their submission away like a used condom (those actually serve a valid health purpose)
It is a loathsome transaction.
Many do believe, of course – but this is not addressed to them because one might as well address a chicken hysterically fluttering around the coop yard because it saw the shadow of a hawk, even though it was actually just the shadow of a wind-blown tree branch.
The Unbelieving Undiapered know the difference between a hawk and a shadow and also the Black Death vs. a sickness 99 percent of people who weren’t previously seriously sick or already very old don’t usually die from. They need a psychological break room; a place they can go where they aren’t expected to pretend they can see the Emperor’s New Clothes by putting a cloth over their faces.
A place that’s open to anyone who wants to stop by and have a cup of coffee, maybe sit for a bit, check email on the laptop. C’mon in. There’s no Diaper Dispenser but there is a coffee pot over there in the corner; help yourself. The WiFi’s on, too – and both are free. No payment is required or expected. This isn’t a business – so there’s no need for a license and thus Gesundheitsfuhrer “guidelines” do not apply.
But feel free to leave a donation in the coffee can by the coffee pot if you like. Maybe enough will to pay for the coffee and WiFi. It’s nice to help out friends when you can.
This same idea could just as easily be applied to a samizdat gym. No sign, no web page. No membership to sign. No Diapers.
No Gesundheitsfuhrers, either. Just a room with some weights and benches and friends who stop by to work out. Maybe they bring some weights – or a bench – to increase the equipment on hand for all to use. Not any different under the law than a friend loaning his tools to a buddy for the common cause.
Besides which, no one has to know.
Unless they actually force us refusniks to accept tracking – whether by app or vaccination – there is no way the Gesundheitsfuhrers can know you went over to your friend’s place the other day to get a cup of coffee – or hit the weights over at your friend’s place the following day.
The Gesundheitsfuhrers won’t know – chiefly because since you’re not in business and thus you didn’t apply for a license; i.e., their permission (revocable at whim) to be in business. This is why so many businesses are Decreeing Diapering; it is either that or be put out of business.
Unless they shut everything down. Which they seem likely to try.
But resistance isn’t futile – if the goal is remaining human.
One such way is to have a cup of coffee with a friend. It is also a a great way to meet new ones. Good ones. People who aren’t sick – in the head – but very much in need of someplace healthy to hang out.
I might know of just such a place in my neck of the woods. Maybe you know of one in yours. Spread the word.
It might be the start of something very healthy indeed!
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