Diaper Resistance in my part of Virginia is taking the form of Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell.
I haven’t yet encountered any belligerent Diaperers – except at Sweet Donkey, the coffee shop I used to visit almost daily but will never visit again for just that reason. May their Diapers ineffectively filter the coffee they sell.
Other places in my area – which must remain anonymous for reasons which should be obvious – have Diapers Required signs but do not enforce the “requirement,” which isn’t one.
No law has been passed. A technicality – but, still.
It is being presented as if a law had been passed. The same signs – picture of the dreary Diaper – and the same imperious typeface – can be seen taped to the entrance doors of practically every business. Including the ones owned and run by people who oppose Diapering – but dare not say so openly.
The signs seem to have been issued from the same source – government Gesundheitsfuhrers – and presented by kleine gesundheitsfuhrers to these businesses, in the same way that kauft nicht bei juden signs were distributed by the same kinds of creatures a long time ago.
But some shop-keepers were brave enough to slip the pariahs a potato anyhow.
It’s the same now. Not in terms of severity – yet – but certainly in principle, which will lead to severity if the principle’s not beaten back (and into the ground).
Businesses live in fear – not of the “virus” but rather of the anonymous call to a kleine gesundheitsfuhrer. A local bureaucratic useless eater, but with power. Who will use it to threaten the business with fines that the government can’t – yet – impose on the individually Undiapered. As a way to get around that difficulty. By making things difficult for the business, if they don’t make things difficult for their customers.
Which permission can, of course, be rescinded at the pleasure of the permission-giver.
Isn’t it great to live in a free country? Where you are free . . . to do as you’re told?
If people still had the right to engage in voluntary commerce, the Diapering of the populace – preparatory to their Needling – would be much more difficult to impose, at least without the use of clumsy bayonets and such. But when people’s freedom to engage in voluntary commerce has been replaced by a conditional privilege that can be revoked at whim it is much easier to get people to Diaper, both in fact and in principle.
The latter perverted and used against the victim.
These are private businesses! They have the right to require anyone who works for them or who enters the premise to wear a Diaper!
What’s left out is that they’re “private” in the way you “own” your home – which you must continue to pay the government to be allowed to retain conditional possession of even if you long ago paid for the home.
‘Ownership” is a technicality – just the same as “private” businesses are. In fact, they do the bidding of the government – because they are beholden to the government. In a word, they are adjuncts of the government. Some reluctantly – all necessarily.
Still, there is at least passive resistance – which is a start because it’s more than no resistance. It reveals resentment – and that’s something that can be worked with.
One of the places I go to now instead of the Donkey has owners who aren’t willing adjuncts of the government. The signs are on the door but no one says a word if you ignore them. And unlike at the Donk – where the staff made it clear they objected to the Undiapered even before the owner decreed Diapering – at the new place, a smile and more say a lot without saying anything.
I saw something else yesterday, too – even more encouraging – at a business I will not name – again for reasons that should be obvious. At this one, there weren’t even signs on the door. And no sign of the Diapered within. You could see the faces of the people behind the counter; none of them even went through the Sickness Kabuki of wearing an old bandana around their necks.
They were fully Undiapered – in fact as well as mind.
I spoke with these people, congratulating them on their sanity – sentiments which were returned. And to express my gratitude for their overt resistance to this sickness I made a major purchase of an item I’d been needing for some time. It has to do with work and I’d like to tell you about it – and tell you where I bought it, so that you can express your gratitude similarly. (Which I will do, happily, privately.)
But – for now – it’s best to be quiet in public until we can be louder.
I think that will be soon enough and my bet is you’re looking forward to it as much as I am.
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