Not Diapering (and trying to go to school) have become the great crimes of our times. Or at least, the crimes being aggressively pursued and punished.
A woman in Ohio was sitting in the bleachers with her family – and much farther than six-feet away from anyone else – watching a high school football practice when she was violently Hut! Hut! Hutted! (and Tasered) for showing her face.
In New Jersey, a 17-year-old kid was arrested, cuffed and booked for trying to attend classes.
In Spain, the armed government workers are head-butting people for disobeying ad infinitum “lockdown” decrees issued – as here – on the basis of “the cases! the cases!” – which continue to go up as the number of deaths continues to go down. It never went even close to what was asserted it would back in spring, but never mind.
The cases! The cases!
It is now the answer – and excuse – for everything.
People don’t even have to get sick anymore. Which of course most of them never did. Which is why the cases! the cases!
The ersatz is now the substitute for the actual.
If a new car had the track record for not breaking down that most people have for not dying from the WuFlu, it would make Toyota and Honda envious. Yet the world remains in the grip of a hysteria based on the equivalent, in car terms, of every person on the planet driving around in a ’74 Pinto with a lit fuse dangling from its gas tank.
You’d think at some point more would notice the car hasn’t blown up.
People seem to love terror – and terrorizing others.
Wear a mask! Close your doors! If you see the Undiapered, report him!
This is Medieval – a return to a time in human history when people lived in terror of spirits and witches, of the evil eye. And when heresy was a capital offense.
There’s no way to know – and you can never tell. It is thus implicitly never-ending and beyond reason.
Obvious – objective – wellness is no defense against the hysterical assertion of possible sickness.
Diapers are the symbol of this regression – this descent into cast-the-out and burn-the-witch. It is a terrible – and terribly sad – thing.
Fear engenders suspicion and suspicion engenders distrust, then hate. It turns everyone into the other – a stranger not to be trusted. Even if you’ve known them for decades. Even if it’s our father-in-law.
Even if it’s your wife.
The antidote today is the same as it was 500 years ago. Light drives away the darkness. Fear is defeated by not showing it. In this case, by showing your face – in defiance of the fear.
I type this Report showing mine – in spite of the sign saying I mustn’t if I enter. I enter regardless. Many places say nothing – which says something. They – the employees – Diaper under duress. Many are happy to see your face, even if they can’t show theirs.
Some places I’ve entered have insisted I must leave for showing mine – but I do so whole. They will never get me to bow to their hobgoblins.
I don’t fear spirits. Or the signs of Gesundheitsfuhrers. It will take more than that to keep me from showing my face.
Also the faces of several new friends I’ve made – that’s you Greg and CJM – who have joined the ranks of the Diaper Dissenters. Big things start small.
Like the WuFlu hysterics.
It was only a year ago that no one in the world has even heard of it – much less Diapered on account of it. Only Michael Jackson wore a Face Diaper to go to the store.
The same kind of change in reverse is also possible.
Many examples from history, if you need a little bucking up. Some will remember the Red Scare of the ’50s – when the country was driven to paranoiac hysteria over Soviet agents everywhere (there were some – just like some people have gotten WuFlu). It took a few years for the whole thing to become farcical, but it did eventually become farcical.
For 12 long years, goostepping and seig heiling were taken very seriously. But – just like that – it became Der Fuhrer’s Face and people laughed at once made them very scared, that time with reason because Der Fuhrer was real.
And so I will continue to show my face – thereby flying in the face of the Fuhrers of our time and perhaps giving a shot in the arm to others who don’t much like the Fuhrer, either but need an example to follow.
Might as well be me.
So, here I go!
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